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E3.20 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA
 
 
 
The Food Sovereignty position with the Fond du Lac ban will offer an opportunity to see multiple perspectives throughout a Tribal community. This position will explore program development, grant development, volunteer recruitment and organizational and program evaluation.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 Program for the Fond du Lac Band. The member will lead dissemination 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. There will be some nights and weekends, but there is flexibility to accommodate needs. The Fond du Lac Reservation is located next to Cloquet, MN just 20 miles southwest of the city of Duluth, MN. 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 a propane company.
 
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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 security 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. Researching potential uses for Agricultural Properties, 2. Researching best practices for increasing economic opportunity through agriculture, 3. Defining organizational structure for an agricultural division. 4. Assisting in planning to implement the Local Foods Strategic Plan and educate the community on Food Sovereignty Efforts. The VISTA member will be one of 24 Ecolibrium3 VISTA 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* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Tribal ,  Environment ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Housing ,  Elder Care ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Medicine ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Disaster Services ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Law ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Trade/Construction ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Urban Planning ,  Leadership ,  Architectural Planning ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
E3.20 Fond du Lac Reservation Food Sovereignty VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/26/2020  To  06/25/2020 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
2183361038
jodi@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org/capacity
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95008


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