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April 23, 2019 : Ohio Southern Seeks VISTA Applicants for Small Business Incubator Project
Ohio University Southern is seeking qualified applicants for an Americorps VISTA position in Lawrence County.  The position, in collaboration with LIGHTS Regional Innovation, will be housed with Southern’s Workforce Success initiative and will work to assist the campus in developing a small business incubator for the community.
 
The new position will focus on assisting Southern and LIGHTS in increasing employment opportunities and assets for individuals interested in entrepreneurship in the Lawrence County, Ohio area. “The successful VISTA candidate will foster new capacity for students and residents to find career pathways, build businesses, and create new products and services, all with the intention of alleviating poverty and building economic vitality in the Tri-State,” said Sarah Diamond Burroway, director of Southern’s Workforce Success initiative.
 
The VISTA position will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to track the project’s impact as it is being developed and to research and write grants to support the incubation efforts. Because the incubation project is community-based, the VISTA worker will also work with community members through focus groups, surveys, and skills training.   
               
Applications for the position will be accepted online through the Americorps VISTA portal at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=86494&fromSearch=true.  Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2019.
               
For more information, please call 1-740-533-4593 or via e-mail to workforcesuccess@ohio.edu.