HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects in Addison County) will be looking to hire a Food Programs Coordinator.
We are looking for a competent Program Coordinator who is passionate about healthy food and food justice to undertake a variety of program tasks. You will carry out important operational duties including oversight of a large, thriving Food Shelf, farm pickups, leading groups in farm gleans, distribution of produce to other charitable food sites, implementation of pop-up food distribution events, and more. Must be detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse groups, and able to foster successful working relationships with volunteers.
Plan and coordinate food education events
Help build positive relations in the community
Ensure the provision of healthy food to those who are food insecure in a manner which respects dignity, choice, and empowerment
Plan and implement food education activities
Oversee the smooth operation of a clean, well stocked food shelf
Ensure that surplus supermarket and bakery goods are ready for distribution each morning
Keep updated records and create reports or proposals
Proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position
Knowledge of using fresh produce to create healthy meals
Knowledge of food safety practices
Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office and social media
Excellent time-management and organizational skills
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Detail-oriented and efficient
Valid driver’s license
Experience in driving a truck helpful
Minimum of 2 years experience in local food systems
Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions, and to lift and carry boxes of food
To apply, send resume and letter of interest to email@example.com
Hunger Free Vermont is hiring a Universal School Meals Campaign Manager to join the team working to make Vermont the first state in the nation to provide universal school meals, making school breakfast and lunch available to all public school students in Vermont at no charge to them or their caregivers. Under the supervision of the Advocacy and Education Director, manage and drive forward Hunger Free Vermont’s state legislative Universal School Meals Campaign. You will manage efforts to engage individuals, schools, and communities in Vermont, collaborate with partner organizations in our advocacy, and work with legislators and state officials to pass legislation. This position will also support advocacy efforts to expand universal school meals at a federal level.
There is more information about the position and the application process on their website. Applications will be accepted through February 17th. We will be conducting interviews remotely through Zoom, and are committed to modifying the process as we are able to while maintaining the health and safety of all involved if any aspect of it poses a barrier.
This in from Middlebury student and Board member: “350Vermont is hiring a full-time Lead Organizer to join our staff collective of climate justice organizers! We’re looking for a grassroots organizer with at least several years of experience and a well-developed justice analysis, highly capable of collaboration and committed to shared leadership, passionate about movement-building, outgoing and energetic, ideally with some nonprofit management experience, and ideally based in the Burlington area or in central VT.
The majority of this role is leading 350VT’s campaigns, mobilization efforts, and solidarity work, but the Lead Organizer will also join the other staff collective members in co-leading some of the internal aspects of maintaining and developing the organization. We’re still in the process of an organizational transition to a shared leadership structure, which takes a long time and requires a lot of intentionality. A person who is a good fit for the Lead Organizer role will be able to lead 350VT’s organizing productively even while our structure continues to evolve and organizational vision continues to be clarified, will believe in and value collective leadership, will be patient with the process, and will be enthusiastic about participating in building the systems for our work together.
The Lead Organizer position is full time (35 hours/week), ideally based out of our Burlington office or central Vermont. The position is paid at $20.50 – $23.50/hour depending on experience (annual salary range equivalent to $37,310-$42,770), with health insurance, paid time off, and a professional development budget. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and people from other underrepresented communities to apply. Learn more about the role and apply here by Feb. 15.”
“We’ve launched a new research center for the study of China’s economy. The formal name is Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions, or SCCEI (pronounced “sky”). REAP will still continue to exist, but our work on rural development will now be just one part of the Center’s new initiatives. This year, a lot of our stuff will still be branded as “REAP”, but moving forward, you may start to see “SCCEI” floating around more often.
We are hiring for an academic editor again, and since we have had so much success working with Midd kids in the past, I wanted to make sure to pass along the job description. Start date is flexible – we are figuring probably summer or fall for graduating seniors, although I know Febs might be earlier.”
The Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement invites graduating seniors to apply to our full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions (August 2020-August 2021). Please learn more at go/ccevista. Apply via Handshake. Priority deadline for applications is May 29th.
Do you want to support college students’ experiential, community-based learning? Interested in social justice work at the youth development level? We seek two motivated, organized, and compassionate individuals for two, one-year VISTA positions at Middlebury College. The VISTAs will work closely with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) team to help coordinate and advise youth and mentoring student service organizations such as Community Friends, DREAM, Page One Literacy Project, Middlebury College Access Mentors, Wild Midd, STEAM Girls, and Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring. The VISTAs will help build capacity in programs and community partnerships that improve college aspirations and success and help Addison County children thrive. The VISTA members will also support communications initiatives in the Center for Community Engagement to promote local and global community-connected opportunities. They will supervise college student interns and collaboratively create social media posts, blog posts, weekly e-newsletters, library displays, and other communications efforts that reach multiple stakeholders.
Please join a Handshake event for The Literacy Lab on May 7th at 5 PM to listen to a live webinar presented by one of their Recruitment Associates, Aja. There, you will hear about their mission to ensure all students – no matter where they are from – can become proficient readers (with your help!) and pursue life long success. They will also go over the basic aspects of their program and what it means to serve as a tutor for an academic year. There will also be a Q & A portion of the presentation, so come with questions!