The State of Alaska is currently recruiting for two Americorps VISTA positions:
The Alaska Food Policy Council VISTA will conduct outreach, coalition development, grant writing and fundraising to further the structure and sustainability of the Alaska Food Policy Council, a non-profit group working to strengthen the food system for the benefit of all Alaskans. This is a one-year position located with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information and to apply for this position, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=53164&fromSearch=true
The Alaska Farmers’ Market-Quest Card Program (AFMQP) provides funding and assistance to farmers’ markets and farm stands to help them accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards. This VISTA position will serve as the AFMQP Coordinator and work to further develop the structure and sustainability of the program. This is a one-year position located with the State of Alaska Division of Agriculture in Palmer, Alaska. For more information and to apply for this position, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=53159&fromSearch=true
Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2015. The positions will start in April.
AmeriCorp VISTA benefits include: Monthly living allowance ($1,222), relocation costs ($0.34/mile up to $1000) and settling in allowance ($550), health benefits, child care assistance, training, and an Education Award ($5,730).