Community Gardens Connections Co-Coordinator

Environmental Studies
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Elizabeth McCann
emccann@antioch.edu
Joy Ackerman or Susan Weller
1/6/14
5/12/14
1-2
10-20
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 (http://www.antiochne.edu/cgc/default.cfm). 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;