January 23, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Green Market Education Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Greenmarket, GrowNYC

POSTING DATE: January 20, 2017

SUMMARY: Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC, a NYC-based non-profit organization. Greenmarket’s mission is to promote regional agriculture and ensure a continuing supply of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional, small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products to New Yorkers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Below is a list of some, but not all, of the Education Coordinator’s duties:

  • Create, expand, publicize and evaluate curricular offerings, currently focused on K-12 and older adults, and lead tours approximately one day per week
  • Formalize and oversee “adult tours” (paid tours for groups)
  • Develop new indoor/winter programming to be hosted at GrowNYC’s new Project Farmhouse
  • Manage the project budget and help ensure ongoing funding through fees and grants
  • Supervise and train tour coordinators, including paid staff, volunteers and Dietetic Interns
  • Develop relationships with farmers to gauge their interest and ability to participate
  • Work with Regional Coordinators and market managers to ensure support/materials for tours
  • Partner with likeminded education and nutrition organizations to support and grow our efforts
  • Partner with other GrowNYC educational initiatives on programming and outreach

QUALIFICATIONS: Reporting to the Greenmarket Assistant Director, this full-time position requires experience in nutrition education, agriculture, food studies, or a related field. The Greenmarket Education Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing school tours, senior tours, professional tours, and summer youth programming and the curricula and materials that support these. The position requires a creative, enthusiastic individual who will grow existing initiatives, develop new ideas, and expand our offerings.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree at minimum
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture and nutrition
  • Experience teaching a variety of ages and knowledge of the NYC school system
  • Resourceful, creative, energetic and flexible to respond to diverse, strong personalities and daily questions that accompany operating open-air events in New York City
  • Excellent communication, customer service and marketing skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Able to provide accurate details about daily operations as well as big-picture explanations of program mission
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English a plus

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

HOW TO APPLY: GrowNYC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and hires without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability. Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to Pam Knepper at jobs@greenmarket.grownyc.org. Combine all submissions into one PDF and write “Greenmarket Education Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted through February 3, 2017.