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The Grow and Walk Program Assistant will support the implementation of the “Grow & Walk: Moving Toward a Healthier and Greener Tomorrow” program. As a part of the Get Healthy Philly initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Health, this new Black Girls With Green Thumbs (BGWGT) program will support West Oak Lane residents - a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia - to improve their individual and community health through a multi-month, community-based walking and garden-tending program featuring community destinations and points of interest. The program is scheduled to be held in-person/on location. BGWGT, subcontractors, program partners, and participants will follow COVID-19 safety practices, as well as follow City of Philadelphia rules and guidelines. 

This position will support program directors with a number of tasks including, but not limited to garden-bed building, program facilitation, and community outreach. Gardening experience and basic knowledge of plants is preferred. The candidate should be reliable and take direction well. 

Note: This is a contract position. Acceptance of this position does not designate applicant as an employee of Black Girls With Green Thumbs, Influencing Action Movement Foundation, or the Philadelphia Department of Health.  

Possible opportunity to grow within the organization for the right candidate.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the building and/or maintenance of raised-bed gardens at local libraries and schools
  • Participate in bi-weekly program activities (facilitation, gardening, walking, etc.) at various West Oak Lane locations
  • Lead a small group of people on topics related to urban gardening and light physical activity
  • Assist with program promotion via social media, neighborhood canvassing and/or community meeting attendance

Competency Categories and Requirements

  • Love for all things “green” and passion for community work 
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team, as well as independently 
  • Basic understanding of social media management and eye for design
  • Strong work ethic, with attention to detail
  • Must be punctual 

Candidates MUST possess excellent work ethic and common sense. Must be detailed, time-efficient, focused, responsible, friendly and contribute to the pleasant day of team and program participants.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. 

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Grow and Walk Program Assistant will support the implementation of the “Grow & Walk: Moving Toward a Healthier and Greener Tomorrow” program. As a part of the Get Healthy Philly initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Health…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    April 19, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 9, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

Up to $25Not to exceed: 15hrs/month

Benefits

n/a

n/a

Location

On-site
Philadelphia, PA

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