The Community Gardens Coordinator will work with the Executive Director, the staff and the Community Gardens Committee to manage and strategically plan the vision for the Community Gardens Program, provide education on organic gardening principles for the Gulf Coast Region, and positively represent Urban Harvest in the community.
Position: Part Time. 20 hours/week staff position. Reports to the Executive Director
Compensation: Rate TBD based on experience.
· Quarterly and as needed, coordinate classes and resources for community gardens grouped by region.
· Maintain communication with garden coordinators; manage database of community gardens.
· Manage the Urban Harvest Facebook Community Garden Group page.
· Help organize volunteer workdays, including the Annual Earth Day Workday.
· Lead Community Gardens Committee monthly meeting.
· Co-Coordinate the quarterly Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop.
· Provide monthly 45 minute Info Session about starting a community or school garden.
· Help organize an annual Harvest Celebration.
· Ability to collect and report relevant program evaluation data.
· Assistance with public relations including weekly e-news and blog content; photo documentation; and social media postings.
Valid Driver's License and transportation.
Required minimum two years' experience growing vegetables organically in the Houston area
Growing Organic Vegetable and/or Permaculture Certification is a plus.
Experience in grassroots community engagement
Detail and task oriented, self-motivated.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good computer, database, and social media skills.
Familiarity with the various gardening and environmental organizations in Houston a plus.
Able to work outdoors in a physically demanding environment in a variety of weather conditions
Ability to move over uneven surfaces, stoop, reach, bend and stand for periods of time as needed in gardens.
Education: College Education Preferred
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Sandra@urbanharvest.org
Applications accepted through November 1
Volunteer times for the Urban Harvest Teaching Garden have been set through the Fall:
When: September–December 16
Every Tuesday and Second Saturdays of Every Month
Time: T: 8am-10am Sat: 9am-12
This is a great volunteer activity for parents and their school-age children, teens looking for community service hours & neighbors who want to improve their "hands on" gardening skills. Activities include cultivating, planting & harvesting. Individual volunteers are welcome to show up during hours listed. Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, 1101 Taft St.
To volunteer with groups of five or more, please email Lilly or call 713-880-5540.