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2018 UCA Southern Oregon University Farm Mentor
Serving in Ashland, OR at Southern Oregon University (SOU), the Farm Mentor is a vital part of the Farm’s mission to inspire a generation of ecologically committed leaders who live and work sustainably in community and on the land. The Farm Mentor will: 1. find and mentor SOU students and Jackson County community members who will profit from spending quality time on the Farm; 2. advance these relationships to bring benefit to the Farm’s mission and advance the mentee’s goals; 3. support mentees in two areas: build practical skills (farming, beekeeping, vineyard management, orchard management, nutrition, cooking, business management, food security, career development in agriculture); and build healthy resilience (independence, self-reliance, creativity, problem solving, decisions with consequences, leadership, nature and horticultural therapy, finding purpose and hope, building relationships, engagement, empathy). Targeted mentees: SOU counseling services; SOU addiction recovery program; SOU Veterans Association; SOU multicultural center; SOU community food bank; Jackson County mental health and public schools. United Communities AmeriCorps (UCA) engages members in meaningful service designed to meet critical community needs in Coos, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties in beautiful Southern Oregon. UCA partners with community-based organizations, government agencies and schools to address needs relating to education, healthy futures and economic opportunity. UCA members serve full-time for 6 months, totaling 900 hours for the term of service. Our positions have benefits (e.g. education award, monthly stipend, training opportunities, etc.) For more information and full position descriptions, visit our website at Interviews for open positions are conducted on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are identified, and selection may be made prior to the application deadline. Early application is strongly encouraged.
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Member Duties : (1) Design a master action plan for Farm Mentorship Program (2) Outreach to local human services programs to recruit Farm mentees (3) Develop mentee cohorts designed around shared goals and needs (4) Work with mentees on Farm projects that build life skills (5) Develop tools and evaluate project effectiveness (6) Participate in Farm staff meetings and coordinate project with other Farm staff
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Social Services . 
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2018 UCA Southern Oregon University Farm Mentor

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2018  -   07/31/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations OREGON  


Accepting Applications
From  11/09/2017  To  01/15/2018 

Contact Jordan Jungwirth
280 NE Kenneth Ford Dr
Roseburg   OR   97470

Listing ID 70939


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