Apply Now to be an Americorps VISTA!

 We're recruiting!

We're recruiting!

Join a dynamic team that's passionate about growing Alaska's economy! The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development (CED) leverages the expertise of the University of Alaska to support economic development and capacity building across the state.

We are filling three full-time VISTA positions focused on different aspects of entrepreneurship:  

  1. Rural entrepreneurship
  2. Urban entrepreneurship
  3. Youth entrepreneurship

Applications due July 16! 

The CED Rural Entrepreneurship VISTA will work on a variety of projects including:

  • Conducting a needs assessment of rural entrepreneurs

  • Lead applied research on best practices for remote and rural delivery of entrepreneurial training

  • Cultivate partnerships to increase reach of training and resources  

Apply here.

The CED Urban Entrepreneurship VISTA will work on a variety of projects including:

  • Creating resources and training for entrepreneurs and small business owners

  • Conducting a survey of local entrepreneurs to identify what resources they need

  • Collaborate with other organizations working with entrepreneurs on best practices for resource and training delivery

Apply here.

The CED Lemonade Day VISTA will work on a variety of projects including:

  • Work directly with the Lemonade Day Coordinator, at the Alaska Small Business Development Center

  • Develop a curriculum to grow Lemonade Day program in rural communities

  • Facilitate workshop and events for youth, including Reading Rendezvous and financial literacy workshops

  • Increase resources available for youth entrepreneurs across the state

Apply here.

Candidates must possess the following:

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.

  • Understand and solve complex problems.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong writing skills are a must!

  • Bachelor's degree in business, entrepreneurship, economics or a related field.

About CED
CED is guided by our mission to promote economic diversity through entrepreneurship, community building, and action-oriented strategy. Our work spans Alaska, from rural villages to urban cities. We welcome projects that provide the chance to learn more about our great state while working to advance economic opportunity for our fellow Alaskans. A team of lifelong learners and intellectually curious creators, we are action-oriented and results-driven.

About Americorps VISTA
The Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, a national service program created in 1965, helps advance poverty alleviating solutions through capacity building activities. CED’s VISTA members would be working on poverty alleviation through increased economic development and entrepreneurial opportunities.