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This job expired on March 05, 2018

Community Development Program Coord. Global Growers

  • Date Posted January 04, 2018
  • Location Decatur, Clarkston, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

Global Growers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA that increases the number of food producers who expand access to healthy, sustainably-grown food and also prepares farmers to be competitive in their local marketplace. Global Growers prioritizes serving international farmers who came to the U.S. as refugees, as well as others that are underserved and underrepresented in sustainable agriculture. We connect growers to land, education, and markets in Georgia through our four program areas: Community Development, Farm Operations, Education & Outreach, and Sales.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Community Development Program Coordinator (CDPC) will be serving the dynamic and diverse community of Greater Clarkston by leading Global Growers’ Community Development program.  In this role, the CDPC will work with partners to catalyze the development of a coordinated and thriving community-based food system as envisioned and led by community members. Primary responsibilities will include collaborative facilitation of the Clarkston Food Initiative, management of collaborative projects with institutional and community partners, and management of community gardens.

Candidate Vision

The ideal candidate for this position is intimately familiar with and connected to the Clarkston community and is also passionate about facilitating implementation of community-based solutions. The ideal candidate is humble, patient, passionate, imaginative, and kind.  The candidate is able to effectively manage collaborative relationships and processes towards mutually beneficial outcomes.  The candidate has experience in agriculture, community development, and project/grants management. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will believe in and feel connected to the mission of Global Growers and is excited to work in a collaborative, team environment that values transparency, accountability, and solidarity.

Expected Outcomes and Responsibilities

  • Coordination and facilitation of the Clarkston Food Initiative with Clarkston institutional partners and the Food Planning Network with Clarkston community members including:
    • Day-to-day management of partnerships including regular communication
    • Coordination and facilitation of meetings with institutional and community partners
    • Collaborative coordination of CFI projects including container gardens, education initiatives, public awareness activities and event planning
    • Documentation of grant-related outcomes
  • Management of three community garden spaces and membership including:
    • Coordination with garden leadership teams to ensure group decision making
    • Development of activity and project calendar for each site
    • Incorporation of regular volunteer support
    • Coordination of special garden projects
    • Coordination of garden landscaping and common areas
    • Education on Georgia-specific agriculture
  • Development of  quarterly and annual work plans
  • Development of plans and methods of program research, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for each garden site and CFI initiatives with support from Director of Programs
  • Coordination with program support including garden maintenance staff, volunteer groups, interns, and 4-5 Clarkston High School youth in the summer



  • Multicultural community development
  • Sustainable agriculture/food production in the Southeast US
  • Program management and administration
  • Collaborative project management with community partners and stakeholders
  • Communication with English language learners


  • Understanding of the context of refugee resettlement
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Qualitative and quantitative community-based research
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language


  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate some evenings and regular Saturdays (with corresponding days off during the week based on a regular fixed schedule)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with regularity

Compensation: Salary range $32,000-35,000 plus PTO and healthcare reimbursement account.

Schedule Requirements: This is an exempt position requiring a minimum of forty hours per week including regular Saturdays and some evenings

Application Instructions: Submit resume”cd.lastname.res” and cover letter “” to with the subject line: “CD.lastname.” Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply
This job expired on March 05, 2018
DeadlineJanuary 29, 2018

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