Job: Food Security Americorps VISTA Position, International Rescue Committee

Applications due by Wednesday, November, 10th. Please email a cover letter and resume to 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 ( 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


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:

To learn more about AmeriCorps*VISTA, please visit:

To learn more about the IRC program in San Diego:

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to by November 10, 2010.

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