Founded in 2002, in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community (GTC) (www.gardeningthecommunity.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (ww.tsne.org), is a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities. GTC works with youth to grow food on vacant lots and organizes to expand healthy, affordable food access in the Mason Square neighborhoods of Springfield. GTC’s vision includes building a vibrant, healthy food system with just and equal access to it – one that recognizes and addresses inequity - so racism no longer determines the health or well-being of a neighborhood or community.
The Youth Program and Community Engagement Manager (Manager)directly oversees youth participants and GTC’s youth development programs and coordinates all GTC community engagement activities. This includes organizing training and workshops related to food access and food justice, participating in community food justice coalitions and engaging neighborhood residents, coordinating GTC’s intern and volunteer programs and managing other community outreach activities. This position is part-time, 30 hours/week with full benefits and temporary for 6 month with the potential for extension depending upon organizational goals.
In addition, the Manager will have the following general duties and responsibilities:
Manage GTC’s Community Engagement and Outreach Program. This includes:
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
The ideal candidate will have:
Reporting and Supervision
This position reports to the Co-Director for Programs and Marketing and frequently supervises 10-30 youth participants and 1-2 volunteers.
Proposed salary range is $15 - $18/hour depending on experience. Benefits include generous health and dental plans, paid time off, and access to fresh food.
TSNE MissionWorks/Gardening the Community envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Gardening the Community will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.