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City Fruit - Fundraising and Development Specialist
City Fruit serves individuals and families in Seattle experiencing food insecurity by providing organic, healthy fruit that is often not available at food banks and meal programs. We harvest quality fruit from private and public fruit trees, then distribute the fruit throughout our partnerships with more than 25 food banks, meal programs, schools, and organizations. We facilitate and coordinate programs such as our Harvest Program, Tree Care Services Program, Community Outreach and Education Program, and host Fruit-For-All Farm stands in areas that experience food apartheids. Collectively, our programs unite our community in a shared effort to reduce food insecurity. By caring for fruit trees year-round and creating multi-generational ways to engage in public orchards, we ensure the health of and sustainability of our local food system. Annually, we serve 25,000 individuals and families, harvesting ~40,000 pounds of fruit from June to December from hundreds of public and private fruit trees, and training neighbors to care for the trees year-round. In this position City Fruit partners with Harvest Against Hunger, a program incubator and catalyst utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members in the Harvest VISTA program who build sustainable, community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. AmeriCorps members serve with their projects for a year: recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges and management related to food supply chain, creating systems to collect data and evaluate programs, and growing organizations through storytelling, development and fundraising. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. Harvest Against Hunger and the Harvest VISTA Program aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Our AmeriCorps member will take a role in telling our story in impactful ways to engage donors and volunteers through digital marketing and content curation, targeted campaigns, and events to expand our individual stakeholders. While City Fruit has a solid base of donors and supporters, our efforts in resource development and communications intend to expand and nurture our grassroots organization by developing deeper connections within our community. Our current AmeriCorps member had notable successes in raising our brand awareness by keeping a regular presence on social media, and in cultivating major corporate and foundation grants. This year, we want to build upon these successes and further diversify our donation streams. This role is ideal for someone who implicitly understands the importance of sharing successes in a way that relates to donors and community members, while remaining true to the mission of the organization and inspiring new ways of capturing our work.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

City Fruit - Fundraising and Development Specialist

Program Start/End Date
06/20/2023  -   06/19/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  11/15/2022  To  05/31/2023 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134

Listing ID 101225