Agricultural Education Network Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA Position

Aloha Friends and Family!

We are currently looking for an AmeriCorp VISTA member to fill our Agricultural Education Network Coordinator position at HACBED. The position is scheduled to begin in the early part of 2019, but the start date is flexible. Please let us know if you know anyone who might be interested in the position. The position description and application link have been included below.


The selected VISTA application will be expected to:

1. Increase collaboration through network building among government, nonprofit, and community partners to better respond to the needs of low income and Native Hawaiian communities across the state.
2. Work with high school faculty and administrators, as well as support service providers and higher education partners to build secondary school capacity while also encouraging resource sharing and collaboration. This may include conducting outreach, relationship building, event coordination and facilitation, as well as keeping accurate notes and tracking next steps.
3. Work closely with partners to collect data and identify additional areas of needed support.
4. Work with community partners to develop sustainable funding streams for the project and activities. Specific duties include supporting partnerships, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, supporting budgeting and evaluation, as well as grant writing.

Member Duties:

1. Facilitate, coordinate, and support the Ho’ohiapo Network, a coalition of schools and educators interested in strengthening a pathway from West O’ahu schools to University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu (UHWO) and agriculture-related careers. Core Schools include Nanakuli Intermediate and High School, Wai‘anae High School, Kapolei High School, James Campbell High School, and Waipahu High School.
2. Strengthen connections between ‘aina-based (land-based) partners on O’ahu and educational partners such as UHWO and regional high schools. Key ‘aina-based partners include MA’O Farms, Ka’ala Farms, Malama Learning Center, and Place-based Learning And Community Engagement in School (PLACES).
3. Support Dr. Albie Miles and his staff at the Sustainable Community Food Systems (SCFS) degree program at UHWO with grant writing, tracking, evaluation, and reporting.
4. Provide capacity support for additional partners with outreach and data collection in community as needed.

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