Organic Farm Apprentice, Emery College, Oxford, GA

Description
THIS POSITION IS ON THE OXFORD COLLEGE CAMPUS, 36 MILES EAST OF ATLANTA.
This is a temporary seasonal position April through October 2018.
EEO/AA/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Employer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Oxford College Organic Farmer/Educator, this position is responsible for ground preparation, crop planting, care, weeding, etc. in support of Oxford’s organic farm.
Responsible for mowing, mulching, and general maintenance of grounds.
Handles the picking, packing, and marketing of crops. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A high school diploma, or a Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Prefer knowledge of organic farming practices, marketing of produce, and the local food movement.
Horticulture skills of propagation, weeding, scouting, and harvest are also preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong interest and passion for organic farming.
Some experience with organic farming is preferable.

For more information: https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/15448/organic-farm-apprentice/job?codes=IND&mobile=false&width=1150&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Gardener/Work Study Supervisor, John C.Campbell Folk School, NC

Title: Gardener/Work Study Supervisor

Reports to: Buildings and Grounds Director

Position Summary:
Manages organic production gardens to supply vegetables, herbs, and flowers for the Dining Hall, cooking classes, and special events. Supervises work study students assigned to gardens and grounds in daily work routines. Welcomes visitors and students into the gardens and creates teaching opportunities through signage, labeling and personal contacts, and helps facilitate use of the gardens by Folk School cooking, gardening, nature studies, and photography classes. Position Responsibilities • Supervise work study students on a daily basis and make sure that the work studies on work duty are efficient and productive and have clear assignments. There may be one to five workers per week depending on class schedules. Provide safe working conditions for work studies and advise Buildings and Grounds Director of any safety concerns. Maintain tools and safety equipment needed for gardens and grounds tasks • Maintain a disciplined daily schedule and be prompt in meeting work studies at agreed upon work times • Create productive and beautiful vegetable and fruit gardens to help supply the dining hall and the cooking studio with fresh produce and cut flowers • Keep the gardens accessible to students, visitors, and instructors, and add signage and labeling to provide educational opportunities throughout the gardens • Meet needs of other departments as requested including catalog stocking and mailing, help with events including Little/Middle Folk School, auctions, Fall Festival, dining hall or housekeeping help, and needs from other areas of the school • Works with the Work Study Coordinator to ensure a positive experience for work study students and the Folk School Education and Experience Requirements • Experience with gardening and landscaping and proficiency with hand tools and power equipment such as tillers, mowers, and weed eaters • Experience with all aspects of production organic gardening including seed starting and transplanting, use of greenhouses and row covers, use of cover crops and soil amendments, and safe harvesting techniques • Experience with supplying produce to chefs and/or markets is desirable • Leadership and supervision experience and ability to work well with a group and maintain crew motivation and productivity • Experience with operation of tractors preferred • Minimum of high school diploma required • Minimum age 21 years • Must have dependable transportation and a valid driver’s license and a good driving record • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Folk School

Physical Demands
The position requires that the employee be in good physical condition. The employee will need to be able to work on his/her feet for at least 8 hours a day, lift up to 40 pounds, be prepared to work in difficult weather conditions, and be able to work weekends and holidays. Compensation This is a full-time position with benefits. Annual compensation is discussed during the interview process. The Folk School offers competitive pay and benefits package while working in a joyful and enlivening environment.

For more information:   https://folkschool.org/documents/Job_Description_Gardener_Work_Study_Supervisor.pdf

Education Manager, Duke U Farm

Title: Manager, Education
Location: Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ
Reports to: Director, Strategic Programs, and Planning
Status: Full Time
Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment, and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.

JOB SUMMARY
The Manager of Education is a senior member of the Duke Farms management team. This person is responsible for identifying, creating and developing Duke Farms’ public education, training, and demonstration/modeling programs, ensuring a clear, consistent and strategic alignment with the Program Plan and the overarching mission and vision for Duke Farms. In addition, this person has responsibility for managing and maintaining current programmatic relationships, as well as identifying new educational partnership opportunities with like-minded mission-fit organizations.

