Job: Hiring Deadline Extended Until 10/31- Americorps Intern, Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans

Who We Are: The Grow Dat Youth Farm's mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. On our farm we work collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana. What We Seek: Grow Dat is seeking an Americorps Intern for the pilot year of the program. The position will require someone who is willing to learn and lead at the same time. The right candidate will be interested in working collaboratively, developing skills as an educator, excited about working with a diverse range of people, organized, detail-oriented, willing to do physical labor, and interested in growing food.

This job will be an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in learning how to develop a youth-based social entrepreneurship project. The work you complete will be an integral part of the successful development of the Grow Dat Youth Farm. While it is important to be self-motivated and inquisitive if you are interested in working in this internship, there will also be ample opportunities to seek guidance and clarification from the project supervisor. General Job Description Tasks will be defined by two categories--Administrative and Programmatic. Main work responsibilities are as follows: Administrative: Assist with the organizational infrastructure development, including developing systems for data management, office management, grant reporting, programmatic evaluation, payroll, etc. Assist with curriculum development and organization of youth activities. Help create what will become the annual Grow Dat programmatic calendar. Assist with development of volunteer program (engaging and managing volunteers). Programmatic: Assist with program logistics such as relationship development at partner schools, student recruitment and transportation. The Americorps Intern will lead certain elements of youth programming and should expect to participate consistently on farm work days with the students and Grow Dat staff. Participation in regular feedback sessions with Grow Dat Director and youth. Benefits/Stipend: Monthly stipend of $897 Health insurance is provided Housing from Tulane is provided- furnished apartment shared with another Vista at no cost End of service award- education grant of $5300 or cash stipend of $1500 Relocation benefits of up to $400 How to Follow Up: If you are interested please contact Johanna Gilligan at johannagilligan@gmail.com. The internship will begin January or early February, 2011, and will last for one year. If you wish to apply for the position, please email a resume and cover letter to Johanna. In your cover letter please indicate why you are interested in working on this project and what you believe your unique contribution to Grow Dat Youth Farm would be. All applications are due by October 31st, 2010. If you are selected to be interviewed we will contact you by November 7th, 2010. We hope to have selected a candidate by November 30th, 2010.

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