Are you interested in gardening, working with kids, and supporting local food systems through farm-based education? The AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator position could be the perfect fit for you! This is a great opportunity for you to launch your career and engage in community service, all while experiencing the unique beauty and culture of Northern Vermont.
Who we are: 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. GMFTS serves the school communities in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming, and fresh local farm foods. To can learn more about our organization and this position please visit our website at: gmfts.org/get-involved/americorps
AmeriCorps members serve as the Farm-to-School Coordinator for 4-5 schools leading garden workshops, unit lessons, Taste Tests, Field trips, AfterSchool programs and events. AmeriCorps members plant, maintain, and harvest school gardens with students and volunteers. This positions work closely with staff, parents, food service directors, and farmers to coordinate programming at the schools. Members are part of team working to serve the NEK of Vermont.
Benefits - Full-time AmeriCorps members receive a Cost of Living Stipend of $21,000.00 for the year, Healthcare, set rate Mileage Reimbursement, and an Educational Award of $7395.00 at the end of service. GMFTS offers subsidized housing, an Automobile Equity Scholarship of $600.00 and many training opportunities.
Available to start August 21, 2023 and commit to serve until August 2, 2024 for a 1,700 hour term of Service with AmeriCorps/GMFTS. For this position GMFTS prefers a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, 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, strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working in a kitchen (home or commercial), strong public speaking, writing skills, and organizational skills. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. US Citizenship and background check required for this AmeriCorps position.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th.