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Eco3.21 Regional Agricultural Food Systems Coordinator
 
 
 
Our team looks forward to working with you and coordinating our work and passion around Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems as this relates to eaters and farmers justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. On the ground relief with long term solutions is our goal! Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (NERSDP) is a unique citizen empowered experiment to connect communities in Northeast Minnesota to the University of Minnesota’s resources. Our work uses a lens of sustainability within four focus areas; Agriculture and Food Systems, Clean Energy, Natural Resources and Resilient Communities. This VISTA member will focus on Agriculture and Food Systems to work on building a more just, equitable and sustainable food system. To address food hunger, food access, and farmer income issues that especially affect low income people in urban and rural areas, the Northeast RSDP Vista initiative will help build enduring capacity and rich collaboration with the areas of need in Duluth, adjoining towns and rural areas including Aitkin, Pine and Itasca Counties along with the Iron Range and North Shore Communities. The position will unite current efforts by bringing the rural and urban food people together to better coordinate the work to a land based, caring system of food production and access. What you bring to this table of work, will be valued and nurtured as we strive for direct impact! Impact that empowers all involved as we create a new way of being in a world we want to live in! Together!
 
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Member Duties : 1) Develop an understanding of food access issues with on-the-ground organization embedded in the work. Conduct informational interviews with low-income members of the regional communities, farmers, related organizations, local University and community champions working in the local food and farming movement. Support the Northland Food Network and help build lasting leadership within the group. 2) Identify models (local, regional, state, national and international) that work to alleviate hunger, models of successful food access options and models of locally owned and produced food systems with an assumption of being equitable, just and sustainable. 3) Work with existing projects and groups including the St. Mark Giving Garden/Food Access, Land Access Alliance, Lincoln Park Food Access, SFA Income Diversification Initiative.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Urban Planning ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Eco3.21 Regional Agricultural Food Systems Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2021  To  08/01/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
12183361038
lucas@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 104210


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