Position Close Date: March 2 nd, 2018, applications reviewed as they come in
Position Type: On-call, paid staff position
Zenger Farm provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in accordance with applicable federal laws.
Zenger Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working urban farm in Portland, OR that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all. We are guided by a vision of a healthy, resilient community, where the wellbeing and prosperity of children and adults, regardless of race, geography or socio-economic status, is enhanced through access to affordable, plentiful and nourishing foods. We believe nourishment is a basic human right. zengerfarm.org We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ people, religious minorities, recent immigrants, differently able and applicants from different generational, economic and educational backgrounds to apply because the key to serving our mission of providing access to good food for all is to be inclusive to those marginalized in our food system. Position The Farm Educator contributes to the mission of the organization by leading onsite programs that focus on wetland ecology, gardening, healthy food access, natural history, compost, worms and more. The Farm Educator will teach Field Trips, Farm School (5th grade partnership with the David Douglas School District and other nearby districts), and facilitate garden activities with people of all ages.
The successful candidate will offer excellent communication and program delivery to the culturally diverse student participants, Zenger Farm staff and volunteers. This position is an on-call position reporting to the Education Managers of Zenger Farm. Time commitment This position would ideally start the week of March 12th, 2018. Educators choose which 1-3 set days a week (M-F) they teach and must be available from 9am-2pm on those days. There is a possibility to teach more than 3 days per week. There is no guaranteed number of hours per week, but most weeks range from 5-15 hours.
We aim to have the teaching schedule set 1 month in advance. The most concentrated hours are from FebruaryNovember. There is potential for hours to increase to full time in the summer.
• Lead Farm Field Trip programs for students, preschool to adults • Lead Farm School program for 5th grade students • Facilitate garden and farm projects with children and adults • Manage groups safely and with inclusivity, kindness, patience, and positive discipline • Interact with participants and volunteers in an enthusiastic and friendly manner • Assist with day-to-day volunteer management • Maintain a safe and organized work environment for youth and adults • Maintain clear and open communication with Zenger Farm staff and volunteers Qualifications
• A commitment to and passion for Zenger Farm’s mission. • At least two years of experience leading education programs and/or working with youth. • Experience and comfort with group and behavior management • Interest in gardening, farming, or the natural history of the Pacific Northwest • Excellent communication skills and enjoy working with both children and adults • Complete a criminal background check • Be able to obtain Food Handlers Card, First Aid, CPR certification (paid for by Zenger) • Be positive, flexible, and self-directed • Ability to work in a farm setting, walk or stand for extended periods of time, and work in inclement weather Qualifications preferred: • Bilingual Spanish/English • Ability to lead groups of students and deliver presentations in Spanish and English Compensation
• This is an on-call position with an hourly rate of $14.00-$15.00, depending on experience. • Develop skills and experience teaching and facilitating outdoor education • Work with a fun and dedicated team of staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment • Spend time at a beautiful urban farm and in a diverse and culturally unique neighborhood. • Farm fresh produce
Application Instructions To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a complete application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Farm Educator” in the email title, or mail: Zenger Farm, Attn: Laura Cerny, School Programs Manager, 11741 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97266. The deadline to submit applications is 5:00pm on Friday, March 2 nd, 2018 A complete application includes: 1. Applicant information 2. Experience (resume or the resume alternative below) 3. Questions (or cover letter) Farm Educator, on-call Zenger Farm, Portland, Oregon Position Close Date: March 2 nd, 2018, applications reviewed as they come in Position Type: On-call, paid staff position Zenger Farm provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in accordance with applicable federal laws. 1. Applicant Information: Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Position you are applying for: __________________________________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________________________________ Primary Phone: ____________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ How did you first hear about this opportunity (please be as detailed as possible so that we can improve our outreach)? __________________________________________________ Are you at least 18 years old? Yes No 2. Experience: You may attach a resume OR complete the following section (Resume alternative) on a separate sheet (please limit to two pages). Resume Alternative • Education and Training: Please include the name of the school or organization (high school and above), dates attended (month/year-month/year), location and the focus of your education (major, for example). • Relevant and Recent Work Experience: Please include the name of your employer or situation, when you were employed (month/year-month/year), location, and a brief description of what you did (your job responsibilities, for example). • Relevant and Recent Community/Volunteer Experience: Please include the name of the organization (if applicable), when your experience was (month/year-month/year), location, and a brief description of what you did. 3. Questions: You may attach a cover letter or please answer the following questions on a separate sheet (please limit to one page). 1. Why are you interested in this position with Zenger Farm? 2. What qualities or experience make you qualified for this position? 3. What experience do you have working with groups of students? What ages/grades? 4. In what ways do you hope to grow as an educator at Zenger Farm? 5. How do you promote inclusivity in your teaching? 6. What prior experience do you have with gardening or farming? Farm Educator, on-call Zenger Farm, Portland, Oregon Position Close Date: March 2 nd, 2018, applications reviewed as they come in Position Type: On-call, paid staff position Zenger Farm provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in accordance with applicable federal laws. 7. Please provide the name, phone, email address and describe your relationship for 2 work/community-related references.