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AmeriCorps Community Food Fellow QT

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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AmeriCorps Community Food Fellow QT


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About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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· Learning about local and national issues related to food insecurity, food waste, and sustainable food production.· Developing skills and experience related to food production, preparation, and safety.· Completing required UGA and AmeriCorps training.

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Community Engagement

· Direct and indirect service in support of local and campus partner organizations and initiatives.· Supporting community and campus outreach events and activities.· Volunteer recruitment and management in support of program and partner goals.

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AmeriCorps Program Support

· Completing required record-keeping and reporting· Communication and program evaluation

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Position Summary:

The University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning (OSL) seeks motivated applicants interested in addressing food insecurity in the community as an AmeriCorps Community Food Fellow. The AmeriCorps State program is a federally-funded national service program which allows U.S. citizens to serve their country at home, meet a critical community need, and gain professional experience. Community Food Fellows will be recruited to address food issues in collaboration with on- and off-campus partner organizations and provide direct support for food security and production, anti-hunger, and food waste reduction initiatives.

This posting is for a quarter-time member serving for a year starting in (August 1, 2024- July 31, 2025). Community Food Fellows serve for a year as quarter-time AmeriCorps Service Members as part of a group of up to 4 Fellows. Members are required to log a total of 450 hours, averaging 10 hours/week, depending on the start date.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

High school diploma or equivalent. Should be a U.S. citizen with proof of citizenship. Interest in food issues and experience serving as a volunteer or leading a service experience is preferred. Applications from UGA undergraduate and graduate students, as well as external applicants are encouraged.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Interest in issues of food insecurity, production, and sustainability and commitment to benefiting the local community.Represent UGA effectively to on- and off-campus partners.Work collaboratively as part of a team.
Meet deadlines, follow through on commitments, and keep track of data.

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Driving, light lifting, occasional work outdoors (i.e., gardening, etc.)

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Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

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For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Kay Vaughn

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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