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Wylde Center Job Openings

HOURS: 35 hours/week
LOCATION: 435 Oakview Rd., Decatur GA 30030
CONTACT: Allison Ericson, 404-984-9888

About the Position
The Lead Educator will work 35 hours per week to coordinate and teach garden and nutrition education programs for public school groups and partner organizations, managing and delivering our initiatives for diverse communities. He or she will teach informal hands-on and lecture-style lessons at the Wylde Center, in school classrooms and gardens, at the Edgewood Community Learning Garden, at the Decatur Housing Authority, and other gardens and sites around Atlanta. In addition, he or she will make and maintain community connections and work within the Wylde Center’s Education Department to develop, track, and deliver the education programs.

Job Description
• Coordinate and lead environmental, garden, culinary and nutrition education programs for public schools and partner groups in the community.
• Teach hands-on demonstrations and lecture-style lessons in the garden and classroom to diverse ages and          socioeconomic groups.
• Assist with implementation of Farm to School program.
• Create and develop curriculum and educational materials for classes with the Education Program Director.
• Create and distribute promotional materials for the Edgewood and Decatur Housing Authority education programs.
• Measure and track program outcomes and communicate outcomes and program status to the Education Program   Director.
• Represent the Wylde Center at meetings, conferences, tabling events as it relates to the education program.
• Assist with education department programs as needed, including environmental education and public events.
• Write articles for the Wylde Center’s website, blog, newsletter, and magazine.
• Duties related to being a member of the Wylde Center staff.

Applicant Requirements
• Able to work outside to facilitate hands-on learning about organic agriculture and the environment.
• Knowledgeable of gardening, nutrition, physical activity and culinary skills and able to practically instruct students  on these topics.
• Enjoys working with youth and adults.
• Experience developing and delivering garden-based curriculum; previous experience leading Farm to School    programs preferred; experience with Georgia Performance Standards/Common Core a plus.
• Proven success working with at-risk urban communities.
• Takes initiative in establishing and pursuing community connections.
• Ability to approach a project enthusiastically and proactively achieve timelines.
• Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and professionalism at all times.
• Experience developing, assessing, and managing projects from start to finish.
• Strong communication, organizational, time-management, and computer skills.
• Self-directed; able to work independently and on a team.
• Ability to work after school hours as it pertains to certain programs.
• Available to work 6 weekend days over the course of the year.

To Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, references, and cover letter to Allison Ericson, Education Director, at Resumes will be accepted for review through August 31, 2015.

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