OPEN POSITIONS

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and positions are posted until filled.

To apply, please contact Erica Goldaber  at vista@aihec.org

FOND DU LAC COLLEGE: FOOD SOVEREIGNTY & COMMUNITY RESILIENCY

Earliest Start Date: October 28, 2020

Engage stakeholders in food sovereignty initiatives and develop your skills in resource development, project management, and community outreach. Major functions will include the coordination of a Food Sovereignty Committee, the development of agricultural training, and a community needs assessment surrounding anticipated environmental changes and their effect on natural resources.

LITTLE PRIEST TRIBAL COLLEGE: GROWING NATIVE AGRICULTURE

Earliest Start Date: October 28, 2020

As part of the Growing Native American Agriculture Outreach Program at LPTC, this position will 1) work with partners to build a training program for community gardeners, farmers, and entrepreneurs, and 2) develop a youth agriculture curriculum. In collaboration with community partners and agencies, the member will develop a plan to engage local farmers and ranchers in agricultural technical assistance programming. The VISTA will be involved in each step of the process, from planning to recruiting participants and evaluating results. Through partnerships, conferences, and workshops, this position will offer valuable professional development opportunities. Strong candidates will have a background in agriculture or a related field and demonstrate genuine interest in sustainable lifestyles. Knowledge and experience in delivering and evaluating culturally relevant, non-formal education programs is a plus.

NAVAJO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY: PROMOTING NAVAJO TRADITIONAL ETHO-AGRICULTURE
VISTA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Earliest Start Date: October 28, 2020

Cultivate professional skills while working with a Navajo farm in New Mexico to support traditional, sustainable ethno-agriculture! This VISTA role will build capacity to support a training and education program that offers a hands-on experience in traditional farming to Navajo high school students from farming and ranching backgrounds. The program is run by Navajo Technical University in partnership with the non-profit Navajo Ethno-Agriculture, and aims to grow the agricultural base of the local community through a student-focused approach. Through this opportunity, the VISTA member will participate meaningfully in efforts that promote sustainable traditional agriculture, and will gain valuable professional experience in scientific research, stakeholder outreach, program evaluation, grant-writing, curriculum-building, and other skills. The VISTA position is based out of Nenahnezad, New Mexico, where Navajo Ethno-Agriculture’s 14-acre farm is located. (https://navajofarming.org/)

VISTA COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HOONAH, ALASKA

Earliest Start Date: October 28, 2020

Hoonah, Alaska is a small, but bustling rural community on Chichagof Island. The island is home of the Huna Tlingit and that cultural identify is very important to many of the people that live there. Because of its location in rural Alaska, most people in Hoonah rely on the venison, halibut, salmon, shellfish, and many species of plants to stock their freezers each year. These resources provide nutrition and a cultural connection. Understanding how these resources may change is a critical component of preparing for the future. We work to build knowledge and awareness of indigenous land and sea resource management and community environmental conservation through collaboration & connectivity, outreach & communication, and education. Help us increase social-ecological resiliency and restore and conserve the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest, productive temperate coastal ecosystems and fisheries, and distinct cultural traditions.

 



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