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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Full-time, year-round. Posted 12/20/19

 

Job Description

As a key member of our team, the Education and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and delivery of our K-12 school-to-farm programs. In 2020, working closely with the Farm Director, our education staff (Education and Outreach Coordinator and part-time educators) will assist as we expand our curriculum to incorporate broader sustainability topics and grade-specific learning modules. The Education and Outreach Coordinator also plays an integral role in supporting our mission by assisting with community outreach and communications and coordinating public programs, farm tours, and volunteer programs.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage all K-12 school-to-farm program logistics including program reservations, permits and insurance, coordinating educators’ schedules, and reviewing program evaluations
  • Regularly perform outreach to schools and communicate program offerings
  • Lead educational tours and teach hands-on, garden-based lessons to K-12th grade classes
  • Help expand on our existing curriculum by integrating vertical learning methods that increase complexity and depth by grade
  • Incorporate place-based learning opportunities that reinforce curriculum standards
  • Invite ongoing feedback from teachers, administrators and staff, parents and students
  • Working closely with farm staff, develop a menu of educational activities that highlight the four-season nature of agroecology
  • Working closely with farm staff, plan and oversee volunteer days that support our production activities
  • Assist with organizational communications including website updates, newsletter, and social media
  • Support various public and community programs and events on the Farm
  • Order and track supplies for education and public programs
  • Occasionally visit schools for in-school programs and classroom tasting tables
  • Assist with general office tasks including greeting visitors and answering phones and email

 

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in formal or informal education, preferably with a hands-on approach to learning including time in outdoor environments 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead groups of children, youth, and adults
  • Enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture and the ability to communicate science-based concepts in a fun and engaging way to diverse audiences of all ages
  • Strong group management skills
  • Knowledge and proficiency of community outreach using social media, CMS, and multiple computer applications
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to complete multiple projects on different timelines and balance priorities
  • Excellent communication, time management, and organization skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Occasionally lift up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education completion or coursework, or professional certification, in areas like elementary education, environmental or outdoor education, nutrition, agriculture, botany, or horticulture
  • Familiarity with Common Core, STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Experience with content creation and distribution
  • Social media analytics, campaign tracking

 

Schedule and Compensation

This is a non-exempt position starting at $19-22/hour, depending on experience. Benefits include 12 paid holidays and paid time off by accrual basis. Occasional evening and weekend work required. To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, a resume, and a list of three references, including ‘Education Coordinator’ in the subject line.