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

VISTA Educational Resource Coordinator

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create curricular resources for farm-based education, youth development and outreach programs.
  • Support the continued development of dynamic and engaging outdoor classrooms; Plan and engage volunteers to complete site development projects.
  • Recruit and train an ongoing program volunteer team available to support the delivery of hands-on education and youth development programs.
  • Develop curriculum and engagement activities to maximize Truck Farm as an educational, volunteer recruitment and community outreach tool.
  • Recruit a group of volunteer educators to support updated alignment of FLP curriculum with Common Core educational standards; Develop a guide that highlights these connections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Flexible and adaptable; possesses a solution-oriented approach.
  • Experience teaching or working with youth; culturally competent; experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with a team in complex, emergent work.
  • Demonstrates pride in work; exhibits attention to detail; maintains accurate records and prepares compelling reports, etc.
  • Embraces a high degree of responsibility while able to seek and accept direction.
  • Possesses excellent communication (verbal and written) and active listening skills.
  • Excellent project planning and management skills; ability to lead or support multiple projects at once.
  • Be physically able to participate in and lead farm and garden work projects (walking, lifting, kneeling, etc.), and to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Experience using a computer and applicable software (i.e. Microsoft Office, Publisher, Photoshop, Databases, etc.); Social media and website experience.
  • Demonstrates pride in work; exhibits attention to detail; maintains accurate records and prepares compelling reports, etc.

TO APPLY:

Follow this link to apply through the AmeriCorps website:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=89756&fromSearch=true

In addition, please submit a cover letter, resume and 5 references (3 professional and 2 personal) to Director of Programs, Ime Okpokho- ime@foodliteracyproject.org

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.