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We're Hiring: Grow Spingfield Administrative Position now available through Americorp

Grow Springfield Administrative Position now available through Americorp

Host site: Illinois Stewardship Alliance

SUMMARY: Working closely with Grow Springfield administrative committee, the AmeriCorps member will help to coordinate Grow Springfield, a community garden and urban agriculture network through event organizing, research, media, marketing and more.

Term length: 900 hours (Beginning November 2014)


  • Learn about the issues of community gardening, urban agriculture, food insecurity and current status in Springfield

  • Assist with coordination of the Grow Springfield network and administrative committee through meeting coordination and communicating with members

  • Communicate with Grow Springfield members to organize public events including a community gardening and urban agriculture workshop

  • Conduct research about urban agriculture efforts across the country and share information with the Grow Springfield network

  • Assist with the development of media marketing materials

  • Work with the Administrative Committee in the development of a work plan and implementation of the plan


  • Interest in community gardening, urban agriculture and local food systems

  • Knowledge of Springfield community and ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Computer skills, ability to work self-directed and strong organizational skills required

  • Experience with gardening, community development, event organizing or marketing preferred

Please submit a completed employment application to

Springfield Urban League, Inc.

Human Resources

100 North 11th Street,

Springfield, IL 62703.

Applications can be obtained from the employment link on the website

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Candace Silas at 217-544-0873 ext. 1801 or

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