AmeriCorps VISTA Farm Education Coordinator


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

276 Gulf RdDartmouth, MA 02748

Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA

About

Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is seeking to hire a dedicated and outgoing individual to fulfill the available AmeriCorps VISTA Farm Education Coordinator position. We are looking for self-starting, team oriented candidates who can engage student groups in our farm fields and community.

Sharing the Harvest is a volunteer-driven community farm established in 2006 as a grassroots effort to fight hunger and help feed our neighbors in need. All produce and cage-free eggs are donated to local hunger relief programs. As the Farm Education Coordinator, you will share your passion for farm-based education with our local students and volunteers.

The Sharing the Harvest Farm Education Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA will be responsible for directing our Farm Education Leader Program by recruiting, engaging and training local community members that are passionate about hands on experiential learning. Applicants must enjoy working outdoors, have a desire to educate youth in a farm-based setting and possess excellent verbal communication skills. Candidates must have the ability to work closely and collaborate with volunteers of all ages and abilities. Patience, flexibility and farming/gardening experience are desired.

The FEC will nurture strong relationships with schools along the south coast region and actively network to expand our farm education outreach. The FEC will also create programming to invite the local community to utilize our education garden and use our farm-based curriculum. Other responsibilities will include leading farm orientations, guiding group educational activities and increasing hunger awareness.

The FEC will also be a part of the grant writing process to secure funding for both the Farm Education Leader Program and for field trip transportation. The FEC will be crucial to helping people understand our mission and why local food is important to local health, both in body and community.

This position will require standing for long periods of time, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time. Applicants must possess a college degree, of any discipline, at the time of application.

Interested individuals with a positive attitude should follow https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=71110&fromSearch=true to the AmeriCorps portal for further instructions. For more information, please call Dan King, Farm Director at (508)993-3361 x13.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Farming
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 1 year commitment

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