Multiple Locations – TerraCorps hiring Multiple Positions

Multiple Locations

2017-18 Position Openings with TerraCorps 

TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year we are looking for 36 members to serve in full-time, 11 month positions. Members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.

Members serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinators, Regional Conservation Coordinators, Youth Education Coordinators, or Community Engagement Coordinators.

These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2017-2018 program will run from 8/28/17 – 7/27/18.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-April, and we aim to fill all positions by the end of June.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Arkansas – Apple Seeds hiring AmeriCorps VISTA School Cooking Class Coordinator

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Apple Seeds, a Fayetteville Arkansas-based non-profit providing garden-based education, is looking to fill a full time AmeriCorps VISTA position to serve as our School Cooking Class Coordinator.
This is an opportunity to be a part of an expanding endeavor and provide a unique service in a supportive community. We’re looking for candidates who love working with young students, have a passion for educating students about eating fresh healthy food, are self-starters, and are excited to help build capacity for this social-entrepreneurial non-profit. Experience in education is highly desirable!
The position, details and application can be found here:

Missouri – EarthDance Organic Farm School hiring AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Ferguson, Missouri

EarthDance Organic Farm School is now hiring for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions!

EarthDance Organic Farm School is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization combining food production, agroecology education, and community development.  EarthDance manages mixed vegetable, fruit, and livestock production on our 14 acre historic farm in Ferguson, Missouri, in a residential area in a close suburb of St. Louis while engaging all ages in programs on sustainable living, farming, and gardening.

Serving at our farm through the AmeriCorps VISTA program is a great way to gain career experience, build community relationships, and give back through a year of service. VISTA’s are paid a monthly stipend, have access to healthcare enrollment, and are awarded up to $5,815.00 at the end of their year of service to be used towards education expenses or to pay back federal student loans. Learn more about becoming anAmeriCorps VISTA here!

Volunteer Coordinator.  Build community and capacity at EarthDance by leading diverse groups in service at EarthDance.  The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train, and manage volunteers on the farm, for special events, and in the office. Download the full job description here.

Complete the AmeriCorps Application HERE.

Videography Associate.  Create videos documenting the impact of EarthDance’s programs.  Utilize your creativity and skills to grow the good food movement and make Ferguson a better place to eat for all. Download the full job description here.

Complete the AmeriCorps Application HERE.

Positions start in early July. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

To Apply:

  1. Fill out EarthDance’s AmeriCorps VISTA Application here.
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter to work@earthdancefarms.org

Utah – Green Urban Lunch Box hiring Americorps Position

Salt Lake City, Utah

The Green Urban Lunch Box is a non profit located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. Our mission is to empower people to engage in local food production by using the resources available in their community. We do so by connecting people to a creative network of spaces and opportunities.

One of the ways we achieve this is through our FruitShare program where we, with the help of volunteers, harvest the unused fruit trees throughout the valley. The food is then split between the homeowner, the volunteers, and immediate hunger relief efforts, with a very small portion being sold to local businesses to increase our sustainability.
In partnership with the Utah Conservation Corps we are offering a 900 hr seasonal Americorps position. The member’s main tasks will include but are not limited to thinning and harvesting fruit trees while educating volunteers.
Please see this link for the full position description and information on applying. Thank you!

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

Apply today

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

Apply today

 

West Virginia – Grow Ohio Valley hiring AmeriCorps Positions

Wheeling, West Virginia
Grow Ohio Valley is now hiring for AmeriCorps positions in Wheeling, WV!

Grow Ohio Valley’s mission is to transform the Ohio Valley through
improved food justice. This is achieved by a variety of programs,
including: organic urban agricultural production, school garden
programs, community supported agriculture initiatives, neighborhood
farm stands, and a traveling mobile organic market. The organization
emphasizes an innovative, agricultural approach to poverty and
encourages independence among its staff. Now completing its third
season, GOV has demonstrated a successful track record and proven
itself a positive change agent in the redevelopment of rust-belt
Appalachia.

Help improve social justice, community service and fresh, locally
grown food access throughout rustbelt Appalachia and sow seeds of
regional economic development. Grow Ohio Valley will be launching a
new 17-member AmeriCorps program in 2017. Members will integrate into
GOV’s core operations to expand initiatives. This will include
improving food justice and local food access, as well as facilitating
garden-based learning in schools and communities. As such, Grow Ohio
Valley is searching for an exceptional candidate to fill several key
roles.

Please visit http://www.growov.org/work-for-growov-.html for position
descriptions and to learn how to apply.