The Manager will have teaching experience, as well as experience in planning and executing public education programs for academic, professional, and general family audiences, preferably in a non-profit and information learning environment. He/she will use his/her knowledge of inquiry and investigation- based teaching, interpretative programs and techniques, and formal education requirements and trends to provide engaging, informative and memorable experiences focused on environmental sustainability and stewardship. The Manger will be a talented collaborator able to identify and maximize external and
internal programmatic resources. He/she will adapt successful programs and ideas to the Duke Farms environment, and engage other like-minded organizations and individuals to establish and cultivate advantageous relationships.

The Manager of Education’s other primary role is the responsible for identifying, creating and developing Duke Farms’ visitor education and interpretation programs. In addition, this position has responsibility for managing year-round and seasonal part-time Front Desk Educational Staff to orient and educate our visitors the 6 days a week Duke Farms is open, including weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

−Hire, train, and manage a staff of up to 10 staff, including full time, part time and seasonal part- time employees;
−Maintain curriculum for all programs and events geared toward education, training, demonstration, and recreation on a rolling 4 quarter basis;
−Initiate, lead and oversee others in the creation and development of formal education and training programs that provide demonstration and model environmental stewardship;
−Identify and encourage other environmentally-oriented institutions to conduct their programs at
Duke Farms;
−Oversee visitor information and education activities through the Front Desk;
−Manage & cultivate multiple relationships with strategically aligned organizations while continuing to identify additional programmatic partnership opportunities; develop long-term relationships with schools, community groups, other ecological research institutions, and related organizations;
−Establish and maintain contact with field professionals, professional organizations and other institutions to develop innovative programs; identify, collaborate with and manage Duke Farms consultants engaged to deliver programmatic content and assistance;
−Collaborate with the Communications Assistant to ensure consistent messaging, proper promotion, and the use of collateral and other communication materials for education and interpretation;
−Collaborate with other managers responsible for visitation and logistics to ensure adequate program understanding and planning for effective coordination and execution;
−Collaborate with Communications staff to ensure consistent messaging, proper promotion, and the use of collateral and other communication materials for public programs;
−Collaborate and actively communicate with all Duke Farms teams as well as Operations, Stewardship, IS, HR and Finance to ensure effective program integration and execution;
−Provide input and assist with the maintenance of the public programs budget;
−Perform other related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Bachelor’s degree or at least 7 years of professional experience, preferably in ecology or science-education fields, is required; a teaching certificate is preferred, but at least 5 years of experience teaching in a classroom setting in a public or private school may be substituted for certification; a Master’s degree in any of these fields is a plus;
−5 or more years of experience in planning and delivering engaging educational programs, preferably at the management level in a non-profit learning organization and/or informal learning environment. A variety of experiences is a plus;
−Experienced with educational, demonstration and research processes related to ecologically sustainable practices;
−Strong verbal and written communicational skills; experienced in public speaking and presenting. Good sense of humor and the ability to continue to pursue long-term goals despite short-term setbacks a definite plus;
−Proven ability to collaborate, negotiate and build consensus with multiple external and internal constituencies, including colleagues, visitors and partners, across varied professional and educational levels;

−Self-starter with strong analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills, and the ability to make informed decisions using good business sense. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time;
−Strong computer and Internet skills with a moderate to high level of experience in Microsoft
Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook as well as public programming web-based applications;
−Able to traverse the 2700+ acre Duke Farms property, as well as travel to other locations. Willing to work indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions;
−Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays on a regular basis is required.

For more information: http://www.dukefarms.org/siteassets/documents/jobs-and-internships/2018-dff-manager-education.pdf

Allegheny Farm Manager, Highland County, VA

POSITION TITLE: Allegheny Farm Manager (AFM)

MISSION: Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization that cultivates healthy communities through food and education.

HISTORY: AMI was founded in 2011 (as Allegheny Mountain School) as an intensive hands-on cooperative experiential learning and training program designed to teach members of our communities to grow and prepare their own food and to understand the nutritional benefits of eating seasonally.

VISION: A thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities who value the connection between food and health.

OUR PROGRAMS: The AMI Fellowship is an 18-month, two-phase program. During Phase I (April through October), AMI Farm Fellows live, work, and study at the Allegheny Farm Campus in Highland County, VA. They study sustainable food production, whole foods preparation and preservation, mindfulness, wellness and nutrition, land stewardship and community development, as they train to become ambassadors for a healthier food culture. In Phase II from January – December of the following year, AMI Senior Fellows work in the service of AMI and/or a Partner Organization and focus on activities such as: building community gardens and urban farms, developing school gardens and site based curriculum, advocating sustainable land use, teaching nutrition and cooking for a healthy lifestyle.

