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TerraCorps Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

TerraCorps

Lowell, Massachusetts

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $27,000
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Whether you are passionate about conservation, land access, or sustainable agriculture, TerraCorps is here to help you serve local communities and build professional skills through transformative experiences.

TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. We do this by partnering with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they build capacity for the organization and learn to manage community programs in one of 5 coordinator positions:  Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC), Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators (SAC), Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC), Youth Education Coordinators (YEC), Land Conservation Coordinator (LCC).

Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their service sites by:

  • Members may organize volunteers to help build and manage community farms and gardens so more people can grow and access healthy food.
  • Members may train and educate beginning gardeners and farmers to use organic growing practices, plan growing systems, improve soils, and remove invasive species.
  • Members may organize volunteers help communities restore land, build garden beds and greenhouses, access water, and harvest and distribute food to the community.
  • And many other sustainable agriculture projects and activities.

Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 11-month positions from August 26th, 2024- July 25th, 2025.

Member Benefits: 

  • Living allowance of $27,000 distributed over the course of the term
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Childcare coverage if eligible
  • Money for college ($7,395)
  • Student loan forbearance if the member qualifies
  • Professional mentoring and coaching
  • Professional development workshops and conferences
  • Additional AmeriCorps benefits

These AmeriCorps positions receive a stipend of $27,000 distributed over the course of the term,  healthcare coverage, childcare coverage if eligible, money for college ($7,395), student loan forbearance if the member qualifies, professional mentoring and coaching, professional network development, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.

TerraCorps prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, gender, age (40 and over), religion, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical ), gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, reprisal, genetic information. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for applications, interviews, and service. To request an accommodation, contact Maria Infante, Chief People and Culture Officer at minfante@terracorps.org

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. Position descriptions and application specifics can be found at

 https://terracorps.my.site.com/terracorps/s/available-member-positions

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship
Tags Conservation Corps, Sustainable Agriculture