JOB OPENING: VISTA Educational Resource Coordinator
SUPERVISED BY: Director of Programs
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.
OVERVIEW: This VISTA’s effort will carry forth the work of the previous VISTA member, whose focus on philanthropic investment and resource development helped positioned the Food Literacy Project for a new phase of programmatic growth and development. This growth requires new programmatic resources and tools, as well as new avenues of stakeholder engagement and leadership that the current VISTA will spearhead. The VISTA will cultivate partnerships and expand the organization’s program volunteer base through recruitment, engagement, volunteer training and team building.
Follow this link to apply through the AmeriCorps website:
In addition, please submit a cover letter, resume and 5 references (3 professional and 2 personal) to Director of Programs, Ime Okpokho- email@example.com
Application deadline is Wednesday July 8. The anticipated start date is August 19, 2019.
The Food Literacy Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Food Literacy Project emphasizes diversity in both our programs and our 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.