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Skagit VISTA - Technical Assistance Facilitator for Farmers
This position is part of a 10-member VISTA team operated out of Community Action of Skagit County. Our mission is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. The Skagit VISTA team helps achieve Community Action’s goal of helping people help themselves and each other by building infrastructure and capacity for programs that serve economically disadvantaged individuals across the county. Our partner and host agency for this position is the Northwest Agricultural Business Center (NABC). NABC provides northwest Washington farmers with the skills and the resources required to profitably and efficiently supply their products to consumers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers. This VISTA project will focus on serving economically disadvantaged food producers and farmers, especially those from underserved communities. Skagit County is nestled halfway between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC and just east of the San Juan Islands offering access to the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Fans of the outdoors will love our little corner of the world as hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and biking are a small selection of the popular activities with locals and visitors alike. In addition, our team is composed of both locally grown VISTAs and those who have traveled from out of state. Often our VISTAs spend time together outside of service hours, building a strong support network.
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Member Duties : Build the capacity of NABC, a non-profit agriculture business center, to recruit & serve clients through dynamic communication, supporting impactful client training materials development, & trust-building within the community. Contribute to organizational sustainability by working on a major donor campaign. Candidate sought is comfortable with social media platforms, Microsoft Office suite, common software, is a self-motivator & people-oriented, & a team player. Specific activities:1. Outreach event & educational workshop preparation & facilitation 2. Perform research critical to client & regional project completion 3. Multi-format communication materials development, & distribution 4. Support local farmer-owned cooperative food distribution partner with member on-boarding & support 5. Provide support & guidance as clients gain confidence & skills working with common technology 6. Ascertain client & community training needs & desirable delivery methods
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing . 
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Skagit VISTA - Technical Assistance Facilitator for Farmers

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2019  To  05/17/2019 

Contact Paige Sharp
330 Pacific Pl
Mount Vernon   WA   98273
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70253