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Community Garden Connections Co-Coordinator – E. McCann [work study]

  • Work-Study (AUNE)
  • Keene, NH
  • This position has been filled

Antioch University New England

Start Date: 1/26/2024
End Date: 5/3/2024
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 10-15 
Weekends Required: at student’s discretion
Evenings Required: at student’s discretion

Supervisor: Elizabeth (Libby) McCann

Alternate Supervisor: Suzanne Green

This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes

Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 10-25% Staff meetings and/or any related administrative/program planning/computer-based efforts–some at student’s discretion.

Method to assess remote work: Meeting attendance; deliverables created.

Job Description

Community Garden Connections (CGC) seeks creative, collaborative students to co-coordinate our ongoing local garden education and food justice initiative. CGC is committed to building local capacity to grow food and address issues of food insecurity related to climate change impacts, personal and communal health, and resiliency (http://www.antiochne.edu/cgc/).

This position works closely with additional CGC Co-Coordinators and faculty to support existing community garden sites (70 beds total) located at social service agencies/nonprofits in the City of Keene as well as one campus garden site. All coordinators will be responsible for specific sites, will collaborate with fellow co-coordinators to ensure all deliverables are met, and will champion specific responsibilities based on their interests. These positions are available for work study or non-work study students.

General responsibilities:

  • Foster relationships with assigned CGC garden sites and assist at other sites where needed
  • Collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations in the Monadnock Region who are engaged in related work
  • Creatively pursue relevant service projects that address community-identified interests and fulfill CGC’s mission to increase access to food and to enhance community resiliency.
  • Design, implement and evaluate educational workshops that support your professional and community interests
  • Assist other co-coordinators in their responsibilities as needed
  • Participate in maintaining garden beds at assigned sites as needed by partner organizations.
  • Fiscal responsibilities include budget management, inventory, and procurement of supplies. In addition to these general coordinator responsibilities, there are specific roles outlined below. When applying, please indicate which of the following role(s) and responsibilities would best fit your interests and experiences.

Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Some responsibilities of this position include:

  • Develop a consistent e-newsletter to be sent to the garden sites and partners
  • Contribute to community outreach through the Antioch webpage, Wednesday Weekly updates, social media, and local/regional press
  • Take the lead in planning the annual Harvest Festival and Summer Celebration
  • Maintain communications through the CGC email and mail chimp platform
  • Design and distribute flyers and signage
  • Seek out new opportunities for community outreach

Garden Education Coordinator

Some responsibilities of this position include:

  • Design and implement educational events/workshops
  • Educate and actively engage with partners about gardening and food preparation
  • Prepare and host Community Soup Days in partnership with the Social Justice Coordinator (not applicable for summer season/campus closure)
  • Plan and run cooking classes in partnership with sites and Soup Days
  • Champion CGC representation and engagement in community events (e.g., tabling, interactive displays, volunteer sign-up information)
  • Work to expand relationships with educational organizations and nonprofits
  • Work with the Communications coordinator on event flyers, outreach materials, educational signage, etc.

Social Justice & Belonging Coordinator

Some responsibilities of this position include:

  • Prepare and host Community Soup Days in partnership with the Garden Education Coordinator (not applicable for summer season/campus closure)
  • Design and implement monthly Food Justice gatherings — both during staff meetings and as community events
  • Organize staff retreats and social events (at least 1 per semester)
  • Seek out and maintain relationships with organizations committed to addressing food insecurity and other social justice issues in the Monadnock Region
  • Engage ad hoc CGC advisory committee members as appropriate

Westmoreland Steward

Some responsibilities of this position include:

  • Plan, plant, harvest, and maintain 1-acre Westmoreland site, a climate resilient demonstration garden
  • Collaborate with The Community Kitchen and other partners for food donations
  • Strengthen volunteership at the Westmoreland site through “garden parties” and community events
  • Coordinate all other necessary moving parts to this multifaceted initiative.

For more detailed information on CGC’s Westmoreland Steward position, email Dr. Libby McCann directly at [email protected].

Qualifications

  • Strong project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to have fun planning, preparing, and gardening with local organizations.
  • Works well with a variety of people.
  • Self-directed and motivated to move the project forward.
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • Familiarity with gardening, food justice, environmental education, culturally responsive education, grant writing and/or evaluation experience preferred though not required.
  • Possibly interested in continuing beyond the position end date.

How to Apply: Send an email of interest and resume to Libby McCann [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Department: Environmental Studies

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