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AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialist: Full-Time

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020

Application Window

May 30, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Locations

  • Amherst, WI
  • Arbor Vitae, WI
  • Bayfield, WI
  • Howard, WI
  • Mauston, WI

Contact Information

Kara Ignasiak
(715) 214-6080
kara.ignasiak@dpi.wi.gov

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Description

Farm to School Specialist Members will serve as the main liaison between the schools and the community. Their goal is to build up the capacity of their local community to support farm to school programming through direct service and capacity building.

Member Duties
- Develop and implement nutrition education programs for 4k-12th grade students
- Assist with creating and implementing farm to school programming to improve school food environments through…
- Local procurement education and action plans
- School gardens and associated curriculum
- Menuing local foods in school meal programs
- Local food taste tests
- Farmer visits or field trips
- Recruit and mobilize community volunteers to increase the program’s capacity
- Coordinate and facilitate a farm to school task force/coalition/committee to promote program sustainability
- Plan or participate in several community events to promote farm to school programming

Additional Member Duties
- Collaborate with other Members to create a statewide network
- Administer program various program surveys
- Collect data and track program performance
- Attend training to support their roles
- Submit timesheets on a biweekly basis
- Participate in at least one National Service Day

You can apply to our program through the following online application (no other forms of applications are accepted): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKC1KPIpcgdZxXDv1Z73ILS_yp3ZNoihOVMx3wkgrnNXTt0g/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you are not quite ready to apply but would like to learn more about this opportunity through a free informational webinar, follow this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/ACF2SWEBINAR

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation of National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or religion. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Farm to School Specialist Members will serve as the main liaison between the schools and the community. Their goal is to build up the capacity of their local community to support farm to school programming through direct service and capacity building.

Member Duties
- Develop and implement nutrition education programs for 4k-12th grade students
- Assist with creating and implementing farm to school programming to improve school food environments through…
- Local procurement education and action plans
- School gardens and associated curriculum
- Menuing local foods in school meal programs
- Local food taste tests
- Farmer visits or field trips
- Recruit and mobilize community volunteers to increase the program’s capacity
- Coordinate and facilitate a farm to school task force/coalition/committee to promote program sustainability
- Plan or participate in several community events to promote farm to school programming

Additional Member Duties
- Collaborate with other Members to create a statewide network
- Administer program various program surveys
- Collect data and track program performance
- Attend training to support their roles
- Submit timesheets on a biweekly basis
- Participate in at least one National Service Day

You can apply to our program through the following online application (no other forms of applications are accepted): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKC1KPIpcgdZxXDv1Z73ILS_yp3ZNoihOVMx3wkgrnNXTt0g/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you are not quite ready to apply but would like to learn more about this opportunity through a free informational webinar, follow this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/ACF2SWEBINAR

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation of National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or religion. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.
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Living Allowance

$1160 - $1170 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

• Attendance to a professional conference • Ongoing professional development opportunities and training

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

35

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Hospital, Library, Local Educational Agency, Middle School, Private School, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Kara Ignasiak
(715) 214-6080
kara.ignasiak@dpi.wi.gov

Hosted By

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