Garden Educator

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Capital District Community Gardens

Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG) is a 38-year-old nonprofit that nourishes healthy communities throughout New York’s Capital Region with 49 community gardens, The Veggie Mobiles (mobile produce markets), Healthy Convenience Store Initiative, The Taste Good Series (nutrition education for young children), Squash Hunger (fresh food collections), and The Produce Project (job training for inner-city teens on our urban farm).

 TITLE:                                    Garden Educator

The Garden Educator spearheads educational programming for community gardeners and provides nutrition education to young children through our Taste Good Series.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree in botany/biology, education or related field is preferred.

Gardening knowledge and experience a must.  Successful candidate will be a self-starter with excellent written and oral communications skills as well as strong organizational abilities.  Flexibility, independence, creativity, positive interpersonal relations, ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Commitment to the mission of Capital District Community Gardens.

 RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Plan, teach, evaluate and conduct outreach for all educational programming

including: The Taste Good Series, Know-to-Grow Classes (gardening classes), Homemade Series (Preservation and Food Preparation) and Demonstration Sessions (hands-on classes throughout the season on a variety of topics). Provide direct assistance to community gardeners; research and write articles and fact sheets; monitor and post to Blog.

 SALARY & BENEFITS:

This position is part-time year-round position, paid on an hourly basis ($10-

12/hour) with a typical work week of 20 hours. Flexible work environment.

Holiday and sick leave.

 CDCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

   Send cover letter and resume to:

     Sharon DiLorenzo, Program Manager

     Capital District Community Gardens

     40 River Street, Troy NY 12180

     email: trees@cdcg.org