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Sustainability Coordinator

AmeriCorps Position / 2 Positions Available

Start Dates: 9/1/23 and 10/16/23
End Dates: 7/15/24 and 8/31/24. End dates correspond to start date for 10.5 months of service.
Full-Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Occasional service outside of these hours.
Supervision: Position reports to the Farm Manager.
Monthly Stipend: $2,171.43 before deductions and withholdings.

The Sustainability Coordinator will participate in education, community outreach, volunteer management, and farm projects. Member will plan and develop nutrition and garden education programs for youth in local schools as well as for our 4-H club and summer camp program, Farm Stewards. This will include classroom based education as well as implementing experiential learning projects outdoors. Member will support our U-Pick community garden through volunteer recruitment and management, as well as community-wide workshops and outreach. They will also collaborate with staff and volunteers to plant, maintain, and harvest our food gardens and care for our 4-H farm animals. Sustainability Coordinator provides members of our P-Patch garden (which includes annually-leased garden beds) resources and support. To support their professional development, member may have opportunities to engage in other project areas at HCSEG, including research projects and habitat restoration.

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • $6,895 education award that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing
    qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term, subject to
    federal tax)
  • Basic health insurance
  •  Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during
    the service term
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term
    (paid after successful completion of service term)
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Assistance with childcare costs
  •  Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public
    Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • EBT Eligibility (application with income verification required)