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Executive Team Administrator

The NC Rural Center is searching for an exceptional executive team administrator to implement and manage administrative operations and procedures to support the Center’s president, senior management team, and board of directors. This role requires a self-starter who can take the initiative to improve organizational efficiency, be accountable for managing multiple schedules, and represent the Center to external stakeholders in a reliably professional and courteous manner.



Outreach and Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

The Small-Business Outreach and Engagement AmeriCorp VISTA will assist in the planning and execution of a communications and branding strategy for the Center’s new Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). The VISTA will work under the guidance of the Center’s communications staff and assist the new CDFI staff in getting the word out to entrepreneurs and small-business owners who have historically been cut off from capital and technical assistance, borrowers such as minority-owned businesses, businesses opened or operated in low-income census tracts, women-owned businesses, and others. The VISTA will play a key role in developing materials and messaging to reach those borrowers and educate them on the benefits offered through the new nonprofit. This position with the Rural Center CDFI offers a unique opportunity to participate in building a new communications, outreach, and education platform from the ground up.



Rural Entrepreneurship & Lending AmeriCorps VISTA

The Rural Entrepreneurship & Lending VISTA will build capacity in the Rural Center’s entrepreneurship and lending programs to better serve populations seeking self-employment in the face of job loss or under/unemployment. The VISTA will build capacity in the following project areas: small business lending, small business coaching, connection to small business markets, fundraising, organizational relationships, and community engagement. As a result of these activities, the Rural Center will be better equipped to serve entrepreneurs across the state of North Carolina.



Leadership AmeriCorps VISTA

The Leadership Development VISTA will work on growing the capacity and reach of the Rural Center’s Leadership Development programs. Our leadership programs serve a diverse group of individuals representing a variety of organizations.  Many of the class participants work in a community nonprofit, healthcare, faith community, or local government, which serve low income individuals and communities.  A significant portion of the training content focuses on leadership and community development with a strong focus on leading with equity and inclusion and focusing on individuals and communities on the margins.