Social Media, Marketing, Donor Development Standard VISTA - FILLED

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Job Type

Full Time, Year Long, Standard AmeriCorps VISTA Member

About the Role

You will be involved in Grow Don’t Mow, Grow Some Rows, Don’t Waste Donate, Distribution, and Equitable Land Access (ELA). With the Executive Director & Farm Manager, you will build and streamline a system for social media outreach, maintain a unified brand voice across different social media channels, build program tags to connect platforms, identify outreach, social media donor developments, help structure and design the annual report, support ELA Farmers in setting up their social media and marketing platforms, and work with staff to expand the donor database.


The Social Media, Marketing, Donor Development Standard VISTA will earn a biweekly living allowance totaling $17,600 over the entire year, and is eligible for a post-service benefit of either the Segal education award (Currently $6,500 - equal to the value of a full semester Pell Grant) or a cash alternative ($1,800).

VISTAs are also eligible for over $8,000 in supplemental medical benefits, a childcare subsidy, paid sick and vacation days, and Noncompetitive Eligibility when applying for federal employment for 1 year after completing service.


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.

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About the Organization

***This position has been filled for the 2022-23 cohort year. It will reopen in spring/summer of 2023 for a start date in late August of 2023. We look forward to staying in touch with interested applicants, and please feel free to look into our other positions!

As a CFS VISTA member, you will serve among a cohort of Community Food Security (CFS) VISTA members throughout Iowa, sponsored by the Center for Energy & Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa, and will have frequent opportunities to share knowledge within this community through regular cohort-wide meetings and site visits. In addition to all standard AmeriCorps VISTA benefits, you will engage regularly with thought leaders in local food via the Cedar Valley Regional Food & Farm Network and Regional Food Systems Working Group, in addition to being invited to professional development opportunities coordinated by a VISTA Leader in your cohort.

Feed Iowa First (FIF) is a grass-roots community of business, faith organizations, schools, farmers, and volunteers that unite in relationship-based service to help our neighbors to ‘Combat Food Insecurity by Growing Food and Farmers’. We believe access to fresh, healthy produce can and does transform lives. Fresh, healthy food is a basic human right, and ensuring access to it is key to building vibrant communities where citizens can reach their full human potential.

FIF is the main producer and provider of fresh produce to food pantries in Linn County. We distributed over 50,000lbs of nutrient-dense produce back into our community in 2021. After the 2020 Derecho, we had the unique ability to pivot and directly meet the needs of our most vulnerable Linn County residents.