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Community Garden Coordinator

Posted by
City Green
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Clifton, NJ
New
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Published 28 days ago

Reports to: Director of Community Horticulture

About City Green:

City Green, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities to create increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition, and the environment.

Program Summary:

The New Ground program supports vibrant community garden and greening efforts in urban, suburban, and rural Passaic County, NJ to promote local food production, neighborhood beautification and community enhancement. New Ground includes urban greening initiatives, an annual garden contest, adult gardening workshops and community events, and the Dig In! Community Garden grant program which provides financial, technical, and educational support for independent community gardens in Passaic County.

Position Summary:

The Community Garden Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of community greening efforts and the Dig In! Community Garden grant program by providing ongoing support, technical assistance, educational opportunities, material procurement and grant administration to participating Dig In! partners in Passaic County, NJ. The New Ground Coordinator will coordinate or implement educational garden workshops and community garden events to foster knowledge sharing, celebration and community collaboration across the program network. The ideal candidate will have a warm, engaging disposition to foster positive relationships with diverse groups of community gardeners and community members, and will have solid gardening experience to support community members as they start and maintain successful gardens or greening projects. The candidate will have responsibilities in administration, event coordination, education, and on-the-ground community engagement and garden projects.

Responsibilities Include:

· Coordinate outreach and recruitment for Dig In! and New Ground programs

· Dig in! Grant administration, delegation, application processing and reporting

· Conducting in-person garden site visits and creating intentional partnerships with community organizations.

· Ongoing in-person, phone, and email communication with active Dig In! Garden partners

· Coordinate with production staff on new garden installment and repairs

· Assist with building new garden

· Coordinating with municipalities for greening projects and community gardens

· Procuring and distributing garden elements itemized in grant packages and selected by partners (ie. Plant material, trees, water assistance, signage etc)

· Hosting and coordinating gardening workshops for participating community groups and/or organizations

· Coordinating and facilitating community garden events (ie. End of season potluck, garden conferences, Paterson Garden Contest)

· Ongoing data collection and reporting of the program

Additional Responsibilities for all programs include:

· Fostering and maintaining positive relationships with partners throughout programs

· Maintenance of records and files for contacts and program materials

· Support for printed materials (flyers, newsletters, reports, etc.)

· Support maintenance and updates of of annual production schedule

· Procuring materials within organization guidelines; manages expense reporting

· Timely and professional communication with collaborating staff and outside program partners

· Participate in “All Hands On Deck” activities, where all City Green staff cooperate on a large project, event, educational program or volunteer day

· Support initiatives and programs throughout the organization as needed

· Be prepared to represent City Green in a variety of situations with partners, guests, funders, government officials, other stakeholders, and community members

· Adhere to City Green’s principles and policies

· Adhering to City Green’s policies and practices around diversity, equity and inclusion

· Be prepared to support interdepartmental events activities

· Follow organizational policies and standards for safety and liability

Qualifications:

· Interest and experience in community organizing

· Vegetable gardening experience

· Perennial garden and garden installment experience valued

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Project management and administrative organizational skills

· Direct experience independently implementing workshops or public speaking

· Comfortable working outside in all weather and capable of lifting 40 pounds

· Team player and can work independently

· High energy and a consistently positive attitude

· Spanish speaking skills valued

· A valid driver’s license is required

· Must have a flexible schedule and be available some evenings and weekends

All positions:

· Covid Vaccination and Booster is required.

The position starts March 27th and is full-time

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

The Director of Community Horticulture

Email: lkleisner@city-green.org

Mail: City Green, 171 Grove St. Clifton, NJ 07013

Phone: 973-869-4086

Reports to: Director of Community Horticulture

About City Green:

City Green, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities to create…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 17, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    May 16, 2022
Salary
At least USD $42,000
/ year

Benefits

Access to farm fresh produce, paid vacation and sick time

Access to farm fresh produce, paid vacation and sick time

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaking skills valued

Spanish speaking skills valued

Location

On-site
171 Grove St, Clifton, NJ 07013, USA

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Instructions:

Please submit your covid-19 vaccination card, cover letter, and resume to lkleisner@city-green.org, and opportunities@city-green.org

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