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Program Coordinator

Job Description
Organization: 
Growing Gardens
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Part-time
Job Category: 
Development | Education | Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Job Announcement

Education Program Coordinator: Longmont

 

Growing Gardens is a Boulder based non-profit organization established in 1998 with the mission to enrich the lives of the community through sustainable urban agriculture. Growing Gardens helps people experience a direct, deep connection with food, the land and each other through our programs for diverse populations: The Children’s Peace Garden (Ages 3-11), Community Classes, Community Gardens, Growing Gardens Food Project, and Cultiva Youth Project (Ages 12-18). Our activities are centered in the heart of Boulder on 11 acres of land that has been in agricultural use for the past 100 years. We expanded our programming in 2016 to include a 1 acre farm in neighboring Longmont, Colorado, which provides fresh produce and agriculture-based education to the Longmont community. To learn more about Growing Gardens, visit www.growinggardens.org.

 

Growing Gardens’ Education Program Coordinator: Longmont is integral to ensure high quality education programs are delivered through two of our programs: The Children’s Peace Garden and The Cultiva Youth Project. The Program Coordinator is the lead educator in these programs at our Longmont Farm. Working with partner organizations and Title 1 Schools in the community, the Program Coordinator Longmont schedules and leads farm and classroom based learning opportunities. The Program Coordinator works with the Longmont Farm Manager to co-lead the Cultiva Youth Project. This position recruits, hires, trains and educates teens who work on the farm for the summer season. Additional responsibilities include: training a diverse group of Youth Leaders and Interns, teaching at our Boulder site during School Days Off and assisting with field trips and classroom visits as needed. Working with the Program Director, this position is essential in setting and attaining programming goals and developing new curriculum.

 

 

Job Title: Program Coordinator Longmont
Job Status: Part Time, Year-Round Employee; Average 25 hours per week

Two Possible Schedules:

  1. 25 hours per week year round
  2. 30 hours per week March-Oct and 20 hours per week Nov – Feb  *preferred

Reports To: Program Director
Pay: $16-18.00 per hour (depending on experience and qualifications)

Bonus: for Bilingual Spanish/English (up to $22 per hour)
Benefits: Negotiable

Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled. 

Preferred Start Date: February 3, 2019

TO APPLY:
No phone calls please. Email your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation with “Program Coordinator Application” in the email subject line to: info@growinggardens.org
 

Required Qualifications

  • The candidate must have one of the following:
  • 4 year degree in recreation, education or human services OR
  • 2 years of college coursework (in any discipline) in addition to 910 hours of verifiable kid time OR
  • 5,460 hours of verifiable kid time + additional training through the state

Please note: In your cover letter- please indicate which of these qualifications you meet in BOLD text directly under your signature line

  • Minimum three years of experience working with children
  • Minimum two years teaching experience in an Environmental Education setting
  • Minimum one year of experience managing interns or other teams
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Willingness to joyfully work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a small staff
  • Adaptability to changing situations, needs of program participants and changing weather conditions

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with organic gardening/farming highly desired
  • Bilingual Spanish/English highly desired and will be given priority

 

Major Functions and Accountabilities

  • The Program Coordinator reports to Program Director
  • Works with fellow Program Coordinators to train and manage interns
  • Coordinates with other Growing Gardens site and director staff to fulfill program needs
  • Leads education programming for interns, children, teens and adults
  • Schedule and teach garden-based education programming for children at the Longmont Farm site
  • Teach garden-based education programming for children at the Boulder site
  • Recruit, hire and Co-lead the Cultiva Youth Project in Longmont
  • Record keeping and administrative work documenting programming
  • Outreach and marketing work with participating agencies and organizations
  • This job is outside in all weather conditions and involves many contact hours with program participants (children, teens, interns, volunteers, adults, etc)

Children’s Peace Garden

  • Maintain positive relationships with teachers and school administrators to facilitate programming and meet program goals
  • Oversee seasonal schedules for Longmont programming
  • Train and support Interns assisting with or teaching programming
  • Host field trips of local elementary age children to the Longmont Farm
  • Visit nearby elementary school classrooms for continued programming
  • Co-teach School Days Off and other programming as needed at the Boulder Farm
  • Teach in Growing Gardens Summer Camp program
  • Teach on a regular basis. Majority of teaching is with elementary aged children in the garden and in local schools
  • Develop and review curriculum
  • Track and record demographic and other data for program reports

 

 

Cultiva Youth Project

  • Recruit and market the Cultiva Youth Project in Longmont
  • Interview and hire teen Cultiva applicants with current Youth Leaders
  • Teach various educational workshops during the Cultiva summer season
  • Co-lead the Cultiva teen program during the summer season
  • Assist with teen service learning groups visiting the farm
  • Maintain paperwork, documentation throughout the year
  • Track and record demographic and other data for program reports

 

Events

  • Growing Gardens hosts a number of events throughout year. This person will work with all other staff to make these events successful.
  • Attend Longmont Community events as a Growing Gardens ambassador
  • Co-organize and market Community Salsa Party at the Longmont Farm
Areas of Responsibility

Growing Gardens’ Education Program Coordinator: Longmont is integral to ensure high quality education programs are delivered through two of our programs: The Children’s Peace Garden and The Cultiva Youth Project. The Program Coordinator is the lead educator in these programs at our Longmont Farm. Working with partner organizations and Title 1 Schools in the community, the Program Coordinator Longmont schedules and leads farm and classroom based learning opportunities. The Program Coordinator works with the Longmont Farm Manager to co-lead the Cultiva Youth Project. This position recruits, hires, trains and educates teens who work on the farm for the summer season. Additional responsibilities include: training a diverse group of Youth Leaders and Interns, teaching at our Boulder site during School Days Off and assisting with field trips and classroom visits as needed. Working with the Program Director, this position is essential in setting and attaining programming goals and developing new curriculum.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Required Qualifications The candidate must have one of the following: 4 year degree in recreation, education or human services OR 2 years of college coursework (in any discipline) in addition to 910 hours of verifiable kid time OR 5,460 hours of verifiab
Compensation/Benefits

Pay: $16-18.00 per hour (depending on experience and qualifications)

How To Apply

TO APPLY:
No phone calls please. Email your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation with “Program Coordinator Application” in the email subject line to: info@growinggardens.org

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