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community outreach coordinator at real food farm

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Real Food Farm is pleased to announce the opening of the Community Outreach Coordinator position. This is a 1-year VISTA position starting November 2012. Real Food Farm is Civic Works’innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. We broke ground in October 2009 and since then we have been busy growing food, educating youth, partnering with community organizations, and bringing more real food to Northeast Baltimore.

Community Outreach Coordinator
Real Food Farm is currently seeking a full-time Americorps VISTA Community Outreach Coordinator to begin November 2012. This is an opportunity for an individual interested in directly engaging communities with low-access to fresh food. The goal of the position is to develop Real Food Farm’s capacity to increase food access and food security in the Clifton Park neighborhoods. Responsibilities include utilizing existing partnerships and programming while reaching out to new partners. The Coordinator will continue to develop the Mobile Market program while assisting in its daily operations; increase accessibility of other RFF programs including on-farm volunteering, education programming, and the CSA; and work with city agencies, universities, and community health partners for the betterment of the food system in the Clifton Park neighborhoods.

The position may require up to 10 hours of weekly on-farm labor depending on the interests of the applicant. Applicants should be independent, enthusiastic, outgoing, and responsible. The position requires driving a large diesel step van and past experience handling large vehicles is preferred but not required.

The position will begin in November 2012 and run through November 2013. Although the position requires a flexible schedule, including some Saturdays, the required time is 40 hours per week.  Pay will be a modest bi-weekly Americorps VISTA stipend and an education award upon completion of the term. Americorps enrollment is not required to apply. Email cover letter and resume to realfoodfarm@civicworks.com or fax to 410-366-1831 with the specific job title in the subject line, or drop off the materials at 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213. Applications due September 4th 2012 for a November start date.

 

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