Available Harvest VISTA Positions
Are you interested in hunger relief, food waste, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, or public health? Want to build your skills as a community organizer and leader by creating community buy-in and strengthening relationships between food banks and farmers?
Join our Harvest VISTA Team!
Harvest VISTA Leader – Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator, Harvest Against Hunger (Seattle, WA)
Are you an AmeriCorps or Peace Corps alumni looking to expand your program administration skill set? You could have what it takes to be our next Harvest VISTA Leader. We are seeking a creative thinker with a passion for social justice and equity to lead a team of 9 Harvest VISTA in 4 different states. Our ideal candidate is both detail- and community-oriented, with a high desire to learn and take initiative on new projects as well as adapt to changing program needs and challenges.
The job entails close collaboration with the Harvest VISTA team (Program Director and co-VISTA Leader) and is amenable to remote work.
25%: Community building and cohort engagement. Encourage collaboration, enhance collective knowledge, and help VISTAs respond to project challenges by developing training and professional development.
25%: As recruitment point person, review, improve, and innovate new practices to increase the amount of qualified Harvest VISTA applicants from historically excluded backgrounds, especially applicants of color.
20%: One-on-one VISTA member support and mentoring. Check in regularly with VISTAs and help them achieve their goals.
15%: Project sustainability and strategic planning. File and archive all materials, support VISTAs in building sustainable projects, and improve existing systems.
15%: Internal program communications and storytelling. Write newsletters, craft social media posts, collect and present data, and communicate with VISTAs and supervisors.