The Arkansas GardenCorps Program Specialist will spend their service helping to build capacity and increase the program’s ability to serve its stakeholders in developing and maintaining gardens, conducting garden-based nutrition education, and building volunteer and community support for sustainability of gardens.
• Develop and execute a program plan
• Develop Service Site and Service Member applications
• Manage Service Site and Service Member recruitment
• Advise those interested in the application process
• Manage communications and outreach
• Manage and develop content for social media platforms and website
Community Need Addressed
This position will handle the transition of the Arkansas GardenCorps program to a new host organization so that families can continue to benefit from the increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables that the program provides.
This service will result in the readiness for a new organization to successfully prepare Arkansas GardenCorps Service Sites and Service Members to implement the program.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Competencies You Will Develop
Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization