Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
NCAT/FoodCorps 206 6th Ave. Ste: 1101
Des Moines, IA  50309
Job Title:
FoodCorps Service Member
Job Type:
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
$15,000 stipend
How To Apply:
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Contact Name:
Flannery Cerbin  
Job Description:
FOODCORPS RECRUITMENT BEGINS: Applications Open for Third Class of School Food Changemakers Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms & kids? Applications are now open for the 2013-2014 class of FoodCorps service members and are due March 24, 2013. What’s FoodCorps? FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. FoodCorps places these leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service where they conduct hands-on food education, build and tend school gardens, and facilitate getting high-quality local food into public school cafeterias. So far this year these service members have reached over 40,000 children in 12 states. You can read more at What about FoodCorps in Iowa? Currently, you can serve in Des Moines, Waterloo/Cedar Falls and in Decorah. There are descriptions of the service sites available at Members collaborate with school communities—both urban and rural—to build momentum for the Farm to School and local foods movement in Iowa. Expect to teach nutrition education, start and maintain school gardens and form relationships with school food service personnel.
Job Qualifications:
Eligibility To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must: Be 18 years or older by the start of service Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent More than anything, FoodCorps is looking for candidates who really want to be FoodCorps service members. Successful FoodCorps service members are people who have: Passion for building a healthier future for schoolchildren Commitment to working hard in order to make a difference Demonstrated leadership ability Motivation to serve full-time in a limited resource community Perseverance in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solutions Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background Experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, or public service Desire to gain hands-in experience for their career