Program Coordinator, The Real Food Challenge (in MA, but people do relocate!)
Community Chef Training Facilitator and Curriculum Design Consultant (this is a GREAT project!)
Position Description for Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps Summer Associate:
GrowNYC’s Greenmarket program in partnership with the New York City Coalition
Against Hunger is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate to assist in
operating Greenmarket’s SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in
farmers market project in 3 to 4 weekly Greenmarkets.
Greenmarket has established a national model for accepting SNAP in farmers
markets, which has greatly expanded food access in New York City. In 2005 only
three of our markets had the capacity to accept SNAP; in 2015, SNAP benefits
could be used at 52 Greenmarkets, and sales exceeded $918,000. Additionally,
SNAP has become a critical supplement to several markets’ survival as some
farmers reported that SNAP sales comprise between 25-50% of their total
1. Increase revenue for Greenmarket farmers by increasing the use of
SNAP benefits in Greenmarkets.
2. Increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh produce, positively impacting
community and family wellness.
Americorps Goals and Activities:
• Conduct targeted community outreach to SNAP recipients and eligible
SNAP recipients in NYC, encouraging them to use SNAP to shop at farmers
• Research CBOs, NGOs and government agencies and identify stakeholders
in market neighborhoods.
• Work to educate low income NYC residents about nutrition, seasonality,
buying locally and shopping at farmers markets.
• Assist in general market operations.
• Assist in general office tasks associated with project operations.
This is a 10-week, full-time position beginning May, 23th 2016. Expect to be
scheduled to work at least one day each weekend during your service. Because
AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and
community, both full and part-time employment is strictly prohibited. For
more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms, Conditions and
Benefits for Summer Associates information available here –
You are responsible for finding your own housing. No housing assistance will
Program Benefits (provided by AmeriCorps VISTA):
• $1,174.62 monthly living allowance, paid biweekly
• Segal Education Award ($1,222.22) or End-of-Service stipend ($280)
• Paid holidays
• Experience in the nonprofit sector
• A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Rob Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be
considered applications must be received by 9am April 18th, 2016. In your
cover letter please tell us where you learned about the position. If you have
any questions about the position email Rob at email@example.com or call
him at 212-341-2325.
Please note GrowNYC will serve as the host site for the selected AmeriCorps
VISTA; the selected candidate will NOT be an employee of GrowNYC.
Seeking After-school Garden Instructor
(Part time; 5-20 hrs/week)
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) helps children in poverty to succeed and
thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their
families in targeted, high-needs New York City neighborhoods. In 2003, CAS
launched a number of programs aimed at preventing and slowing the rates of
childhood obesity in the communities we serve. The programs come together
under the umbrella of Go!Healthy, a comprehensive obesity prevention and
health promotion initiative that engages children from birth through
adolescence, as well as parents and staff. For information about the Go!
Healthy programs, please visit: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition
Go!Healthy’s garden program enables children to experience plant-based foods
from seed to table. Every gardening lesson is hands-on, providing children
the opportunity to plant, tend and harvest food which is then used in cooking
classes to make delicious and healthful snacks and meals. The garden program
also integrates movement, inquiry-based science learning, arts and crafts,
reflection and journaling. This program is a complement to our Go!Chefs
program, our nutrition education and cooking curriculum for elementary, middle
and high school youth. Since 2005, Go!Chefs has introduced youth to the
pleasures of growing, preparing and enjoying “real food” that is both
nutritious and delicious – an essential step toward health and well-being. Our
core goals are for children to embrace fresh fruit and vegetables, increase
their food literacy and, build skills and self-sufficiency in the kitchen and
The Children’s Aid Society’s Go!Healthy program is seeking dynamic instructor
to lead after-school garden programming in East Harlem. Garden instructor will
work 2-4 days per week and must be available immediately through the end of
the school year with the potential to continue on for our summer camp program.
•Effectively implementing our curriculum, which includes gardening, plant
science, journaling, and tastings
•Collaborating creatively with Go!Chefs cooking instructors
•Communicating with site directors about program progress and needs
•Managing all aspects of garden maintenance
•Reporting to the Go!Chefs + Gardening Program Manager
Candidate must be:
•A dynamic teacher with significant teaching experience with elementary aged
students and a solid knowledge of gardening and plant science
•Highly organized and able to work independently
•Energetic and self-motivated
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Go!Chefs + Garden Program
Manager, Corey King at firstname.lastname@example.org