FW: Job Announcement Regional Farm and Food Project
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- Subject: [cg] FW: Job Announcement Regional Farm and Food Project
- From: Darshell Silva <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:52:12 -0400
Silva RI Community Food Bank
Regional Farm and Food Project
148 Central Avenue,
Albany, NY 12206
Part-time Coordinator-- Linking Children with Agriculture:
Promoting Community Educational Farming in the Hudson Valley
Coordinator will organize and lead a task force primarily based in Albany,
Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer Counties.
Objectives of the task
1) Conduct a needs assessment of interested stakeholders,
including farmers, educators and schools, land conservancies, youth programs,
and local governments.
2) Organize educational programs (i.e.
workshops, field trips, and mentoring) to assist farmers, teachers, and other
community members in developing effective farm-based experiential learning
programs for children and youth.
3) Explore possible partnerships
and sites for establishing publicly owned or managed community educational farms
in the region.
The coordinator will also seek additional funding to
ensure the continuation of this project and possibly to expand staffing of the
project. Renewal of the contract will be contingent on funding.
The position requires much networking, volunteer recruitment, and
resourcefulness. The sponsoring organization has assembled a small network
of resource people and organizations to assist in project
1) Demonstrated ability to work
independently, especially in project development and in organizing, managing,
and motivating groups.
2) Interest and enthusiasm for experiential
education for children in the context of agriculture.
3) Background in
agriculture, education, environmental education, or related fields a
4) Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal
5) Grantwriting interest and ability
Media relations and outreach skills and experience very useful.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway has funded a
$10,000 grant to support the coordinator position, with additional funds for
expenses available. Hourly compensation will be commensurate with
experience. The coordinator is expected to start as soon as possible,
preferably in June 2000.
- A minimum of one-year commitment, with two to three-year commitment
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter
explaining your qualifications and interest in the position, contact information
for at least three professional references and a writing sample. While the
deadline is May 30th, applications received
after that date will be considered if the position is still open.
Regional Farm and Food Project is a not-for-profit organization founded in
1996. Through education, community development, and organizing, the RFFP
promotes new opportunities for family-scale agriculture, which are good for the
land and build stronger connections between farmers and the
Agriculture and Food Systems Sustainability
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Ithaca, NY 14853