Natick Community Organic Farm hiring Coordinator for Schools, Scouts & Volunteers

Natick, Massachusetts

Coordinator for Schools, Scouts, & Volunteers

The Natick Community Organic Farm has been offering programs to schools to enhance classroom learning for over 20 years. Our programs connect students with the abundant knowledge needed for producing the food that fuels us and allow students the opportunity to participate in and observe activities that are part of a working, productive farm. Our programs are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in order to come alongside school educators as an enrichment resource. Similarly, our scout and community service/volunteering opportunities at the farm offer individuals and groups the chance to take part in the daily operations of the Farm, which include caring for the animals, tending gardens, carrying out maintenance and marketing farm products.

The Program Coordinator for Schools, Scouts & Volunteers is responsible for all scheduling, staffing and training of educators for school and scout programs, scheduling school & scout programs, volunteer coordinating, and birthday party coordinating. This position works closely with the Public Program Coordinator and Farmers; and reports to the Executive Director. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing teachers including providing professional development, scheduling and running trainings on programs, and hiring new teachers as needed.
  • Joining the teaching rotation.
  • Managing and updating lesson plans and teaching supplies.
  • Communicating with schools and scout groups.
  • Managing all logistics of booking programs, including maintaining the program calendar and managing program finances.
  • Communicating with farmers when farming staff or materials are needed for programs.
  • Managing maple syrup tours including training tour guides, setting up supplies, managing the tour calendar, and publicizing tours.
  • Managing volunteer schedules & paperwork.
  • Managing all birthday party rentals & tours.

The Program Coordinator for Schools, Scouts & Volunteers position is 15 hours/week during the school year and 5-10 hours/week during the summer.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience teaching groups
  • Experience designing hands-on curriculum
  • Skilled and experienced in organization, communication, multitasking and customer service
  • Must be comfortable working indoors or outdoors in any weather in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Preference given to candidates with a B.S. in Earth Sciences or related experience, and experience and enthusiasm for hands-on work with school-aged youth, and a good sense of humor.

To apply please send a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to Rachel Tetrault at rtetrault.ncorganic@verizon.net.

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