Good Food Bag Coordinator – AmeriCorps Position
Program dates: September 1, 2017 – July 15, 2018
Stipend: $1,202.86/month before taxes
Tilth Alliance inspires, teaches and empowers people to grow and harvest food in a manner that builds a healthy, thriving community and urban environment. We believe that all people deserve access to healthy, nutritious food and that changing the way we grow, cook and eat food has the potential to transform people’s lives as well as the communities in which we live.
The Tilth Alliance Produce food hub is a community-based food distribution system that’s kind to the earth, fair to farmers and good for you. The Good Food Bag (GFB) program is an innovative weekly produce subscription that improves access to fresh produce for families in Seattle and South King County with limited financial resources or inadequate access to fresh food. The food is sourced primarily from Tilth Alliance’s incubator farm— Tilth Alliance Farm Works—as well as from other regional producers through Tilth Alliance Produce. Tilth Alliance is partnering with the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment to expand the Good Food Bag program, bringing an additional 10,000 Good Food Bags to families in Southeast Seattle.
The Good Food Bag Coordinator’s role will be to train on-site program coordinators as well as develop systems for increasing access to healthy food. The Good Food Bag Coordinator will also conduct outreach to potential program participants, and recruit, train and supervise volunteers to help pack and distribute the Good Food Bags. The qualified candidate will be highly organized, enjoy creating and maintaining efficient systems, have experience leading volunteers, and have experience with community outreach and networking. This candidate would value and promote racial and social equity throughout their work.
If you are passionate about sustainable agriculture, have a hunger to educate communities about available resources to increase access to healthy food, and can think innovatively while collaborating in a team environment, we hope to hear from you. The successful candidate will have the ability to quickly assess needs, along with experience working with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, and strong verbal, written, and organizational skills.
To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest as one document in Word or PDF format outlining 1) your experience with the requirements listed above and 2) why you are interested in this position. Email all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Good Food Bag Coordinator application”. Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews will begin immediately.
This is a 40 hour per week AmeriCorps volunteer position with a living allowance of $1,202.86 monthly, before taxes. The Member’s term of service begins on September 1, 2017 and ends on July 15, 2018.