SERVICE POSITION SUMMARY:
As part of the Food Sourcing Team, the Community Growing DeltaCorps will coordinate the residential gleaning program at Second Harvest Food Bank. Southeastern Louisiana is blessed with a robust citrus season and a history of backyard gardening. Hundreds of homes across the city have fruit trees growing but many homeowners are restricted, either by time, equipment or ability, to harvest the fruit themselves. Instead of allowing the fruit to go to waste, Second Harvest Food Bank organizes groups of volunteers to harvest the fruit. This fruit is then donated to our network of partner agencies, ultimately increasing access to locally grown fruit. . The Community Growing DeltaCorps is responsible for coordinating 50 harvests each year and collecting 10,000 pounds of fruit. The Community Growing DeltaCorps will engage with regional Farmers Markets and Community Gardens to procure donations and deepen relationships with farmers/growers
Essential Functions of Position:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Experience working with community organizations and diverse populations including low-income residents. Nonprofit social service background preferred.
High school graduate, GED or will complete GED by end of service
Start date: January 6th, 2017
End date: January 4th, 2018
The Community Growing DeltaCorps will serve 40 hours per week and are considered Full Time members.
Performance reviews are conducted at 90 days, annually or as deemed necessary by a supervisor. Reviews are based on merit, achievement, and other factors that may include, but are not limited to: quality of work, attitude, knowledge of work, job skills, attendance and punctuality, teamwork and cooperation, compliance with company policy, past performance reviews, improvement, and acceptance of responsibility and constructive feedback.
Evaluation will also be based on bi-w weekly timesheets, weekly reports and weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisor.
AmeriCorps Program Benefits:.
How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type “Community Growing” as the only content in the subject line of your email.