Position Title: Healthy Schools Project Educator/Coordinator
Status: Exempt, Full-Time (40 hrs per week)
Reports to: Philadelphia Programs Manager
Salary: $42,000 - $45,000, with an annual cost of living adjustment
Benefits: 120 hours of paid time off (PTO); 16 paid holidays; $400 towards professional development annually; annual $600 cell phone usage reimbursement; $300/month toward healthcare; dental insurance; retirement plan with 2% matching
ABOUT GREENER PARTNERS:
Greener Partners believes everyone has a right to healthy food. Since 2008, we have worked to remove barriers to healthy eating through urban farming, equitable fresh food access, and discovery-based learning. We partner with schools, hospitals, and community organizations to develop sustainable fresh food resources. Our staff and Board are engaged in ongoing work to realize our vision of being an inclusive, diverse, and equitable organization that is reflective of our partnerships. Our approach to learning and growing honors diverse culinary, agricultural, and cultural histories. We are committed to disrupting racist systems and practices both within ourselves, our organization, and through the work we do in collaboration with others.
Greener Partners seeks a full-time educator based in West Philadelphia to co-lead its innovative seed to plate programs, the Farm Explorer and the Healthy Schools Project. The ideal candidate will be a skilled gardener/farmer, have a passion for plant forward cooking, and be committed to anti-racism.
The Farm Explorer connects young people to the science and agriculture behind growing food, sparking interest in harvesting, cooking, and trying vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The Farm Explorer Truck brings a farm field trip experience directly to schools, with hands-on gardening and cooking activities. Our Healthy Schools Project expands our work with the school community through an integrated approach involving food education, access, and sovereignty. It includes afterschool programs, free fresh produce distributions, teen programming, a Community Food Advocate program, and support for school, community, and home gardeners.
Lead educational programs for a range of ages and groups, at outdoor, indoor, and virtual settings both in-school and out-of-school
Help develop lessons about gardening, cooking, and nutrition education for learners of all ages
Help develop and lead programming for adults who are community food advocates
Grow a variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in containers for the Farm Explorer truck.
Collaborate with schools and community groups on all aspects of garden development and maintenance
Provide gardening/farming advice to school and community partners and individuals on soil health, crop planning, post-harvest, troubleshooting, growing methods, regenerative practices
Assist with fruit and vegetable distributions and community workshops in Philadelphia
Drive the Farm Explorer vehicles to programming sites throughout the region;
Assist with administrative tasks such as tracking program metrics and evaluations
YOU ARE A GOOD FIT IF YOU…
Are committed to anti-racist practices that center equity and inclusion, promote diversity, and reduce harm
Are a problem solver with a can-do attitude
Have 3 years experience in farming, gardening, or growing food
Have knowledge of Philadelphia’s rich and culturally diverse neighborhoods and history of food sovereignty
Have several years leading experiential educational programming for various age groups, including lesson planning and innovative classroom management (experience with teens a plus)
Have experience building collaborative relationships with community members
Have a clean driving record (Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or experience driving large vehicles a plus)
Can manage multiple projects successfully
Have knowledge of Google Workspace and fluency with social media
Are well-organized and able to work flexible hours
Have strong verbal communication skills, including being a strong public speaker
Have strong intra and interpersonal skills, including constructive ways to manage stress
Can work independently and collaborate with a diverse team
Have or can obtain up-to date FBI, PA Criminal, and PA Child Abuse clearances
Are committed to Greener Partners’ mission
OUR HIRING PROCESS
Please submit a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you will be a great fit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin in-person one-hour interviews in mid September. Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview. We would like the selected candidate to start in mid October.