Development Coordinator VISTA

Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

About the organization

The Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District (FSWCD) is increasing urban farming and reducing food insecurity in the USDA designated “food desert” of South Fairbanks. FSWCD is developing an AFFECT Community Farm project to provide services for disadvantaged and marginalized populations in the Fairbanks area through collaboration with multiple local agencies.


1. Review project information from first 2 years of VISTA work and recommend any additional anti-poverty programs or ways to strengthen previously established programs 2. Compare current programs with food security projects across the country to determine if any other programs should be replicated in Fairbanks 3. Develop a “Start to Finish” beginner gardener’s handbook 4. Research, recommend and assist with receiving additional funding to ensure the sustainability of the AFFECT project 5. Train FSWCD staff and volunteers on fundraising strategies to ensure project sustainability 6. Develop a strategic plan and organizational structure for the AFFECT project in collaboration with a community-led advisory council 7. Coordinate and manage project partner meetings, general communications, grant timelines/reports, and foster strategic community partnerships 8. Promote outreach events through marketing material distribution, speaking engagements, and radio/television/newspaper interviews


Education: high school diploma/GED

Minimum age: 18

Ability to integrate into the Fairbanks community and excitement to fight poverty through local nonprofit work!



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Contact email: [email protected]

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