Youth Program Assistant - Temporary

Job Locations US-CT-New London
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/8/2023 1:11 PM)
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Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
FRESH New London


FRESH New London ( is a small food justice non-profit located in New London, CT. Our mission is to build momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment.  We use food to connect to the community, encourage leadership, inspire stewardship and incite change.  FRESH is focused on urban farming, community gardening and youth, as a way to build resiliency in our City and to inspire more people to take part in the community food system. 


FRESH Core Values

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Health and Wellness
  • Racial and Social Justice
  • Our Community: Our Culture, Our People, Our Place, Our Power
  • Young People and the Future
  • Sense of Humor and Fun!


FRESH New London is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (



The Youth Program Assistant supports the Youth Crew Program by working to help Food Justice Educator with planning and executing all aspects of the Summer Crew Program. 


This is a temporary position.


Essential Functions

  • Being present for planning, program, and debrief times. 
  • Taking written notes on workshop times. 
  • Picking up snacks daily. 
  • Arriving 30 minutes to an hour early and filling in set-up wherever necessary. 
  • Taking attendance daily.
  • Office maintenance. 
  • Being a resource for young people to ask logistical questions. Checking in on crews wherever you have an instinct & reporting back to Food Justice Educator.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Minimum of participation of 1 full year with FRESH.
  • Interest in youth leadership and youth development.
  • Strong drive to learn and practice good communication; work with team and community members respectfully and with patience.
  • Interest in working with diverse populations - different ages and various economic, social and political backgrounds.
  • Qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation.
  • Valid Driver’s License/ clean driving record, preferred if over 18.
  • Successful background check.

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:

  • Ability to sit and/or for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position.
  • There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment.
  • Work on a farm.
  • Weekend and evening availability is required for this position.
  • Work in different environments, including on a farm and/or outdoors in all seasons.
  • Perform repetitive tasks for long periods of time.
  • Flexibility with scheduling is required.
  • Live in or near New London to maintain our garden sites.
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed at F.R.E.S.H New London, CT.

Schedule: Must be available for all Crew Program hours, typically Tuesday – Saturday, some additional evenings required

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is  $17.50/hr.

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.


TSNE/FRESH strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/FRESH prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/FRESH celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/FRESH's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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