AmeriCorps School-based Food Educator
Common Threads connects kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. We want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities, and the environment. Founded in 2007 and based in Bellingham, Washington, Common Threads is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that nourishes curiosity, joy, bravery and community through seed-to-table education. Historically, most of our programs have taken place on public school grounds, during the school day. Common Threads also runs after-school gardening and cooking programs at schools and affordable housing complexes, and spring/summer camps at an urban farm site.
At Common Threads, we hold ourselves accountable (individually and as an organization) to a life-long learning journey to better understand the roles that each of us can most appropriately play in dismantling systemic and structural oppression and building a more just and equitable world.
Skills and Qualifications:
Successful candidates for the AmeriCorps Food Educator positions will:
The ideal candidates will also:
Each AmeriCorps School-based Food Educator will serve as the lead educator at one or more of Common Threads' partner schools. In most cases, this will involve leading school-based garden lessons during spring and fall and cooking lessons during winter. It also entails being the lead coordinator for school garden maintenance and improvement projects. While the majority of the School-based Food Educator's time will be spent at their assigned school sites, this position also includes time for in person or computer-based preparation, training, and the opportunity to support/co-teach with other Food Educators.
Each service member will also be responsible for:
Depending on community needs and applicant's skills, interests, and scheduling availability, each AmeriCorps Food Educator may also play a lead or support role in one or more of the following:
Compensation and Benefits
The service schedule for this position includes time off:
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