Tennessee – University of the South Farm hiring School Garden Network Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

Sewanee, Tennessee

University of the South Farm hiring School Garden Network Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Position

40 hours/week

Develop a school garden network through connecting existing school gardens and assisting with the construction of new school gardens throughout Grundy, Marion and Franklin Counties in Tennessee . The VISTA Member will also coordinate regular network meetings involving schools garden directors and stakeholders.

This person must be a self-starter who is excited to help grow the school garden program on the South Cumberland Plateau.

Lean more about the SCP VISTA Program

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit and build school garden support network
  • Building self-sustaining system in schools for each garden
  • Engage and train teachers and staff members in garden education
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to maintain gardens

Qualifications

  • Works will with many personality types
  • Self- motivated, hard worked, able to work and meet goals independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoys being around children and has a friendly demeanor
  • Ability to, lead, and instruct all types of people with varying levels of gardening experience

Hours

  • Full time – 40 hours/ week
  • Start Date: February 21st 2017
  • Living stipend of $990/ month is provided

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