Position with Backyard Growers!

We have a NEW OPENING at Backyard Growers for a Youth Education Coordinator through MassLIFT-AmeriCorps.  The Youth Education Coordinator will help the BYG team develop and grow school programming and youth-focused community programming throughout Gloucester.

Please read below and visit our website and masslift.org for more information.  The position begins Aug 29, so apply ASAP!

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NEW! MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Position with Backyard Growers: Youth Education Coordinator 

Since 2010 Backyard Growers has helped reshape Gloucester’s relationship with food by providing vegetable gardens at schools, organizations, and homes, and by offering ongoing resources, support, and learning opportunities so people can become successful growers. Our goal is to create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food. Backyard Growers has served over 130 low to moderate income households, 7 organizations and housing communities, and the entire Gloucester school district.

Please visit Backyard Growers website to learn more about our programs.

Backyard Growers is accepting applications for an additional MassLIFT service member for the 2016-2017 service year to serve as a Youth Education Coordinator.

The Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT), an AmeriCorps program managed by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts). Members carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship; manage community volunteers engaged in land conservation activities; and identify new people to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities that address land conservation needs.

Members serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, or Community Engagement Coordinator.

These full-time AmeriCorps positions get a living stipend, an education award, and other benefits. Our 2016-17 program runs from 8/29/16 – 7/28/17.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and info about organizations hosting MassLIFT members can be found at masslift.org.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Interviews will begin ASAP.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. MassLIFT will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service: nationalservice.gov.