Title: Communications and Technology AmeriCorps VISTA
Terms: Temporary (1-year), Volunteer with Living Stipend
Hours: Full-time, Monday through Friday, some evenings and weekends required
Supervised by: Communications and Advancement Associate
Location: Remote, with office access for printing, scanning, etc. on an as-needed basis
The Community Food Access VISTA will work with the Food Literacy Project (FLP) team to create engaging content that promotes the vision of FLP of “a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive.” This project will elevate the voices of youth program participants seeking to break the cycle of poverty by creating long-term systemic changes in their community’s food system. The strengthened use of virtual platforms as a means of programming and community connection will increase the reach through which we can execute our mission of “youth transforming their communities through food, farming, and the land” during and beyond the pandemic.
THE ORGANIZATION: The Food Literacy Project’s mission is youth transforming their communities through food, farming, and the land. Working toward a vision for a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive since 2006, FLP engages youth, their families, schools and neighbors in hands-on learning and leadership development experiences with farming and fresh foods at outdoor classrooms on Oxmoor Farm and Iroquois Urban Farm, in school gardens, classrooms and kitchens, and through our mobile education garden, Truck Farm. The organization advances a more just and sustainable food system and strengthens communities, positioning youth as drivers of personal and social change. The Food Literacy Project’s values include:
ENERGY: We are bold and inspired by our community.
ROOTS: We are grounded and purposeful, connected with people and dedicated to sustainably addressing community needs.
DISCOVERY: We embrace the joy of learning by doing.
CULTIVATION: We bring great care to our work and relationships; we nourish growth in our community, and in turn are nourished ourselves.
ABUNDANCE: We leverage our community’s diverse assets to achieve personal and social change.
JUSTICE: We pursue fairness and equity.
Responsibilities. The Community Food Access VISTA works under the direction of the Communications and Advancement Associate to strengthen FLP’s use of technological platforms for communications and programmatic efforts to most effectively reflect the organization’s mission and amplify youth voices that promote systemic change. Additionally, this VISTA will share FLP’s mission across the Louisville community, working to alleviate poverty through the creation of empowering resources for families that promote healthy futures and increasing organizational capacity through developing promotional content and supporting outreach efforts.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Equal Opportunity Employer. The Food Literacy Project emphasizes diversity in both our programs and staff, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws.
TO APPLY: Apply through this posting on the AmeriCorps website.
Direct any questions to Zac Jones-Gomez, FLP Communications and Advancement Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.