Baltimore City Schools has become a FoodCorps host site -- a nationwide AmeriCorps service-year program focused on food access and education. Great Kids Farm will host 3 food education fellows beginning in August of 2023. Job description: LINK.
How to apply: see below.
We'll train our food education team in all of our programs, and the team will teach both at the farm and at schools across the city. We're eager to hire a passionate educator team which reflects the diversity of Baltimore City and City Schools students. The position is an 11-month role from the end of August 2023 to the end of July 2024. AmeriCorps members earn "living stipends" in place of salaries. This year's stipend is $33,000 for all 11 months. Applicants receive basic health and dental insurance, and are eligible for a $6,895 award toward education expenses at the completion of the year.
There are some additional benefits! See below for:
- Who are we looking for?
- The job application information for all Baltimore and DC area openings.
- Application instructions
- Additional benefits information
Note: Anyone applying for the Baltimore site should let us know if you're applying so we can flag your application in the national pool.
Questions? Thoughts? Help applying? Please don't hesitate to reach out to "L" -- email@example.com or by call or text: 301-580-5421
Who are we looking for?
Applicants are not required to have prior experience teaching nor with cooking or gardening, but prior experience working with kids will be a great benefit and confidence to stand up in front of large groups of kids is a must. We look forward to welcoming applicants who are eager learners of our methods of experiential education, and responsive classroom. Successful applicants will also demonstrate that they are great communicators in a team setting, which includes using email and other digital tools effectively: we have lots of moving pieces. We need to provide constant feedback to each other and we need to store notes and documents in shared files that everyone knows how to access. Finally, applicants will need to be adaptable to the pros and cons of working in a bureaucratic environment as members of both a national service corps program AND of a large urban school system -- For example, you'll have mandatory meetings and check-ins throughout the year, and rigid time-keeping standards. Keeping an organized calendar will be key! Applicants must have a GED or be high school graduates, and must be at least 18.
LINK: Baltimore & DC Job Description
Instructions To Apply: Read all steps carefully!
- Review all the information about Food Corps as a program: foodcorps.org/apply
- There are 2 tracks, Great Kids Farm is only 1 track - Review what it means to be a Food Education Service Member, which is the track available at Great Kids Farm
- Read the full application here, before selecting on the link which takes you to the Google Form - https://foodcorps.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/PY24-Service-Member-Application.pdf
- Prepare your resume and the answers to all of the questions noted in #3 above.
- As you prepare your answers, prepare to let the FoodCorps team know that you are interested to work for the Baltimore Site and tell us why! You can include this information in the motivation section and/or the 'anything we didn't ask that you want us to know about you' section.
- Fill out your application: https://foodcorps.tfaforms.net/4942118
- LET US KNOW IF YOU APPLY! The applications go to a central application system for all FoodCorps locations. If you let us know that you applied, we can help bump your application and/or ensure that it gets to us. We have no way to know that you applied unless you tell us directly. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Award: After successfully completing your FoodCorps term of service, you'll be eligible for a $6,895 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current or future educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. The award is good to use for up to 7 years. Please note that this award is considered income for tax purposes.
Health insurance: You'll receive basic health, dental, and vision coverage.
Student Loan Forbearance: Most student loans are eligible for forbearance. This means that you can wait until the end of the year to start paying off student loans, without penalty and without adding extra interest onto the loan.
Relocation support: To support the transition into service, all incoming service members will receive $500 to cover relocation costs or to support a gap between jobs. These funds can be used for rent, gas, moving van rental, security deposit, and other costs associated with starting in a new role.
Partial Childcare Reimbursements: For eligible participants who would need this in order to participate.
SNAP: Some service members are eligible to receive SNAP benefits
Need-Based Funding: FoodCorps members can apply for funding to cover costs related to medical or family emergencies, natural disasters, or other unexpected costs related to service throughout their year of service.