AmeriCorps Service Member (at FoodCorps)


Company: FoodCorps
Location: Oregon
Compensation: 33,000
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Education, Nonprofit, Policy
Region: Central, Eastern, Portland Area
Date Posted: March 1, 2024

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FoodCorps connects students to the joy and power of food. We do this through education in the classroom and garden, as well as promoting nourishing school meals and new menu items in the cafeteria. To support these initiatives, we hire FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members. These service members are placed in schools for 11 months (August-July), and in CT they receive a living stipend of $33,000 (paid bi-weekly) for their time. They also receive professional development opportunities in the field of nutrition, agriculture, and education. It’s truly a great opportunity for anyone that is interested in pursuing a career in teaching, agriculture, policy, or the nonprofit sector.

Most service members do the following

Lead Hands-On Lessons – You’ll teach students to grow, cook, and taste new foods, building their knowledge of and enthusiasm for fruits and veggies.

Influence Nourishing School Meals – You’ll cultivate a cafeteria experience that steers students towards fresh fruits and veggies, gets them excited to try new foods, and celebrates their culture and community.

Build A Culture of Health – You’ll be an active, collaborative member of the school community, working to ensure that the whole school environment—from hallway to classroom to cafeteria—celebrates nourishing food.

Who We’re Looking For

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

The ideal candidate has:

  • Passion for building a healthier future for school children
  • Demonstrated leadership aptitude
  • Motivation and commitment to serve full-time directly in a community
  • Self-determination in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solutions
  • Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
  • Display a growth mindset by willing to grow through coaching and implementation of feedback
  • Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in food education

What You’ll Gain during your service term – August 2024 – July 2025

$33,000 living stipend, paid bi-weekly in amounts of $1375

$6,895 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your 2023-2024 service term.

Health Insurance 

If these traits align with you – please go to foodcorps.org/apply and apply there!