Job: Food Security Americorps VISTA Position, International Rescue Committee

Applications due by Wednesday, November, 10th. Please email a cover letter and resume to anchi.mei@theirc.org by November 10, 2010. Position: Food Security Americorps VISTA at International Rescue Committee's Food Security and Community Health Program Location: San Diego IRC's  Food Security and Community Health Program is looking to fill a  full-time Food Security Americorps VISTA position starting mid-January 2011.  We need resumes and cover letters from applicants by Wednesday, November 10.

AmeriCorps*VISTA Food Security Coordinator Job Announcement

Scope: IRC is currently placing an AmeriCorps*VISTA member with IRC San Diego’s Food Security and Community Health Program.  Please visit the AmeriCorps website (www.americorps.gov) for more information about the VISTA program.

Under the supervision of the Food Security and Community Health Program Supervisor in San Diego, the Food Security AmeriCorps*VISTA will assist in developing the overall capacity of the Healthy Food Pantry and Nutrition Education programs.

Job Description:

-Design and implement a prevention-centered health and nutrition curriculum for newly arrived refugees and the City Heights community

-Design and implement a Healthy Food Pantry that provides culturally-appropriate, supplemental food assistance to newly arrived refugees

-Coordinate volunteers and develop community relationships to donate healthy foods (including gleaning from local farms) for the Healthy Food Pantry

-Increase financial and program resources for the program

Requirements:

1. University degree preferred.

2. Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people. Must possess cultural competency skills to work with people of many different backgrounds.

3. Ability to work independently and in a team environment

4. Good written and oral communication skills

5. Interest in health, community development, food justice and refugee concerns.

6. Must be pro-active, innovative, reliable, and detail-oriented.

7. Fluency in a refugee language preferred

8. Must be willing to commit to one year as a full-time volunteer with AmeriCorps*VISTA and IRC and have no outside professional or educational commitments.

For more information about this position, please visit:

http://www.theirc.org/us-program/us-san-diego-ca/now-hiring-americorps-vista-positions

To learn more about AmeriCorps*VISTA, please visit:

http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

To learn more about the IRC program in San Diego:

http://www.theirc.org/us-program/us-san-diego-ca/programs-san-diego

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to anchi.mei@theirc.org by November 10, 2010.

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