Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Community Programs Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Community Programs Coordinator VISTA

Position Details and Benefits
Under the direction of the Operations and Development Director, the Community Programs Coordinator VISTA will work directly with YGP’s many community-based programs and events. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a healthy space for all members of the community to learn and grow. Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Operations and Development Director, Kate Niederehe, kate@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81299&fromSearch=true. Open until filled.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience
  • Candidate must have experience in volunteer management, non-profit administration, and/or community development
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and G-Suite
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Community Programs Management 
Manages the following YGP community programs and events including managing supplies, recruiting volunteers/participants, scheduling with staff, marketing and public relations, and evaluating program inputs/outputs:
  • Weed N Feed & Volunteer Program
  • Rentals & Farm Stand Pilot
  • Year-round Workshops
  • Various alumni, coalition, and community events
Public Program Development & General Organizational Capacity Building
  • Design and implement new visible and inclusive educational resources for all ages and populations in the region
  • Assist in developing new partnerships and coalitions in the community to support existing and future programs and events
  • Assist with ongoing outreach to the community and YGP stakeholders (volunteers, partners, sponsors, alumni, etc.)
  • Assist in developing YGP’s CRM database, re-branding, and public image campaign
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising events – occasionally beyond normal work hours 
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Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Seasonal Employee

Weston, Massachusetts

Fill In Summer Farm Educators with Land’s Sake Farm

Seasonal, fill-in Employee – 40 hours/week for select weeks

Dates of Employment: Flexible, looking for week-long commitments in June, July, and August 2018

Staff training with part-time hours the week of June 18
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Manager

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit: www.landssake.org.

Farm and Forest

Farm and Forest is a farm and outdoor education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for children in grades 1-4 in nine independent full-week sessions throughout the summer. The program runs from 8:30-3:30 and includes time for snack and lunch for the first eight weeks, and will run from 9:00-4:00 for the week of August 21. Daily activities include garden projects, arts and crafts, animal chores, tree climbing, games, harvesting produce to bring home, and exploring our natural landscape. This year, for the first time, Land’s Sake is piloting a second group of Farm & Forest, running parallel to the original sessions for select weeks .

Position Summary

Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our Farm and Forest summer program. The person in this position must be able to work for at least one week-long period in June, July, and/or August of 2018 and to attend staff training days during the week of June 18th. There will be the option for part-time hours the week of August 27. Working closely with the Education Manager, the Farm and Forest Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 elementary school youth for week-long, full day summer programs. The Farm and Forest Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, and will have opportunity to bring their passions and interest to the programming, choose activities and games, and design curriculum.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a range of ages, experienced in behavior management, and a team player. Previous farm or garden experience is a must as well as comfort working around a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Other helpful skills include experience cooking ability, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farm and Forest Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farm and Forest Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Responsibilities:

Farm and Forest

  • Maintain responsibility for day to day function of Farm and Forest
    ● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
    ● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
    ● Maintain responsibility for the physical and emotional safety and wellness of Farm and Forest
  • Manage behavior of Farm and Forest youth
  • Supervise and direct Farm and Forest Junior Leaders
    ● Communicate with parents as needed
    ● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
    ● Gather weekly feedback from participants and families

Other Responsibilities
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

Qualifications:
● College degree in education, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field required.

  • Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
    ● Experience in a leadership role at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program
    ● The ability to multi-task and work independently
    ● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
  • Strong written communication skills
    ● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
    ● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
    ● Must be able to pass CORI check
    ● Current First Aid and CPR certification
    ● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment dates:
● Training/Program Planning: Week of June 18th, flexible hours with mandatory full-day training on June 18th and 19th
● Programming: must be available for week-long commitments from 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday in the months of June and/or July and/or August 2018
● Cleanup & Debrief: Flexible hours the week of August 27

Salary & Benefits:
● Salary: Dependent on Experience
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm

  • If you work six or more hours in a day, you are entitled to a paid 10 minute break for each four hours worked, and a paid meal period of 30 minutes. You may elect to take both breaks together for a longer lunch break.
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law.

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to professional development and local organic food. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions.

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org, Deadline: June 1st, 2018

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Youth Programs Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Youth Programs Coordinator

Now Hiring: Youth Programs Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Youth Programs Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work to expand EarthDance’s Youth Exploring Agriculture & Health (YEAH!) programs to serve more children and families by developing new partnerships with groups that serve youth to provide farm-based education and enrichment to more low-income youth. The Youth Programs Coordinator will work with young people ages 5-21 around fresh food, nutrition awareness and cooking skills, and empowering youth to become food leaders.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Youth Programs Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, educational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Youth Programs Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of youth education, nutrition and cooking awareness, organic farming/ gardening, and passion for the good food movement.

