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Skowhegan Main Street Fellow

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 10, 2022 - August 31, 2022

Application Window

September 20, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Location

  • Skowhegan, ME

Contact Information

Joanna Crispe
(207) 329-1170
jcrispe@mdf.org

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Main Street Fellow

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Description

The Skowhegan Main Street Fellow will be responsible for supporting the ongoing implementation of Scale Up Skowhegan, a community revitalization project that aims to tackle social problems, enhance economic vitality, and restore community pride in Skowhegan.

The Fellow will be responsible for:

• Analyzing and disseminating relevant findings from a business/entrepreneur needs assessment that was undertaken in April – June, 2021
• Creating a business plan for an entrepreneurial facility which will open this fall, and assisting in its ongoing management
• Enrolling the first cohort into the Skowhegan spoke of a regional business accelerator program
• Working with a real estate developer and downtown property owner to assist in the redevelopment of a second-floor space into housing.

Throughout their service, the Fellow will also be responsible for maintaining and strengthening Main Street Skowhegan’s relationships with local businesses and community development partners. The Main Street Fellow will work directly with the Executive Director, be granted a high degree of independence in the completion of assigned tasks, and have an opportunity to take ownership of their work.

The Skowhegan Main Street Fellow will be responsible for supporting the ongoing implementation of Scale Up Skowhegan, a community revitalization project that aims to tackle social problems, enhance economic vitality, and restore community pride in Skowhegan.

The Fellow will be responsible for:

• Analyzing and disseminating relevant findings from a business/entrepreneur needs assessment that was undertaken in April – June, 2021
• Creating a business plan for an entrepreneurial facility which will open this fall, and assisting in its ongoing management
• Enrolling the first cohort into the Skowhegan spoke of a regional business accelerator program
• Working with a real estate developer and downtown property owner to assist in the redevelopment of a second-floor space into housing.

Throughout their service, the Fellow will also be responsible for maintaining and strengthening Main Street Skowhegan’s relationships with local businesses and community development partners. The Main Street Fellow will work directly with the Executive Director, be granted a high degree of independence in the completion of assigned tasks, and have an opportunity to take ownership of their work.
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Living Allowance

$1100 - $1300 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

- Professional development through custom trainings and mentorship. - Health benefits are provided if Fellows are not already covered. - Childcare allowance will be provided if the Fellow is eligible. - Upon successful completion of the Fellow’s full-term of service, they will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award educational award in the amount of $3,173 in the National Service Trust. - Upon enrollment and acceptance into the program, the Fellow is eligible for forbearance of any qualified federal student loans. For Fellows receiving forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion or all of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service if the Fellow successfully completes the term of service. - Networking with other like-minded professionals and organizations. - Complimentary registration to MDF events.

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security

Weekly Hours

27

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Joanna Crispe
(207) 329-1170
jcrispe@mdf.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Main Street Fellow

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