Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Food Bank of Iowa
2220 E. 17th st
Des Moines, IA  50316
Job Title:
Agency Capacity Coordinator
Job Type:
Community Service
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
Modest Living Allowance
How To Apply:
Contact: Matt Unger 2220 E. 17th St Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 564-0330 Or visit www.americorps
Contact Name:
Matt Unger  
Job Description:
The Food Bank of Iowa is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to become their Agency Capacity Coordinator! We serve 42 counties in Iowa, including both urban and rural communities. You will be involved in finding ways to educate communities where service gaps exist or distribution increases have not been satisfactory to spur community involvement in addressing the hunger needs on a county by county basis. Your efforts are key to reducing hunger and promoting healthy living in Iowa! Duties: • Create materials and schedule community meetings for communities to increase their capacity to distribute nutritious food to Iowans in need. • Work with targeted communities to ensure that all applicable stakeholders are included and/or invited to each community meeting. • Promote and facilitate each community meeting. • Create a follow up plan of action at the conclusion of each community meeting to be shared with community stakeholders and Food Bank staff. • Monitor and report on progress and success of community meetings. Program Start/End Date: 8/4/2014 to 8/3/2015 Benefits: • Modest living allowance • Relocation allowance • $5,500 Education award or $1,500 End-of-service Stipend • Health Care Coverage • Childcare Assistance • Worker's Compensation Benefits • Student Loan forbearance may be available
Job Qualifications:
Terms and Conditions: • A 12-month full-time commitment of service to a community • Paid outside employment is prohibited • Must be 18 years of age • Must be a US Citizen, National or Legal Resident • High-school diploma or GED required, some level of College highly recommended