Farm-Based Education Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $18 - 20/hr, Commensurate with experience




127 West 127th Street
New York
New York
United States


Harlem Grown is seeking an experienced, responsible and organized manager to lead farm-based education and community programs at our farms and greenhouses. Current programming includes hands-on educational farm and greenhouse tours for children of all ages, afterschool program partnerships at our farms and school gardens, and free community events for families/all ages. The Manager will report to the Program Director and train, schedule and supervise a large group of farm education interns. The Manager will work closely with other HG staff, including the farm team, greenhouse staff, and educators to ensure that farm-based programs are staffed, safe, educational and fun. The Manager will also support Saturday programming through October 2018, working closely with the Saturday educator to provide supervision and assistance to HG youth participants, and will work with the Program Director to support implementation of school break programming.


  • Develop and implement Harlem Grown’s farm-based educational and community programming with the program and farm staff, ensuring alignment with organizational mission, goals, and resources
  • Oversee program budgets and spending, ensuring responsible management of funds and clear tracking of all expenditures, including POs, reimbursement requests, and expense reports
  • Hire, recruit, train, schedule, and support a team of 15+ farm education interns each season, ensuring interns are well versed in educational materials, safety measures, and HG mission language to lead fun and informational tours
  • Work with education team to develop and improve farm-based educational curricula, including developing thematic farm lessons, creating afterschool lesson series for different partnerships, and supporting other HG educators to develop hands-on, creative activities related to urban farming
  • Work closely with HG agriculture team to staff and schedule farm tours and other programs
  • Work with HG education team, agriculture team, development team and outreach coordinator to plan and execute our large-scale community events including, but not limited to, Earth Day Celebration, Spring Kick-Off, Healthy Summer Party, Fall Harvest Fair, and Halloween Festival
  • Develop and track outputs, impact metrics, and other evaluation tools to guide management decisions, and to inform various stakeholders, including funders
  • Act as a liaison with various partnership organizations, including schools, nonprofits, and local businesses or agencies
  • With support from Operations Director, develop and renew MOUs and Agreements with afterschool partners, providing transparency and mutual understanding of project goals and responsibilities of each party.
  • Serve as a role model for youth and reinforce Harlem Grown’s values of honesty, respect, and responsibility


  • Two years experience in education, preferable focused on farming, nutrition, or sustainability
  • One year of supervisory experience, preferably overseeing education, out of school time, or other youth development program interns
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to develop productive working relationships with a variety of internal and external individuals and groups
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiasm, passion, patience, flexibility, and high-energy
  • Proficiency in Google Apps, MS Office and basic understanding of IT and data systems
  • Advanced degree in education or youth development, a plus


  • Generous Paid Time Off policy
  • Paid holidays
  • Health Insurance *subsidy information will be provided to applicants

Level of Language Proficiency

  • English fluency required
  • Conversational Spanish, a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Please write “Farm-Based Education Manager -” followed by your first and last name in the subject line. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by August 8.