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:
- Rural entrepreneurship - POSITION FILLED
- Urban entrepreneurship
- Youth entrepreneurship
Applications due August 10!
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
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
The CED Youth Entrepreneurship 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
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.
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.