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ISU Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator
 
 
 
The Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator is responsible for the development and support of a multi-site statewide gleaning initiative. This initiative’s priority is to access additional agricultural products to meet the nutritional needs of food-insecure families throughout Iowa. This position serves in the gleaning network to develop public education and outreach materials for the implementation of local gleaning initiatives which will harvest and distribute produce to local pantries and food banks. With the support of a host site already working in hunger relief, The Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator VISTA will assist AmeriCorps members at local sites to coordinating the gleaning of free, fresh produce from farms and private donors. The Iowa Gleaning Coordinator coordinate with the AmeriCorps members to lead volunteers to harvest local food and deliver it to partners serving food insecure individuals.
 
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Member Duties : The Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator will conduct the following activities: Serve with the Iowa gleaning network to explore gleaning models and provide input to the network; Create adaptable gleaning program manual that contains best practices for safety, farm partner communication, and general implementation for local gleaning initiatives; Collate best practices for volunteer utilization and develop volunteer training materials; Collect feedback from site hosts and local program coordinators to identify the challenges/successes of participants. Use feedback to guide program materials and supports; Accompany site coordinators on gleaning initiatives to garner feedback for resource needs and program improvement support; Develop end-of-season survey and identify areas for improvement. Adjust materials and make recommendations to the network for subsequent seasons; and provide public education and outreach of the gleaning initiative among producer networks across the state.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 ,  Disaster Relief ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ISU Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/17/2020  To  07/15/2020 

Contact Jana Daisy
1963 Bell Ave
Des Moines   IA   50315
5153486263
jana.daisy@iowaeda.com
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97201


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