Garden and Nutrition Project Manager

April 14, 2013
Washington, DC
Business / Education
Full-Time
Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Growing our Future Project is a 3-year organizational capacity building initiative focused on community gardening and organizing. Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Entrepreneurial Garden and Nutrition Project Manager (EPM) will build the agency’s capacity to promote a self-sustaining, social enterprise model of income and entrepreneurial opportunities for homeless and disconnected youth. The EPM will act as a liaison between SBY programs and other community based agencies and he/she will strengthen our partnership with Beet Street Gardens. The EPM will be responsible for supervision of 3 Peer Educators working on the Growing our Future Project. The position will be half-time with flexible hours, paid hourly.

ABOUT

Today Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Our work helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good health and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, explore opportunities in education and careers, and become tomorrow’s leaders. Through 18 professionally staffed programs located throughout the city, Sasha Bruce Youthwork helps young people and families discover their own abilities to transform their lives.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience in community gardening, community organizing, planning, and executing special events. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, the media, board members and external stakeholders. Must have excellent written/oral communication skills and be detail-oriented and organized. Preference to individuals who have worked with low-income youth.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with partner Beet Street Gardens to manage 3 garden sites
  • Promote the garden sites and the Growing our Future Project internally (among staff and clients) and with external partners.
  • Familiarize youth with growing food and the local food market.
  • Facilitate youth-driven development of value-added garden products, and build the foundation for a marketable distribution product.
  • Ensure long-term investment and leadership roles are assumed by youth in support of the Growing our Future Project.
  • Provide direct supervision to Peer Educators, who will act as apprentices for this project and will recruit other youth leaders.
  • Represent the mission and needs of the agency (and its clients) at public events and through written materials.
  • Plan, promote and execute special awareness and fundraising events, specifically those associated with the Growing our Future Project.
  • Other special tasks as assigned by the Director of Workforce Development.
this position is PAID
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April 27, 2013
Washington, District of Columbia
2013-04-27
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Human Resources



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