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Stewards VISTA: Plant It Forward
 
 
 
Plant It Forward (PIF) is a non-profit that provides targeted support to a network of eight (8) independent urban farms, each operated by new American’s. PIFs key program areas include: 1.Enterprise: connecting farmers to fair markets through our Farm Share/CSA, farmers markets, and sales to local restaurants. 2.Farm Services: connecting farmers to land and ensuring that community expectations regarding site stewardship are met; and 3. 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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Member Duties : Research potential corporate sponsors and grant opportunities Engage with and represent PIF to potential corporate sponsors, including through Urban Farm Experiences and during Service-Learning events Research and write grant applications Develop and implement on-farm events, including PIF Urban Farm Experiences, Service-Learning Days (grades 6-12 and college), classes, potlucks, and special events Create promotional materials, which may include print, video, and online content Work with staff on improving PIF’s social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Plant It Forward

Program Start/End Date
01/07/2022  -   01/06/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/18/2022  To  12/31/2022 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
330 Harper Park Dr
Beckley   WV   25801
16812380963
jmaurednik@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 114292


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