americorps vista leader resume example with 11 years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Passionate farmer and sustainable food system champion with experience in food justice and food literacy education; extensive experience in nonprofit sector collaboration and partnership building; able to communicate with people of varying backgrounds and skill levels; inspire and develop teams as well as set and manage goals and expectations.

  • Program development
  • Volunteer management
  • Curriculum development
  • Community outreach
  • Non-profit marketing
  • Event planning and logistics

Designed curriculum for and managed food literacy program serving approximately 120 at promise youth throughout Fayette County, KY each week.

Over 2000 hours in workshop facilitation for the Farm Stipend Program at GreenHouse17 working with survivors of intimate partner violence and their children.

Managed 152 individual volunteers gleaning a total of 1,474 hours during 314 gleaning events bringing in a total of 81,410 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for delivery to thousands of people in need through 32 distribution partners.

06/2015 to Current
Americorps VISTA Leader Americorps Berea, OH,
  • Promoting VISTA events to the community
  • Mentor to VISTA Members as they navigate their service year based on experiences as a VISTA Member
  • Facilitate VISTA Member learning-Set learning goals for VISTA Members; identifying and sharing learning and growth opportunities for VISTA Members
  • Act as a liaison between VISTA Members and those who can assist them in achieving VISTA project goals
  • Identify and share resource generation opportunities for VISTA Members
  • Recruit new VISTA Host Sites and VISTA Members and assist them through application process
06/2014 to 06/2015
Americorps VISTA Member Care Atlanta, GA,
  • Grant writing
  • Facilitated community awareness and fundraising events
  • Designed a more efficient work flow plan for farm staff and program participants
  • Workshop facilitation covering food production, preparation, and preservation
  • Data collection and reporting for research partnership with local university
04/2012 to 05/2014
Food Literacy Educator and Curriculum Developer Seedleaf, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Food Literacy curriculum development and program management for after school and summer programs serving at promise youth
  • Food preservation workshop facilitation for adults
  • Gardening workshop facilitation for adults and children
03/2010 to 09/2012
Partner Liaison / Volunteer Coordinator GleanKY City, STATE,
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Gleaning tracking
  • Attended and participated in community meetings and groups
  • Kept board of directors informed of accomplishments and needs of the program
  • Food agency & farmer outreach
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Bachelor of Science: Sustainable Agriculture
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY

Emphasis in Food Justice

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School Attended

  • University of Kentucky

Job Titles Held:

  • Americorps VISTA Leader
  • Americorps VISTA Member
  • Food Literacy Educator and Curriculum Developer
  • Partner Liaison / Volunteer Coordinator


  • Bachelor of Science

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