Massachusetts – TerraCorps hiring AmeriCorps positions

Various Locations, Massachusetts

AmeriCorps Outreach Positions with TerraCorps- MA

TerraCorps 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 new members to become part of the TerraCorps team! As a member you will join 35 other TerraCorps members to serve with nonprofit partner organizations across Massachusetts. Members may serve in one of four positions, two of which focus on community outreach and education.

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their service sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programing, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CEC’s demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline. By helping a broader cross-section of people experience the benefits of open space, CECs build connections between land and people that increase public support for land access, revitalization, and conservation initiatives.

Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their service site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect you people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles. By serving with youth in an outdoor learning environment, they reinforce the connection between people, nature, and community and foster an inclusive land stewardship ethic in future generations.

Members serve in full-time (38 hours/week) 11-month positions. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2018-2019 program will run from 8/27/18 – 7/26/19. Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org/become-a-member/. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin late-April, and we aim to fill all positions by mid-July.

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 an AmeriCorps grant program contingent on federal funding through the Corporation of National and Community Service.

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Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Community Programs Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Community Programs Coordinator VISTA

Position Details and Benefits
Under the direction of the Operations and Development Director, the Community Programs Coordinator VISTA will work directly with YGP’s many community-based programs and events. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a healthy space for all members of the community to learn and grow. Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Operations and Development Director, Kate Niederehe, kate@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81299&fromSearch=true. Open until filled.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience
  • Candidate must have experience in volunteer management, non-profit administration, and/or community development
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and G-Suite
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Community Programs Management 
Manages the following YGP community programs and events including managing supplies, recruiting volunteers/participants, scheduling with staff, marketing and public relations, and evaluating program inputs/outputs:
  • Weed N Feed & Volunteer Program
  • Rentals & Farm Stand Pilot
  • Year-round Workshops
  • Various alumni, coalition, and community events
Public Program Development & General Organizational Capacity Building
  • Design and implement new visible and inclusive educational resources for all ages and populations in the region
  • Assist in developing new partnerships and coalitions in the community to support existing and future programs and events
  • Assist with ongoing outreach to the community and YGP stakeholders (volunteers, partners, sponsors, alumni, etc.)
  • Assist in developing YGP’s CRM database, re-branding, and public image campaign
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising events – occasionally beyond normal work hours 

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Now Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work with community members and organizational partners to build EarthDance’s capacity to serve low-income individuals by conducting outreach to build relationships with Ferguson community members and increase community awareness of EarthDance’s offerings. The Outreach & Marketing Coordinator will make Earthdance’s services and information about food security and healthy eating more visible to Ferguson neighbors and surrounding communities by engaging these groups through the organization’s social media channels and communication with local media outlets.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance grows food, farmers, and community through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, marketing, and interacting with diverse communities and public audiences.

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will:

-Regularly attend community meetings and events (City Council, Neighborhood Association, Ferguson Florissant School District, etc.) in order to develop and strengthen relationships with Ferguson residents

-Coordinate and serve as point person for off-farm outreach events to promote awareness of EarthDance (tabling at events such as back-to-school/health/green fairs)

-Write for local media outlets on behalf of EarthDance

-Create and execute a social media plan and content

-Strengthen relationships with organizational partners (St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, United People Market, Emerson YMCA)

Requirements:

-Experience working with diverse populations

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor

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Vermont – Green Mountain Farm-to-School hiring AmeriCorps Coordinator

Newport, Vermont

AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator

Start-Date: August 20th, 2018 2-week orientation

September 3rd, 2018 AmeriCorps term begins

End-Date: August 2nd, 2019

Location: Newport, Vermont

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and well-being of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2018-2019 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve school communities in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 5,000 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit http://www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the NEK of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP supports their members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year. Position dependent upon LEAP federal funding.

The primary responsibilities of the AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Programs. This is a full-time year-long AmeriCorps position. The Farm-to-School Coordinator reports to the Farm to School Program Manager.

The AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with GMFTS partners
  • Serve as the primary contact for 3-5 schools
  • Create lesson plans for programming and maintain educational materials
  • Deliver GMFTS educational programs and events including taste tests, field trips, workshops and special events
  • Plant, maintain, and harvest school gardens
  • Recruit and train community volunteers
  • Design outreach and publicity materials
  • Use database to collect, analyze, and report data for program evaluation
  • Photo document activities and download in a timely manner
  • Work closely with staff, parents, food service directors, and farmers
  • Facilitate Farm-to-School Committee meetings
  • Serve as an independent member of a team of Coordinators
  • Plan, organize, and attend community and organizational events

Qualifications

  • Be a US citizen
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture
  • Strong interest in working with children, teaching (formal or non-formal) experience required
  • Some knowledge of gardening and vegetable production needed
  • Excellent public speaking, writing skills, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment
  • Willing to undergo an National Service Criminal History Check
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full-time position will receive:

  • A biweekly stipend totaling approximately $12,600 for the year (subject to adjustment based on funding)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health insurance, if not covered under another policy
  • Child care, if necessary
  • Student loan forbearance
  • A $5,775 Education Award for past or future education (subject to adjustment based on funding)
  • Subsidized housing
  • Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience
  • Monthly SNAP benefits

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and essay to jobs@gmfts.org.   Essay topic:  Please explain one thing you could do to introduce children to healthy local foods (maximum 200 words). Deadline to apply is May 1st 2018. No phone calls please. EOE

Vermont – Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ Food and Farm Program hiring Nutrition Project Lead

Richmond, Vermont

Join The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ Food and Farm Program as the 2018 Nutrition Project Lead!

