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Healthy Food Incentives Programming 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 Healthy Food Incentives Programming VISTA will improve program efficiency and effectiveness, create training materials, and expand educational outreach for a project that fosters equitable access to healthy food in a grassroots effort with local markets. Our VISTA will expand a healthy food incentive program by creating outreach protocols and content, assessing and improving program function, piloting new training materials for local markets, and developing educational resources for staff, partners, and the public. We are looking for someone who is passionate about transforming lives—and healthy food access—through education, media, and accessible, efficient programming. Our ideal member is ready to tackle exciting challenges, able to identify creative ways to solve problems, and can turn ideas into realities. 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 arts, recreation, education, and culture. For more information, contact Julien Hoffman,
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Member Duties : The Healthy Food Incentives Programming VISTA will increase inclusive outreach, efficient programming, and effective education to ensure access to healthy food for all Nebraskans. Specifically, the Healthy Food Incentives Programming VISTA will assess the Double Up Food Bucks program in rural and urban areas to implement a more effective program model, develop new media content and communications protocols, plan and pilot updated training for participating local markets, secure additional grant funding, and create educational materials for Extension staff, program partners, and community members to improve the reach and sustainability of the program in all areas of Nebraska, especially among marginalized groups. This role will sharpen the VISTA’s skills in food access work, community outreach, innovative market program management, and educational content creation while providing valuable hands-on professional experience in a dynamic, academic, and educationally supportive setting.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Disaster Relief ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Team Work . 
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Healthy Food Incentives Programming VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/05/2021  -   12/04/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEBRASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2022  To  10/07/2022 

Contact Julien Hoffman
1915 N. 38th St. Office #111
Lincoln   NE   68583

Listing ID 111513


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