OUR CAMPUS: The Allegheny Farm Campus is situated between 4000 and 4400 feet in elevation on a 550 acre farm in Highland County, VA, bordering both Virginia’s George Washington National Forest and West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest. The headwaters of the James, Potomac, and Greenbrier Rivers all begin their flow from a triple watershed divide (Eastern Continental) located on the top hay field. The farm was originally homesteaded about 110 years ago; about 100 acres have been cleared.

Unique ecosystems abound within the farm’s parameters, with beautiful groves of red spruce and mixed hardwoods, old growth rhododendron and mountain laurel thickets. Wildlife is plentiful and the old pastures give way to wildflowers of all kinds, huckleberries, blackberries, and diverse native edibles, medicinal plants, fungi, moss and lichens. This is a lush climate with abundant rainfall and dense vegetation. Summers can be quite cool; the average rainfall is 41.5 inches per year. Plant hardiness zone is 3-4, with approximately 120 frost-free days.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND PURPOSE OF WORK:
Reporting to the AMI Executive Director, the AFM is responsible for most operational aspects of the Allegheny Farm and Facilities in Highland County.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE POSITION:
The AFM is a full-time, exempt position at our Highland County Campus. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and organizational needs (preparation at the beginning of the season and end of season, for instance). Education of the broader community is a key component of Allegheny Mountain Institute, and a competitive applicant will have an interest in this area. All of our work is rooted in organic, regenerative agricultural practices, so the AFM should have a deep philosophical and operational agreement with such methods.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TASKS:
Agricultural & Animal

Responsible for the organic, sustainable management of all operational aspects of the AMI agricultural and meat production including: plant propagation, cultivation, succession planting, pest and nutrient management, harvesting, processing, distribution, quality and quantity control, organic orchard management, and animal husbandry (including poultry, apiary operations, and future bovine, swine, caprine, ovine and dairy operations).
Develop, establish and maintain the nourishment and health of the soil food web of AMI gardens to promote the health and vitality of the food we produce.
Manage and directly supervise the Lead Gardener.
Manage greenhouse propagation of seeds and starts.
Manage and develop crop rotation for season extension in the high tunnels.
Orchard management, including the establishment, pest protection, and plant guild selection of orchard and berry crops.
Manage mulching and weed control, including procurement of input materials.
Maintain garden tools and equipment storage; keep inventory and maintenance records.
Develop and maintain livestock facility as needed including grazing systems, fence and gate moving and repair, and water management.
Develop, establish, maintain healthy pasture management, disease control, and animal rotation.
Perform grass cutting and weed eating around gardens and orchards.
Invasive weed (Autumn Olive, Thistle) eradication, coordinated with Allegheny Farm Caretaker.
Facilities & General Management

