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AmeriCorps Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator - Summit Community Gardens

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AmeriCorps Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator - Summit Community Gardens


Salary: $3,635 living allow + ed award of $1,612
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 2 professional references to by 9 am, March 15, 2019. Please put “UCC AmeriCorps Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line.

Closing Date: 3/15/2019
Job Description: The UCC AmeriCorps Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator is primarily responsible for developing and expanding the volunteer programs and community outreach programs of Summit Community Gardens (SCG). The Coordinator will also assist in the development and maintenance of the demonstration gardens, will help facilitate garden volunteer groups, and assist at SCG events.

The position requires strong leadership skills, self-motivation, and a passion to represent the benefits of growing and eating healthy, local, organic food. Through this position, the UCC AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to learn about organic farming practice, outdoor education, sustainable food production, and non-profit volunteer management through hands-on experience.

The Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator will work roughly 15 hours a week during the early garden season (April – May) and then will work 20 hours per week during the garden season (June – September) and will finish out hours in October. The hours will fluctuate with events and garden schedules. We can be flexible scheduling hours; however, we expect the Coordinator will establish and publish his or her schedule at least 2 weeks in advance and notify the Garden Program Director of any changes.

This is an individual placement position through the Utah State University, Utah Conservation Corps (USU-UCC), AmeriCorps Program. USU-UCC and SCG will provide the selected individual with a $3,635 living allowance divided into bi-monthly installments and an educational award of $1,612.43 (upon completion of entire member contract).

Educational Opportunities and Other Benefits
* Gain experience coordinating and managing volunteers
* Create an engaging relationship with community members
* Represent the importance of responsible food production
* Opportunity to spend time working outdoors in beautiful Park City!
* Access to fresh garden produce

Summit Community Gardens (SCG) is a non-profit organization that operates a 1.5-acre community garden in Park City, centrally located just off Old Ranch Road at 4056 Shadow Mountain Drive. Our mission is to build and strengthen our community by educating, empowering, and providing an opportunity for people to grow their own food successfully and sustainably. We achieve our mission by offering gardening education, garden plot rentals, and community events.

Location: Park City
Status: Open


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