Founded in 2002, in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community (gardeningthecommunity.org) (GTC), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (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.
GTC Project Leaders are senior youth who have been chosen for summer leadership positions. This is usually a 8-week long position, dependent on the season and funding resources. Two positions are funded for up to 15 hours/week and paid $14/hour for a maximum of 8 weeks/each.
Project Leaders will be assigned one or two specific areas of responsibility according to organization needs at that time. In addition, all project leaders will have the following general duties and responsibilities:
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed in Springfield, MA.
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $14.00/hr..
TSNE/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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/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.