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AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator at Green Mountain Farm to School - 12885

Job Title: 
AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator
Green Mountain Farm to School
115 2nd St
05855 Newport , VT
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Start-Date: August 16th 2021 2-week orientation
September 1st 2021 AmeriCorps term begins
End-Date: August 5th, 2022
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 2021-2022 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. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full-time position will receive:
A biweekly stipend totaling approximately $15,300 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 $6,095 Education Award for past or future education (subject to adjustment based on funding)
Subsidized shared housing
Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience
Eligible for monthly SNAP benefits

Equal Opportunity Employer
Green Mountain Farm to School is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of experience and perspective to enrich our work. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, crime victim status, health coverage status, HIV status, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

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
Conduct Harvest of the Month taste tests by cooking with students and serving at lunch
Facilitate and lead farm field trips of various types
Deliver in-class workshops to K-8 students on food and agriculture topics
Plant, maintain, and harvest school gardens
Regularly record programming data for evaluation and documentation
Photo document activities and upload in a timely manner
Facilitate Farm-to-School Committee meetings
Create educational newsletters showcasing programming at schools
Serve as an independent member of a team of Coordinators
Work closely with school staff, students, and food service directors
Plan, organize, and attend community and organizational events like Harvest Festivals
Recruit and train community volunteers
Design outreach and publicity materials
Communicate organization’s mission through social media (Facebook, Instagram)

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications
Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Valid driver’s license
Reliable private vehicle
Some knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture
Some knowledge of gardening and vegetable production
Some teaching (formal or non-formal) experience
Strong interest in working with children
Strong public speaking, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Comfort working in a kitchen (home or commercial) desirable but not required
Offer contingent upon results from National Service Criminal History Check

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls please. Open until all positions filled; rolling application and interview period from April 1st –June 1st 2021 with priority preference for those submitted before May 15th.

Job Categories: 
Education