The Farm to School (F2S) Coordinator will work as an integral part of Food Roots programming. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the F2S Coordinator will be responsible for daily implementation of Food Roots Farm to School program and include ongoing program development, implementation, evaluation, and include some program budget management. The F2S Coordinator will work closely with the ED, Community Food Programs Coordinator, FoodCorps and Americorps VISTA members.
- Develop, coordinate and lead F2S educational programs including School Field Trips, School to Market, Family Farm to School nights and other family engagement, as well as farmer engagement activities.
- Develop, coordinate and lead a summer camp with community partners: recruit, schedule and supervise camp volunteers; develop advertising materials; purchase and organize supplies; teach garden summer camp programs for youth.
- Implement, oversee and coordinate the F2S Harvest of the Month/Tasting Table program, including procurement of seasonal “harvest of the month” foods, management of tasting table volunteer staff, distribution of monthly outreach materials, and coordination with Food and Nutrition Services staff at Tillamook County School Districts.
- Participate in recruitment and training of new FC members; Hold weekly check-in meetings.
- Maintain Food Roots school garden sites in collaboration with FC members: yearly/seasonal planning schedules, maintenance, harvest, storage; communicate schedules with Food Roots staff, service members and school site staff.
- Develop and maintain relationships with school administrators, food service directors and farmers, and create outreach programming and materials; Collaborate and build community partnerships including school and community garden committees; and, pending increased funding and hours, explore a north coast F2S network that includes hosting trainings, sharing resources and events across schools and F2S programs.
- Work with ED and F2S service members to set program policies, goals and objectives, and to develop and implement new education programs; Evaluate F2S program activities on an ongoing basis and report to ED.
- Develop and implement volunteer program to support F2S programming; Recruit and supervise volunteers.
- Work with ED to coordinate and implement F2S grant and fund development activities; be responsible for oversight, tracking and reporting on F2S grant deliverables. Submit budget reimbursements for FS2 grants as necessary.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in education, community food systems, public health, environmental/food policy, nutrition or related field.
- At least two years experience working with K-12 students in an educational setting; farm to school and school garden work preferred.
- Hands on experience with gardening or farming, ideally in an educational setting.
- Experience working in a school setting and an understanding of standards-based education will be a plus for applicants, but not a requirement.
- Self-motivated, hardworking, professional, and dependable; ability to work independently, in a team, as a supervisor, and in a support role.
- Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be responsible, dependable and display a high level of integrity.
- Computer proficiency and knowledge of google drive/docs. InDesign skills preferred but not required.
- Spanish language skills are desired but not required.
HOW TO APPLY:
This position is open until filled, at which point we will remove the announcement from our “available positions” on our website.
Please send the following information to Lauren Sorg by email at Lauren.Sorg@foodrootsnw.org.
- Do you have experience developing curriculum? If so, please detail.
- Describe your experience working with kids.
- Attach a copy of your cover letter.
- Attach a copy of your resume.
20 hours per week, or half-time equivalent, flexible schedule, Monday through Friday, some weekends as necessary. This position may increase to 30 hours, three-quarters-time, pending grant funding in late Spring, 2016. $17 per hour; This position is grant funded through June 2017 and continuation is dependent on ongoing fundraising.
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