Grand Canyon Food Pantry VISTA Sustainability Coordinator

Arizona Food Bank Network

About the organization

The Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) is a coalition of 5 regional food banks and almost 1,000 food pantries and agencies, working to address hunger in Arizona. Together, our network feeds almost one million people each year in all 15 counties in Arizona. We amplify the good work of these food banks by raising awareness about hunger, coordinating large food donations between food banks, and providing resources and education.

We are not a food bank ourselves, but support food banks, collaborating with them and government agencies, community organizations, schools, and other partners to create a hunger-free Arizona.

Duties

If you are passionate about feeding the hungry, enjoy using your interpersonal skills to develop
long term effective programs, want to establish programs and policies that will influence the
future success of the Grand Canyon Food Pantry, use your creative energies to produce short
educational videos, work with Federal, State, and Local government agencies in building a
unique, successful fundraising event, all while living in the Grand Canyon National Park, then
this position is for you.
-Utilize community partnerships with partners including the Park Service, County, Town,
St. Mary's, and Flagstaff Family Food
-Research the current operational structure and media presence of the Grand Canyon
Food Pantry, Inc. (GCFPI) to create a strategic plan for sustainability
-Conduct outreach with organizations that interface with the Pantry noting areas for
improvement
-Tour St. Mary's and Flagstaff Family Food, as models of successful food banks/pantries
- Identify under-used foods that should be subjects in cooking videos
-Develop culturally appropriate menus for videos
-Begin producing and publishing videos
- Identify resources and current funding sources
-Develop an action plan for executing weekend Road Race plan that includes Park
Service, Tusayan, ADOT, Park concessionaires
-Develop and implement an outreach plan, to reach individual donors through our current
media presence

Qualifications

College degree, or relevant experience in place of degree
Strong organizational skills
Prior experience conducting outreach and building relationships with diverse groups
Strong initiative and ability to work with limited supervision
Prior experience working independently in implementing programs is desired
Strong networking and interpersonal skills
Ability to collaborate with diverse audiences, understand challenges, problem solve, and
develop effective solutions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingual in Spanish a plus
Passion for combating hunger and desire to learn about hunger in Arizona
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products or substitutes such as Open Office
Able to travel as needed throughout the state; work related travel provided
Benefits for VISTA Members
Living stipend to cover the basic costs of living (find out more at nationalservice.gov)
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of
service
Health coverage at no-cost
Relocation allowance
Student loan forbearance and deferment
10 personal and 10 sick days
Childcare assistance if eligible
Professional development training
One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government positions upon completion
of service
AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements
Must be 18 years of age
US citizen, national, or legal resident
Successfully complete a criminal background check
Valid driver’s license

Salary

living stipend and other benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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