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Good Food Day Coordinator [AL]


Responsibilities

The Good Food Day Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Organizing and facilitating all Good Food Day field trips
  • Organizing EAT South staff and volunteers to assist with facilitating Good Food Day
  • Promoting Good Food Day through school visits, networking with community partners and through media outlets
  • Developing Good Food Day's marketing strategy
  • Distributing and improving promotional material
  • Collecting and compiling data through evaluations and pre and post-assessments for teachers and students
  • Developing an annual report
  • Communicating and reporting to the EAT South Executive Director
  • Maintaining and crop planning for the Downtown farm's Children's Garden
  • Following up with Good Food Day participants
  • Assisting the Downtown Farm Manager during lag time

Qualifications

All applicants for the Good Food Day Coordinator position are preferred to:

  • have a four year degree in education, an applicable social science or agriculture
  • be comfortable working with k-12 students
  • have teaching experience
  • have experience in gardening or farming
  • be energetic, and have great organizational and communication skills
  • have basic skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google Drive
  • have a working car they can use to commute to various work locations for meetings and events

Benefits

  • Reimbursable work related car mileage
  • Reimbursable work related conference transport, room and board costs
  • Health insurance

AmeriCorps VISTA

  • The GFD Coordinator position is a volunteer position that lasts from July 2015 – July 2016.
  • All AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers receive health coverage, a living stipend (depends on poverty level in service area) and an end of service award ($1000 cash or $5000 education award).
  • All AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers receive pre-service orientation (PSO) before their service term begins.
  • Website: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

EAT South promotes the principles of food justice through education and sustainable farming. We empower community-led programs with resources to transform our local food system.

Send inquiries to AMANDA@EATSOUTH.ORG