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Work with the BVSD‬ School Food Project farm-to-school and nutrition ‪‎education‬ programs!

We’ve learned from experience that engaging students directly has a profound effect ensuring students choose healthy food and understand the connections between food and the environment. We are dedicated to growing young bodies and minds through healthy food and hands-on nutrition and food system education programs. This year, we are excited to partner with two Colorado AmeriCorps programs to support our nutrition, cooking, and garden education programs. 

We are currently hiring for the AmeriCorps position below. Please contact Mary with any questions you might have before submitting an application.

School Garden and Greenhouse 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Member - 2 half-time or 1 full-time positions available:

  • Hours: About 20 hours per week for the half time position and about 38-40 hours per week for the full time position. Position begins with an orientation either mid-August or early-October and runs until July 31, 2023. Some flexibility with start and end dates is available, please contact Mary to discuss.

  • ​Position Overview: The School Food Project 4-H STEM member will collaborate with partners and educators to teach gardening and cooking since kids love foods they have grown and prepared themselves. This role includes hands-on work in school gardens and greenhouses, growing plants and working with students in youth development programs emphasizing 4-H STEM education. 

  • Primary Activities: Plan, coordinate, lead, and evaluate educational programs with youth in school garden and outdoor kitchen settings. Help foster garden education by helping to create and maintain learning spaces in school gardens and greenhouses, this includes hands-on garden work and maintenance to prepare for student enrichment time. Incorporate and implement educational enrichment activities, service-learning events, community partnership development to support our mission of connecting kids to the joy of growing, cooking and eating food.

  • Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Some horticulture, gardening or farming experience strongly preferred. A strong interest and willingness to learn will also suffice.

    • Can do, willing attitude—willing to learn

    • Team player

    • Interest in food systems and the impact of food on the environment

    • Interest and desire to work with kids aged K-12

    • Ethic of national and community service and a strong desire to create positive change

  • Compensation: 
    • Half-time members earn a living allowance of up to $8739.00 (disbursed in equal payments every two weeks) for their term of service (900 hours) as well as an Education Award of $3247.50 upon successful program completion
    • Full-time members who start in August earn a living allowance of up to $16,502.00 (disbursed in equal payments every two weeks) for their term of service (1700 hours) as well as an Education Award of $6,485 upon successful program completion. Full time members who start in October will earn a slightly lower yearly living stipend, exact numbers available upon request.

  • Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit areas.
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to required trainings, days of service, and program sites
  • Non-tangible benefits including extensive training, valuable experience, networking, and the opportunity to serve the local community in a crucial area of need.

How to Apply: Please visit this page for a full description and directions to apply.


Please contact Mary with any questions about these positions
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