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Horticulture Education Coordinator The Giving Grove

  • Date Posted March 09, 2023
  • Location Kansas City, MO
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description The Giving Grove is a national 501c3 with a mission to provide healthy calories, strengthen communities, and improve the urban environment through a network of sustainable little orchards. Since our founding in 2017, we have grown our affiliate network – other 501c3s and Extension Schools in the food access and policy sector – to cities from coast to coast. We support these affiliate partners by resourcing, financially supporting, and inviting them into a group of like-minded people sharing best practices. Job description We are currently seeking a (part-time/contractual, up to 20 hours/month, hourly negotiable starting at 45/hr based on background and experience) individual with a background in horticulture, specifically specializing in the holistic (organic/biological) care of fruit and nut trees and small fruits. This individual must be comfortable presenting/co-presenting workshops and creating content for the national network. Position can be remote and will require occasional travel, covered by The Giving Grove.

Expectation of Duties

  • Assist with curriculum development for community-facing and affiliate-facing fruit tree care and maintenance workshops on a national level

  • Review, edit and submit content for The Giving Grove’s educational website pages and Field Guide

  • Assist with updating production estimates of fruits, nuts and berries

  • Develop content for quarterly newsletters for affiliate partners based on feedback and interests of affiliate partners

  • Present at quarterly meetings and national conferences based on feedback and interests of affiliate partners

  • Assist with editing and contributing to an affiliate-centered website

  • Respond to national inquiries on fruit tree care and maintenance

  • Use expertise to offer advice and guidance to The Giving Grove Staff on horticultural approach, land and food policy

  • Additional opportunities to participate in Giving Grove activities as mutually agreed upon


Qualifications and Candidate Preferences

  • Educational focus or certification in the horticulture field

  • 5+ years of direct experience in caring for fruit/nut trees

  • Experience working with and/or ordering from nurseries

  • Commitment to biological and organic methods of orchard care

  • Understanding of land trusts, conservation easements and land bank policies

  • Understanding of issues of equity and access in food policy, land acquisition and greenspace

  • Commitment to collaboration

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Location job can be done remotely Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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