Position Available for a Special Needs Program Coordinator

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Neighborhood Garden Coalition (NGC) exists to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture and inclusion of all people regardless of ability, race, or economic background. Our educational programs provide experiential learning opportunities for beginner farmers to master gardeners and students with different abilities.. These program exposes participants to the importance of growing vegetables and teach all of the steps required in growing food from creating healthy soil to harvesting and marketing.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Intern will be working in an outdoor environment mentoring teens with and without disabilities. Interns will develop and implement instructional materials on sustainable agriculture, leadership skills, entrepreneurial and life skills in a small group environment. This program exposes participants to the importance of growing vegetables and the steps that are required. These include: composting and growing healthy soil, planting, weeding, harvesting, and packaging.

 

DUTIES:

  • Assisting individual or small groups of students for a meaningful garden experience
  • Work with and train leaders of groups participating in the program
  • Helping to develop and implement new program ideas.
  • Developing a visual system that identifies garden such as type of crops, tools, demonstration areas.
  • Working with community members to develop and implement a volunteer program
  • Expand on social media opportunities as a way of communication
  • Develop and implement a garden based curriculum for a variety of audiences
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

  • Teaching a wide range of audiences in a garden-based setting. 
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Ability to instruct students with varying abilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment

 

INTERNSHIP DURATION: 

  • May 15August 15, 2017
  • Intern position is 20 hours per week.
  • Note: hours may vary between weeks; Hours primarily take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday thru Thursday

COMPENSATION

  • This position is PAID: stipend
  • Possibility to garden with other interns in a plot at the garden
  • Fresh vegetables from the garden as the season permits
  • A stipend of $500 upon completion of the internship
  • Friendly, relaxed and fun environment

HOW TO APPLY

Send resume and letter of introduction to: Jim Greenwood Email jimg3641@gmail.com