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Green Power Assistant Educator

Green Power Assistant Educator
Temporary, Full-Time, At-will employee
Dates of Employment: August 7th -August 25th
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Coordinator

Green Power:

The Green Power program engages youth entering grades 6-9 and offers seven independent weeks of full day sessions through the summer. This program is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of food… growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating. Students participate in growing the Junior Farmer field, go on local agriculture field trips, participate in livestock management, learn about the hunger relief organizations Land’s Sake partners with, and cook a community meal with a chef.

Position Summary:

The Green Power Assistant Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality summer programs.

With support from the Education Coordinator, the Green Power Assistant Educator is responsible for implementing the unique Green Power program. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Junior Farmer Field preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Green Power Assistant Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Green Power Assistant Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Responsibilities:

Green Power:

  • Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
  • Implement mission-based curriculum
  • Lead the Green Power Program with the Education Coordinator
  • Communicate with parents as needed
  • Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
  • Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
  • Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
  • Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have at least one year of college experience
  • Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
  • Experience in leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth program
  • At least one full season’s experience of farm work or experience in garden planning/management
  • Experience with management of a variety of livestock
  • The ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
  • Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
  • Comfortable with public speaking and networking
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass CORI check
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
  • Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the forest
  • Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively with staff, participants, and other constituents
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment Dates:

Programming: 8:00am-4:00pm, August 7th – August 18th
Week of August 21 – 25: Flexible schedule, 10 – 30 hours depending on interest

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job related interests
  • Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm

To Apply: Please apply ASAP, as we are looking for someone to start August 7th. Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity to education@landssake.org

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