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This job expired on December 30, 2018

Regional Garden Educator Big Green Memphis

  • Date Posted October 31, 2018
  • Location Memphis, TN
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Big Green is a national nonprofit dedicated to building a healthier future for kids across America. We have always had big goals - our vision is to build Learning Gardens in every low-income school across the country, bringing real food to millions of kids every day. Big Green Learning Gardens are dynamic outdoor classrooms and productive edible gardens, installed in underserved schools around the country. We help kids dig into their education, thrive with real, nutritious foods and healthy habits, and become active participants in strengthening their communities.   
                                                                                   
At Big Green, collaboration and community are fundamental to our success. In Memphis we have built 122 Learning Gardens in Memphis and will be expanding to 128 in 2019. Nationwide, more than 250,000 children walk onto a Big Green school yard every day—and the organization continues to grow! Learn more about our work at https://biggreen.org/. Job description
Position Responsibilities
 
• Work with Regional Program Team to achieve defined seasonal goals and prioritize efforts to drive social impact in all Learning Gardens.
 
• Build relationships and maintain ongoing communication via email, phone and in-person meetings with teachers, principals, administrators, other school staff, volunteers and parents at +/- 30 local schools.
 
• Administer the Edible Garden and Garden Based Education Initiatives including the Memphis Annual Garden Plan and Standard Program Model services.
 
• Coordinate and lead events for diverse populations of teachers, parents, community members and students at schools with Learning Gardens:
  • All programmatic elements for the installation of new Learning Gardens
  •  Planting and harvest days at schools with Learning Gardens
  • Professional development teacher workshops covering gardening skills, garden-based curriculum, harvesting techniques, cooking demos and recipe
  • Work with regional and national Program Team members to implement, develop, and evaluate Learning Garden programming in region
• Represent Big Green through tabling, presentations, and facilitating activities at schools and community events.
 
 
Required Qualifications
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
 
• Excellent teamwork skills
 
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
 
• Strong planning and organizational skills. Interest in and ability to multi-task and coordinate several major activities simultaneously
 
• Proficient in various computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Excel and Powerpoint, email communication, knowledge or interest in data management software (i.e., Salesforce)

• Experience working in urban agriculture and/or farming
 
• Experience and ability to work with diverse populations, including youth and adults
 
• Understanding of cultural competency and social context regarding individuals’ relationships with food
 
• Knowledge of topics including urban agriculture, botany, horticulture, environmental science, health & nutrition, environmental & social justice, food systems, and food access

 
Preferred Qualifications
• Formal or informal teaching experience
• Experience in the education and/or community development fields
• Experience with nutrition education, healthy cooking and/or food prep, etc. 
• Familiarity with data management software
 
Physical Requirements
• Access to a vehicle with light hauling capacity
• Occasionally lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds
• Occasionally reach and grasp with arms and hands
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

This position will start in January or February of 2019. 
 
Compensation this position is : salaried, less than 50k Application instructions
This job expired on December 30, 2018
DeadlineDecember 07, 2018

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