AmpleHarvest.org is a nationwide hunger/food waste non-profit that enables 8,000+ food pantries across all 50 states to receive donations of surplus harvests from America’s 62 million home/community gardeners.
AmpleHarvest.org in Indian Country was designed with leadership and guidance from Tribal Elders and Indigenous food sovereignty experts to take this already proven 14 year old program and adapt it to the special needs and circumstances of Native American reservations nationwide. Learn more at www.AmpleHarvest.org/IndianCountry
About the role:
Are you passionate about ending hunger/malnutrition, food waste and helping food insecure communities on Native American reservations nationwide? We are looking for an outgoing and communication savvy person to help us reach out to and connect with food pantries and food assistance programs in Indian Country. This the ideal job for someone who wants to work from home on a schedule of their choosing.
Your two tiered goals will be to
1. Help Native American based food pantries and similar programs learn about and register at AmpleHarvest.org/IC.
You may from time to time also be asked to provide small amounts of “customer service” support if pantry managers
experience any problems.
2. Help gardeners across Indian Country learn about donating their surplus harvests to nearby food programs
- You are expected to connect and collaborate with Native American Tribal governments, hunger programs, and where present, gardening programs.
- You will also advise AmpleHarvest.org staff of marketing collateral, social media content, etc. focused on Native American
- You will attend a weekly Zoom meeting with the staff every Monday morning at 10:30 ET to share your work/results and
participate in other discussions.
- You must keep a record of your work and make it available weekly to your supervisor
- You are expected to treat everyone you engage with in a respectful and courteous manner.
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
- You must be comfortable emailing, speaking on the phone and engaging the listening audience about the work we do.
- Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
- Must be very familiar with Native American values and traditions
- Must be able to communicate comfortably with people from any Native American Nation in a culturally respectful manner
- Must have reliable high speed Internet and phone service at your home. Must also have an up to date computer
- Reservation based lived experience is a plus
- Experience as a home / community gardener, or having worked in a food pantry that serves Native American families is a plus.
- Spanish fluency may be helpful but not a requirement
- Speaking one or more Native American languages (especially those of the larger Nations) will be a plus.
- No travel is required. All of this work will be done from your home.
- Training will be provided on Zoom by your supervisor who will be available to help with any questions or concerns as they
- This is a 1099 type contract. You will be responsible for any/all income and related taxes.
- There are no insurance benefits.
- This will be an “at will” contract that may be terminated by either party for any reason at any time upon written notice.
- You will provide a detailed monthly invoice which will then be paid by bank wire or similar instrument within 2 weeks.
- Lastly, although you will not be a salaried employee of AmpleHarvest.org, you will be afforded all of the non discriminatory/equal opportunity provisions and protections enjoyed by our staff
This position is ideal for someone with an outgoing, "salesperson" type personality. You will be reaching out to and engaging with both Tribal government as well as local hunger people.
Take a look at the TED talk at www.AmpleHarvest.org/TED, a recent talk about the program given in Washington DC at www.AmpleHarvest.org/FRAC (bring coffee... its an hour long talk), and the deck that describes the program to learn more about AmpleHarvest.org in Indian Country.
If you want to help nourish people on reservations nationwide and leave a lasting impact on the wellbeing of these communities, lets talk.