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Climate Resilient Agriculture Development VISTA
 
 
 
In recent years, disasters and extreme weather have seriously disrupted Nebraskans’ ways of life. For vulnerable populations, facing this results in devastating reduced income, limited access to food and services, and heightened stress. The mission of Nebraska Extension is “Helping Nebraskans enhance their lives through research-based education.” We are the public outreach and engagement branch of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), we develop and deliver meaningful educational resources and experiences to people of all ages. Our VISTA program is committed to creating innovative disaster recovery and resiliency programs that protect and support communities from the frontlines and champion sustainability. The Climate Resilient Agriculture Development VISTA will manage projects that foster grassroots disaster preparedness and combat the climate crisis with local farmers. Our VISTA will expand the reaches of two agriculture-focused projects by developing innovative communications strategies, creating vital educational content, and seeking funding to secure the programs' futures. We are looking for someone who is passionate about transforming lives through education, media, and the power of the written word. Our ideal member is ready to tackle exciting challenges, able to identify creative ways to solve problems, can turn ideas into realities, and thrives on both team and independent projects. Our VISTA will work in a highly engaging educational environment where they can collaborate with university experts, build their network, and participate in professional development to grow an innovative, relevant skillset. This position is located in Lincoln, the state capital, which is a vibrant university town with plenty to offer in the arts, recreation, education, and culture. For more information, contact Julien Hoffman, julien.hoffman@unl.edu.
 
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Member Duties : The Climate Resilient Agriculture Outreach VISTA will expand our Weather Ready Farms and Hail Know programs’ communications, program functions, and future goals to increase the resilience of low-income youth and adults in Nebraska to disasters. Specifically, the Climate Resilient Agriculture Outreach VISTA will increase preparedness in Nebraska’s farmers and support their resilience through: assessing and updating current communications protocols, curating new educational outreach content on disaster preparedness geared towards the farming sector, and supporting program sustainability through seeking grant funding and developing new program tracking systems. This role will sharpen the VISTA’s skills in grant writing, public relations, communications management, and educational content creation while providing valuable hands-on professional experience in a dynamic, academic, and educationally supportive setting.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Disaster Relief ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Climate Resilient Agriculture Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/13/2023  -   02/12/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEBRASKA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2022  To  03/17/2023 

Contact Julien Hoffman
1915 N. 38th St. Office #111
Lincoln   NE   68583
4026014884
julien.hoffman@unl.edu

Listing ID 111509


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