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Community Action Center, Northfield, IAMNCC
The VISTA Food Access Associate fills a dynamic public-facing role focused on supporting and expanding the Community Action Center’s (CAC) food access work in Northfield. CAC is a human services organization whose mission is to promote a healthy, caring, and just community for all people through resources, advocacy, and volunteer effort; we provide food access to thousands of households throughout Rice County along with wrap-around help with housing, addiction recovery, clothing, and employment, among other things. This VISTA member will continue our food access work in Northfield though program development, community outreach & engagement, local partnerships, and collaboration with program staff to improve our offerings. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Community Engagement: Develop formal training materials and process for food shelf volunteers. Build relationships with the Community Advocacy Council and other participants to identify new areas of opportunity for outreach and engagement. Collaborate closely with the Food Access Team and other CAC staff to identify new potential community partners and food resources. Develop food shelf branding and marketing materials Food Program Development: Expand and develop the home delivery program, food rescue and mobile distributions, using the CAC cargo van as needed. Formalize and enhance existing systems for data collection & inventory management. Improve and diversify culturally specific offerings. Comply with federal regulations set forth by TEFAP, food recalls, safe food handling and civil rights training, follow all safety procedures and communicate appropriately.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  access to food pantry . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
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Community Action Center, Northfield, IAMNCC

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  04/06/2023  To  07/31/2023 

Contact Michael Pursell
Northfield   MN   55057
(507) 350-2371

Listing ID 110336