Job Description

Agency Partner Database Trainer VISTA

Department:Agency Services
Location:Phoenix, AZ

Effective Dates: 9/3/2019 - 9/2/2020

Sponsoring Organization: Association of Arizona Food Banks

Project Name: Agency partner Database Trainer VISTA

Site Name: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance (Phoenix, AZ)

Primary Focus Area: Food Security - Healthy Futures

Project goals and position description 

We are an amazing organization with an awe-inspiring mission and awesome people. St. Mary’s Food Bank is the oldest and one of the biggest food banks in the country. Our mission is to feed people. We feed millions of Arizonans with the help of our statewide agency partner network. We employ awesome people who are motivated by enhancing people’s lives and making our community a better place to live. We are looking for a Trainer in our Agency Service team. The Agency Partner Database Trainer VISTA will assist in the system implementation and training of approximately 200 hunger relief agency partners across the St. Mary’s agency network on the Link2Feed client data tracking system to better evaluate current service levels and additional food resource needs to alleviate hunger and reduce the effects of poverty. The VISTA will assist in developing necessary training materials, conducting training, monitoring agencies for data quality and expanding capacity by accessing data for further food resource needs. If you would love to work with a team of awesome people at a place with an awe-inspiring missionthis is the perfect placement for you.

*****To find out more about serving with AmeriCorps VISTA, please check out the following webpage before applying:


       Assist in developing and refining a training implementation plan and schedule

       Assist in developing initial and on-going training materials aligned with stated objective resulting in high end user productivity and satisfaction

       Create standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all Link2Feed activities including training, reporting and data analysis

       Assess technology capabilities of partner agencies and garner resources needed for successful implementation as required

       Conduct training at St. Mary’s offices (Phoenix and Flagstaff) and agency partner locations.

       Monitor and review agency data quality

       Assist in developing key performance indicators (KPIs) for system use at the agency partner level

       Assist in developing data analysis tools for use at the agency partner and food bank level to evaluate current service levels and additional food resource needs

Expected skills and qualifications of AmeriCorps*VISTA members

       College degree and previous community service

       Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills

       Excellent presentation skills

       Demonstrated customer service skills

       Strong organization skills

       Willingness to take initiative

       Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

       Able to travel as needed including to remote areas of the state; a company fleet vehicle is provided, and all travel expenses will be covered  by St. Mary’s.

       Bi-lingual preferred

Benefits for VISTA members

       ***Because this position is focused on service and volunteerism, it pays a living stipend, not a salary

       Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of service

       Living stipend

       10 Personal Days and 10 sick days

       Health coverage*

       Relocation allowance

       Student loan forbearance and deferment if eligible

       Childcare assistance if eligible

       Professional Development Training with partner organizations

       One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government positions upon completion of service

       Food assistance

       Trainings and professional development opportunities

Requirements to serve as a VISTA member

       Must be 18 years of age

       US citizen, national, or legal resident

       Successfully complete a criminal background check

       Valid Driver’s License

How to Apply

       Apply through the MyAmeriCorps Portal:

       Contact email:

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online