We’re hiring a Farm Educator to work with our Certificate Program, and in particular, with teens. More details below, or download in a PDF here.
Farm Educator Job Description
Common Good City Farm is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 and has a mission to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. Common Good’s half-acre farm in DC’s LeDroit Park is the principal site for programs providing hands-on training in food production, healthy eating, and environmental sustainability to people of all ages and backgrounds.
About Us: Common Good is an exciting and diverse workplace that offers employees many opportunities to be themselves and be co-creators in programming. We believe in supporting our employees through their hardships as well as celebrating their successes. If you’re ready to be part of a dynamic team of dedicated staff, volunteers, and board members, then this is the place for you! Job Responsibilities This role is being created to support the expansion of our Certificate Program in Regenerative Urban Agriculture. It is one of the first certificate programs of its kind focusing on small-space growing, regenerative techniques, carbon sequestration, and climate resilience. Job responsibilities of the Farm Educator, under the direction of the Farm Manager and executed with support and assistance of Common Good staff and volunteers, include:
Program Execution and Management
- Deliver instruction for two cohorts of the Certificate Program, under the guidance of the Farm Manager
- Assist with recruiting and selecting students for the program
- Obtain and manage data as appropriate for evaluation and in accordance with grant agreements
- Serve as a resource for students and staff who may have additional questions about regenerative agriculture
Youth Internship Program
- Hire, Teach, and Manage approximately 15 high-school serving in an internship capacity February-June
- Modify the Certificate Program Curriculum as appropriate to meet the needs of the school calendar
- Supervise youth who may continue their internship experience throughout the summer
- Meet any reporting requirements imposed by DCPS or the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE)
- Be a welcoming presence to youth and adult community residents, promoting active and broad participation by volunteers, program participants, and other stakeholders in a manner that supports relationship building between the farm and the community
- Assist with preparation of farm reports for Board meetings and grant reporting
- Represent Common Good City Farm at community meetings, events, and other outreach efforts
- Cultivate and maintain relationships within the urban agriculture and local food systems communities
Salary and Benefits
This position is 50% time (approx. 20 hours per week), salaried, with the possibility for future expansion of the role. The salary range for this position is $20,000 to $22,500 with paid vacation and sick leave and employer contributions to an individual retirement account.
Common Good is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds. People of Color, Women, and other people with marginalized identities are less likely than white cis-gender men to apply for positions when they don’t meet all of the qualifications. We do not expect anyone to be a 100% perfect fit. Generally, if you meet at least 60% of the qualifications for a position and you are enthusiastic about learning more, we encourage you to apply. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, video, or audio recording that summarizes their skills and experience and why they are interested in this role, along with their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should speak to their skills working with and designing programming for youth and adults. Please submit your application by January 2, 2022, for priority consideration. We aim for this position to start by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. No phone calls, please.