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Coordinator – Schools, Scouts And Volunteers

Natick Community Organic Farm 

A beloved fixture of the MetroWest community, the Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) is a non-profit, certified-organic farm focused on educational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Our farm-based, outdoor programs focus on joyful play, purposeful work, and connecting with nature and one another. We encourage people of any race, background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status to apply to join our team, whether or not you think you meet every qualification.

Particular areas of focus for this role include:

Managing educational programs for school and scout groups

  • Connect with past and prospective groups, share information about farm programming, and make customized recommendations based on group’s need, age(s) and interests.
  • In coordination with the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, create flyers, email campaigns and/or attend community outreach events to publicize the farm’s offerings.  Schedule staffing for educational programs, coordinating calendars between farm staff, full-time teachers and per-diem teachers. Manage scheduling, registrations, and payments for all programs, including tracking incoming payments, sending payment reminders when necessary, and tracking both school/scout/volunteer groups as well as the all-farm calendar.
  • Manage registration and payments for all programs, including tracking incoming payments in coordination with the Bookkeeper and sending payment reminders when necessary.
  •  Create and maintain a data dashboard for school, scout and volunteer programs to track the farm’s reach and impact. With this data, generate monthly and year-end summaries for the Executive Director and/or Board.
  • Oversee curriculum for school and scout programming, updating and/or re-writing when needed, brainstorming with teachers on adaptations for different grade levels, monitor curriculum alignment with MA Curriculum standards.
  • Teach in these programs when necessary.

Outreach and management of farm volunteers, including work-study students.

  • Solicit and support volunteer groups, which include: community members, corporate and college groups, middle and high school volunteers, college and work-study students, and court referrals.
  • Support the hiring of work-study students including, posting opportunities, helping with new hire paperwork, communicating with college offices.
  • Coordinate volunteer schedules, generating a weekly schedule for farm staff.
  • Support the on-boarding of volunteers to the farm’s culture and facilities.

Special farm events, particularly our maple sugaring season. 

  • Under general supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator manages our high-volume maple sugaring season, from approximately mid-February to mid-March: scheduling tours and groups, assisting with registrations, scheduling staff, volunteers and board members for tours, and serving as on-site contact for staff and the public for all Maple events.

How to Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter (or cover email) to Catherine Sullivan, NCOF’s Assistant Director: catherine@natickfarm.org 508-655-2204

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