Overview

Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators (SAC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. SACs may create raised beds or community gardens, monitor and maintain urban farmland, establish sustainable food systems, provide new farmer trainings, lead community workshops, etc. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for communities, demonstrate responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape. SACs spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field.

Positions are available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Compensation:

Members receive a living stipend ($15,600, pre-tax), education award ($6,345, pre-tax) and additional AmeriCorps benefits.

Tagged as: Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Research/Science and Technical, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:
• A US citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. and/or tribal member
• At least 18 years old
• A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
• No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
• Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check

About TerraCorps

TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. Working at the intersection of land conservation, sustainable agriculture and food justice, we seek to bridge the gap between the urban, rural and suburban land movements historically segregated by socio-economic divides. Through our generative service, training and partnership model, we cultivate future conservation leaders and offer immediate capacity support to the local organizations they serve.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should review open positions on our website (https://terracorps.org/apply-to-serve-with-terracorps/) and follow the subsequent directions on the website to apply.

Company Website

https://terracorps.org