Community Gardens Connections Co-Coordinator

Environmental Studies
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Elizabeth McCann
Joy Ackerman or Susan Weller
sometimes, depending on student schedules
sometimes, depending on student schedules
Community Garden Connections (CGC) is seeking creative, collaborative work-study eligible students to co-coordinate this on-going local gardening initiative. CGC is committed to building local capacity to grow food and address issues of food insecurity related to climate change, personal and communal health, and resiliency ( This position works closely with three other Co-Coordinators and faculty to establish four new community garden sites, and offer continued support to six existing garden sites in the City of Keene. Some responsibilities are to: identify and create partnerships with relevant organizations in Keene; review site applications and conduct interviews; design, implement and evaluate educational workshops; build gardens; educate and communicate with partners about gardening and food preparation; and co-coordinate all other necessary moving parts to this multifaceted initiative. Other important aspects of this position are to contribute to community outreach through the Antioch webpage, social media, and local/regional press; collaborate with other non-profits and organizations in the Monadnock Region doing similar work; continue to identify local sustainability service projects that address community-identified needs; and creatively pursue related areas of interest.
Preferred 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 organization
likes to and works well with people;
Self-directed and motivated to move the project forward;
willing to learn new skills;
Gardening, environmental education, grant writing and/or evaluation experience preferred though not required.
Possibly interested in continuing beyond the position end date;