We're hiring!

We're looking forward to adding a new member to the Arcadia team this fall: an Education Coordinator. Check out the position description below, and share it with folks who might be interested.

Position - The Education Coordinator is an essential part of the Arcadia Team, working closely with both the Farm to School and Mobile Market programs. S/he will primarily be responsible for coordinating the logistics of Arcadia’s educational programs, including farm field trips, Mobile Market school visits, and farm tours. The Education Coordinator will also work with Arcadia staff and volunteers to implement educational programs. The Education Coordinator reports directly to the Farm Education Manager, Mobile Market Director and Farm Director. S/he will work primarily at Arcadia Farm and Mobile Market visits to schools, with some off-site work from home or one of Arcadia’s satellite offices.

Responsibilities - The Education Coordinator has the following responsibilities, but is also expected to complete other duties as needed:

1) Provide logistical and administrative support for all educational programs.
• Communicate consistently and effectively with schools to schedule all farm field trips and Mobile Market school visits.
• Coordinate logistics for all educational programs.

2) Implement hands-on, farm-based curriculum for fall field trip program
• Help supervise and manage large groups of students
• Teach a short interactive, farm-based lesson at each field trip
• Assist with program evaluation

3) Implement hands-on, farm-to-market educational programming for fall Mobile
Market school visits
• Help supervise and manage large groups of students
• Assist with farm-to-market activities
• Assist with program evaluation

4) Coordinate tours and group visits to the farm
• Work with the Farm Director to handle requests for informational farm tours
• Lead farm tours and group visits as needed

Qualifications - The Farm Education Coordinator must:
  • Have extensive experience working with young people, preferably around sustainable agriculture issues;
  • Possess superb time-management and organizational skills;
  • Have demonstrated, superb written and oral communication skills;
  • Have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
  • Be a self-sufficient individual excited about working in a new nonprofit organization with limited resources; and
  • Be committed to the mission and ideals of Arcadia.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, support for fundraising activities, educational events and special programs is expected.

The Education Coordinator is a full-time position from Aug. 1, 2012 to Nov. 1, 2012, 40 hours/week, with flexibility to work evenings/weekends as necessary. Compensation will be at a rate of $15/hour.

Arcadia is committed to a diverse workplace. Women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and members of marginalized groups strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to info@arcadiafood.org by June 15, 2012.

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