Food and Farm Program Coordinator

Contact
Please complete our VYCC General Application (http://bit.ly/VYCCapp), questions can be directed to: [email protected] No calls, please.
Details

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 Member recruitment, 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 the Crew Member interview and hiring process  

Collaborate on configuring crews and placing members; assist with the Crew hiring database 

Assist in the recruitment of Field Supervisor and Food and Farm Crew 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 & Benefits:  

Salary range for this position is $35,568 - $38,500, exempt from overtime   

Medical and dental insurance  

Annual (CTO) and sick leave   

On-going professional development  

Member of a mission-driven and dedicated team of professionals  

Member of a dynamic organization that impacts Vermont’s communities and environment  

  

How to Apply  

Please complete our VYCC General Application (http://bit.ly/VYCCapp), to which you’ll upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Susie Walsh Daloz at [email protected]. No calls, please. Position is open until filled.   

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