9001 Limehouse Lane Louisville, KY 40220 info@foodliteracyproject.org 502.491.0072

Communications and Technology AmeriCorps VISTA

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:

  • Organize and maintain file management system for photos and videos via Google Photos.
  • Create and analyze monthly analytics reports of communications efforts.
  • Develop a plan to expand outreach via social media platforms.
  • Perform edits and updates to FLP’s website.
  • Identify and assist with the integration of technology solutions that improve staff team workflow.
  • Film, photograph, and live-stream FLP programming and outreach events.
  • Edit videos for use on social media, to promote donor engagement and communicate with program participants using Adobe Premiere Pro or iMovie.
  • Assist in developing content for social media and website.
  • Provide support for community events, including mobilizing Truck Farm to promote engagement.
  • Design educational and promotional materials to support program delivery using Canva.
  • Develop and coordinate dissemination of a bi-monthly email communication.
  • Work collaboratively and promote teamwork with staff, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Complete other job duties as assigned, including administrative tasks associated with a small nonprofit organization.

Qualifications. 

  • Experience working culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations; experience working with south and west Louisville communities preferred.
  • Flexible and adaptable; Possesses a solution-oriented approach.
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment and establishes and maintains positive, effective working relationships with others; Brings a high level of professionalism to communication with staff, program participants, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and active listening skills.
  • Self-directed and organized, sets priorities and manages multiple projects at once.
  • Cultivates a culture of excellence, reflection, and teamwork among staff and volunteers.
  • Embraces a high level of responsibility and seeks and accepts direction as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates pride in work and attention to detail; Maintains accurate records and prepares compelling reports, etc.
  • Shares a commitment to the Food Literacy Project’s mission and vision. Embodies our core values: energy, roots, discovery, cultivation, abundance and justice. 
  • Physically able to participate in and lead farm and garden work projects (walking, lifting, kneeling, crouching, etc.) and to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Possesses a deep knowledge of food systems and food justice issues.
  • Experience and adaptability when using a computer and appropriate software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, email, databases, etc.).
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable source of transportation.

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 zac@foodliteracyproject.org.