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Full Circle FarmCorps Continuous Improvement VISTA

Company: Americorps
Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Full Circle FarmCorps Continuous Improvement VISTA

The Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council (ARC&D) is a grassroots nonprofit whose leadership comes from its sponsors, Conservation Districts and local units of government. The decision-making body, called a Council, determines the social, economic, and environmental problems and issues relevant to the area. The Council then develops and implements a plan with local citizens in leadership. The ARC&D has recently become the sponsoring organization for the AmeriCorps State program Full Circle FarmCorps, the mission of which is to confront food insecurity and strengthen communities through farming, outreach, and teaching. While expanding to two regions, the program seeks to more effectively carry out its mission and improve program sustainability. After a successful first year under the St. Joseph Center of Arkansas - including summer COVID-19 response and partnership with the Arkansas Farm to School program - Full Circle FarmCorps remains in the formative early phases of growth. Currently, the program has just one full-time staff member; is largely grant-funded; and stands in need of further development with regards to innovative practices from outside sources, development of policies and procedures, and efficiently incorporating feedback gathered from the first year of operation so as to increase effectiveness, equity, and efficiency. Through ARC&D, Full Circle FarmCorps desires to select an AmeriCorps VISTA in order to build capacity of the AmeriCorps State program through their contribution to better practices research and improved management systems. We want to run a top-notch AmeriCorps State program, and as the core of any AmeriCorps program is effective, efficient, and equitable management and development of the members themselves, we look to learn from better practices and feedback to set the best foundation for growth possible. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The Continuous Improvement VISTA will serve to build capacity for the ARC&D's AmeriCorps State program, Full Circle FarmCorps, and ensure that it can better address the issues of hunger and health in Arkansas, as they relate to poverty. Specifically, the VISTA will aid ARC&D in serving Arkansas' food-insecure population through researching better practices and establishing a sustainable and replicable set of management practices for the direct service provided by Full Circle FarmCorps. Alongside the Program Director, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will research and identify proposed program improvements; organize, create, and review policy and procedure documents; carry out a project in their own area of interest; and create resources that foster continuity and sustainability. The foundations that this VISTA will provide will contribute to continuous improvement towards the ongoing mission of ending food insecurity in the state of Arkansas.

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Training , Housing , Relocation Allowance , Stipend , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

Terms :

Uniforms provided and required , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Education , Hunger , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Environment , Health .

Skills :

Environment , Non-Profit Management , Public Health , Communications , Community Organization , Education .

Keywords: Americorps, North Little Rock , Full Circle FarmCorps Continuous Improvement VISTA, Other , North Little Rock, Arkansas

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