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WSC, Common Threads Farm, Food Educator
 
 
 
Common Threads connects kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. We want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities, and the environment. Founded in 2006 and based in Bellingham, WA (a bikeable, walkable place with awesome quality of life!) Common Threads is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes a “seed to table” approach to food production, good nutrition, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is of a world where: •All children are given the resources, information, and experiences they need to make healthy food choices every day. •The foods that kids are exposed to at school (in the garden, classroom, and cafeteria) set them up for a life of healthy eating. •Healthy food and healthy food education in schools becomes an expected norm, understood as an integral part of a good basic education. All AmeriCorps Food Educators lead garden and cooking based education in our partner schools. Each member of the team also takes a lead role in some aspect of our programming (garden/agricultural specialist, social media specialist, cooking with kids specialist, after school program specialist, etc.) This position is contingent on funding. Please note that applications will not be considered unless applicant also submits a resume and cover letter directly to Common Threads Farm, 516 E. North Street, Bellingham WA 98225. Please also note that we review applicants on a rolling basis and positions are open until filled. Do not delay in submitting your application.
 
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Member Duties : The ideal candidate will be passionate, committed and creative and have a solid background working with kids and gardening. Each Food Educator will serve as the lead educator at one or more of Common Threads' partner school sites, and will also collaborates with the entire Food Education team (staff and AmeriCorps service members.) All team members need to have experience teaching and growing food. We also look for members who can play "specialist" roles wiithin the team. We work to build a team that represents a diversity of talents: teaching, strong agricultural background, strong nutritional background, experience with social media, etc. Successful applicants will speak to how they might fill these roles. Previous service members have asked that we please say up front that this is an intense and rewarding position ;-)
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Awesome chance to make a difference! ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Agriculture and permaculture ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
WSC, Common Threads Farm, Food Educator

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2017  -   07/15/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/15/2017  To  06/01/2017 

Contact Laura Plaut
516 E North St
Bellingham   WA   98225
360-927-1590
laura@commonthreadsfarm.org
www.commonthreadsfarm.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 65229


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