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This dynamic non-profit organization is devoted to sowing the seeds of knowledge about nutritious food in the fertile minds of children, and they are currently on the hunt for fresh talent who possess a passion for healthy eating and education.

Passionate about organic farming and garden-based education?

Apple Seeds is seeking a skilled Farm Manager to manage their 2-acre garden, the cornerstone of youth programming, community involvement, and fundraising events. Responsibilities include the development of gardens and orchards using organic and sustainable practices, grounds maintenance, and growing crops to support programs. Engaging the community, leading volunteers, and hosting workshops are essential tasks. Additionally, the role involves managing logistics, budgets, and 1-2 team members.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Annual salary of $40,000-50,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Health insurance is available for full-time employees with employer contribution of 50%
  • Paid Time Off: 10 days vacation, 10 days Holiday, and up to 10 days sick leave per year
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Are you ready to cultivate messages that sow seeds of knowledge and growth toward healthy futures?

If creativity, project management, and public speaking are your strengths, and your excitement for social media, children, health, fresh food, education, and farm-to-table philosophy is evident, the Part-Time Communications Manager role might be a perfect fit for you.

The Communications Manager will manage Apple Seeds’ social media accounts, photography, graphics, and marketing materials, bringing their mission to life in engaging and exciting ways. They will work closely with the Development Director and play a vital role in owning
and shaping the organization’s communications strategy.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Part-time hourly: $18.27 – $21.63, commensurate to experience. 20 hours per week
  • Apple Seeds offers paid time off and sick leave to ensure a healthy work-life balance
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Do the notions of healthy diets, fresh produce, and the nourishment of education make your heart sprout with enthusiasm?

If so, you might be the ideal candidate for the Program Manager position at Apple Seeds! This role will be tasked with being the gardener of young minds, planting seeds of knowledge through curriculum-based field trips and in-school programs during the school year. The workload will stretch across Northwest Arkansas, cultivating students’ understanding of the importance of nutritious foods and healthy lifestyles.

During the summer, you’ll continue to water these seeds of wisdom, leading garden-based cooking camps, farm-to-table cooking classes, and the teen service learning program.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Annual salary of $38,000-45,000; commensurate with experience & qualifications
  • Health insurance is available for full-time employees who have been employed for 60 days or more. Apple Seeds will pay 50% of the premium for employees on this policy. Team members also have the opportunity to add additional family members onto the policy for an additional cost.
  • 10 days of paid vacation, 10 days of holiday vacation, and up to 10 days of paid sick leave per year

Apple Seeds is also hiring a Program Assistant who will report directly to the Senior Program Manager while also receiving shared supervision from the Program Manager.

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Interested in a one-year commitment dedicated to transforming how children perceive nutrition and food?

Apply to join over 7,000 AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program who serve annually to help local organizations expand their capacity to drive change.

The Nutrition Education Program VISTA at Apple Seeds will support the enhancement and expansion of school and community-based programs by developing and enhancing relationships with area schools, organizations, and individuals within the community to help Apple Seeds secure needed organizational support and program partners. The VISTA responsibilities include enhancing systems for program scheduling, survey distribution, data analysis, training of volunteers and interns, and program implementation refinements.

Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Training, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend

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With more than 3,000 hours of service recorded annually, Apple Seeds has a variety of volunteer opportunities available! Opportunities include helping on the farm, harvesting, packing produce, working with children at their programs, and helping out at special events. Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and to organized groups of businesses, civic groups, and more.

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