We are seeking a Youth and Public Programs Programs Coordinator to maintain and enrich our education programs at Pie Ranch. Our programs for K-12 learners and the public are grounded on the land at Pie Ranch and provide participants with the inspiration and experiences to affect food systems change in their communities. Our programs include fee-for-service public programs, field trips for youth, partner school relationships, summer programs, on-farm jobs for youth, and other internships. Additionally, this position supports the execution of programming for the public: corporate events, tours, culinary events and more. This position will help coordinate the implementation of these programs; help develop food justice and regenerative agriculture curriculum; and deliver lessons to youth and adults, including both on-farm and school sites. The Youth and Public Programs Program Coordinator will work with the farm team to facilitate farm project activities and help build sustainable organizational capacity for Pie Ranch. Another critical role this position entails is the active support of our Food Hub program: a program that supplies food insecure communities with access to organic, healthy produce year round. This position will also support the Pie Ranch farm team with farm projects and a farm plot specific for youth and adult programs as well as assist with our animal husbandry program.
Partner School Relationships (25%)
Summer Program (10%)
Help oversee all Summer Programs in collaboration with our partner schools and organizations.
Help create materials, forms, waivers, etc. for use.
Assist in coordinating transportation and associated program logistics.
Be part of a collective planning process with the Program Team to design and implement inspired programming.
Work with staff to effectively integrate programs and youth interns into the folds of the farm.
Lead Partner School and Field Trips (15%)
Work with Partner School Teachers and Pie Ranch Programs Team on planning and implementing weekly field trips, including transportation, curriculum, and agendas.
Collaborate with partner school staff on curriculum development that enhances school-based learning as well as field trips to the farm
Coordinate farm based activities with the Farm Team.
Fee-for-Service Visits (15%)
Lead other school groups (K-12), college groups and the public in tours and programming on the farm. Support the events coordinator in executing luncheons, tours, weddings (tours/set-up), dinners, etc.
Farming Support (20%)
Assist Farm team with farm chores that may consist of planting, weeding, harvesting, etc.
Help maintain a youth program plot on the farm of no more than .5 acre for program purposes (ingredients for culinary programs, educational purposes, etc.)
Assist in our Food Hub program (duties may include aggregation, packing and distribution of food boxes around the Bay Area)
Provide rotational support for the farm’s animal husbandry program (feeding chickens, collecting eggs, mucking pens/feeding goats, cows, horses, pigs, monitor animal well-being, etc.)
Curriculum Development (10%)
Develop curriculum on regenerative agriculture, nutrition, and food justice in collaboration with Programs Team, Farm Manager/s, and Chef Educator/s, Animal Husbandry person with the goal of having a Youth and Public Programs Programs Curriculum Binder applicable to both youth and the public.
Help review and make edits on evaluative tools for all Pie Ranch related programming.
Facilitate online surveys & evaluations for youth and teachers for fee-for-service and partner school programs.
Meetings & Communications (20%)
Meet with partner schools regularly about our partnerships, field trips, summer programming.
Meet with Puente, Design Tech and other partners as needed to plan summer internships/summits, etc.
Attend all Pie Ranch staff meetings.
Meet regularly with the Program Director and other Pie Ranch staff.
Write updates for grants, newsletters & blogs.
Create social media posts, curriculum, videos as needed/serve on communications and other subcommittees on a rotational basis.
Flexibility, adaptability, self-direction, and positivity are critical to a successful execution of this role
Ability to run programming once a month on a Saturday or Sunday (corporate, youth or other event as well as 3rd Saturday volunteer days)
Understanding that the nature of farm work requires occasional harvests, animal care, etc. after hours work and that overtime will be compensated for.
A minimum of two years of experience in a similar role (as a teacher or coordinator).
Experience in sustainable farming or gardening
Experience working with diverse crops and farm animals; enthusiastic about learning about crops and farm animals.
Experience working with youth of diverse backgrounds in a classroom or garden context.
Commitment to Racial Justice and Anti-Oppression work.
Understanding of and commitment to food sovereignty and food justice.
Youth leadership development experience and skills.
Strong organizational, coordination, and collaboration skills.
Strong ability to communicate clearly and enthusiastically with students, teachers, and school administrators.
Experience with developing curriculum, educational tools, lesson plans and activities related to sustainable agriculture and food justice.
Understanding that work is within the rustic reality of a farm.
Understanding the realities of working at a non-profit with ongoing needs around funding and infrastructure.
Understanding of the Be Present model of communication and willingness to integrate the model into all forms of communication at Pie Ranch.
Understanding the importance that public programs and fee-for-service programs play a part in supporting school/youth visits and general operations.
Understanding and acceptance of Pie Ranch current staff structure, decision making process, policies and procedures.
Friendliness, approachability, and enthusiasm for working with other people.
Experience and interest in developing evaluative tools and educational program evaluation.
Proficiency with Word, Excel and Gmail.
Ability to coordinate funds and follow the program budgets.
Ability to drive and access to a vehicle for regular travel to and from Pie Ranch and partner schools.
Ability to work 40 hours per week.
Proficiency in Spanish
Commitment to personal health and interest in cooking and nutrition.
Access to a smart phone or personal computer for out of office communications.
Interested and qualified candidates should provide:
Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications in this position.
Resume with references
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with title: Youth Program Coordinator
Deadline: Open until filled
Pie Ranch is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.