Food Recovery Program Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)



Food Recovery Program Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA

Application Contact:

Job Description:

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject: Food Recovery Coordinator. 

Summary: Continue to develop relationships within the community to recover unprocessed food product for use in Community Meals, allowing for optimal training value for students in Adult Culinary Program at FareStart and added nutritional value to all at our community sites. Start date for this position will be in late February. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Food Recovery Committee
  • Coordinate established relationships and develop additional community relationships for recovery of product.
  • Review and update when necessary the established Food Recovery manual so that new systems and business processes are institutionalized Establish and implement organization policies and procedures for safe handling of recovered food.
  • Plan and coordinate a food recovery community event

Applicants must meet the following minimum standards of eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years old upon entering VISTA training. There is no upper age limit.
  • Be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
  • Not be listed in the National Sex Offender Registry database as having been convicted of sex-related crimes.
  • Be willing to submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check. AmeriCorps assesses criminal history on a case-by-case basis when determining applicant eligibility.
  • Be in a position to offer full-time service for one year without regard to regular working hours.
  • Be able to exhibit previous education, training, military, or work experience, and any other relevant skills or interests necessary to perform a specific VISTA assignment. VISTA requires applicants to have a high school diploma/equivalent or be working toward completing one during the service year.
  • Be willing, to the maximum extent practicable, to live among and at the economic level of the low-income people served by VISTA projects.
  • Understand that VISTAs serve on a full-time basis. Therefore, VISTAs cannot enroll in school except in limited circumstances or be subjects of legal proceedings (civil or criminal) that may consume time needed for VISTA assignments. VISTA service cannot be used to satisfy service requirements of parole or probation. VISTAs may have additional employment outside of AmeriCorps but this employment should not interfere with the VISTA project.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Living allowance: Approximately $1,222/month (before taxes)
  • Health benefits in compliance with the minimum coverage standards of the ACA
  • End of Service Award: $5,815 Education Award or $1,500 cash stipend
  • Student loan deferment or forbearance
  • Childcare assistance
  • 10 days of sick leave, 10 days of vacation leave
  • Professional work experience
  • In-service training resources
  • Non-competitive eligibility for Federal jobs
  • ORCA LIFT pass at bus 2-zone peak fare and full Link fare levels
700 Virginia St
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2067571523

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