Massachusetts – Hockomock Area YMCA hiring Community Garden Coordinator

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Title: Community Garden Coordinator

Date: 12/08/2016

Dept.: Health Innovation                                                              

Summary of Position:  This position will oversee operations for the Mansfield Community Garden, a one-acre community garden project maintained through a partnership between the Hockomock Area YMCA and the Town of Mansfield. The Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for growing produce as well as coordinating a 43 member CSA program, working with garden plot members, and overseeing educational workshops/camp visits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Design and plan the growing season at the Community Garden with a focus on crop layout and schedule, ordering of supplies and materials, and adhering to the budget.
  2. Grow vegetables throughout the season by preparing the soil, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.
  3. Coordinate of all aspects of the CSA program including the harvest and pick up of vegetables on designated pick up days
  4. Communicate with all Community Garden members (CSA members and plot members) to ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed within a timely manner
  5. Recruit, supervise, and support volunteers who donate their time to various aspects of the garden project
  6. Facilitate visits from YMCA campers and other groups; design service projects for such groups

Education/Experience:

  1. One to two years of growing experience, preferably with a CSA share program
  2. Degree in sustainable agriculture, agricultural science, or a related area of study preferred
  3. Ability to use Microsoft Office & related computer programs
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of members and volunteers
  5. Ability to build and sustain community relationships
  6. CPR, first aid and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention certifications are required upon hire

Interested applicants should email marykateb@hockymca.org, with a resume and a cover letter/email.

 

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