Employment

STAFF POSITIONS

AMERICORPS POSITIONS: May 2020- November 2020

Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will help the Urban Farm Manager to implement a successful growing season and a successful Youth Employment Program. This includes all aspects of agricultural production and the supervision of volunteers and youth employees in this endeavor. The member’s service will be key to advancing the goals of both VINES and the Rural Health Service Corps program of combating food insecurity by increasing convenient access to healthy foods, and educating program participants on the production of fresh foods. The Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will also help to increase the growing area under production at the Binghamton Urban Farm, developing new systems for efficiency of production, data management, and volunteer tracking and retention.

Farm Share Program Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Farm Share Program Assistant will assist the Farm Share Program Manager with the implementation of the Farm Share Program. This includes coordinating drop-off and pick-up times for shares from local farmers, distribution of shares to residents, and coordination of nutrition and cooking demonstrations at distribution sites. The Farm Share Program Assistant will also focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational materials and work directly with members to understand how to identify, store, and prepare produce. The Farm Share Program Assistant will increase the number of individuals receiving support, services, education, and/or referrals to alleviate long-term hunger. The Farm Share Program Assistant will also focus on volunteer recruitment and retention.

Education Outreach Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Education Outreach Assistant will focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational to ensure that the Green Thumb Workshops are well attended and valuable to community members. Further, the Education Outreach Assistant will organize a community meal (~4 time per year) and incorporate recipes and education through said meal. The member’s service will be key to advancing the goals of both VINES and the Rural Health Service Corps program of combating food insecurity by increasing convenient access to healthy foods, and educating program participants on the preparation of fresh foods. The Education Outreach Assistant will increase the number of workshops held at VINES and build relationships with participants to ensure that community members are receiving the information they need to grow their own food and make changes in their health. 

* VINES’ AmeriCorps positions are through the Rural Health Service Corps program. All will serve from May 2020 to November 2020.  For more information and to apply for an AmeriCorps position with VINES, visit https://ruralhealthservicecorps.org/.