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CT Food Justice Project VISTA Leader
UConn Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in low-income communities in Connecticut, is leading a multi-site project with 16 VISTA members in 2018-2019. This project is designed to strengthen programming and improve coordination among similar food security programs seeking to empower communities to create positive change in their food environment and improve access to healthy food.
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Member Duties : Serve as a VISTA Leader with the Connecticut Food Justice Project - requires a minimum of one term of prior AmeriCorps or Peace Corps service to be eligible. The nature of this position also prefers access to a car. The VISTA Leader with this project will help coordinate training for all VISTAs assigned to the project, serve as a member of the statewide VISTA training team, assist the project director in collecting data on performance measures for progress reports, provide support to VISTAs as a mentor and coach, develop and maintain quality communications about the project for stakeholders and the public, and help coordinate overall VISTA project activities to ensure the project meets its goals. *Start date can be flexible and service with CT-FJP at all our sites requires a minimum of 35 hours a week and can go above 40 hours dependent on site requirements*
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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CT Food Justice Project VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
11/13/2018  -   11/12/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  11/15/2018 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 53074