JOB POSTING
 
POSITION: Garden Coordinator
LOCATION: 26 Whitman St, Norway, Maine 
DATE: April 2021
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
POSITION TYPE: Hourly, part-time, seasonal, renewable contingent on funding and successful job performance.
 
MISSION: The mission of the Alan Day Community Garden is to cooperatively create an educational, demonstration garden where people can grow their own food using organic, sustainable methods to support an enduring community food system.
 
PURPOSE: The Garden Coordinator ensures that the purpose, value, and mission of the Alan Day Community Garden is realized through the facilitation of our gardening programs. The primary responsibility of this role is to develop and maintain gardens and garden programs throughout the growing season. Duties include working with volunteers and youth, record keeping, proactive communication with all garden members, and assisting the Executive Director with additional tasks and special projects as needed.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
■ Demonstration & Production Garden Program: Manage gardening operations. Take primary responsibility for efficiently managing the gardens with the help of volunteers & interns, including a high tunnel, ½ acre of gardens, 1 acre food forest, offsite raised beds at a few locations, and the development of new raised beds. Work effectively to create flourishing, educational and highly productive gardens by planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting.
■ Volunteer Program: oversee and manage volunteer gardeners. Coordinate activities and work directly with volunteers on a regular basis. Manage and update a volunteer record with names, roles, and hours of service.
■ Youth Program: work with students & summer youth program. Collaborate with Youth Program Coordinator to organize garden projects. Work with youth on garden-related activities, provide basic instruction and research gardening methods as-needed to maintain productivity.
■ CSA Garden Share Program: Oversee harvesting and packing. Help organize and manage the Garden Share planning and harvest day by overseeing volunteers and youth and providing quality control for the products. Ensure tracking for weight of produce harvested, distributed or served during any ADCG program. Keep records for grant reporting purposes.
■ Respectfully and professionally represent the ADCG at all times in public settings, private meetings, and digital communications, as an employee of the ADCG. Have a thorough understanding of ADCG history and mission, current programming opportunities, and general information.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
■ BA or equivalent 4 years post secondary education- applicants without this level of education, but having professional experience relevant to this position will be considered
■ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
■ Demonstrated leadership skills
■ Demonstrated knowledge base of basic food system issues in relation to climate change, industrial food production, and food insecurity. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as they apply to food access, education about food, and personal food choices
■ Experience with organic farming or gardening
■ Physical ability to safely perform routine gardening tasks, sometimes in challenging (hot, cold, rainy) weather conditions, while also instructing and monitoring other participants to ensure safety. Be able to lift 50 lbs and walk over rough terrain
■ Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, possess time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks at one time
■ Understanding and active awareness of social, economic, cultural and racial diversity. Commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Willingness to receive training regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
 
Additional Job Information
This is a part-time, hourly position, starting at $16/hr. Hours will average 20/week from May to September. Benefits include free access to seasonal produce for personal use. Please call (207)-346-0708 or email alandaycommunitygarden@gmail.com with any questions regarding the position.
 
How to Apply
Applications are due by June 1st 2021. Applications should include a resume, one-page cover letter, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Applicants should submit their applications by mail to Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway, Maine, 04268 or electronically by email to alandaycommunitygarden@gmail.com.
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POSITION: Youth Program Coordinator     

LOCATION: 26 Whitman St, Norway, Maine

DATE: May 2021

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

 

POSITION TYPE: Hourly, full-time, seasonal, seasonally renewable contingent on funding and successful job performance.

 

MISSION: The mission of the Alan Day Community Garden is to cooperatively create an educational, demonstration garden where people can grow their own food using organic, sustainable methods to support an enduring community food system.

 

PURPOSE:

The Youth Program Coordinator ensures that the purpose, value, and mission of the Alan Day Community Garden is realized through the facilitation of our youth programs. The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver and manage the summer Youth Leadership Program garden and other youth programs throughout the growing season. Duties include working with volunteers and youth, facilitating meal preparation, group games, lessons, activities, and communication skills, following a schedule and record keeping, proactive communication with all garden members, attending a Friday evening Farmers’ Market, and assisting the Executive Director with additional tasks and special projects as needed. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the daily operations of the Youth Leadership Program as designated by the program schedule and the Executive Director. Communicate effectively and professionally with all youths, parents, gardeners, visitors, volunteers, and others who interface with the ADCG.

  • Monitor program success, challenges and potential challenges, and best practices. In collaboration with the Executive Director, adapt the program to address observed challenges. Keep a daily log and report significant observations to the Executive Director.

  • Facilitate/deliver pre-planned educational activities with youths. Program Coordinator will plan lessons and is expected to be familiar with the material. All lessons and activities will focus on leadership, communication, gardening skills, or the mission of the ADCG, facilitated in a fun and engaging manner.

  • Respectfully and professionally represent the ADCG at all times in public settings, private meetings, and digital communications, as an employee of the ADCG. Have a thorough understanding of ADCG history and mission, current programming opportunities, and general information. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  •  BA or equivalent 4 years post secondary education- applicants without this level of education, but having professional experience relevant to this position will be considered

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

 

  •  Demonstrated leadership skills

  •  Demonstrated knowledge base of basic food system issues in relation to climate change, industrial food production, and food insecurity. Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as they apply to food access, education about food, and personal food choices

  • Experience with organic farming or gardening, education, youth development

  • Physical ability to safely perform routine gardening tasks, sometimes in challenging (hot, cold, rainy) weather conditions, while also instructing and monitoring other participants to ensure safety. Be able to lift 50 lbs and walk over rough terrain

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, possess time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks at one time

  • Understanding and active awareness of social, economic, cultural and racial diversity. Commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Willingness to receive training regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

 

Additional Job Information

This is a full time, hourly position, starting at $17/hr. Hours will average approximately 40/week from approximately June 24th to August 20th. Benefits include free access to seasonal produce for personal use. Please call (207)-346-0708 or email alandaycommunitygarden@gmail.com with any questions regarding the position.

How to Apply

Applications are due by June 10th 2021. Applications should include a resume, one-page cover letter, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Applicants should submit their applications by mail to Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway, Maine, 04268 or electronically by email to alandaycommunitygarden@gmail.com