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Fw: Community Gardens VISTA Position

  • Subject: [cg] Fw: Community Gardens VISTA Position
  • From: "Kristine Komar" kristine.komar@att.net
  • Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 14:37:16 -0600

Dear Colleagues:

Bitter Root Land Trust is hiring for an AmeriCorps*VISTA position for the
Bitter Root Valley Community Gardens project.  This is an excellent
opportunity for someone wanting to practice leadership working in an
entrepreneurial non-profit environment, within a wonderful community, and
among supportive partners.

Below is an informal position description.  Please feel free to distribute
this information to anyone who might be interested.

Thank you.

Bitter Root Valley Community Gardens
Bitterroot Valley, Montana

An exciting AmeriCorps*VISTA National Service position is available in
beautiful Hamilton, Montana.

About VISTA: VISTA members help communities and citizens fight poverty
problems by helping them assess needs, plan strategically, raise awareness of
poverty issues, write grants, and recruit volunteers

VISTA members serve full-time for one-year and:

' receive a monthly living allowance of $800, health insurance, and a
relocation allowance,

' receive excellent training presented by AmeriCorps*VISTA National Service,

' receive personal mentoring from host site staff,

' enjoy a year as part of our community.

'    Upon completion of service receive an education award of $4725 or a cash
stipend of $1200.

About the Position: This VISTA member will facilitate an energetic and growing
coalition of project partners (City of Hamilton, Bitter Root Land Trust,
Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Ravalli County Extension, Hamilton School
District, Children's Garden) by helping:

1) complete an assessment of the need for emergency food resources;

2) recruit a committed group of project partners to complete a strategic plan;

3) lead implementation of the plan (create a garden!); and

4) evaluate results.

The VISTA will work at Bitter Root Land Trust offices. Project partner offices
and gardens are located within a mile of each other. Project partners are
eager to mentor and support a VISTA member.

Application Process: For immediate consideration, please submit a resume and a
cover letter, including an email address, to VISTA, Bitter Root Land Trust,
120 South 5th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 or email to
office@BitterRootLandTrust.org.  All credentials must be submitted by June

For more information or to discuss the position, please call 406/ 375-0956.

Bitter Root Land Trust is Equal Opportunity Employer


Kristine Komar
Bitter Root Land Trust
120 South 5th Street, Suite 202
Hamilton, MT 59840
406/ 375-0956 (office)
406/ 360-7019 (cell)

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