Provide regular garden set up and maintenance, including:
Irrigation systems.
Inspections and managing repairs of all farm infrastructure; garden fences; rodent control.
Plan and implement an efficient, working composting system for garden and orchard use.
Provide regular operational farm maintenance, including:
Water system inspections; report to Allegheny Caretaker if issues arise.
General overseeing of operational facilities, including inspections and managing repairs of buildings and farm infrastructure.
Manage High Tunnel / Greenhouse integrity and heating/cooling and ventilation systems.
Fixing items or overseeing repairs done by others.
Maintain Farm vehicle and equipment maintenance records. The Farm Caretaker will be responsible for maintaining vehicles and equipment while the Allegheny Farm Manager will maintain record keeping for farm vehicle and equipment maintenance.
Research equipment purchase and schedule delivery or pick up as needed.
Assist in heavy lifting/moving as needed.
Provide regular waste removal from the Allegheny Farm.
Ensure high standard of cleanliness, neatness and order on the Allegheny Farm.
Establish processes for upkeep of pantries, cold storage, root cellars, and feed rooms to ensure appropriate temperatures / humidities, and the vitality, safety and quantities of foodstuffs to meet requirements.
Establish best practices and processes for the Allegheny Farm record keeping systems.
Manage budget for Farm expenditures, including ordering, purchasing, and maintaining records.
Manage and mentor Fellows on farm-related work and educational opportunities during Phase I of the Fellowship.
Meet with AMI staff team, once per week to review and plan assignments. Work closely and collaboratively with the AMI Education Director to ensure proactive guidance and supervision of Phase I Fellows and the learning environment.
Work in collaboration with Allegheny Farm Caretaker on routine maintenance needs of farm and equipment and with the AMI Farm Operations Committee on big picture strategic plans and needs of Allegheny Farm.
Perform administrative tasks essential to the smooth operation of the farm.
Participate in Open Houses, public visits and educational outreach events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
BS degree or an equivalent amount of training and/or work experience required.
Minimum 3 years of experience in organic vegetable production and management, post-handling, and processing for sale and storage.
2- 3 years rotational, multi-species grazing experience.
Experience in Apiary management or desire to master.
Demonstrated understanding and application of Permaculture principles and ethics.
Knowledge and experience with medicinal herbs, perennial systems, no till farming, and orchard management.
Experience with heavy farm equipment use and basic maintenance.
General maintenance skills including: carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and electrical.
Knowledge of and commitment to building sustainable food systems.
Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; ability to work closely and communicatively as a peer colleague with AMI Education Director and Allegheny Farm Caretaker.
Experienced crew leader.
Computer proficiency, including Excel, Microsoft Office.
Interest in cooking and culinary arts/hospitality.
Demonstrates high level of personal and ethical standards.
Ability to understand, interpret and enforce policies in an accurate and equitable manner.
Ability to complete and maintain applicable training and certifications as necessary.
Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Mentorship and/or teaching experience.
Ability to deal with Fellows, colleagues, and guests in a professional, timely, fair, and confidential manner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:
Applicant must be comfortable working outside in physically demanding environments, including climate irregularities, cold weather, and snowy winters. Applicant must be able to lift 50 (+) pounds regularly.

COMPENSATION:
This is a full-time, exempt, year-round position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes: housing and farm-grown food share (2nd story of farm house is exclusively for AFM, while main floor is shared with AMI community in season; a lease and damage deposit are required), workers’ compensation coverage, and earned vacation/sick leave, plus holidays. This position requires regular weekend and periodic evening work.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:
Allegheny Mountain Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or marital status. AMI is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate should be currently residing in the United States and eligible to work in it, please no international applications. The candidate must have a valid drivers license, pass a background and driving record checks.

For more information: https://form.jotform.com/73195052543152

Land Laboratories Manager, Joliet

Posting Number: S140479
Position Title: Land Laboratories Manager
Department: Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
Full Time; Hours per week 40

Posting Date 02/16/2018
Closing Date 02/26/2018
Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

• Satisfactory results of a background check
• Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
• Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Advertising Summary
Would you like to work for one of the first choices of employment?

Do you want to be part of a strategic organization?

One that prides itself on educating our future workforce.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

•Medical
•Dental
•Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings

Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

•Federal holidays
•Vacation
•Personal
•Sick

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: MANAGER, LAND LABORATORIES SFFARM-MNGR01
STATUS: Full time
DEPARTMENT: Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
UNION: Support and Technical
REPORTS TO: Department Chair, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 9
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $55,016 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Manager, Land Laboratories is vital to the education, applied research, and community outreach programs of the Joliet Junior College Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences Department. Designs, implements and analyzes the research and demonstration plots on the J.F. Richards Sustainable Agriculture Land Lab (ALL) and Sustainable Horticulture Land Laboratories (HLL). Collaborates with faculty to increase the opportunities for experiential-based learning through the ALL and HLL’s. Solicits seed, fertilizer and plant protection inputs to ensure the economic sustainability of the Land Laboratories. Assists with care and maintenance of the plant material located in the horticultural land laboratory. Collaborates with departmental instructors to increase the opportunities for experiential-based learning through the local food production and hydroponics production systems, and organizes all tours and Field Day events that generate positive support of JJC from the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Schedule, coordinate, perform all activities, and main records involved in the production of agricultural crops.
2. Assist faculty with activities relating to the production of horticultural crops, and maintaining specialty areas including the vineyard, vegetable demonstration plots, campus turf plots, hydroponic system, agroforestry research and demonstration plot, and related.
3. Plan and schedule work, establish priorities and ensure that the operations are efficient.
4. Oversee and maintain budgets, accounting and related business records of land lab operations.
5. Coordinate the marketing of all crops produced on the ALL.
6. Maintain, repair and operate equipment utilized on land laboratories.
7. Plan, design, and implement demonstration and research plots. Gather and analyze data from research plots, compile reports and publish annual demonstration and research reports.
8. Solicit support of businesses for resources to be used on the laboratories.
9. Schedule and organize meetings of the ALL and HLL committees.
10. Properly train and supervise land lab student workers.
11. Work with agriculture and horticulture faculty to coordinate and assess research and demonstration plots on the land lab. Assist faculty with laboratory field demonstration, and applied research activities, and coordinate regular meetings of the ALL and HLL oversight committees.
12. Increase land lab demonstration and research emphasis on non-traditional production systems with an emphasis on sustainability, soil health, water quality, renewable energy, and precision management.
13. Foster greater educational use of the land lab by departments and programs outside of Ag/Hort to encourage cross-disciplinary use of this valuable resource.
14. Increase visibility of the land labs by providing tours and disseminating information updates concerning Land Lab activities and results.
15. Assist faculty within the Agriculture/Horticulture Department to create and/or update informational and marketing materials related to the Land Labs and departmental programs.
16. Assist in organizing and coordinating the department’s internal events including but not limited to Discover JJC and on campus high school competitions.
17. Recruit students for the department by visiting high schools, middle schools, career fairs, 4-H and FFA activities, and other youth activities.
18. Represent the department at Industry/Affiliated Organization meetings.
19. Maintain the Land Lab portion of Agriculture/Horticulture website and providing content for program social media pages;
20. Assist faculty and programs in report and grant writing to support the land lab.
21. Foster use of the land lab as an outreach and teaching tool for dual-credit programs and other high schools in the district.
22. Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Associate’s Degree in Agriculture or Plant Sciences.
2. Three (3) years of experience in successful farm management and operation.
3. Mechanical ability.
4. Experience working with agribusiness stakeholder groups.
5. Possess or obtain (within 45 days of employment) the appropriate Illinois State Pesticide Applicator’s License.
6. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Plant Sciences, or allied field.
2. Ability to handle a variety of tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and effectively; work independently and establish priorities.
3. Mechanical ability and experience operating all types of agricultural and horticultural equipment.
4. Good oral/written communication, organization and time management skills.
5. Strong personal computer and technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. Lifting seed bags and farm implements.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.

WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Some duties will be performed indoors such as computer use for data collection.
2. Other duties will be performed outdoors during planting and harvesting of the crops.

Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract.

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu”

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

For more information: https://employment.jjc.edu/postings/2640

Permaculture Garden Manager, UMASS, Amherst, MA

To oversee and coordinate UMass Dining Services permaculture gardens.

POSITION TITLE:  TECHNICAL ASSISTANT III/Auxiliary Enterprises-Sustainability

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversees and coordinates care and operation of campus permaculture gardens. Develops and implements new permaculture gardens.
Teaches a two-session, one credit, hands on course (STOCKSCH 198P) in which students learn about permaculture basics while maintaining on-campus gardens in both the Fall & Spring Semesters.
Supervises Departmental Assistants, student employees, and interns.
Performs planning, community outreach, and program development for the UMass Permaculture Initiative.
Performs marketing, communications, and public relations of the UMass Permaculture Initiative including web design, social media, posters/flyers, press releases, newsletters, brochures, etc.
Supervises the weekly, seasonal UMass Student Farmers Market.
Coordinates with faculty on interdepartmental research efforts in campus permaculture gardens.
Conducts presentations and tours.
Devises and organizes educational workshops and events.
Holds open forums where students, faculty and staff may present ideas, comments or questions about environmental sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Acts as a consultant to other universities and institutions by responding to inquiries regarding permaculture, garden design and sustainability.
Collects and analyzes garden data.
Coordinates and distributes garden produce to residential and retail dining operations.
Collaborates with university chefs (Chef de Cuisine) on sustainable menu development and best uses for garden produce.
Performs other Auxiliary Services sustainability duties as assigned

Requirements:
Knowledge of sustainability issues, regenerative agriculture, and best practices.
Ability to develop and execute new programs within an academic setting.
Problem solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Skill in application of the principles and practices of effective supervision
Excellent team-building, relationship-building, and networking skills
Ability to build and sustain excellent working relationships.
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Permaculture Design Certificate preferred

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science Degree (in Environmental Science) or an equivalent combination of education and training.

