Urban Farming Education Assistant Angelic Organics Learning Center
- Date Posted April 21, 2021
- Location Rockford, IL
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Part-Time
We reach more than 5,000 people annually. Our On-Farm Programs include workshops, field trips, summer camps, and most recently, educational farm stays at Angelic Organics Lodge. Our Upper Midwest CRAFT farmer training alliance joins more than 200 members within the sustainable & organic food system. Our Stateline Farm Beginnings program has graduated nearly 300 sustainable farmers since 2006. We also coordinate Urban Agriculture Programs committed to community and youth development in Rockford, IL. Our food & farm advocacy work helps transform local and national policies.Job description
ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Roots & Wings Education Assistant (Rockford, IL)
REPORTS TO: Roots & Wings Program Director
POSITION STATUS: Part Time
STARTING WAGES: $14/hour
JOB SUMMARY: The Roots & Wings Education Assistant is responsible for administering culturally-responsive educational programming at the Roots & Wings Urban Farm at Blackhawk Courts, a Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) property. The Education Assistant (EA) will act as a liaison for the Community Advisory Council and provide educational opportunities to youth on the farm and beyond. The EA will engage local businesses and funders with personalized presentations, and identify additional educational opportunities that would benefit program participants.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Recruit, Supervise and Educate Program Participants: The EA will recruit, supervise and educate youth and adult participants from Blackhawk Courts for educational programs based at the Urban Farm, including programming targeted to farm apprentices from Blackhawk Courts and the greater Rockford community. This includes planning sessions, farm training, cooking classes, the Youth Leaders Program, off-site trainings, farmers markets, field trips, and special events.
Expand Community Outreach: The EA will provide educational assistance to partner organizations who are dedicated to underserved communities and have raised beds or other spaces for growing but lack the capacity to utilize them for education.
Program Evaluation and Data Collection: The EA will be responsible for tracking participant achievement including life, farming and professional skills gained, and for collecting quantitative data from all activities, volunteers and events taking place on and off site including program participant surveys.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Experience working with a racially and/or ethnically diverse population is required.
Experience in non-formal education or urban agriculture is highly desired.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Agriculture or related studies preferred, but not required.
Experience with Microsoft suite, Google Drive and social media is preferred.Compensation this position is : hourly, $7.25/hr to $15/hr Application instructions