AgCorps Farmer's Market and Mediation Specialsit
Department of Agriculture
About the organization
AgCorps is a state AmeriCorps program administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture. AgCorps aims to improve the capacity of partner organizations to meet their mission, grow collaborations, provide effective programming, and create resilient, healthy, safe, and engaged communities in Montana. This program is also designed to serve rural and underfunded school districts in Montana that require more accessibility to Ag literacy materials. The AgCorps program strives to deliver the best possible resources and values integrity, leadership, and trust in its members and host sites.
AmeriCorps Program Benefits:
• Members receive a living allowance of $21,000 to cover basic expenses while serving
• Upon successful completion of service, members receive a $7,895 education award
• While serving, members may qualify for student loan forbearance
• Healthcare/ childcare services are available while serving
• A $200/month housing stipend if eligible
Farmers markets play a valuable role in promoting healthy communities in Montana. While shoppers enjoy the freshness and taste of locally grown foods, and vendors capture more of the value of their products from direct sales to their customers, money is circulated through the local economy. The purpose of service for this project relates to the overall community need of Agricultural Literacy throughout the counties in the state of Montana. Additionally, Farmers Markets are essential to provide communities with local produce at an affordable price, while supporting local vendors.
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution where parties meet with a neutral mediator to help guide them toward agreement. The mediator does not make decisions, they serve only to ensure all avenues to resolution are explored. The role of the mediator is to facilitate conversation, establish ground rules and make sure that everyone has an opportunity to voice their position. An AgCorps member will have the ability to create educational material to provide to communities and individuals who would benefit from the Dept. Of Ag’s mediation services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• Valid Driver’s License
• Public speaking skills
• Knowledge of design and editing software (i.e., Canva, Adobe, etc.)
• Ability to interact with community members of all demographics
• Understanding or willingness to learn how agriculture plays an important role in Montana
AmeriCorps Service minimum Requirements:
• Must be 18+ at the beginning of service (17+ requires parental consent)
• High school graduate, GED recipient, working towards obtaining a high school diploma/ GED
• Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
• Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria
Contact email: [email protected]
Two references will be required during the interview process
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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