Enthusiastic, Spanish speaking individual needed! Growing Gardens is hiring a new Home Gardens Coordinator to start in September. In Partnership with the Confluence Environmental Center, the Home Gardens Coordinator (HGC) will strengthen the
resources and support for English and Spanish-speaking families to grow food at home. Through the efforts of this position,
income-eligible families will receive the installation of Home Garden beds and three years of support including seeds, starts,
tools, gardening classes, mentoring and support (80%). The HGC will emphasize supporting neighborhood-based
community organizers, coordinating acquisition and distribution of materials and supplies, organizing gardening classes and
providing educational support through one-on-one garden visits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (to include, but not limited to):
Coordinate outreach efforts and the enrollment of English and Spanish-speaking families
Coordinate initial site visits and garden installations for 2017-2018 Home Gardeners.
Lead volunteers at garden work-parties.
Support efforts of neighborhood-based Community Organizers (program graduates who coordinate networks of
Coordinate the acquisition and distribution of seeds, tools and supplies to Home Gardeners.
Write the quarterly Seeds for Success newsletter.
Assist with the planning & implementation of the annual Plant Distribution Day.
Perform summer garden consults to enrolled Home Gardeners.
Conduct end of year evaluations of programs.
Maintain/update database of enrolled gardeners, including contact information, number of family members, and
Complete and submit all necessary Confluence/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
Abide by Confluence and AmeriCorps program policies.
Attend and complete all Confluence/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, training's,
team meetings and national service days.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
Flexible schedule to meet a variety of job responsibilities.
Able to serve with a variety of personalities and communicate and interact in a positive, professional manner.
Sensitivity to the experience of marginalized communities.
Ability to carry up to 40 pounds.
Valid Driver's License and safe driving record.
Willingness/openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues.
A cooperative manner and the ability to serve as part of a diverse team.
18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term.
U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving award.
Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through the Individuals State of
Residence, State of Service, and FBI criminal identification systems. Also, must obtain a satisfactory report from the
National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) prior to the start of the position.
Regular and reliable attendance and dependability.
AmeriCorps Members can enroll in multiple terms of service that add up to the value of two full-time education
awards. In other words, you can blend summer, part-time and full-time service positions and receive awards as long
as the combined service terms don't exceed two full terms. You can also serve additional terms and elect not to
receive an award. Please see http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/ed-award/multiple-termsfor full
Bicultural/bilingual English and Spanish *Highly preferred*
Knowledge of and experience with organic gardening/farming.
Desire and ability to supervise volunteers with an emphasis on cooperation and team building.
MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE
A taxable, monthly living allowance ($12,630 paid over the term of service).
Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible Members receive an education award of $5,815. The
education award can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education in an accredited institution
of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.
Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on
qualified loans, which is taxable).
Basic medical insurance (covers Members only, not dependents).
Child care allowance for those who qualify.
May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Professional development, trainings and networking opportunities.
$100 training fund available.
EQUITY & INCLUSION
Confluence does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy,
national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. We are committed to a diverse
workplace, and to supporting our Members and staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Confluence is an
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