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City Fruit - Development & Communication 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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Member Duties : Our AmeriCorps member will help create and establish impactful ways to engage City Fruit stakeholders including donors, tree owners/clients, volunteers and other community members through supporting digital media and content curation, targeted fundraising and earned revenue strategies, and volunteer and special events. While City Fruit has a solid base of donors and supporters, there are opportunities to continue to deepen these connections and reach new community members. In year 3, we want to build upon the previous AmeriCorps successes by further developing the fundraising and communication tools and establishing how these strategies are carried out effectively by the organization. This role is ideal for someone who is interested in collaboratively strategizing ways to connect and engage with community members in supporting City Fruit’s mission and to then implement the steps necessary to achieve this goal.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit
Terms :
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

City Fruit - Development & Communication Specialist

Program Start/End Date
03/11/2024  -   03/10/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  12/20/2023  To  02/14/2024 

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

Listing ID 101225


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