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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 three AmeriCorps positions below. Please contact Mary with any questions.

Food System Environmental Education Service Member - 1 full-time position available:

  • Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week on average, major holidays and most weekends off, Position runs late Aug 2021 - July 2022. 

  • ​Position Overview: The School Food Project eeCorps member will focus on student-facing programs that seek to increase environmental knowledge and engagement, specifically with issues connected to  food system-related Environmental Education programs. Programs 

  • Primary Activities: This role will partner with educators and students to conduct food waste audits and increase students' awareness of food waste's environmental impacts. Additionally, this service member will support food waste reduction through an expanded use of LeanPath food waste tracking systems in cafeterias and production kitchens. This member will be an integral support of increasing awareness of the environmental impacts of our healthy food program including local food procurement, use of organic and clean label products, partnerships with local farmers and increasing student awareness of the environmental benefits of plant-based menu entrees. Depending on member interest, there is the option to also be involved in hands-on garden education for students and staff members as well.

  • Compensation: A bimonthly living allowance of $695.66.

    • An education award of $6,345 upon successful completion of term of service. It is possible to defer student loans while serving as an AmeriCorps member.

    • Health insurance 

    • Child care assistance 

    • 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.

    • Ability to participate in regional EE leadership councils; option to obtain CAEE’s nationally-recognized Professional Environmental Educator Certification.

    • Significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more.

  • How to Apply: If you are interested in applying to this position, please review the full position description here with directions to apply.

 

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

  • Hours: Half-time (20 hours per week) for a total of 900 hours across the program year (Aug/Sept/Oct 2021- July 2022). (Please contact Mary if you are interested in a full time version of this position which would include health insurance)

  • ​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 to 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.

  • Compensation: Half-time members earn a living allowance of up to $7,550 for their term of service. The living allowance is distributed approximately every two weeks and is taxable.

    • An education award of $3,172.50 upon successful completion of term of service. It is possible to defer student loans while serving as an AmeriCorps member.

    • 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
School Gardens & Greenhouse
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