AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator

Newport, VT

AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator position available for a year term of service.  A great opportunity to work outside in the garden,  in the classroom, and community with elementary-age students. AmeriCorps members work with Green Mountain Farm-to-School and school staff to develop, implement and evaluate Farm to School program activities such as taste tests, farm field trips, school gardens, nutrition education, and more. This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP) and Green Mountain Farm-to-School. This position is based out of Newport, VT serving the schools in the NEK.  Compensation includes a biweekly stipend totaling approximately $16,000 for the year term of service, subsidized housing, full health coverage, and a $6,345 Education Award for past or future education upon successful completion. Reliable transportation needed for positions, with mileage reimbursement for business-related travel.  The position starts August 15, 2022, and runs until August 5, 2023.

 To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls, please. Open until filled. EOE.

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About AmeriCorps Positions

We begin recruiting each year in March, and conduct interviews from  (roughly) April – May. Hiring decisions are typically made in June. By August, we bring on a cohort of 5 AmeriCorps Members to conduct farm-to-school programming in local schools and learn valuable career skills as they serve in our office and community for a full year.

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Questions? Email jobs@gmfts.org

Testimonials from past Members:

“I wouldn’t have fallen in love with Vermont and started my career here if it weren’t for my year of service at GMFTS. It helped me  build skills and cultivate relationships that translated into other career opportunities.”

“GMFTS provided me with the valuable opportunity of practicing my skills as an educator, and as a leader working in a small team of educators. GMFTS helped me gain confidence as a food and garden educator, and inspired me to get my Master’s in Education.”

“Joining GMFTS allowed me to explore my interests more deeply and helped guide me in learning which corner of the food systems I wanted to be more involved in.”

“The position helped to solidify my love of the outdoors, growing food, and educating others on where their food comes from and how to prepare it. My work at GMFTS allowed me to really cultivate my own knowledge of food systems which helped me to realize that I love non-traditional education.”

Sample work week of a Farm to School Coordinator
GMFTS AmeriCorps FAQs