Giving Garden Facilitator

Bayview Int'l Center for Education and the Arts

Title: Giving Garden Facilitator
Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator

Schedule:
Spring: late April – June (5 hours/week) – start date flexible
Summer: June 19th to August 11th (15 hours/week)
Fall: August 11th – mid October (5-10 hours/week)

Compensation:
$15.00/hour

Position Summary:
The Giving Garden Facilitator will work with a group of up to 12 youth ages 15-18 who participate in Bayview Foundation’s annual youth summer camp employment program. The Giving Garden Facilitator will plan, coordinate and manage all aspects of Bayview’s organic garden education, preservation, community leadership and youth employment initiative. Primary responsibilities include: curriculum development, garden preparation and maintenance, and youth supervision.

Organizational Background:
Bayview is a multicultural affordable housing development that features the Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts which provides community support services for Bayview families. Over 275 residents, primarily immigrants and refugees, from more than eight countries live in the Bayview community. Youth programs focus on educational success, social and emotional wellbeing and physical health. Visit http://www.bayviewfoundation.org for more information.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and lead garden-focused programming for teens ages 15-18
• Lead youth in the cultivation of productive organic vegetable, fruit and herb gardens
• Plan and facilitate food literacy, sustainability and environmental education lessons and activities
• Lead cooking and food preservation workshops
• Supervise teen work crew, including management of all paperwork and timesheets
• Develop positive relationships with youth
• Ensure safety of all youth
• Collaborate and communicate with staffing team
• Communicate with parents/caregivers and report on program activities
• Train and supervise volunteers
• Assist with program documentation and evaluation

Qualifications:
• Previous experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds
• Experience gardening or farming using organic and/or sustainable practices
• Experience in healthy food literacy, preparation and preservation
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
• Flexibility and ability to work well with others in a dynamic and busy atmosphere
• Joy for working with teens
• Positive attitude, strong communication skills, dependable and reliable
• Bilingual in Hmong and/or Spanish a plus

Requirements:
• College degree in relevant field and/or equivalent professional experience
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and work outside in a variety of weather conditions

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter outlining interest and qualifications as related to the position. Applicants must be present for an interview. Send application materials to Lisa King, Youth Programs Coordinator, at lisaking@bayviewfoundation.org on or before April 1, 2017. No paper applications will be accepted.

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

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