FOODCORPS SERVICE MEMBER position description

We are currently accepting FoodCorps service member applications for the 2021-2022 Program Year! Join us for a year of service in Connecticut from August 2021-July 2022!
 
Who We Are
FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:

  • Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
  • Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
  • Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure our success in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.

What We’re Looking Fo(please refer to attached job description for full list of duties and requirements)

  • Passion for building a healthier future for school children
  • Commitment to working hard in service of local communities 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
  • Experience working or volunteering in education, youth development, or other teaching setting
  • Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve

What You’ll Gain

  • A living stipend of $22,000 in the state of CT
  • $6,095 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your term of service
  • Health insurance–– Participation in the FoodCorps health insurance option is required if you cannot provide proof of existing coverage.
  • Partial childcare reimbursement, if you qualify
  • Student loan forbearance, if you qualify
  • Training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities

Where You’ll Serve

In Connecticut, we currently partner with the following service sites:

  • New London Public Schools’ Food & Nutrition Services
  • East Hartford Public Schools’ Food & Nutrition Services
  • Hartford Public Schools Food and Child Nutrition Office
  • The Consolidated School District of New Britain
  • Meriden Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services Office
  • New Haven Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services
  • Green Village Initiative in Bridgeport
  • Norwalk Public Schools
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • Naugatuck Public Schools
 
Learn more about our program and apply: https://foodcorps.org/apply/

Catherine Hallisey | FoodCorps
Connecticut Program Coordinator | she/her

FoodCorps Alum, CT, 2013-2015

FoodCorps.org
(860) 878-5308 (cell)