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AmeriCorps Team Leader at Common Threads Farm - 14548

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AmeriCorps Team Leader
Common Threads Farm
PO box 841 Common Threads Farm
98227 Bellingham , WA ,
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Job Description: 

AmeriCorps Team Leader
Common Threads connects kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the
table. We want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their
communities, and the environment. Founded in 2007 and based in Bellingham,
Washington, Common Threads is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that
promotes a “seed to table” approach to food production, good nutrition, and
environmental stewardship. Historically, most of our programs have taken place on
public school grounds, during the school day. Common Threads also runs after-school gardening and
cooking programs at schools and affordable housing complexes, and spring/summer camps at an urban
farm site.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, programming continues to adapt to the changing needs of our
community. At times, some work may need to be conducted virtually, and you can expect a hybrid
work environment.
At Common Threads, we hold ourselves accountable (individually and as an organization) to a
life-long learning journey as we work to identify the roles that each of us can most appropriately
play in dismantling systemic racism and building a more just and equitable world. We welcome
candidates of all racial and gender identities, cultural and economic backgrounds, and of any sexual
orientation to apply for employment and service opportunities. Common Threads is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status in employment or the
provision of services.
Our ideal candidate for the AmeriCorps Team Leader position will be resilient, creative,
resourceful, communicative, flexible and collaborative.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

● Supervise, support, mentor and evaluate AmeriCorps Food Educators (with support and
input from other core leadership staff)
● Oversee training and professional development for AmeriCorps Food Educators, interns,
and volunteers; including coordination with both internal staff and outside trainers
● Oversee review and improvement of curricular and material resources for all programs
● Support AmeriCorps members in their relationships with schools and community partners
● Observe AmeriCorps members in their teaching roles, and offer constructive feedback
● Support Americorps members in complying with all data collection requirements of
AmeriCorps (timesheets, participant numbers, teacher surveys, volunteer hours, stories of
● Review program evaluations (student, parent, teacher) and work closely with core leadership
team to make programmatic adjustments/improvements as needed
● Ensure that AmeriCorps team members have the resources needed to perform excellent
● Serve as liaison with school staff and staff at partner organizations. Ensure that Common
Threads programs are well aligned with and supportive of school and other partner goals

Education & Experience: 

Skills and Qualifications
● Passion for Common Threads’ mission of connecting kids with healthy food from seed to
● Three or more years teaching experience - particularly in outdoor, experiential settings.
Experience with culturally relevant and trauma informed teaching pedagogy, English
language learners, Next Generation Science Standards, and International Baccalaureate is
highly valued
● Two or more years supervisory experience - demonstrated ability to build relationships and
manage/support a 15+ person team with varying experience levels
● Able to collaborate with a small and close-knit leadership team: responding, delegating, and
coordinating as appropriate
● Creative, self-starting, candid, courageous, flexible and agile in the face of change, and able
to have fun while getting things done
● Detail-oriented, organized, punctual, reliable: able to prioritize multiple tasks and
meet deadlines
● Legacy/sustainability oriented – strong documentation and record-keeping skills
● Able and willing to travel between multiple sites (by foot, bike, bus, personal vehicle or
Common Threads vehicle as appropriate)
● Strong computer skills and experience with virtual platforms and Google Suite.

Application Instructions: 

Send resume, cover letter, and two references to Common Threads: and fill out this demographic survey (optional)
● Applications accepted until the position is filled. Ideal start date, February 2022

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