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Stewards VISTA: Plant It Forward - Fund Development
Plant It Forward (PIF) provides targeted support to a network of eight (8) independent urban farms, each operated by new American entrepreneurs. PIFs key program areas include: • Enterprise: connecting farmers to fair markets through our Farm Share/CSA, farmers markets, and sales to local restaurants. • Farm Services: connecting farmers to land and ensuring that community expectations regarding site stewardship are met; and • Farmer Education: providing continuing education in organic farming and small business management best practices PIF seeks to build on our successful model by expanding opportunities in local agriculture to more new American farmers. To achieve this goal, PIF must strengthen community support for our work and community understanding of related issues, including the benefits seasonal eating, the urgency of creating a healthy agri-ecosystem, and the importance of refugee & new American contributions within our local food system. Moreover, we need to enhance our fiscal sustainability by diversifying revenue streams and strengthening partnerships with potential funders. The VISTA member will play a critical role in building organizational capacity around fundraising and development by supporting President and Board-led donor campaigns and fundraising events, through grant research and writing, and by developing corporate partnerships. The member will also be responsible, along with the Volunteer Management & Community Engagement VISTA, to coordinate community engagement efforts, focusing on several initiatives recently developed to provide sustainable funding for PIFs Farm Services, including paid on-farm experiences and service learning opportunities.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : •Research potential corporate sponsors and grant opportunities •Engage with and represent PIF to potential corporate sponsors, including through Urban Farm Experiences •Write grant applications •Develop and analyze on-farm events, including PIF Urban Farm Experiences and Service Learning Days (grades 6-12 and college) •Create promotional materials, which may include print, video, and online content •Assist in managing PIF’s social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment . 
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Stewards VISTA: Plant It Forward - Fund Development

Program Start/End Date
10/25/2021  -   10/24/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  06/21/2021  To  10/04/2021 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 105109