AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator, Newport, Vermont

Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Job Description

Green Mountain Farm-to-School 

Green Mountain Farm-to-School is a non-profit organization based in Newport, VT. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of Vermont's children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. 


Role Description 

 The Farm-to-School Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing programs that educate students about food and agriculture, connecting schools with local farms, and supporting School Gardens. This role involves working closely with schools, community partners and farmers to develop and implement farm-to-school initiatives, leading classroom lessons, facilitating cooking classes, managing school gardens, and organizing farm visits.


Available to start August 19, 2024, and commit to serve until August 1, 2025, for a 1,700-hour term of Service with AmeriCorps/GMFTS. Full-time AmeriCorps members receive a Cost of Living Stipend of $25,500.00 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, and many training opportunities. To learn more about our organization and to apply for this position, please visit our website at gmfts.org/get-involved/americorps


Qualifications:

US citizenship

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation 

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Experience in education, youth development, or related fields

Ability to provide educational leadership and training

Passion for promoting sustainable agriculture and nutrition

Experience working with diverse communities and populations

Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Experience with program coordination and event planning

Knowledge of local food systems and farming practices is a plus

Offer contingent upon results from National Service Criminal History Check



To Apply: 

Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] by June 1st, 2024

Posted 2 months ago
Location
Newport, Vermont
Type
Full-time
Category
Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
Entry Level