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TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK

Job Description

Title: VISTA – Market Fresh/Park-it-Market                                                                                                                                             

 

Opportunity:

 

Are you passionate about reducing poverty and empowering others? Join Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB) in helping to alleviate the root causes of hunger and poverty along the Treasure Coast in St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee & Indian River County. TCFB needs your help developing creative solutions for our local poverty conditions that will serve as sustainable pathways out of poverty. Working with TCFB is an excellent opportunity for you to strategically co-create an innovative initiative in the anti-poverty field and sharpen your communications, research, and writing skills along the way!

 

*This is a 1-year contract with Vista, starting 6-17-2024 – 6-16-2025.

 

What will you do as Treasure Coast Food Bank’s VISTA – Market Fresh/Park-it-Market?

 

The Ending Hunger Coordinator VISTA Member will help increase TCFB’s effectiveness in addressing generalized poverty and food insecurity throughout the Treasure Coast. You will be missioned with helping to co-create the Ending Hunger Tomorrow Initiative, a four-county network that will a) better connect resource-limited populations with resources and services that will help them achieve more substantial financial and food-security levels and b) forge a greater sense of community-wide empathy towards the root causes of food insecurity and poverty, to reduce hunger more significantly.

 

*High school diploma/GED required

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all areas of food bank operations and distribution (examples: mobile food distribution, retail food truck ride-along, work with our in-house industrial kitchen, and participating in community events)
  • Support our Market Fresh and Park-it-Market (mobile grocery programs), and engage with Neighbors through surveying and researching potential routes
  • Help support Hunger Action month (5k, auction, pack events)

 

Qualifications

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the VISTA – Market Fresh/Park-it-Market

 

  • Communications
  • Grant Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Outreach
  • Writing/Editing
  • Social Services
  • General Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Computers/Technology

 

Benefits

  • A bi-weekly living allowance of $877.66 to cover necessities during service
  • An AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,000 (or cash stipend of approximately $1,800)
  • On-site orientation and training
  • Involvement in the AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Network and Community
  • VISTAs may be eligible for childcare (provided by Corporation for National Service)
  • VISTAs are eligible for limited health coverage (provided by Corporation for National Service)

 

VISTAs who relocate more than 50 miles are eligible for a relocation allowance ($750 settling-in plus $.40/mile from their home of record to the service site location address – provided by Corporation for National Service)

 

Treasure Coast Food Bank is willing to provide additional incentives for AmeriCorps VISTA members as follows:

  • A potential housing stipend
  • A cell phone to be used for work-related communications
  • Complete access to organizational vehicles

 

 

 

 

To apply for this job please visit my.americorps.gov.