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Garden and Nutrition Coordinator at Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center - 12133

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Garden and Nutrition Coordinator
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
660 Lombard st.
94133 San Francisco , CA
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Agency & Program Description:
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is a nonprofit organization which provides services and advocacy for residents of the greater San Francisco community. TEL HI provides opportunities for individuals and families to enrich their quality of life. Focusing on low- to moderate- income youth, families, and seniors, we create and strengthen community bonds, provide health and wellness programs, and broaden education and cultural experiences.

The goal of the After School Academy (ASA) Program is to foster the academic, physical and social-emotional well-being of elementary school youth (K-5). The program provides developmentally appropriate curriculum, which emphasizes academic success and enrichment through academic assistance, social development, recreation, art, and a wide variety of educational enrichment activities.

Currently, due to COVID-19, the ASA program has become an in-person learning hub for K-5 students. For the time being, the Garden and Nutrition Coordinator will be apart of a team that supports students in their virtual learning, as well as facilitating gardening and nutrition enrichment lessons throughout the week.

When SFUSD in-person school is resumed, the Garden and Nutrition Coordinator will facilitate a minimum of 3 after school enrichment lessons per week for the ASA program. As well as teaching a variety of gardening, environmental science, nutrition, and sustainability classes to grades 6th-8th, during the school day, through the Beacon Program at neighboring Francisco Middle School.

Pay: Up to $20/hr (depending on experience and qualifications)

401(k) matching
Dental Insurance
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Professional Development Assistance
Tuition Reimbursement

Covid Precautions:
Remote Interview Process
Personal protective equipment provided
Temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Teaching concepts surrounding organic gardening, natural sciences, climate justice, healthy eating, food systems, sustainability, etc. to grades K-8th. This involves creating and delivering curriculum and purchasing and gathering necessary materials.

Maintaining the organic garden and TEL HI and Francisco Middle School. This includes tending to vegetable beds; seed starting, transplanting, watering, and harvesting.
Pruning perennials and fruit trees.
Composting in a 2 bin system.
Integrated pest Management

Participating in individual supervision, staff meetings, and organization trainings.
Ensure a safe and positive environment that allows for healthy development, growth and learning.
Foster and maintain appropriate relationships with children, their families, and staff.

Education & Experience: 

Experience working with youth
Experience in organic gardening/ farming
Understanding of youth development and current best practices
Bilingual candidates in Cantonese/English or Spanish/ English are strongly encouraged to apply
Passionate about climate justice, growing food, garden maintenance, environmental science, cooking and sustainability

Application Instructions: 

Send cover letter and resume to Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center's Director of Programs - Josh Feierstein (

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