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MOAB, UT: Seed to Table Educator (AmeriCorps State) at Youth Garden Project - 10361

Job Title: 
MOAB, UT: Seed to Table Educator (AmeriCorps State)
Youth Garden Project
530 S 400 E
84532 Moab , UT
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Term of Service Dates: August 1st 2020 -August 1st 2021

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Youth Programs Director, the Seed to Table Educator will collaborate with Youth Garden Project (YGP) staff, community partners, and Grand County High School to lead young adults in a variety of youth programs at YGP. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the garden and profound process of growing food to teach academic and life lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Seed to Table Educator is responsible for the development, scheduling, leading, and assessment of youth program activities in the following areas:

Grand County High School Programs
● Collaborate with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director to partner and meet department agriculture education needs
● Design and implement possible internship experiences through the CTE Work-Based Learning program
● Build on and teach elective courses: Agriculture in Your Area and Greenhouse Management
● Work with SPED teacher(s) to create and facilitate lesson plans on a regular basis
● Act as liaison for any and all interested teachers to incorporate garden-based education with their curricula including, but not limited to: Foods & Nutrition, Food Sciences, Natural Resources, Plant & Soil Science, etc.

Seed Crew (Summer Youth Development & Job-Training Program for Young Adults)
● Improve and continue development of the overall structure of Seed Crew in its’ third year!
● Help recruit applicants, conduct interviews, and hire at least two Seed Crew members
● Co-train, manage, and mentor participants throughout the duration of the summer (9 weeks)

Nibble Garden & Sensory/Snack Garden Spaces
● Collaborate with YGP staff to amend garden rows & raised beds, direct sow or transplant, harvest, and generally maintain these production spaces; incorporating youth involvement as much as possible

Other Youth Program Duties
● Build relationships with the schools and teachers in addition to families of program attendees
● Help the Youth Programs Crew implement middle school programs as needed
● Develop & administer program evaluations and interpret data with Youth Programs Director
● Track numbers and compile other data for reporting & grant writing purposes

General YGP Responsibilities
● Assist with YGP community and fundraising events occasionally beyond normal work hours
● AmeriCorps members are expected to work 40 hours per week; all YGP staff are required to work some weekend and evening hours in order to participate in special events, fundraisers, and garden chores.

Education & Experience: 

Desired Skills and Experience:
● Hands-on agricultural experience and general knowledge preferred
● Experience working directly with youth in school and/or school-garden settings, designing curriculum, and/or working in non-traditional education spaces
● Graduate of an accredited university or college
● Strengths in time management, prioritizing and delegating tasks, multi-tasking, general ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced work environment
● Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
● Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection, participation tracking, and evaluation
● Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite

Application Instructions: 

To Apply:
1. E-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Youth Programs Director, Julie Zender, at julie@youthgardenproject.org
2. Applicants will also have to apply through the AmeriCorps State website upon hire

Benefits:
● End of service award ($6,196 education award)
● Annual stipend of: $14, 279
● AmeriCorps members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified

Job Categories: 
Education
Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening