School Garden Facilitator

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation

Location:

The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
50 East 168th Street
BRONX, NY, 10452

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Part Time

Length:

Permanent

Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Job Description:

 Title:                School Garden Facilitator                   

Location:             MS 218 – 167th Street and Gerard Avenue

Reports to:         Project STEP/JAM Director

 

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities.  We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete.  WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of.  WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.

 

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law.  WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

 

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Project STEP/JAM Director, the School Garden Facilitator will teach food justice and gardening lessons at our afterschool program for youth ages 10-14. WHEDco’s student garden is approximately 1000 square feet, and includes a hydroponic greenhouse. The WHEDco school garden education classes aims to increase access to locally grown organic produce for our students, beautify the schools grounds through greening.  This position will create opportunities for youth from diverse backgrounds and the community to learn about growing food, as well as nutrition, cooking, nature, and the environment.

Responsibilities:

·        Teach and assist in growing and maintaining the garden organically through three growing seasons utilizing the hypotonic greenhouse during and winter months and whenever possible.


·        Develop a curriculum for the garden and food justice program.

 

 

·        Provide learning opportunities and engaging lessons. 

 

·        Ensure proper behavior and safety in the garden during program hours.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Nicole Jennings Email: njennings@whedco.org

To the Attention of:

Nicole Jennings

Required Skills/Experience:

Qualifications:

·        Work experience in a low-income community and diverse urban youth;

 

·        Experience developing and delivering garden-related instruction;

 

·        Knowledge of and experience with planting, harvesting, and watering procedures.

 

 

Please note that this is a part-time position.

Must be available 4 afternoons (2:30pm-5:30pm), per week.

 

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:

 

Email:    njennings@whedco.org to the attention of the Project STEP/JAM Director

Mail:      WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452

Attention:  Nicole Jennings