Americorps Lincoln , NE 68501
Posted 2 months ago
Food Systems Education and Outreach VISTA
In recent years, disasters and extreme weather have seriously disrupted Nebraskans' ways of life. For vulnerable populations, facing this results in devastating reduced income, limited access to food and services, and heightened stress.
The mission of Nebraska Extension is "Helping Nebraskans enhance their lives through research-based education." We are the public outreach and engagement branch of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), we develop and deliver meaningful educational resources and experiences to people of all ages. Our VISTA program is committed to creating innovative disaster recovery and resiliency programs that protect and support communities from the frontlines and champion sustainability. The Food Systems Education and Outreach VISTA will manage outreach, create innovative educational content, and improve program efficiency for projects that foster grassroots food system equity and combat food insecurity with local markets.
Our VISTA will expand the growth and reach of three food system-focused projects by developing inclusive media content, community outreach protocols to encourage public engagement, and an educational dashboard to track Nebraskan food metrics for the public and academics. We are looking for someone who is passionate about transforming lives-and food systems-through education, media, and accessible, efficient programming. Our ideal member is ready to tackle exciting challenges, able to identify creative ways to solve problems, and can turn ideas into realities.
Our VISTA will work in a highly engaging educational environment where they can collaborate with university experts, build their network, and participate in professional development to grow an innovative, relevant skillset. This position is located in Lincoln, the state capital, which is a vibrant university town with plenty to offer in arts, recreation, education, and culture. For more information, contact Julien Hoffman, email@example.com. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The Food Systems Education and Outreach VISTA will, with our Nebraska Regional Food System Initiative team, increase outreach, programming, and education to build a strong Nebraskan food system that fosters sustainability and health for all farmers and eaters. Specifically, the Food Systems Education and Outreach VISTA will create a publicly accessible online dashboard for Nebraskan food system metrics to improve food system education and evaluation, develop a plan to incorporate community input in food systems program decision-making, create outreach materials and educational media to promote programming, and design efficient program models for market programs and the Go To Grow/Vamos a Poyar program. This role will sharpen the VISTA's skills in food systems research, community outreach, innovative market program management, and educational content creation while providing valuable hands-on professional experience in a dynamic, academic, and educationally supportive setting.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Training , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Education , Community and Economic Development , Hunger , Health , Disaster Relief .
General Skills , Education , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Teaching/Tutoring , Communications , Team Work , Public Health , Leadership , Environment , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing .