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Columbia Gorge Food Systems Coordinator
Washington State University is hosting the Columbia Food Systems Coordinator to serve with the Klickitat and Skamania Extension Offices in 2020. The position will help address pervasive food insecurity by working with partnering agencies to develop programs that address the needs of people experiencing food insecurity. This AmeriCorps VISTA position is a part of the Harvest VISTA team, sponsored by Harvest Against Hunger in Seattle, WA. Through the Harvest VISTA Program, AmeriCorps VISTA members are placed at local and national hunger relief agencies, where they create new opportunities for produce collection, volunteer recruitment, gleaning and gardening. By design, specific activities vary by location to meet community needs and available resources. Harvest VISTAs develop relationships with local growers, recruit new volunteers, build effective transportation networks and identify necessary resources to make these new programs successful and sustainable. Learn more at
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Member Duties : In this role, the VISTA member will conduct a needs assessment, take inventory of local assets, and identify gaps in statewide services missing from Klickitat and Skamania Counties. They will also work to identify funding opportunities and develop partnerships with local agencies to advance programs that best serve the needs of the food insecure in the Gorge. During their term of service, the VISTA will create a sustainability plan for these programs that includes evaluations and recording impacts. The VISTA will be given opportunities to play to their individual strengths and special interests around food systems, as approved by the supervisor.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Urban Planning ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Columbia Gorge Food Systems Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/22/2020  To  07/22/2020 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94147