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Farm and Garden Americorps*VISTA; AND Food Access Americorps@VISTA at Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative, A Project of Multiplier - 13963

Job Title: 
Farm and Garden Americorps*VISTA; AND Food Access Americorps@VISTA
Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative, A Project of Multiplier
101 Morris Street, Ste. 212, 101 Morris Street, Ste 2q Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative, A Project of Multiplier
95472 SEBASTOPOL , CA ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Great for a recent college graduate seeking to develop skills in: grant writing, program development; community outreach, and evaluation. Interfaith Food offers VISTA's the opportunity to build sustainable food systems by working with the faith community. The VISTA’s will serve as part of a small team including up to 2 VISTA’s focusing on helping low-income people in Sonoma, Marin, Alameda San Francisco and Contra Costa counties access healthy local food. Each position will have a different primary focus: community gardens and farms; and marketing relationships with faith-through CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), produce stands and institutional procurement. The VISTA’s work in a dynamic, fluid environment within a 9 year old organization.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

The Americorps*VISTA positions are designed to help Interfaith Food build capacity, while working to fight poverty and food insecurity. One will work on facilitating farms and gardens on land owned by faith communities -- including primary research on land available, and hands on garden support; the other will work on promoting nutrition incentives including the Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Education & Experience: 

The best candidates will have a familiarity with community organizing, sustainable food systems and/or faith community work. Spanish language skills are highly desirable. Experience with cross-cultural relationship building and social networking platforms is a plus. Strong oral and written communication skills are key. A B.A. degree or above is required.

Application Instructions: 

Interested individuals should contact Steve Schwartz or 707 634-4672 and may send a resume to at Steve@interfaithfood.org. This is a competitive position, interviews are scheduled beginning 11/5/21. Positions start as early as Dec., 2021 and will be open until filled. Apply on line through the Corporation for National Service at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=1...

The full-time position is for 1 year beginning December, 2021 and will be based in Sebastopol, California. Serving as a VISTA is a full-time commitment. Some local travel for night and weekend meetings will be required. Compensation includes a stipend from the Corporation for National Service of approximately $1580.00 per month as well as basic medical insurance and a childcare allowance. VISTA’s receive an approx. $6,000 educational award upon successful completion of service and a student loan deferment.

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Education
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Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening