You are here

AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator at Green Mountain Farm-to-School - 15617

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: 

AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator Newport, VT
www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org

Join the Green Mountain Farm-to-School team as an AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator. Great opportunity to work outside with youth in school gardens and gain valuable experience in the classroom. AmeriCorps members work to create Farm to School program activities such as taste tests, farm field trips, school gardens, nutrition education, and more. This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP) and Green Mountain Farm-to-School. It is a year-long position based out of Newport, VT serving the schools in the NEK. Compensation includes a biweekly living stipend, subsidized housing, full health coverage, and a $6,345 Education Award for past or future education upon successful completion. Reliable transportation needed for positions, with mileage reimbursement for business-related travel. The position starts on August 22, 2022, and runs until August 5, 2023. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls, please. Open until filled. EOE. More information can be found at http://greenmountainfarmtoschool.org

Duties & Responsibilities: 

The AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will:
Develop and maintain relationships with GMFTS partners
Serve as the primary contact for 3-4 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
Use database to collect, analyze, and report data for program evaluation
Photo document activities and download in a timely manner
Facilitate Farm-to-School Committee meetings
Create educational newsletters showcasing programming at schools and taste test results
Serve as an independent member of a team of Coordinators
Work closely with staff, parents, food service directors, and farmers
Plan, organize and attend community and organizational events, like Harvest Festivals
Recruit and train community volunteers
Design outreach and publicity materials
Communicate the organization’s mission through social media (Facebook, Instagram)

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications
US citizenship
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture
Some teaching (formal or non-formal) experience
Strong interest in working with children
Some knowledge of gardening and vegetable production
Excellent public speaking, writing skills, and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Comfort working in a kitchen (home or commercial) desirable but not required
Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment
Offer contingent upon results from National Service Criminal History Check

Application Instructions: 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls, please. Open until filled. EOE. More information can be found at http://greenmountainfarmtoschool.org

Job Categories: 
Education
Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening