Illinois – Food Works hiring Program Coordinator

Carbondale, Illinois

Now Hiring!

Program Coordinator

Food Works, a non-profit organization centered in Carbondale, IL, seeks a part-time Program Coordinator. Our mission is to advance sustainable food systems in the 23 southernmost counties in Illinois. Our programs feature farmer-to-farmer peer education and consumer education and engagement.

The Program Coordinator will have three areas of responsibility: Food Access program activities which include outreach to farmers markets throughout the region; management of the indoor Winter Community Farmers Market in Carbondale, IL; and administration of the Southern Illinois Farming Alliance peer education and networking programs. The Coordinator works to expand SNAP/Link access to Southern Illinois Farmers markets; promotes use of SNAP/Link at farmers markets; collects and monitors data related to farmers’ market access; manages the Winter Community Farmers Market (Opens Nov/Dec-March) in Carbondale and administers the Farming Alliance. The Coordinator will also work with farmers to identify needs and opportunities, produce newsletters, web content, and social media messaging, schedule educational on-farm Field Days, and develop workshops and trainings as needed.

The ideal candidate is responsible, professional, friendly, and organized. She or he has farmers market, project and volunteer management, communications and event planning experience. The candidate must be able to use the Microsoft Office suite of products (or their equivalent), work some weekends and evenings; must be able to travel in the 23-county southernmost Illinois region, and must be licensed and able to drive.

To apply send a letter of introduction, resume, references and writing samples to: List “Program Coordinator” in the subject line and send all attachments as pdf files. Other formats will not be opened. Or mail application materials to: P.O. Box 3855, Carbondale, IL 62902. Please include your ideal schedule/hours and salary.

Food Works is an equal opportunity employer

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Apple Seeds hiring Program Director

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Apple Seeds Program Director

Part Time Position

The Apple Seeds Program Director oversees all aspects of educational programs. This person will oversee existing programs and the staff that manages these programs. This person will develop and implement innovative educational programming, including workshops, field trips, and camps. Primary responsibilities include developing material for school garden workshops, field trips, and camps, coordinating outreach and providing instruction, as needed. The Program Director will oversee program staff and assist in the hiring process.

Program Development—Garden Workshops, Field Trips & Camps

• Develop program content and supporting materials

• Recruit experts to assist in components

• Oversee application process and acceptance criteria

• Contact schools and develop relationships

• Collaborate with teacher/board member to develop and continuously improve lesson plans

• Follow up with attendees for feedback

• Lead the program

• Coordinate with farm manager for growing crops in conjunction with needs for field trips and school markets


School Garden Program

• Supervise and train new school garden coordinator and other staff for school gardens

• Oversee updates and improvements to school garden manuals/materials

• Oversee documentation of students’ projects through photographs and transcriptions

• Send invoices to school PTO


School Garden Markets

• Supervise and train farm program coordinator and other staff for school garden markets

• Oversee management of garden markets, including garden leader training, market set-up, harvest and delivery of produce, and documentation

• Assist in first market

• Follow up with garden leaders for feedback

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