AmeriCorps VISTA


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The following positions are full-time for one year. Start date is 11/05/2013 and end date is 11/08/2014. Applications will be accepted through 8/30/2013.

For more information about the AmeriCorps program, click here: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista/americorps-vista-faqs

Come to the Table Project – Help faith communities in North Carolina relieve hunger and support local agriculture through the Come to the Table project at RAFI. This position requires experience and comfort with diverse communities and faith traditions, including rural and low-income communities; event planning; writing, editing, and curriculum / study guide development; demonstrated dedication to community-led solutions; familiarity with issues in food security and agriculture; computer proficiencies in WordPress, multimedia, Web design, and Adobe CS a plus; reliable transportation and a valid drivers’ license required; Spanish-language proficiency is a plus. Duties include planning and hosting regional Come to the Table Tours in the Spring / Summer of 2014 which will showcase model faith based food ministries across North Carolina, developing accompanying study guide for tours, fielding requests for information, recruiting and engaging new membership in committees, and representing Come to the Table in state and local networks. Apply through the AmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do

NC Farmer Veteran Coalition – Serve returning military veterans entering agricultural careers by helping RAFI develop a branch of the national Farmer Veteran Coalition. This position requires familiarity with veteran transition issues, knowledge of sustainable agriculture and environmental farming practices, knowledge of community organizing, strong personal organization, strong written and verbal communication, and experience using MS Office software. Reliable transportation and a valid drivers’ license required. Military veterans are encouraged to apply. Duties include assessing educational needs through surveys, organizing learning teams, developing a customized farmer veteran curriculum, and providing experiential learning opportunities. Apply through the AmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do

Local Stakeholder and Engagement Coordinator – Support family farms and sustainable agriculture by spurring community members and stakeholders to action on issues related to agriculture, food and justice. This position requires experience and comfort with diverse communities, including rural and low-income communities. Required skills include writing, editing, documentation, data management and proficiencies in Microsoft Word & Excel. The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with issues in sustainable agriculture, event-planning experience, and computer proficiencies in WordPress, multimedia, Web design, and Adobe CS. Duties include writing blog entries and communicating with local press, designing website upgrades, coordinating community and fundraising events, and maintaining databases with volunteer and stakeholder information. Apply through the AmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do

Farmer-Counselor Network – Help save small family farms in financial crisis by assisting RAFI with the development of a farmer-counselor network. The farmer-counselor network will provide financial planning assistance and counseling for the farmer to lenders and other agencies. This position requires knowledge of financial planning strategies, knowledge of sustainable agriculture and environmental farming practices, experience formulating and using databases and Excel spreadsheets, strong personal organization, strong written and verbal communication, and experience using MS Office software. Duties include conducting a program evaluation of the farmer counselor program, developing database of prior clients, and developing a draft farmer-counselor manual. Apply through the AmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do