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Hiring: AmeriCorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

AmeriCorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

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, 1,700-hour service term.

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture is interviewing candidates for a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC). The CEC will engage with the Food Access Program Manager 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:
*Provide education about the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) through service providers, the general public, farms, and farmers markets through training sessions and direct outreach.
*Educating the public about the ability to use SNAP to purchase seeds & seedling for gardening as a way to increase family food security.
*Lead volunteers on public events, education, or in implementing conservation projects.

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. The position description for the CEC at Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture can be found at TerraCorps Available Member Positions.

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