About the Role
This position is currently open! Apply today and start your service term in as little as a month.
As a Communications Strategist VISTA for Table to Table in Iowa City, IA, you will streamline communications processes for a regional network of food donors and other allied organizations. Your service term will leave you well-equipped to coordinate an organization’s outreach to volunteers, donors, and the public.
You will research and support applications for new sources of funding and spearhead marketing of the organization’s participation in campaigns such as 1% for the Planet, implement regular updates to Table to Table’s website and social media accounts with a particular focus on accessibility for diverse audiences as well as ease of use for food transportation workers seeking to donate rejected product that is still safe to eat, and develop and share consistent county-level service information with the community to build broad awareness of resources available among the general public.
You should work alongside diverse groups of people with accountability and compassion; be eager to establish and maintain positive working relationships; and have an equity centered mindset, excellent communication, and interpersonal and organizational skills.
About the Organization
Table to Table bridges the gap between abundance and hunger. Volunteers collect surplus food from donors and redistribute it to partners and people who can use it. Our work unites community members and organizations to create a more just and less wasteful food system.
Since we began in April of 1996, Table to Table volunteers have rescued and distributed over 30 million pounds of food to area agencies.
As a Nourish Iowa VISTA member, you will serve among a cohort of members whose service is building a more equitable food system in Iowa. You will have frequent opportunities to share knowledge within this community through cohort-wide meetings & site visits. In addition to all standard VISTA benefits, you will engage regularly with leaders in food systems via local, statewide, and national coalitions and associations, in addition to professional development opportunities coordinated by a VISTA Leader in your cohort. Nourish Iowa members are also eligible for free enrollment in Iowa State University's Local Food Leader certification course. Please visit our website for more openings and information about current living allowance rates and benefits.