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UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship and Short Course Coordinator (CASFS) at Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden - 13222

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UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship and Short Course Coordinator (CASFS)
Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden
1156 High St Farm & Garden (CASFS)
95064 Santa Cruz , CA ,
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Job Description: 

We are actively seeking a new Apprenticeship and Short Course coordinator to help usher in our re-envisioned Apprenticeship Program and new Short Course series, with our offerings carefully designed to expand accessibility and relevance for a wide array of learners seeking to build skills and capacity as growers, land stewards and food system change makers.

The Apprenticeship Program, offered twice per year in a 10 week format, will serve aspiring growers and activists seeking to build baseline knowledge on soil health management, crop production and food system change. The Short Course topics, such as tractor cultivation systems, seedling production, fruit tree production, cut flower production and seed sovereignty, are designed to go deeper with audiences already possessing foundational knowledge of the subject matter.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

The Apprenticeship and Short Course coordinator will collaborate with farm and garden managers, instructors, other CASFS staff who support student success, are involved in delivering program content, experiential opportunity, program evaluation, and ongoing curriculum refinement. The Apprenticeship and Short Course coordinator will also also work closely with the community and residential life coordinator (this position will be posted soon) to create and continuously refine a robust curriculum and daily experience where all participants can thrive, grow their skills and capacity, are seen and heard, and will be well equipped to grow food, care for the land, improve the food system and to give back to their communities.

Education & Experience: 

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual with a background in curriculum development and delivery, especially in the arenas of organic agriculture, agroecology, and food systems. A strong preference will be given for individuals whose past work involves building curriculum that centers equity and justice, and prioritizes meeting the needs of diverse learner communities. This is a full time, year round, career position that involves three principal sets of responsibilities: 1) curriculum development, course design, program evaluation, and course refinement, 2) coordination of course logistics, systems and budgets, and 3) outreach, recruitment, selection and retention of program participants.

Application Instructions: 

The initial review date for this position is September 28, 2021, and we will begin reviewing applications shortly thereafter.

The posting can be found at UCSC Careers: Apprenticeship and Short Course Coordinator.

You can also go to the UCSC Jobs website: and search for Job ID 23239.

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