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School Garden Facilitator

Title:  School Garden Facilitator                    

Location: PS/MS 218, 1220 Gerard Ave., Bronx, NY 10452

Reports to: Project STEP/JAM Director

About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities.  We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete.  WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of.  WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Project STEP/JAM Director, the School Garden Facilitator will teach food justice and gardening lessons at our afterschool program for youth ages 10-14. WHEDco’s student garden is approximately 1000 square feet, and includes a hydroponic greenhouse. The WHEDco school garden education classes aims to increase access to locally grown organic produce for our students and beautify the school grounds through greening.  This position will create opportunities for youth from diverse backgrounds and the community to learn about growing food, as well as nutrition, cooking, nature, and the environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach and assist in growing and maintaining the garden organically through three growing seasons utilizing the hypotonic greenhouse during and winter months and whenever possible.
  • Develop a curriculum for the garden and food justice program.
  • Provide learning opportunities and engaging lessons.
  • Ensure proper behavior and safety in the garden during program hours.

Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and delivering garden-related instruction.
  • Knowledge of and experience with planting, harvesting, and watering procedures.
  • Professional experience working with children in a classroom, after-school, or community-based environment leading and organizing group activities. Substantial volunteer work will be considered.
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development or STEM.
  • Able to work Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM starting October 2021. 
  • Well-organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Current, active college enrollment or college degree preferred.
  • Previous work experience in low-income communities preferred.

Competitive hourly rate based on experience. This is a part-time, hourly position.

Title:  School Garden Facilitator                    

Location: PS/MS 218, 1220 Gerard Ave., Bronx, NY 10452

Reports to: Project STEP/JAM Director

About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 4, 2021

Location

On-site
1220 Gerard Ave, Bronx, NY 10452, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to steprecruiting@whedco.org. Please include “Group Leader” and your name in subject line.

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to steprecruiting@whedco.org. Please include “Group Leader” and your name in subject line.

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants…

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