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This job expired on April 17, 2024

Grower Network Coordinator Global Growers Network

  • Date Posted February 17, 2024
  • Location Decatur, GA
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Global Growers Network (GGN) is a nonprofit based in Decatur, GA that partners with people from diverse cultures to grow fresh food for their families and for local marketplaces. We work with more than 300 growers representing over 20 cultures and languages. We operate a network of community gardens in Decatur and Clarkston, a market farm located at the Indian Creek MARTA station in Stone Mountain, and a 23-acre organic co-farm in Conyers. Job description Position Summary and Candidate Vision

The Grower Network Coordinator will work directly with the diverse members of the Grower Network who are growing at multiple community garden and market farm sites and  to cultivate relationships, organize workshops and garden activities. The ideal candidate will have lived experience with one or more cultures in the Network, be a strong community organizer, and have experience growing food. 

Job Responsibilities 
  • Coordinate grower activities, such as recruitment, workshops, field trips and shared educational resources for the multi-cultural and multilingual members of the Network. 
  • Assist with assessing grower interests and needs to place growers in appropriate membership tracks (independent growers, market growers, community growers). 
  • Maintain a database of growers, garden locations, activities and consultations with growers, as well as a resource library that supports training, education and other garden activities. 
  • Ensure effective and responsive communication with the network members, including serving as an interpreter/translator. Engage and train interpreters and translators as needed in the vocabulary of growing food and community organizing. 
  • Carefully organize and update program implementation plans (activities, deliverables, timeline, budget) based on expected program outcomes, quarterly and annual work plans. 
  • Serve as the Interpreter Liaison by providing training and coordination, and maintaining relationships with interpreters. Responsible for scheduling and coordinating payment for interpreters. 
  • Bilingual in at least one of the languages of our grower network, which include: Arabic, Chin, Dari, Farsi, French, Karen, Kirundi, Ki–swahili, Chin, Nepali, Pashto, Spanish
  • Experience in agriculture/food production and community organizing, preferably in a multicultural setting 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for travel between garden and office sites. 


  • Sustainable agriculture/food production experience in the Southeast US
  • Experience in coordinating Program coordination and administration
  • Collaborative project management experience with community partners and stakeholders
  • Communication with English language learners and interpreters
Location and Schedule

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, with a full day of work on Saturdays (6-8 hours), and the remaining work on 2-3 days from Tuesday - Friday, to be determined upon hire. This position is based at our office at Legacy Park in Decatur, and will require regular presence at the various urban farm, garden and orchard sites in our network. Remote work is possible approximately 20% of the time, on an established schedule. 


This position is hourly, to be paid at a range of $20 - $22 per hour, based on experience.

Application Deadline

March 17, 2024 (or until filled). 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on April 17, 2024
DeadlineMarch 17, 2024

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