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Urban Roots Seeks a Summer Crew Leader

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Employer: Urban Roots

Position: Summer Crew Leader (Hourly, Seasonal)

Reports to: Program Manager

Location: Austin, TX

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, Full-Time for 8 weeks: May 19-July 20


Who we are:

Urban Roots works with youth leaders to grow fresh food and build a community dedicated to achieving food equity. The only farm-based youth development and community impact organization in Austin, we have served over 500 youth through paid internships that support their growth as leaders. This past growing season our staff, youth interns, and volunteers harvested over 34,000 pounds of sustainably grown produce on our farms in east and south Austin. We dedicated more than 75% of that to increasing food access to underserved communities through our own programs and our hunger relief partners. 


To learn more about Urban Roots, we encourage you to visit our website and check out this video from CBS News/ Go Daddy, and this article in Culture Map Austin.


Who We Seek:

Urban Roots is seeking a fun and energetic Summer Crew Leader (SCL) with relationship building skills and a love of supporting teenagers. The right candidate is looking to grow alongside amazing young people in a fast paced outdoor environment, and exemplifies Urban Roots’ values. 


The SCL works with the Program Managers and Program Coordinator to directly implement Urban Roots’ Summer Farm Program. The SCL is committed to food equity and sustainability, has a great sense of humor, and has a sincere interest in using their own hands to grow food for the community. As a key member of the program team, the SCL will work closely with the Program Team and the Farm Team to facilitate the summer program while supporting other farm and program activities. The SCL loves building meaningful relationships with young people and supporting their personal growth by creating a safe and supportive environment and establishing clear, respectful, and responsible boundaries. 

Urban Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers positions with varying skill levels and responsibilities that amplify our mission. We are committed to employing a diverse program team that reflects the diverse identities of the young people and community members we work with. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply, as well as LGBTQiA+ people; people with differing abilities and genetic differences; veterans; and people who speak, read or write a language in addition to English. 


As the Summer Crew Leader, your time will be spent in support of the following:

Program Facilitation & Execution

  • Guide youth through program activities. This includes motivating and working alongside youth during farm work, supporting youth during volunteer days and community events, serving alongside youth during community service trips, and supervising youth throughout the work day. 
  • Build strong relationships with youth program participants through regular feedback sessions, workshop engagement, and informal conversations during programming. 
  • Communicate with youth program participants through email, phone, and text communication to support their continued success at Urban Roots. 



Other Requirements:

One to two years of professional experience working with teens from diverse backgrounds in youth development, education, or other group-based youth services


While performing the duties of this job, the SCL will be expected to:

  • Work Tuesday - Saturday for 8 weeks; 7:30a - 3pm
  • Lift 40 lbs. and work outside in all kinds of Central Texas weather
  • Attend and support some Urban Roots’ functions and special events as needed
  • Attend all-staff meetings 
  • Communicate and exchange accurate information in a variety of formats including in-person, electronically, and over the phone
  • Operate a computer efficiently and accurately
  • Have a sincere interest in and openness to learn basic farming skills (prior farming knowledge or skills are not required)
  • Follow CDC & APH Covid safety & vaccination guidelines
  • Bilingual English and Spanish skills are a strong plus


Compensation, benefits, and workplace location:  

The hourly rate offered is $15/hour. Our benefits package includes:

  • Farm fresh veggies!


This role requires the SCL to work from the farms, with occasional work from home as needed. 


Application process:  

  • Resumes and inquiries should be emailed to jobs@urbanrootsatx.org; only complete applications (with a cover letter and resume) will be considered
  • Use email subject line “Program Coordinator Application”
  • REQUIRED: In PDF format, a resume and brief cover letter that answers both questions 

1) Why are you interested in working at Urban Roots, and

2) What part of this job description resonates most strongly with you, and why? 


Application period closes May 10th, 2022. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Final round candidates will be given a background check before an employment offer is finalized. Phone call inquiries will not be accepted.


Employer: Urban Roots

Position: Summer Crew Leader (Hourly, Seasonal)

Reports to: Program Manager

Location: Austin, TX

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, Full-Time for 8 weeks: May 19-July 20


Who we are:

Urban Roots works with youth leaders to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    May 25, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    May 10, 2022
Compensation
At least USD $15
/ hour

Benefits

The hourly rate offered is $15/hour. Our benefits package includes:

  • Farm fresh veggies!

This role requires the SCL to work from the farms, with occasional work from home as needed. 


The hourly rate offered is $15/hour. Our benefits package includes:

  • Farm fresh veggies!

This role requires the SCL to work from the farms, with occasional work from home as needed. 


Location

On-site
7651 Delwau Lane, Austin, TX 78725, United States

How to Apply

Application process:  

  • Resumes and inquiries should be emailed to jobs@urbanrootsatx.org; only complete applications (with a cover letter and resume) will be considered
  • Use email subject line “Program Coordinator Application”
  • REQUIRED: In PDF format, a resume and brief cover letter that answers both questions 

1) Why are you interested in working at Urban Roots, and

2) What part of this job description resonates most strongly with you, and why? 


Application period closes May 10th, 2022. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Final round candidates will be given a background check before an employment offer is finalized. Phone call inquiries will not be accepted. 


Application process:  

  • Resumes and inquiries should be emailed to jobs@urbanrootsatx.org; only complete applications (with a cover letter and resume) will be considered
  • Use email…

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