Job Title: Administrative & Program Assistant

Location: Bend, Oregon   
Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, 20 hour/week at $17/hour, benefited
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Interview Dates: May 13 and May 20, 3-6pm

Start Date: No later than June 1st or two weeks from offer date

posted 4/26/21

The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is a non-profit whose mission is to support a healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon through education, collaboration and inclusivity.  We meet our mission by fostering relationships between producers (farmers, ranchers and food businesses) and consumers, increasing awareness of and access to food from our region, and cultivating community participation with local food. We serve farmers, ranchers, food businesses, nonprofits and underserved families in the high desert region of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.  We believe everyone deserves good food.

We offer four core program areas:  Grow & Give, a fresh food donation and on-farm gleaning program; VeggieRx, a fresh vegetable and fruit prescription program; Agricultural Support for farmers and ranchers; and our annual online and print High Desert Food & Farm Directory. 

Position Summary: 

The Administrative & Program Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and program support to the staff focused on food access, farming and Food & Farm Directory.  They will be relied upon to accurately and efficiently complete tasks and will engage in activities that help ensure the efficiency and productivity of our programs. The applicant must enjoy engaging with the public, be very organized and detail-oriented, and self-directed.  If you are looking for an administrative job with enough subject matter diversity to satisfy the most adventurous at heart, this position is for you!

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Partner opportunity: High Desert Food & Farm Alliance and Warm Springs Community Action Team

Job Title: Food sovereignty Support VISTA (AmeriCorps)

Location: Warm Springs, Oregon

Job Type: Anti-Hunger Corps VISTA

Dates of service: June 07, 2021- August 16, 2021

Application due date: April 26, 2021

Posted 4/19/21

The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA), in partnership with the Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT) and Hunger Free America, is seeking a ten-week summer VISTA member to increase the capacity of community-based networks across the country to implement anti-hunger strategies. This position will be place by HDFFA with daily supervision and oversight by WSCAT. The VISTA’s service, including benefits, are managed through Hunger Free America.

About the Anti-Hunger Corps:

The Anti-Hunger Corps VISTA program aims to reduce hunger and, poverty, and build the capacity of the agencies that address these issues.

Members will build the capacity of the organization to assist unemployed and under- employed people obtain job training, job placement, and financial literacy services; improve access to food from government and nonprofit sources for targeted populations in particular and food insecure people in general; enable residents of food deserts to access healthier foods through farmers markets and community gardens; help more low-income children to obtain free school breakfasts and summer meals; enable nonprofit groups fighting hunger and poverty to raise more money and recruit and manage more volunteers, particularly high-impact and skilled volunteers.

About the Warm Springs Community Action Team:

Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT), located in Warm Springs, Oregon, promotes community development by empowering individuals and groups of people to realize their potential, become self-reliant, and affect positive change for themselves, their families, and their community. The Warm Springs Indian Reservation, home of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, covers 1,000 miles in rural Wasco and Jefferson Counties.

About HDFFA:

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is a non-profit whose mission is to support a healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon through education, collaboration and inclusivity. We meet our mission by fostering relationships between producers (farmers, ranchers and food businesses) and consumers, increasing awareness of and access to food from our region, and cultivating community participation with local food. We serve farmers, ranchers, food businesses, nonprofits and underserved families in the high desert region of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. We believe everyone deserves good food.

Position Summary

HDFFA and WSCAT are seeking a passionate and organized Food Sovereignty Support VISTA team member to 1) Increase awareness of food security and food sovereignty within the Warm Springs community, and 2) Increase food security through distribution of fresh, locally grown foods The Food Sovereignty Support VISTA will work directly with the WSCAT in Warm Springs and will be supervised by WSCAT; HDFFA is responsible for placement only.

Full Position Description: Click here to download PDF.

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