|April 14, 2013|
Billings Forge Community Works (BFCW) is a driving force for community participation and empowerment in Frog Hollow through promoting access to healthy food; engaging youth; and developing employment opportunities and economically sustainable social enterprises.
BFCW is a nonprofit organization housed in the Billings Forge apartment complex in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford, CT. The primary charge of BFCW is to invest in this underserved community by engaging community members in a range of community-building and enhancing programs. BFCW is helping to build a Frog Hollow community where home is more than four walls and a roof.
Working with our neighbors, partners and funders, we invest in the community by promoting access to healthy and affordable food; by engaging youth and families in activities that foster growth and learning; and by offering people opportunities to explore, prepare for and find jobs in the culinary arts.
The Director of Youth Development will be charged with the mission to inspire, encourage and support the development of young people ages 10-17 through the development and delivery of core farm to table-based enrichment programs that leverage BFCW’s expertise and assets in the culinary arts and urban agriculture.
The Director of Youth Development will work with a team consisting of community members, chefs, gardeners, artists, and educators to establish and implement programming. BFCW is home to 47 raised garden beds, a commercial kitchen, a large multi-use space, and a year-long farmer’s market. Enrichment programs will serve Frog Hollow youth and low-income youth engaged with other community organizations.
Competitive salary and fringe benefit package.
|this position is PAID|
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