Employment


About VINES & Our Community

We are seeking  passionate, committed folks to join our team this year! VINES is a Binghamton, NY based organization committed to developing a just and sustainable food system through community gardening & urban agriculture. VINES’ programs serve a diverse population and we are committed to building a diverse staff to lead our programming and support our community.

Binghamton is an extremely affordable community to live in, has the benefits of an urban city center in close proximity to a beautiful rural landscape with a lot of outdoor activities, and was recently named “the fifth-best Northeast city to live in after the coronavirus pandemic”. Binghamton is home to Binghamton University and is located in the Southern Tier of New York, along the border of PA and is 3.5 hours to NYC, 1 hour to Syracuse & Ithaca, and 2.5 hours from Albany.

STAFF POSITIONS

None available at this time.

AMERICORPS POSITIONS: Applications Due April 15th

Service Dates: April/May 2022- November 2022

Urban Farm  Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Urban Farm Assistant will help the Urban Farm Manager to implement a successful growing season. 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 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. This is a 675 hour position serving from April – November.

Youth Program Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Youth Program Assistant will help the Youth Program Manager to implement a successful Grow Binghamton youth employment Program. This includes creating educational lessons for youth, supervising and mentoring youth employees, and supporting youth in their leadership development. 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. This is a 300 hour position serving from June- September.

Farm Share Program Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* TWO POSITIONS* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Farm Share Program Assistants 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 Assistants 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 Assistants will increase the number of individuals receiving support, services, education, and/or referrals to alleviate long-term hunger. The Farm Share Program Assistants will also focus on volunteer recruitment and retention. These are two 450 hour positions serving from June- October.

Community Garden Assistant (Living Allowance Stipend & Education Award)* Description: The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Community Garden Assistant will assist with the development, maintenance, and expansion of community garden operations and help implement Green Thumb Educational Workshops. Further, this RHSC member will assist with a community meal (~3 times per year). 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 educating program participants on how to plant, care for, and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables in VINES’ network of approximately 20 community gardens. The Community Garden Assistant will help build relationships with community gardeners and site coordinators to ensure that community members are receiving the information and materials they need to grow their own food and make changes in their health. This is a 450 hour position serving from May – November.

 VINES’ AmeriCorps positions are through the Rural Health Service Corps. For more information and to apply for an AmeriCorps position with VINES, visit https://ruralhealthservicecorps.org/

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

None available at this time.