( Volunteers in Service to America )
Rutland Area Farm and Food link serves a population that struggles with poverty and the national AmeriCorps VISTA program has been instrumental in helping us build our programs and capacity.
Seeking a MARKETING COORDINATOR & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Americorps VISTA
Location: Rutland, VT
Service Dates: August 28, 2017 - August 27, 2018
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Help us build a farm and food sector in the Rutland region of Vermont that benefits all residents. RAFFL is committed to making our programs more inclusive. The AmeriCorps VISTA will help connect people across the economic spectrum with our work. This position will be instrumental in supporting communications, outreach, volunteer involvement, and fundraising. Examples of program improvements include creating a program to accept SNAP benefits at our online farmers’ market and developing cooking education that targets community members with limited kitchen facilities. The VISTA member will help decrease food insecurity and alleviate poverty in the Rutland region by addressing structural barriers to local food and implementing an inclusive outreach strategy.
This position is one of 31 positions on the SerVermont VISTA Team. The SerVermont VISTA Program is a comprehensive umbrella project that welcomes host sites tackling a wide array of poverty related issues in Vermont. We place members in organizations and state agencies to fight poverty across the state by increasing education and job-training opportunities, creating more food-secure communities, increasing safe and affordable housing, and serving veterans and military families. Our VISTAs build and strengthen systems in order to increase their sites capacity to provide these services to those who need them most.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
In addition to the standard VISTA benefits, our members participate in monthly training that help them succeed in service and achieve future goals. Topics include personality and leadership styles, personal career plan development, time management and project management, communication skills, grant writing, cultural competency, resume writing, and job search strategies. Each member also receives a training fund so that they can find and attend training and professional conferences that align with their individual goals.
-Permits attendance at school during off hours
-Subject to criminal background check
Office Activites InCommunity & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing, Legal Assistance
$990 - $1108 monthly
Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program
Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Hospital, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, State Agency other than State Service Commission