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GFC Communication, Engagement, & Food Security Coordinator
 
 
 
The Good Food Collective (GFC) was created in May 2018 to reinstate an intact regional food system in Southwestern Colorado, with the belief that, through food, we can create a vibrant economy, build meaningful employment, steward our environment and feed our entire community. Currently, GFC’s work is focused on four major initiatives – Regional Convening & Collaboration, Agricultural Support, Marketplace Development, and Food Security The GFC is based in Durango, Colorado – a magical town of 17K people built on the banks of the Animas River at the junction of the Great Basin Desert and the San Juan Mountains. Durango is a fun and engaged community with over 100 miles of mountain bike, skiing, and hiking trails accessible from your back door, a happening downtown and myriad arts, cultural, and educational opportunities. In addition to our home base, the GFC serves the surrounding regions of La Plata, Montezuma, and Archuleta Counties. This position couples life in one of the most beautiful places in the world with deeply meaningful work. The position’s communications elements aim to help us transition from a start-up fledgling to a fully-functional organization. In addition to posting content, you will work with GFC staff to build out our communications strategy and platforms. Lastly, you have the exciting opportunity to help us to expand the scale of our Farms to Food Banks program which connects locally grown, farm-fresh produce with food-insecure populations at a variety of access points (school, pop-up farm stands, and food banks). This includes a roll-out of Fresh Food Connect, a web app-enabled, e-bike-trike supported backyard garden produce pick up and distribution service, and the expansion of our Community Gleaning program into Montezuma County. You will work directly with the GFC Director who LOVES supporting and coaching folks as they develop their skills and personal growth.
 
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Member Duties : 1) Work with the Director to build a recruitment and outreach strategy for Fresh Food Connect, an app-enabled, e-bike pick up service for excess backyard produce; Build a distribution strategy that ensures produce is accessible to food insecure audiences in underserved neighborhoods; Develop the partnerships and systems to expand our Gleaning & Redistribution program into Montezuma County; support Director in seeking and applying for grants to support Food Security initiatives 2) Build out a comms strategy in alignment with strategic goals and USDA outcomes; Update existing comms platforms; build out new platforms, as needed. Manage media & comms platforms including social media, website, and our newsletter 3) Find ways to cultivate a deeply engaged and sustaining volunteer base. Develop strategies and a platform to increase volunteer participation during harvest season for Fruit Glean Happy Hour events, Apple Days Festival, Harvest Dinner, etc. 4) Have fun and eat LOTS of fruit!
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Housing Assistance ($190/month) ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Facilitation and Project Mgmt ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
GFC Communication, Engagement, & Food Security Coordinator

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 COLORADO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2019  To  08/31/2019 

Contact Joseph Hawkins
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
3036231540x180
hawkins@crcamerica.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88099


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