Tennessee – University of the South Farm hiring Specialty Crop Economic Development Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

Sewanee, Tennessee

University of the South Farm hiring Specialty Crop Economic Development Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA Position

40 hours/week

Establish a farmers co-operative in the tri-county (Grundy, Marion and Franklin Counties in Tennessee) area focused on various specialty crops (herbs, teas and spices) with the intention of provided increased economic opportunity for local producers.

This person must be a self-starter who is excited to help develop a co-operative throughout the South Cumberland Plateau.

Lean more about the SCP VISTA Program

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit local producers to join the co-operative
  • Developing education programs on specialty crops
  • Connect with University of the South Administration on the development of products
  • Research grant opportunities for growers

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
  • Some experience with economic development and start-up ventures preferred
  • 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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