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The Greenhouse Project AmeriCorps Program Crew Member

Company: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Location: Reno
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Job Description:

The Greenhouse Project AmeriCorps Program Crew Member Position Description Member Supervisors: Cory King, Site Manager and Garden Educator The Greenhouse Project cory@carsoncitygreenhouse.org 775-335-9452 Heidi Anderson, AmeriCorps Program Director Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation heidi@tmparksfoundation.org 775-453-0278 Member Position Summary: Through service duties, members will contribute to and support the growth and production of produce to be donated to local food banks. Additionally, their service working alongside students and volunteers will support the spread of information of sustainable agriculture and nutrition education. Service Location: Carson City, NV Timeline for Service: April - August 2018 Primary Responsibilities: - Learn and apply innovative high desert farming techniques including infrastructure development, installation & maintenance as related to member service; - Maintain diverse crops through pruning, harvesting, and cultivation - Prepare site for plantings and crop production - Assist and train volunteers to aid in production - Develop strategies to maximize time efficiency and production. Secondary responsibilities: - Serve as a host for visitors and student groups, leading tours and answering questions - Engage youth field trips and student groups in hands on activities Related Responsibilities: - Successfully complete all required trainings - Recruit, manage and train volunteers to support programs and events as appropriate (e.g. school garden communities); - Collect and report program statistics; - Participate in daily AmeriCorps team meetings; - Serve in collaborative programs and events at other approved AmeriCorps Host Sites. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Dedication and responsibility to the position and the AmeriCorps service agreement; - Passion for Environmental Education, Sustainable Agriculture & Healthy Lifestyles; - Ability to work in teams and work well with the public; - Ability to follow safety procedures and protocols; - Ability to lift heavy objects (50 pounds); - Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment; - Willingness to serve outdoors in inclement weather as needed. - Ability to arrive to work on time (early in the morning) - Possess a valid Drivers License Host Site Agency Mission: The Greenhouse Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to grow fresh produce for the needy in our community and to teach young people about gardening and horticulture. We manage a greenhouse, hoop houses and outdoor raised beds at a site located behind Carson High School, working with students in agriculture classes, special needs students, and community groups of various ages. Program Mission: The mission of The Greenhouse Project AmeriCorps Program is to teach members about gardening and horticulture while engaging them in service to further our mission to grow fresh produce for the needy in our community. Additional Guidelines or Expectations: AmeriCorps members are required to wear at least one piece of AmeriCorps gear (AmeriCorps button), provided by the Parks Foundation, every day during their term of service. When the member is facilitating a program, they should wear the t-shirt their site supervisor provides them with the AmeriCorps button pinned on this shirt. AmeriCorps members must participate in a minimum of three National Days of Service during their term of service and may participate in additional service projects. Member Benefits: In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive professional development opportunities throughout their term of service a modest living allowance of $5,740.91/year and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,215.24. If the member qualifies, they will also receive student loan forbearance and interest payments. Evaluation and Reporting: Members will receive a mid-year and end-of-term performance evaluation from their site-supervisor and the AmeriCorps Program Director. Members will submit their biweekly Member Service Logs (timesheets) to their supervisor to be approved. Members are also responsible for reporting performance measures to their site supervisor and AmeriCorps Program Director every month during their term of service. To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Cory King at cory@carsoncitygreenhouse.org . Visit the TMPF website, www.tmparksfoundation.org or email/call Cory at 775-335-9452 for more information.

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