Indy Hunger Network seeks a Cooking Education VISTA
What is the Indy Hunger Network?
The Indy Hunger Network (IHN) is a coalition of anti-hunger organizations in Indianapolis. Its mission is to create a system that ensures anyone who is hungry can access the nutritious food they need. IHN works to: foster collaboration and build on the strengths of existing food-providing community organizations; identify opportunities to make the food system work better; establish improvement projects; serve as advocates; and create awareness for hunger assistance.
What will the Cooking Education VISTA do?
The VISTA will help complete a community-based cooking education program in a half dozen sites. This pilot will then serve as the basis for expanding the program to dozens of sites city wide.
Elements of the project include:
1) Working with community partners to complete and evaluate the pilot phase
2) Supporting outreach to faith communities and others to recruit additional sites
3) Working as part of a team to develop and implement a plan for full scale implementation of program
4) Assisting with attainment of grant funding to support full scale implementation
5) Deploying and coordinating a team of volunteers to organize and manage the effort at multiple sites
6) Monitoring progress and learning from experiences gained.
This position begins in August 2015 and lasts one year.
Who are we looking for?
While all projects provide opportunity to work collaboratively with food assistance professionals, a great amount of time is spent working independently. The VISTA must be self-motivated, disciplined, exhibit strong communication skills and be a creative thinker. Experience in public health, nutrition, program development and community organizing is preferred.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through the AmeriCorps application service until June 16 or when the position is filled: