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This job expired on May 17, 2019

Garden Educator, Healthy Harlem Harlem Children's Zone

  • Date Posted March 18, 2019
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

In 2005, as a direct response to the public health crisis of obesity in our youth, Harlem Children’s Zone created an effort called the Healthy Living Initiative, which encouraged our students and their families to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives. In the years since then, we have deepened our work in this area and developed and implemented a strategic program model called Healthy Harlem, which consists of best practices in physical activity, nutrition education, and community support. The program integrates health and wellness into HCZ programs as an all-encompassing approach to encourage healthy lifestyles while also providing targeted support for high-risk youth and their parents/caregivers.

Job description

Part-Time Garden Educator, Healthy Harlem

 We are seeking part-time garden educators to work with our team at selected
HCZ sites with K-12 students. This position offers an opportunity for meaningful gardening and teaching experience for the right candidate. You will be the primary point person for two HCZ garden locations. We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic lovers of growing food who want to share their knowledge with others. Garden educators will plan and teach lessons as well as maintain the gardens at their sites. Your input on what you’d like to grow at your site and what types of garden lessons you’d like to teach will be welcome.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plant and maintain garden beds: weed and care for plants without the use of chemicals
  • Prepare for garden activities by ensuring that you have everything you will need for class
  • Plan and teach students hands-on activities in the garden based on pre-planned curriculum
  • Establish engaging relationships with other organizations involved in garden site

 Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Working on bachelor’s degree in related field and/or at least 1 year of experience facilitating or teaching experience with youth (outdoor group management experience preferred)
  • Knowledge and skills in small-scale organic food production or home gardening
  • Knowledge of relevant topics such as urban gardening, horticulture, health and nutrition, food systems and food access desired
  • Excellent classroom management and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults
  • Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds

Time commitment: 4-5 hours per day, 20 hours per week.  Compensation is $15-$17/hour.

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $15.00 - $17.00 Application instructions
This job expired on May 17, 2019
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