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E3.19 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA
The Fond du Lac Reservation is located next to Cloquet, MN just 20 miles southwest of the city of Duluth. The Treaty of 1854 between the United States Government and the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa established the Reservation, comprised of 101,400 acres. The government is overseen by the Reservation Business Committee, comprised of five popularly elected officials. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has over 40 programs including, but not limited to, a K-12 School, Head Start and Early Head Start, Human Services and Social Services, Resource Management and Transportation. In addition to full government services, the Band also runs enterprises such as a Gas Station, two Casinos and Propane Company. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about creative community development. This person should be flexible in the type of work they will be participating in. The work will include building capacity with our Planning Division and partnering divisions to work collaboratively on the creation of an Agricultural Department for the Fond du Lac Band. The member will lead evaluation of food sovereignty efforts and build systems to make our work more powerful. Successful candidates will be comfortable in an office environment working in a shared space with others in a collaborative way. They will have basic computer skills and experience writing reports, papers or grants. They will engage with community members and be self-motivated and able to work independently. The expected work hours are generally Mon-Friday 8:00 – 4:30, but there is flexibility to accommodate needs and there will be some nights and weekends. Ultimately, this experience will offer an opportunity to see multiple perspectives, specifically throughout a Tribal community. This position will explore program development, grant development, volunteer recruitment and organizational and program evaluation.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work under the direction of the Band’s Planning and Economic Development Division Director to: 1. Increase food securities among tribal members, 2. Maximize learning and economic development opportunities for tribal members, 3. Determine strategic structure and plan for agricultural and food security programs and 4. Build program sustainability. Key activities include: 1.) Developing an Agriculture Resource Management Plan, 2.) Research potential uses and program potential for Cary Road, Piels and other Agricultural Properties, 3.) Research best practices for increasing economic opportunity through agriculture, 4.) Define organizational structure for an agricultural division. The VISTA member will be one of 16 Ecolibrium3 Resilience Corps cohort members serving in northeastern Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, cohort members will also jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Elder Care ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Tribal ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Architectural Planning ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Trade/Construction ,  Leadership ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services . 
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E3.19 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  06/30/2019 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87774