Salary: ~ $36,000/year

For more information: https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94533

Farm and Garden Coordinator, Buckenell University, PA

Location: Lewisburg, PA

The Farm and Garden Coordinator (FGC) will be a full-time, 10-month position responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Lewisburg Community Garden (LCG) and the Bucknell University Farm (BUF). The FGC will work with faculty, staff, and designated partners to create educational opportunities so that Bucknell students and community members can better:
• understand issues of socially and environmentally sustainable food production through hands-on involvement from seed to plate.
• address food insecurity and promote nutritional health on campus and in our region by contributing to the production and distribution of organic produce to local food security programs.
• conduct research related to plant cultivation, organic farm operations, responsible land stewardship and conservation, waste management and composting, diet and nutrition, animal behavior, nature and the humanities, and business operations connecting food producers to distributors and consumers.

Additionally, the FGC will investigate appropriate models and business plans for supplying food to Bucknell Dining Services, and composting food and organic waste from campus to enrich farm soil.

The FGC will be supervised by and will report to the Assistant Director of Service-Learning. The person in this role must be highly motivated, responsible, reliable, and have the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Job Duties:
● Recruit and train students and volunteers so that they have a meaningful experience and work productively towards the goals of the LCG and BUF.
● Coordinate service-learning opportunities with Bucknell faculty and staff, helping to develop lesson plans for specific groups as appropriate, and overseeing public education workshops.
● Supervise student employees and AmeriCorps members working at the LCG and BUF, including, but not limited to, assignment of tasks, instruction on proper techniques, safety measures and risk reduction.
● Develop, implement and maintain efficient horticultural techniques that allow for 12-month production of highly-nutritious food for campus dining and local food initiatives.
● Collaborate with the LCG and BUF Advisory Boards, to shape policies, design and implement educational activities, publicize efforts, and increase community involvement.
● Work with the BUF advisory board to advance plans and grow the Bucknell University Farm that might include links with Parkhurst Dining Service, and the Geisinger Fresh Food Pharmacy.
● Oversee and manage production of seedlings in campus greenhouses for LCG Spring Plant Sale and planting at LCG and BUF, as well as planning, marketing, staffing, and managing the plant sale in early May.
● Work with the BUF advisory board to establish the layout and design of the BUF including walking trails, meditation gardens and outdoor classroom.
● Establish and maintain plantings at the BUF including raised beds, fruit trees, and perennials.
● Manage recruiting, contracts, payments, orientation, and communication with LCG plot renters.
● Manage the portion of the LCG cultivated by Bucknell to provide organic produce for donation to local hot meal and food bank programs, including supervision and training of student employees, volunteers, and interns who plant, harvest, and distribute food; develop and implement education programs; and provide for general upkeep and maintenance.
● Ensure that the LCG adheres to the Memorandum of Agreement between the Bucknell University and the Lewisburg Borough.
● Work cooperatively with other staff at Bucknell to arrange for produce distribution, equipment and garden maintenance and upkeep, and delivery of supplies.
● Actively support a diverse and inclusive workforce.
● Perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimum of two years of professional experience in horticulture and working with students in an educational setting
• Horticulture knowledge and experience with organic practices in gardening or farming
• Prior experience working with a diverse workforce, including supervising volunteers and instructing both K-12 and college students
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience managing employees and volunteers
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple spaces and projects
• Proficiency with database software and the demonstrated ability to create and maintain databases to track planting schedules, plot renter information, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with various stakeholders and groups
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• A current and valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:
• Horticultural Training or Master Gardener Certification
• First Aid/CPR certificate/training

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching above and below shoulders, lifting.
• Ability to work outdoors, some evenings and weekends.
• Possible daily exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature changes.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

For more information: http://jobs.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/495962/farm-and-garden-coordinator