- Location: Educational Service Center
- Hours per Day: 8 hours per day;
- Salary: $50,640/yr
First consideration will be given to applicants that apply by midnight of December 16, 2019.
POSITION SUMMARY: The School Gardens Specialist will be responsible for developing a district-wide K-12 school gardens program. This program will support Goals 2 and 4 of the Strategic Plan by nourishing the whole child through developing calming natural spaces, providing produce to families in our community, and by supporting content mastery in multiple subjects through hands-on and engaging learning experiences. The primary responsibilities of this position include developing systems to support and maintain existing school gardens in Federal Way Public Schools, collaborating with content facilitators to develop lessons that integrate school gardens into curriculum guides, and forming partnerships with community organizations to support the gardens and distribute produce.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create and maintain a detailed inventory of existing school gardens.
- Develop a school garden program infrastructure including:
- Expectations around maintenance and management
- Positions/task descriptions for volunteers
- Garden coordination and training
- Volunteer management and training
- District water usage and resource management parameters
- Processes and procedures regarding new school gardens
- Support lesson development in partnership with content facilitators to integrate the school gardens into curriculum guides for multiple subjects with a focus on STEM/STEAM.
- Develop and maintain partnerships including
- Teaching for Learning to develop and implement garden-based lessons
- Maintenance and Facilities
- Community-based organizations for support, volunteers, and fundraising
- Decatur’s CTE Agriculture Program to deepen the partnership between the high school scholars and other school gardens
- Support garden summer learning programs
- Support the Storming the Sound with Salmon program by assisting with fish tank set-up and maintenance
- Work with schools and Teaching for Learning to coordinate grant opportunities
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Associate’s degree in a related field
Three (3) years of experience in Pacific Northwest or comparable sustainable/organic gardening
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Experience working with diverse populations and food cultures
Training and Experience in Outdoor Education
Teaching experience with scholars and adults
Experience designing and facilitating trainings
Experience in Curriculum and lesson development
Experience in Program Management and Development
Master Gardener Certification
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