Anoka Technical College Food Pantry Coordinator VISTA - MAVA
Anoka Technical College is a sub-site of the Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement's (MAVA) Intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA Program, and is hosting a VISTA member during the 2022/2023 program year. This site is currently accepting applications and the position will be open until filled. Visit https://www.americorps.gov/serve for more information about AmeriCorps VISTA.
Position Description: Anoka Technical College seeks an enthusiastic, student-centered individual to coordinate the activities of our busy food pantry. The person in this position will work with college staff, students, college and community volunteers, and community partners to create awareness, increase engagement, and establish and enhance partnerships to serve the basic needs of our student population.
In addition to managing the daily operations of the food pantry, the individual in this position will work to establish and document community partnerships which support the pantry, with a focus on building on-going support. This will include researching and pursuing grant opportunities in conjunction with the college foundation. The individual in this position will also work to build a network of volunteers and develop and deliver training to those volunteers. In addition, the individual in this position will develop and deliver programming regarding healthy food choices and options, using student surveys and interactions to measure need and determine content.
The individual in this position will work to build awareness, increase engagement, and enhance service delivery in the ATC food pantry. In doing so, this individual will directly address food insecurity and other basic needs of the ATC community.