|Organization||Green Mountain Farm-to-School|
115 2nd Street
Newport, VT 05855
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School
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. In the 2019-2020 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve school communities in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 5,000 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the NEK of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP supports their members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year. Position dependent upon LEAP federal funding.
The primary responsibilities of the AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Programs. This is a full-time year-long AmeriCorps position. The Farm-to-School Coordinator reports to the Farm to School Program Manager.
The AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will:
|Date Posted||June 6th, 2019|
|Deadline||June 30th, 2019|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Categories||Food Access and Nutrition, General food system education|
|Compensation||Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full-time position will receive: · A biweekly stipend totaling approximately $13,700 for the year (subject to adjustment based on funding) · Mileage reimbursement · Health insurance, if not covered under another policy · Child care, if necessary · Student loan forbearance · A $5,900 Education Award for past or future education (subject to adjustment based on funding) · Subsidized housing · Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience · Eligible for monthly SNAP benefits|
|How to Apply||To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and essay to email@example.com. Essay topic: Please explain one thing you could do to introduce children to healthy local foods (maximum 200 words). No phone calls please. Open until filled with priority given to applications received before April 15th 2019. EOE|