The Youth Programs Coordinator will:

-Develop partnerships with groups that serve youth

-Provide farm-based education and enrichment to more low-income youth

-Recruit, train, and retain adult volunteers to serve as Field Trip Docents in order to increase EarthDance’s capacity to serve large groups of youth.

-Develop “on the road” food and farming related eating lesson plans for drop-in school visits

-Promote EarthDance’s programs– seasonal youth employment, teen volunteer opportunities–through outreach to schools and other avenues for connecting with young people. Continue reading

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Volunteer Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Volunteer Coordinator

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Volunteer Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will build the capacity of EarthDance through the exploration of available community volunteer support, improvement of the organization’s ability to train, track, and appreciate volunteers, and continual commitment to maintain highly effective volunteer management practices.

The position will begin in July 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator’s time will be spent on the farm, leading farm tours and volunteer crews; in the office scheduling, tracking and strategizing; and in the community, recruiting volunteers and communicating with partner organizations.

The Volunteer Coordinator will:

-Develop EarthDance’s volunteer management system

-Coordinate volunteer activities on the farm and at special events

-Follow up with volunteer groups and individuals to build lasting volunteer relationships

-Create documents and databases, and establish protocols for recruiting, training, and retaining and tracking volunteers

-Research best practices for volunteer management

-Implement new procedures

-Write a monthly Volunteer Newsletter

-Promote, schedule, and lead private farm tours

-Coordinate with EarthDance staff to determine the organization’s volunteer needs for on farm and special events

-Update the volunteer management manual of procedures and documents to serve as training materials for future staff members Continue reading

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Now Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work with community members and organizational partners to build EarthDance’s capacity to serve low-income individuals by conducting outreach to build relationships with Ferguson community members and increase community awareness of EarthDance’s offerings. The Outreach & Marketing Coordinator will make Earthdance’s services and information about food security and healthy eating more visible to Ferguson neighbors and surrounding communities by engaging these groups through the organization’s social media channels and communication with local media outlets.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance grows food, farmers, and community through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, marketing, and interacting with diverse communities and public audiences.

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will:

-Regularly attend community meetings and events (City Council, Neighborhood Association, Ferguson Florissant School District, etc.) in order to develop and strengthen relationships with Ferguson residents

-Coordinate and serve as point person for off-farm outreach events to promote awareness of EarthDance (tabling at events such as back-to-school/health/green fairs)

-Write for local media outlets on behalf of EarthDance

-Create and execute a social media plan and content

-Strengthen relationships with organizational partners (St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, United People Market, Emerson YMCA)

Requirements:

-Experience working with diverse populations

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor

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Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Grants and Development Associate

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Grants and Development Associate

Now Hiring: Grants and Development Associate at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Grants and Development Assistant. The successful candidate for this position will build EarthDance’s capacity through the exploration of available funding resources, the collaborative execution of a fund development plan, and the co-creation of grant proposals. The Grants and Development Associate will work closely with other development staff and the Managing Director to build a strong foundation of support for EarthDance to continue to its mission.

The position will begin as early as late July, pending selection of the right candidate.  AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Grants and Development Assistant

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Grants and Development Assistant. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, research skills, and attention to detail.

The Grants and Development Assistant will:

-Research, apply for, and obtain grant funding for EarthDance programs and operations

-Complete grant reports

-Assist with the execution of the organization’s annual fund development plan

-Assist with the planning and execution of Farmers Formal, EarthDance’s major annual fundraising event and other fundraising events and opportunities

-Secure both cash and in-kind donations for farm and office

Requirements:

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Strong persuasive writing skills

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor Continue reading

Various Location – The Biodynamic Association hiring Staff

Various Locations Nationwide

Employment Opportunity at the Biodynamic Association

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food system, and build bridges and partnerships to deepen and evolve the movement toward regenerative agriculture and social justice.

The BDA strives to embody biodynamic principles in how we operate as an organization, and we have an agile, living approach to organizing our work. Drawing inspiration from Reinventing Organizations and Holacracy, our organization is structured into self-managing circles made up of a number of roles focused on different needs of the organization. Most people on BDA staff fill multiple roles, and the structure of circles and roles evolves to meet the changing needs and opportunities that the BDA encounters and the developing interests and capacities of staff.
Position Summary

In our current phase of growth, we are seeking one or several new people to join our geographically-distributed staff team in filling the following open roles. Continue reading