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NDLFDA is Hiring! NDLFDA Coordinator VISTA

from North Dakota Local Food Development Alliance

NDLFDA is hiring a Coordinator. This is a 12-month VISTA position. The NDLFDA Coordinator will assist in communications, coordination, outreach, education, and fundraising in order to grow the ND Local Food Development Alliance and build local food systems in North Dakota.

View the position description: NDLFDA Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA.


AmeriCorps Position Title:

NDLFDA Coordinator, VISTA Member


Member Position Description:

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA Position under the Souris Basin Community Builder Program. The NDLFDA Coordinator will coordinate the North Dakota Local Food Development Alliance’s communications and activities and grow NDLFDA’s membership. Our mission is to design and implement a local food development plan to achieve the vision of a vibrant, prosperous, local food sector.


This position reports to the NDLFDA Board Chair, Stephanie Blumhagen. VISTA positions are for 12 months. VISTA members receive a living allowance between $14,000 and $14,950 per year, limited health benefits, a housing allowance, a relocation allowance and childcare assistance, (if eligible). VISTA members also receive an end of service benefit of a choice of education stipend or cash award.

Learn more about the Souris Basin VISTA program HERE.

Essential Functions: Duties, Service Activities and Assignments

Coordination and Communications

  • Coordinate monthly NDLFDA member meetings (agendas, meeting reminders, speaker recruitment, take notes)
  • Manage NDLFDA’s website which serves as a central point for communications and information sharing.
  • Identify and share resources of interest to NDLFDA membership, such as articles, data on local food, and grant opportunities
  • Assist in coordination and outreach for NDLFDA webinars, workshops, or events

Outreach and Recruitment

  • Recruit new NDLFDA members and raise awareness of local food systems
  • Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube)
  • Create visually appealing and engaging outreach materials including social media posts and videos


  • Create a local food education campaign with messaging about what local food is and why it matters


  • Identify and apply for grants to support NDLFDA’s mission

Other Duties as Assigned

Participate in trainings and activities sponsored by AmeriCorps such as AmeriCorps Days of Service


To Apply:

Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to We will begin scheduling interviews the first week in February 2022.