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Food and Farm Program Coordinator Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

  • Date Posted November 22, 2022
  • Location Richmond, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a 501c3 nonprofit focused on engaging young people in service, work, conservation, and agriculture. Since 1985, VYCC staff have provided valuable work and learning opportunities to youth and young adults from across the country and from nearly every town in Vermont. Our model is strong and simple: take action and build community by working and learning together with the land. Job description

The Food and Farm  Program Coordinator is focused on, and excited about, creating an impactful VYCC experience for all participants. The work includes overseeing  Corps Memberrecruitment, hiring, training, crew support and supervision, volunteer coordination, and program planning. Working closely with the Food and Farm Team, other Program Staff, and the Administrative Team, they are an integral part of a highly motivated group that develops and implements programs connected to land, food, community, and health. The  Food and Farm Program Coordinator  has both supervisory and administrative responsibilities in the field and in the office.  


Program Design, Planning, and Support: 

  • In collaboration with Food and Farm Program Manager, design and implement Crew Leader Training and Crew Member Orientation 
  • Assist with planning and organization of program events such as crew startups, mid-season celebrations, and closures 
  • Analyze and incorporate ongoing feedback to refine and improve programming 
  • Support the  development and implementation of both professional development and education for Leaders and Members 
  • Assist  with the management of crew logistics including uniforms, bus schedules, and gear loans 
  • Complete end of season wrap-up, data entry, and program reporting 
  • Collaborate actively and effectively with VYCC colleagues  


Program Implementation: 

  • Supervise, train, and mentor Crew Leaders  
  • Orient Crews to work projects and ensure successful implementation by holding Crews to a high work standard  
  • Assist Crews in navigating group dynamics, while cultivating an inclusive VYCC culture and powerful learning experience  
  • In collaboration with Food and Farm Team, provide Crews with education  and professional development  opportunities 
  • Evaluate, document, and report on program achievements and challenges 
  • Coordinate all aspects of our volunteer program, including recruitment, scheduling, data tracking, and follow up communication 


Recruitment and Hiring: 

  • Lead theCrew Member interview and hiring process  
  • Collaborate on configuring crews and placing members; assist with the Crew hiring database 
  • Assist in the recruitment ofField Supervisor and Food and FarmCrew Leaders in coordination with Food and Farm Program Manager and Recruitment Team 
  • Hold a commitment to recruit and hire applicants from diverse backgrounds who will create an inclusive environment on crews   
  • Plan and participate in outreach events at local high schools, universities, and partner organizations 
  • Update and improve interview and onboarding materials 
  • Assist with creating outreach/marketing materials as well as Corps Member positions descriptions 


Other Responsibilities 

  • Orient new staff to the campus and farm if they arrive after hours or the weekend 
  • Assist with additional VYCC programs as needed and appropriate 


Desired Skills & Experience 

  • Experience working with young people and a passion for youth development 
  • Experience in educational programming, including developing and delivering trainings for youth and young adults 
  • Experience with project management and interacting with community partners 
  • Experience teaching, facilitating, and managing group dynamics 
  • Experience supervising, supporting, and providing feedback to teams or crews  
  • Exceptional time management, organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment 
  • Ability to handle multiple, often competing,priorities 
  • Flexible, motivated, responsible and willing to  both  take direction and  work independently 


Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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