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Become Tri Cycle's Newest AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member Today!

Are you ready to commit to a full year of service to benefit your community?

We are currently looking for two dynamic, outgoing, enthusiastic service members to join our AmeriCorps VISTA team. Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA requires a one year commit to working full-time alongside the Director and the rest of the VISTA team to help Tri Cycle build capacity to become a sustainable organization.

Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the AmeriCorps VISTA programA year of commitment to serving your community has countless benefits such as networking, learning new office skills, understanding the grant writing process, learning how to recruit volunteers and donors, and so much more! However, if you are not in the right place in life to give your time and energy to the cause, then this position is not for you. 


ATTN: Don Bennett; [Title of position you are applying for]

Business Development Coordinator

The Business Development Coordinator's primary focus will be to evaluate existing membership and sponsorship programs for improvements. They will create effective membership packages to recruit and engage members and design corresponding surveys. Sponsorship and donation packages will be evaluated for improvements to create beneficial relationships with local businesses.

The VISTA member will organize member/sponsor appreciation days and an Annual Meeting to update current members on organizational milestones, as well as recruit new members. Metrics will be documented in a spreadsheet for all outreach events, Tri Cycle Farms sponsors, Tri Cycle Farms members, member retention and member satisfaction.

The Business Development Coordinator will reach out to local businesses to present the sponsorship package, arrange for meetings at the farm with the Director and follow up with these contacts on a regular basis. Individuals will be recruited for the Tri Cycle Farms Membership program through email, social media, community tabling events and outreach to volunteers on a regular basis.

This position will work closely with the Grants and Resources VISTA and the Director to determine resources needed for organizational operations. All VISTA team members will develop an annual report to present at the Annual Meeting to inform Tri Cycle Farms members and the public of achievements and milestones.

We are looking for an outgoing and positive individual with great communication skills, can work individually as well as on a team, and has a good general grasp of office software. Some graphic design and grant writing experience is helpful.

Event Coordinator

The primary goal of the Event Coordinator will be to organize and implement specific events in coordination with other VISTA team members, Tri Cycle Farms’ Project Leaders, as well as implement the long-term development of Tri Cycle Farms as an event center and agri-tourism destination. This position will document event related metrics such as event attendance, frequency, event contracts, vendor services, value of in-kind donations, etc. This position will also facilitate a large range of classes at Tri Cycle Farms which includes recruiting and corresponding with teachers, class promotions and class scheduling.

This position will expand and improve the Tri Cycle Farms’ Calendar of Events. The Event Coordinator will be expected to propose, develop and implement new events such as fundraisers, community support, art/theater, classes/workshops, neighborhood gatherings, and hospitality venue opportunities. The Events Coordinator will assist in the organization/implementation of established annual events such as the Pesto Fest, Annual Meeting, Fayetteville Seed Exchange, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, etc.

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