Employment Opportunity:

Hiring Now: AmeriCorps VISTA member



One South Euclid is seeking a self-motivated, creative, outgoing individual to support new and existing small businesses through programs and activities that drive revitalization and economic development in our commercial districts. You will have the opportunity to imagine what these new resources will look like and conduct outreach to current and potential business owners by surveying the existing supports available, researching best practices to develop an implementation plan, and launching new programs to support current and new businesses in our community.



In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting outreach to current South Euclid businesses to understand the strengths and challenges of operating in South Euclid and what types of support might be needed. 

  • Investigating best practices in economic development and small businesses to recommend programs and activities to be launched in South Euclid. 

  • Recommending and launching new programs and creating a plan to ensure and evaluate their success. 

  • Assisting with grant writing, marketing, and volunteer engagement to enhance One South Euclid’s ability to support small businesses. 

  • Attending monthly Committee meetings, bimonthly Board meetings, and providing reports on progress of the project as directed. Work collaboratively with One South Euclid staff and volunteers.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Can work independently and as part of a team

  • Able to build relationships with individuals and businesses

  • Self-motivated and able to be flexible and adapt to change

  • Effective planning and organizational skills

  • Prior leadership, volunteer, and/or internship experience 

  • Interest and passion for small business and entrepreneurship

  • Past experience or interest in fundraising and grant writing preferred

  • At least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and has a Bachelor's degree (or some college and work experience)

  • This is a full-time position requiring at least 37.5 hours of work.

Equal Opportunity Employer

One South Euclid is an equal opportunity employer. As a non-profit community development corporation that reflects the diversity of our city and values equity and inclusion, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.


Compensation and Benefits

Term of service runs from June 2022 – June 2023.  This position includes a $1,250 per month living stipend and an end-of-service stipend or education award. Health insurance and vacation provided. Click here for more information about the benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA. 


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Please email, or call 216-316-5373. 

About One South Euclid

One South Euclid is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation (CDC) led by an Executive Director and a small group of citizen volunteers who reflect the diversity of the city and support the ideals of racial equity, community, culture and transparency. OSE’s strategic partner is the city of South Euclid. Founded in 2009, OSE’s goal is to ensure the stability and growth of the city's neighborhoods and businesses by offering programs, grants, and organizing social and cultural events that bring everyone together. Its housing revitalization program, exterior home grants, senior landscaping services, storefront renovation grants, and beautification projects strive to make a difference in the lives of South Euclid families and business owners.

About the Americorps VISTA Program

AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.  Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.The program is administered by the Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA), a statewide membership organization of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that engages in capacity-building, advocacy and public policy development to foster socially and economically healthy communities. OCDCA developed its legacy of capacity building throughout the last 25 years, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA program in order to create a community development environment that comprehensively improves the life opportunities for Ohio residents.