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Asset Bulding Corps (OMEN)-Portland Community Gardens
The Community Gardens Program works closely with our partner non-profit, Friends of Portland Community Gardens. Together, we partner with several other organizations and agencies in the region who are working on improving access to sustainable, healthy food. The proposed project will expand the capacity of the Community Gardens Program by assisting with (1) the building of new gardens in under-served areas of the city where access to community gardens is currently limited, which includes gardens located at schools, churches, etc. (2) strengthening partnerships to achieve our collective goals of improved access (3) creating new systems for engaging and informing the larger community, (4) exploring new ways to collaborate and leverage resources. We are seeking an Outreach and Development Coordinator who has strong oral and written communications skills. This position will be translating procedures and processes into written materials, developing content for outreach materials, and representing the program at special events and community meetings. The Outreach and Development Coordinator will also be technologically savvy and have experience with designing outreach materials, working with databases, using social media, and working with digital photography. We are seeking someone who will take the initiative to explore creative solutions that maximize efficiency and simplicity. The ideal candidate will work well independently and be comfortable managing multiple project timelines and deadlines. They will take a pro-active and collaborative approach to problem-solving and be comfortable working in a dynamic environment. To learn more about our organization, check out these websites: and
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Outreach and Development Coordinator will work closely with program staff and partners to systematize current program components. This includes assisting with program updates, procedures, and the development of new program manuals for: the volunteer program, the educational program, and the "Produce for People" food donation program. It also includes developing new templates for outreach materials (including an e-newsletter) and creating clear database systems that improve our ability to communicate and track our participants and supporters. The work of this position will intersect with special event planning, grant writing, social media development, sponsorship strategies, and partnership development.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Technology ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Health ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Asset Bulding Corps (OMEN)-Portland Community Gardens

Program Start/End Date
08/22/2011  -   08/24/2012

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2011  To  05/09/2011 

Contact Emily Hicks
1221 SW 4th Ave #240
Portland   OR   97204
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 40207