Michigan – Allen Neighborhood Center hiring AmeriCorps Positions

Lansing, Michigan

NEW ANC Ameri-Corps Job Positions

Allen Neighborhood Center of Lansing, MI  is seeking candidates for three full-time AmeriCorps positions. The AmeriCorps term is October 16, 2017 – September 26, 2018. Resumes and cover letters are due to Andrea Villanueva by August 7 at 5 pm. Please note in your cover letter that you are interested in applying for a position at ANC and include which position(s) you are most interested in. AmeriCorps service delivers rich experiences in community-building! You may email your resume and cover letter to: Avillanueva@ingham.org.

Position Descriptions:

AmeriCorps is a national service program that offers members a small living stipend and education award in exchange for a term of service, and is commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps.”

Oregon – Earth Art Ag hiring Part-time Garden Educator

Portland, Oregon
Part-time Garden Educator
 

Earth Art Ag is a Portland-based non-profit that teaches garden education in 11 public K-8 schools.  We are currently hiring a Part-time Garden Educator for the 2017-2018 school year.  This position requires flexible hours, excellent time management skills, experience working with youth in a garden/farm setting, and a passion for making garden education accessible and culturally meaningful to all students.

WHEN:  late August 2017- June 2018 (with the opportunity to stay on for the following school year)

WHERE:  2 schools in SE Portland, OR

TIME:  2 days/week Sept-June (no programming in Dec.), approx. 15-20 hrs/week

PAY:  $17-18/hr (DOE) + 10% health/retirement benefits

TO APPLY:  Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Djamila Moore (Education Director) at djamila@earthartag.org by July 14, 2017.

Please see full job description here: EAA Part-time Garden Educator Job Description 2017

More info at our website:  earthartag.org

Massachusetts – Newton Community Farm hiring Director of Education

Newton, Massachusetts

Director of Education, Newton Community Farm

The Newton Community Farm seeks a Director of Education (DoE) to manage all aspects of Youth, Family, and Adult Education and Engagement.  The DoE will develop and implement innovative curricula and programming to engage people of all ages in our community, oversee Education staff and volunteers, and manage the marketing, communications, and budget for our Education program.

The Newton Community Farm is a unique and picturesque working educational farm that has been continuously tilled over 300 years. It is a treasured part of the Newton landscape and community, and features a CSA program, farm stand, community events, and more.

A successful DoE will be an engaging, energetic individual with successful teaching or camp experience and a management background.   The DoE must be an enthusiastic self-starter who is passionate about the opportunities for growth in our programs.  The DoE will love environmental education, and enjoy working collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and the community at large.

careers@newtoncommunityfarm.org

newtoncommunityfarm.org

Hawai’i – HIP Agriculture hiring Communications Coordinator

Kohala, Hawai’i

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

HIP Agriculture is a working farm and educational center located in North Kohala, Hawai’i. Our mission is to practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health. At our main campus, Halawa Farm, we cultivate a diverse collection of native Hawai’ian and Polynesian plants, tropical fruit orchards, perennial vegetable and medicine crops, and a market garden where we grow food for our community and local farmers market. We practice permaculture and regenerative agriculture farming techniques, and raise small scale poultry, livestock and bees.

The farm is the base of operations for our nonprofit educational organization, the Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture, which is the home of our K-12 youth programs, residential farmer trainings, and community events and workshops. We have been offering educational programs at Halawa Farm since late 2011. During this time, we have grown from a small volunteer-ran project into a high-functioning farm and institute with a team of about a dozen staff, volunteers and students that live and work on the farm throughout the year, managing daily operations and supporting programs. We are active members of our island community, and provide on-going consultation and mentorship for a number of local food, education and permaculture projects. Learn more about us online at hipagriculture.org, Facebook (Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture – HIP Agriculture) or Instagram (@hipagriculture).JOB DESCRIPTIONAloha! HIP Agriculture is seeking a creative, tech savvy individual to join our team. Our Communications Coordinator helps to manage all of our online communication platforms including social media, website, blog, newsletter, and outreach campaigns. We are looking for someone with photography/video skills that will help us capture the story of our work and get it out into the world. This is a great opportunity for the right person – you will be working with a supportive team, living in a beautiful place, eating farm fresh food, and engaging in meaningful work. Our 10 acre farm we is surrounded by nature, animals, and plant life, and provides a rich environment for a visual artist to find inspiration.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Creating content (images/video/writing) for social media
  • Maintaining social media accounts and engaging with followers
  • Brainstorming content and marketing ideas
  • Coordinating online campaigns to promote farm and educational programs
  • Keeping online communications updated (website, blog, newsletters)

This position is 25-30 hours/week, and in exchange we provide: 

  • Private housing accommodations
  • Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
  • Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
  • Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
  • Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
  • Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc
  • $100 weekly stipend 

We ask that community members participate in 2-5 hours/week of community activities (maintaining shared spaces, work plan meetings, potluck dinners, educational activities). This varies throughout the year.

