North End Community Improvement Collaborative hiring AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Mansfield, Ohio

Help Wanted!  Join NECIC’s Local Foods Team as AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Imagine Mansfield filled with abundant food gardens that nourish healthy families in a thriving community.  Visualize a vibrant local foods scene where neighbors grow for market and bring home extra spending money.  Now imagine yourself actively engaged in this work as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America).

NECIC is currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to join our North End Local Foods team for a year-long assignment starting November 16, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

This position will support the startup of our North End Local Foods Initiative, with work duties focusing on three key areas:

– Develop resources for the Market Garden training program, targeting low- to moderate-income growers.
– Increase capacity by building partnerships and collaborations to support urban agriculture and healthy local foods projects.
– Increase access to fresh food by developing new outlets for local market growers.

Full job duty details are available at:

Benefits of VISTA Service

In addition to professional development and networking, this VISTA position offers a modest cost of living stipend of $979/month, plus the choice of either an end of term education award or monetary stipend.  The education award results in about $5,600 or the end of term cash stipend results in about $1,500.

Other benefits include: basic health coverage (not insurance), personal and sick days, mileage reimbursement, and attendance at the Ohio CDC Association conference in October.  VISTA members may also be eligible for a relocation allowance or childcare allowance.  VISTA Members who successfully complete their service also get preferential consideration for federal job openings.

Want more info?

If you or someone you know would like more information about this position, please contact Jean Taddie at 419-525-3101 or

For more info about NECIC, see or  AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National Community Service, for more details on VISTA goals and priorities see:

Apply now for NECIC’s Local Foods Initiative VISTA position at: