Hiring: AmeriCorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & CISA
AmeriCorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
TerraCorps cultivates an ecosystem of people and organizations that center community land ownership, access, and stewardship to support a diversity of interests that benefit human health and environmental sustainability. We value the power of local nonprofits to best understand and serve their communities. Our goal is to help them succeed by providing them access to the AmeriCorps national service model to build organizational capacity.
TerraCorps partners with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they learn to manage community programs and projects over an 11-month, 1700-hour service term.
CISA is interviewing candidates for a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC). The CEC will engage with the Deputy Director to manage volunteers on community service projects, educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship or environmentally conscious practices, and complete three capacity building projects. Potential projects include:
- The TerraCorps Member will support farmers’ markets and mobile markets in building awareness for the market and relationships with community organizations.
- The member will execute trainings for service providers interacting with SNAP clients and low-income folks in Massachusetts about the Healthy Incentives Program (the state’s SNAP incentive program that provide free fruits and vegetables directly from farmers.)
Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. The position description for the CISA’s CEC can be found at terracorps.org/available-member-positions.