Business / Organization Name: 
Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Contact Person: 
Maire Folan
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
8023342044
Street Address: 
194 Main St, Suite 301
City: 
Newport
State: 
Vermont
Zip Code: 
05855
Job Title: 
Farm-to-School Coordinator
Job Description: 
Start-Date: August 17, 2015 Location: Newport, Vermont About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont's children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2015-2016 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve school communities in the Northeast Kingdom 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. Position Description The primary responsibilities of the Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full-time year-long AmeriCorps position. The Farm-to-School Coordinator reports to the Education Director. The Farm-to-School Coordinator will: • Develop and maintain partnerships with GMFTS school and farm partners; Serve as the primary contact for 2-4 schools • Deliver GMFTS educational programs and events including taste tests, farm field trips, in-class workshops and special events • Create lesson plans for educational materials and programming • Coordinate and maintain school gardens • Connect schools to resources to increase local food purchases • Design outreach and publicity materials • Use database to collect, analyze, and report data for program evaluation • Work closely with staff, parents, food service directors, and farmers • Facilitate monthly Farm-to-School Committee meetings • Work as an independent member of a team of Coordinators • Plan and organize community events • Provide general support to organization, as necessary
Stockbridge Majors: 
Sustainable Food and Farming
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and essay to jobs@gmfts.org. Essay topic: Please explain one thing you could do to introduce children to healthy local foods (maximum 200 words). Deadline for applications is May 1, 2015. No phone calls please. See website for more details. EOE
Minimum Qualifications: 
Qualifications • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience • Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture • Strong interest in working with children, teaching (formal or non-formal) experience required • Some knowledge of gardening and vegetable production needed • Excellent public speaking, writing skills, and organizational skills • Strong interpersonal skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full-time position will receive: • A biweekly stipend totaling $12,200 for the year • Health insurance, if not covered under another policy • Child care, if necessary • Student loan forbearance • A $5,550 Education Award for past or future education • Monthly SNAP benefits • Available housing • Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience