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AmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator at Apple Seeds Teaching Farm - 12839

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AmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator
Apple Seeds Teaching Farm
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Job Description: 

Apple Seeds is a nonprofit Teaching Farm located in Fayetteville, Arkansas whose mission is to inspire healthy living through garden-based education. Through programs with schools, afterschool programs, and other partners, Apple Seeds reconnects students with where their food comes from and empowers them to make nutritious food choices.

Apple Seeds is looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals for the VISTA roles of Farm Lab Coordinator, Cooking in the Schools Coordinator, and Program & Volunteer Coordinator. Read more about Apple Seeds at and visit to learn more about the VISTA opportunities available.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Coordinate the educational programs; specific responsibilities include:
-Refine, develop, organize, and maintain in-person and virtual program materials to ensure relevance with current curriculum standards
-Manage communications, distribution, and tracking of in-person and virtual content, including the number of participating schools, students, and student demographics
-Oversee data collection, management, and analysis of pre and post surveys to measure the impact of programs
-Lead the facilitation of the program curriculum when students are at the Teaching Farm
-Budget, purchase and prep all materials and food to be used during the program
-Establish organizational capacity by supporting recruitment and training of volunteers to assist and lead the program
Build organizational capacity through outreach to new contacts at outreach events
Support garden tasks including harvesting and food distribution
Support all other Apple Seeds educational programs and fulfill additional duties as assigned

Education & Experience: 

 Be at least 18 years of age by the start date listed below
 Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
 Agree to and pass a criminal background check
 Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

 Self-motivated; able to work and meet goals independently
 Works well with many personality types and has a team player mentality
 Skill in leading and guiding students with varying levels of knowledge and skills
 Positive attitude and enjoys being around children
 Strong oral and written communication skills
 Experience in education, gardening, nutrition, or cooking is highly desirable

Application Instructions: 

For more information visit Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Ryan Patterson at

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Volunteers/Volunteer Management