We have many exciting projects on the horizon for 2017, and we are looking for people who can make a commitment of 1 year or longer, to help us bring these projects to fruition. The Communications Coordinator will play an important role in getting out the message about our work and helping us build our membership base. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating change, and will be a positive and responsible addition to our existing team.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in working with us, please send a note to opportunities@hipagriculture.org and tell us a little about yourself, your experience in the areas above, and why you’d like to work with HIP Ag  (if possible include links to online examples of your photography/writing or social media projects). And please include a photo, it helps to put a face with the name. Mahalo!

Online: hipagriculture.org/jobs

Connecticut – Wakeman Town Farm hiring Director

Westport, Connecticut

POSITION:        Wakeman Town Farm Director

SALARY:           

  • $ 20,000 – $ 24,000 Annual salary plus benefits
  • Four weeks paid vacation, 401K with match
  • Free rent ($67,000 value) including utilities
  • Access to Westport Public Schools 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Seeking year round farm Director to live and work at the newly renovated Wakeman Town Farm (WTF), an educational farm and sustainability center in Westport.  As the public face of the Town farm, this is a key role for a visionary with a passion for organic farming, sustainability, public education and community.  The Director maintains the 2.5 acre grounds including the general upkeep of the farmhouse and doing daily farm and animal chores.  Will develop and implement farm based educational programs including hiring and overseeing part time teachers and seasonal counselors.  Develop and teach seasonal workshops and oversee at least two farm events a year (with help from the WTF Committee). Responsible for the spring High School internship program and the spring and fall Junior Apprentice Program.  Coordinate with the Committee and Westport’s Public School to run Farm tours.  Must keep up with agricultural trends and share new techniques with students and residents.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree required, related to farming and/or Animal Husbandry preferred.  Teaching and relevant farm experience preferred. Must have strong administrative skills; responsible for the farm’s management. Criminal background and reference checks required prior to employment.                    

APPLY TO:                     Personnel/HR Department

dferrante@westportct.gov
Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue Room 208
Westport, CT 06880
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

PLEASE POST THROUGH JUNE 10, 2017

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

Oregon – Rogue Valley Farm to School hiring Executive Director

Ashland, Oregon

Position Announcement

  • Position: Executive Director
  • Reports to: Board of Directors
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Location: Ashland Oregon
  • Start date: August 2017
  • Application deadline: June 5, 2017 or until filled

Position Summary

Rogue Valley Farm to School is seeking a skillful professional to lead the nonprofit organization under the strategic direction of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be responsible for daily operations, finances, fundraising strategies, programs, and personnel. The Executive Director will ensure the execution of RVF2S’s mission, maintain and build strategic relationships, and represent the organization to the community. This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is passionate about quality nutrition education programs for children and the community, and sustainable agriculture.

About Rogue Valley Farm to School

Established in 2009, Rogue Valley Farm to School (RVF2S) educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals. We inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administration and management: Oversee the implementation of the RVF2S strategic plan through on-farm nutrition education, school garden, and farm to cafeteria programs. Support staff in developing relevant, collaborative projects and programs at the community, regional, and statewide levels.

  • Fiscal management: Develop and monitor the annual budget, oversee income and expenditures, prepare fiscal reports for the Board of Directors, and oversee payroll. Ensure that sufficient funds are raised to meet annual budget and cashflow needs with the cooperation of staff. Oversee grant and donor management, reporting, and relationships.

  • Staff management: Set the tone for a respectful and cooperative work culture that motivates employees. Recruit new staff as necessary. Assist staff in development of strategic work plans, facilitate professional development training opportunities; and complete annual evaluations.

  • Board relations: Work closely with the Board on development of organizational policies and plans. Provide the Board with regular updates on organizational activities and any developments that may significantly affect the organization. Attend Board meetings.

Required Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to RVF2S mission and values of integrity, equity, and community

  • Fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector

  • Knowledge of nonprofit structure and governance

  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as public speaking skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment

  • Exceptional facilitation, group dynamics, and group decision-making skills

  • Organized and diligent record-keeping skills with great attention to detail

  • Experienced community organizer with strong networking skills, able to develop trusting relationships with diverse individuals from different backgrounds

  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to meet the needs of a range of cultures, people, and organizations

  • Stress management and composure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Experience running small businesses

  • Experience with school administrations and school boards

Compensation

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience; $45 – 49k

  • Benefits include flexible schedule and work environment, medical care stipend, and generous leave policy

  • The Executive Director is an at-will employee, exempt from overtime

Working Conditions

  • RVF2S encourages all employees to continue our tradition of integrity by representing the organization’s mission and modeling the behaviors that the organization teaches. We value our employees’ loyalty and honesty and we encourage open communication. We strive to provide a rewarding employment environment.

  • The Executive Director can expect a flexible working schedule that includes occasional evening and weekend work hours. The Executive Director is expected to budget, schedule, and track work time to achieve an appropriate work-life balance. The organization has a great office space near downtown, the bike path, and public transportation.

Rogue Valley Farm to School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Apply
Please apply by emailing a single pdf file to board@rvfarm2school.org.

Please include a cover letter including the experiences that qualify you for this position, a resume, 2-3 writing samples including a grant narrative, and three professional references.

http://www.rvfarm2school.org/hiring

http://mailchi.mp/rvfarm2school/transitions-1309705