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Farm to School Coordinator (White River Junction, VT)

The Farm to School Coordinator is a new position at Vital Communities. The Upper Valley Farm to School Network has merged into our Valley Food & Farm program, and this position will be responsible for coordinating farm to school activities, with support and collaboration from fellow staff. The position will work toward these long-term goals: Students enjoy and understand their connection to local food and farms, and make healthy choices based on that connection; Communities actively support their local FTS program; FTS leaders are growing in number and connectedness; FTS programs are growing in number and effectiveness; Farmers benefit from a greater connection to schools in their community
Read the full job description here.

Assistant Director of Sustainability/Farm Manager, Depauw University (Indiana)

Sustainability is both an institutional commitment and a community value, exercised daily as DePauw University pursues our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040. The Office for Sustainability seeks an individual to work with the Sustainability Director to lead day-to-day activities of the Sustainability program at DePauw. We are seeking a thoughtful, reflective individual with an understanding of the urgency of anthropogenic climate disruption and a passion for sustainable solutions that support our education mission. This position will report to and work closely with DePauw’s Sustainability Director; and will engage and empower our campus and community toward becoming more socially, economically, and environmentally just.

This individual will also manage and work on the one-acre campus farm, primarily from May to September. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to planting plants, weeding, trimming, cleaning, keeping all records for the campus farm, making plans to expand the farm, and interfacing with Bon Appetit, local food pantries, and other interested parties.

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Work Study Position, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Lowell, MA)

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is seeking a work-study eligible Tufts graduate student to serve as our Farmer Training Course Assistant. Must be available on Wednesday evenings from 5 – 9 pm and able to travel to Lowell, MA. Course meets from October – December and again January – March on Wednesday evenings for a 3-hour session. Responsibilities include: preparing course materials for trainings; scheduling speakers and field trips to farms/markets; coordinating logistics for training courses; attending training sessions and providing technical assistance to participants; evaluating training sessions; and assisting in revisions of training manuals. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Hashley, New Entry Director: jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu

Campus Farm Manager, Duke University (North Carolina)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 4th, 2013

Durham, NC – The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre fruit and vegetable farm dedicated to serving the Duke community with fresh, healthy, sustainable produce and providing an educational facility around all things food related.

 

Applications are currently being accepted for the Program Coordinator position with the Duke Campus Farm.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for furthering the mission of the Duke Campus Farm in two primary areas: 1) increasing access to local, organic, and sustainable food on campus, primarily from the Duke Campus Farm; and 2) growing the farm’s role as an educational resource that provides the Duke community with opportunities to engage with the study and research of food, economics, agriculture, human culture, and the environment through academic inquiry and extracurricular activities.

 

Learn more.

 

Educational Program Coordinator – theMOVE (Cambridge, MA)

theMOVE (getoutma.org) organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect our participants hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us. We focus most of our outreach towards low income communities, people of color, and youth. We primarily work with schools and community organizations to set up trips for their groups, but we also host occasional open sign-up trips for individual adults and families. We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to coordinate and lead our trips this season.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the position will vary, but will foremost comprise the coordination of farm-volunteer trips:
(a) match/schedule groups with appropriate farms, and plan out trips using varied transportation;
(b) facilitate workdays, oversee the work, and keep volunteers motivated and cared for (we will strive to have
two staff members on all trips; the program coordinator will oversee at least 2/3 of them);
(c) lead reflective educational activities (including pre/post sessions at groups’ program sites across Boston);
(d) administer a simple impact survey at end of trips, and tabulate data.
 Additionally, the educational programs coordinator will:
(a) conduct outreach to community groups to get new audiences excited about farm-volunteering;
(b) develop reflective/educational activities for use on trips, to expand our existing curriculum;
(c) refer participants to further community engagement/education opportunities, and develop systems to do so;
(d) support fundraising and community event organizing efforts, as needed.
COMPENSATION: $16 per hour (no health/vacation benefits)
HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexible scheduling – will range 30-50 hours/week)
DURATION: May 1 to November 15
For more information and to apply, click here.
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