AmeriCorps VISTA Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Summary: Transplanting Traditions Community Farm (TTCF) is part of the Women in Transition VISTA Initiative, a project with TTCF, Benevolence Farm and AmeriCorps VISTA CNCS which focuses on agricultural employment and workforce development strategies as a tool for overcoming poverty. The Americorps VISTA Fundraising and Communications Coordinator will work with TTCF to access long-term and diverse funding sources to help the organization grow and continue to carry out its mission. 

Qualifications

  • Passion for and understanding of food systems change, food justice and local agriculture
  • Dedication to working as a member of and in partnership with diverse communities
  • Relevant experience with fundraising, including grant writing or event planning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills and strong emotional intelligence
  • High proficiency in Google Drive, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and database management
  • Experience in website and social media management is a plus
  • Commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation
  • Experience building relationships with key stakeholders, funders and partners
  • Prior understanding of and/or experience with the immigration process and resettlement experience and/or sustainable agriculture is ideal

Essential Duties

  • Support the development and initial management of fundraising committees
  • Help with the transition to new systems and tools to support fundraising efforts
  • Help the organization achieve short and long-term fundraising goals
  • Maintain and improve communications systems to engage and build relationships with TTCF donors and supporters

Program Benefits: This position is a full-time, year-long volunteer service opportunity starting in the fall of 2022.  Americorps VISTA members are volunteers, not employees, and therefore do not receive payment from TTCF for their service.  As an Americorps VISTA you will receive a monthly living stipend, healthcare benefits (not health insurance), a relocation allowance, reimbursement for job related transportation, and choice of an educational award or service stipend after completion of service. Please review all information, details and benefits on the AmeriCorps VISTA website before applying. 

How to apply: Please apply through the position listing on the AmeriCorps site OR submit a resume and brief one-page cover letter to info@transplantingtraditions.org by May 15th, 2022. For questions about the position, email us at info@transplantingtraditions.org.

 

More information about Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

The mission of Transplanting Traditions is to uplift food sovereignty in the refugee community through access to land, education and opportunities for refugee farmers to address community food insecurity and the barriers they face in reaching their dreams of farming. The farm provides a cultural community space for refugee adults and youth to come together, recreate home and build healthy communities, and continue agricultural traditions in the Piedmont of N.C.

 

 

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