Community Garden Coordinator

Overview

For the past year, the Associated Students of HSU have been working on establishing a community garden on the HSU campus, with the help of many students and community members. Members of CCAT were involved in this process, and CCAT has worked with AS to help provide oversight for the garden efforts and institutionalize the garden through the creation of a Community Garden Coordinator position at CCAT. 

While negotiations with various HSU administrators have been ongoing for months, a final location(s) for the garden(s) have yet to be confirmed. The first task of the  Community Garden Coordinator will be to work with administrators, AS, the CCAT Co-directors, and other campus students and staff to finalize the location of the garden and a plan for it's operation.

Once the location is confirmed, the Coordinator will oversee the establishment of the garden. Once established, they will be responsible for the continued oversight and upkeep of the garden, coordinating and recruit volunteers and plot "ownership", facilitate workshops and classes, be a liaison to AS, and work with CCAT gardeners, co-directors, and other CCAT employees and volunteers involved with the garden and these tasks.

This position requires previous gardening/farming experience and community organizing, volunteer coordination, and publicity experience is preferred.

Duties

Position-Specific Duties

  • Oversee HSU community garden operations
  • Work with HSU staff and administration and Associated Students
  • Reach out to faculty and students that may be interested in the garden
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for garden establishment and operations
  • Organize and coordinate plot dispersal
  • Facilitate workshops and be available to provide assistance and advice
  • Work with WRRAP compost team and CCAT organic gardeners

    General CCAT duties for all employees

    • Attend regular employee and branch meetings
    • Assist in tabling and outreach efforts
    • Assist in the preparation of volunteer and employee meals a few times a semester
    • Assist other employees, volunteers, and Co-Directors as necessary
    • Attend employee retreat

    Requirements

    • Must be an HSU student during your employment
    • Must be able to work well together in a team with the other Physical Site staff
    • Must be willing to keep a vegetable and herb garden without the use of synthetic chemicals
    • Must have a strong environmental ethic and care about the means as well as the end
    • Must be self-motivated and require minimal supervision
    • Must be able to effectively communicate
    • Must be able to coordinate volunteers effectively
    • Must be a good mediator

    Helpful Experience

    • Prior gardening/farming experience a plus
    • Familiarity with small-scale agriculture, such as CSAs (communicated-supported agriculture) or small family farms
    • Ability to articulate the finer points of organic agriculture and its differences from traditional agriculture
    • Experience purchasing garden supplies
    • Experience working with organizations like CCAT, the YES House, or other non-profits

    Schedule and Pay

    • Begins July 1, continues through Fall Semester
    • 7 hours / week
    • $10 / hour $910 / year
    • Flexible scheduling, to be coordinated with Co-Directors and your branch

    To Apply

    Please visit the application page at:
    http://www.ccathsu.com/jobs/

    Thank you!

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