Position Available: Urban Garden Outreach Coordinator
SALARY: $320 per week
HOURS: 20 hours per week
LOCATION: 435 Oakview Rd., Decatur GA 30030
CONTACT: Melanie Heckman, Education Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org 404-371-1920
About the Position
The Urban Garden Outreach Coordinator will work 20 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 urban and at-risk communities. He or she will teach informal hands-on and lecture-style lessons in the school classroom, 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 with the Wylde Center’s Education Department to develop, track, and deliver the education programs.
- Coordinate and lead 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.
- Create and develop curriculum and educational materials for classes with the Education Program Manager.
- 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 Manager.
- 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 website, blog, newsletter, and magazine.
- Duties related to being a member of the Wylde Center staff.
- Able to work outside to facilitate hands-on learning about organic agriculture and the environment.
- Knowledgeable of gardening, nutrition 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 or Garden to Classroom programs preferred.
- Proven success working with at-risk urban communities, preferably in Atlanta.
- 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.
- Afterschool availability two days per week.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, references, and cover letter to Melanie Heckman at email@example.com. Resumes will be accepted for review through December 16, 2013.
About the Wylde Center
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