Community Garden Coordinator

Job Title
Community Garden Coordinator
Job Type
Friends of North Richmond
Reporting Structure
Reports to assigned Location Director(s)
Job Description

Visually observing and differentiating details and colors of objects; recognizing sound, tone, and pitch; speaking and writing clearly and effectively; adjusting to interruption and changes; working in hot, cold, and noisy work areas, including outdoors; standing, walking, and sitting for extended periods; climbing stairs and ladders; dealing with people in tense situations, and lifting up to twenty (20) pounds. Must have State Driver’s License and carry Texas State mandated auto insurance. Must have dependable transportation for all work-related activities. Must be willing and available to conduct or attend evening and weekend meetings.

Essential Duties

Essential Duties

  • Champions the mission and vision to tell the story of Attack Poverty initiatives.
  • Agrees to uphold the organization’s Statement of Faith.
  • Engages with community residents to participate in building and cultivating community garden, and plan community garden programs.
  • Coordinates on-going volunteer events to maintain the community garden throughout the year.
  • Establishes and maintains community partnerships with local businesses/organizations.
  • Provides support to community residents in learning affordable and sustainable gardening practices.
  • Coordinates, leads and facilitates programs that teach community residents how to grow, prepare and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Responsible for maintaining and tracking gardening supplies – seeds, plant starts, winterization materials, educational materials, etc.
  • Evaluates and reports community garden programs results.
  • Creates and implements an annual work plan/calendar.
  • Manages community garden budget.
  • Attends all staff meetings, all location team meetings and additional continuing education opportunities for staff growth.
  • Provides office support as needed and other duties as assigned.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and experience with organic vegetables gardening.
  • Experience building relationships in diverse communities.
  • Develops and prepares program lessons and training for volunteers.
  • Knowledge of computers and proficient in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Managerial Responsibilities: Collaborates with the Location Director.

Direction Received: Receives general direction from assigned Location Director.

Communication Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective organizational skills and attention to detail. Routinely interacts with community residents, volunteer groups and organization leaders. Leads assigned programs.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

Qualifications and Educational Requirements
Required Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a community garden or similar relevant experience.
Required Education: High School Diploma or GED. Associate Degree or higher in related field preferred.

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