 The Food & Farm Program provides young people with employment and service opportunities in the Health Care Share, a weekly prescription of fresh fruits and vegetables for families experiencing food insecurity. We work at the junction of youth development and food access, where public health, education and sustainable agriculture intersect. The Nutrition Project Lead is responsible for creating an environment that fosters creativity, learning, experimentation, and confidence among the youth and young adults who grow, cook, eat, and share food the farm. This Project Lead models the connection between our vegetable fields and the kitchen, the food we grow and the nutrition it provides us, and the preventative, lasting health fresh food brings to families.

With help from program staff, this position will deliver VYCC’s Food and Finance curriculum to youth Farm Crews, develop and teach daily cooking and nutrition workshops, enhance nutrition education provided to Health Care Share families and host large community meals at our headquarters in Richmond, Vermont. A successful candidate will provide youth and young adults with a culinary experience that introduces them to the basics of cooking, the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle, and the power food has in uniting people from diverse backgrounds, to create strong and healthy communities.

This is an AmeriCorps position. All Members receive a weekly living allowance, farm fresh food, and earn a Segal Education Award at the completion of service. Limited housing is available; please inquire to learn more.

To apply, please complete an application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77947&fromSearch=true

Various Locations – FoodCorps hiring Service Members

Various Locations

Position: FoodCorps Service Member

Service Term: August 1, 2018 and July 15, 2019.

Apply at foodcorps.org/apply by March 15

Who We Are

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:

  • Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
  • Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
  • Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure our success in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.

What You’ll Do

Service members work with schools, service site organizations and local communities to build healthy school food environments. They do this in a variety of ways:

  • Service members focus on teaching children in grades K-8 about food and nutrition in the classroom by developing and teaching lesson plans, integrating activities into subjects such as math, science and history, working with teachers and school administrators to increase food and nutrition education in curricula, and more.
  • Service members grow healthy food with students, teachers, and community members in school and community gardens, dynamic educational settings where kids can get their hands dirty and experience what they’re learning first-hand. While some service members expand/maintain already-existing school gardens, greenhouses and hoop houses, others work to establish new gardens. Service members develop garden sustainability plans and recruit community volunteers to ensure that the projects they start last into the future.
  • Service members impact what’s for lunch by sourcing food from local farms for cafeterias, promoting local foods through cafeteria taste tests, working with school food directors and staff to integrate healthier foods into breakfast, lunch and snack programs, and more.
  • Service members help build schoolwide cultures of health by working closely with teachers and school administrators, recruiting and training volunteers, organizing committees and running meetings, talking to press and public officials.
  • Service members spend time learning and participating in trainings, raising money to help support the local projects, and helping FoodCorps and schools assess the impact they are having.

What You’ll Gain

  • Up to $22,000 living stipend for Service Members in NY and CA, paid bi-weekly
  • Up to $18,250 living stipend for Service Members in other states, paid bi-weekly
  • $5,920 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your term of service
  • Health insurance*
  • Partial childcare reimbursement, if you qualify
  • Student loan forbearance, if you qualify
  • Training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities

*Participation in the FoodCorps health insurance option is required if you cannot provide proof of existing coverage.

What We’re Looking For

  • Passion for building a healthier future for schoolchildren
  • Commitment to working hard in order to make a difference
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Motivation to serve full-time in a limited resource community
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solutions
  • Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
  • Experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, or public service
  • Experience working or volunteering in education, youth development, or other teaching setting
  • Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience for your career
  • Demonstrated ability or dedication to performing the activities listed below

To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older by the start of your service term
  • Be a legal, permanent resident of the United States
  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

Individual service positions differ by location. There may be additional requirements depending on the site to which you apply.

Where You’ll Serve

FoodCorps offers service positions in 18 states and cities, including communities throughout AZ, AR, CA, CT, DC metro area, GA, HI, IA, ME, MA, MI, MS, MT, NJ, NM, NYC, NC, and OR. To see a list of our State Partners, please visit https://foodcorps.org/about/sites/.  To see our local Service Sites, visit:https://foodcorps.org/apply/where-youll-serve/.

Various Locations – TerraCorps seeking Applicants

Various Locations

2018 Position Openings with TerraCorps 

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This winter we are looking for 4 members to serve in full-time, 24-week (900 hour) positions. Interested individuals can apply to serve with Gardening the Community (Springfield) as a Land Stewardship Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Partnership (Lowell) as a Community Engagement Coordinator, or Urban Farming Institute (Roxbury) as a Regional Conservation Coordinator.

These 900 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. Members will join our current 2017-2018 TerraCorps team and serve from 2/12/18 – 7/27/18.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at terracorps.org.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-January, and we aim to fill all positions by February 5th, 2018.

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. No medical screening is required.

TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service: nationalservice.gov.