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VYT - Salvation Farms Communications Capacity Building VISTA

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PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

SITE: Salvation Farms builds increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. We serve farms and eaters broadly through our collaboration-based programs. Our activities provide experiential education opportunities, connections within community, and distribution of Vermont’s surplus farm produce to sites serving financially and nutritionally insecure individuals.

Salvation Farms’ AmeriCorps VISTA increases local access to community grown food and decreases the amount of food lost on Vermont farms. The VISTA strengthens our public visibility by developing our communications efforts, building our photo and video library, enhancing our web-based presence, improving media relations, streamlining branding resources, and collaborating on community engagement efforts. Engaging with key staff around capacity building efforts, the VISTA ensures the ongoing maintenance, creation, and delivery of public-facing communication and increases community awareness of our mission and impact. Most importantly, the VISTA’s efforts result in community empowerment and nourishment for those most in need.

COVID-19: Prior to the pandemic, 11% of Vermonters were food insecure; a November 2020 report shows that now 30% are. The VISTA’s poverty alleviation efforts around increasing gleaning and distribution of nutritious food, focus on the 4 northeastern counties which experience high rates of poverty. Location: Morrisville, VT

The VYT-Salvation Farms Communications Capacity Building VISTA promotes food accessibility for those most in need by creating volunteer systems to glean local produce and reduce food loss and enhance the resilience Vermont’s food system and ability to distribute food. The VISTA builds the organization’s capacity to deliver messaging related to its mission and impact through diverse avenues to a variety of audiences. Service tasks include activities related to brand guides, photography, video creation, story banking, social media and website management, database management, community engagement, media relations, and fundraising. Reliable transportation is required for local travel to partner locations and for VYT VISTA training.

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Serve Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Morristown, VT
Associated Location

Salvation Farms

Morrisville, Morristown, VT 05661, USA

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references

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