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job opportunity with city sprouts - MA

Posted: January 3 2012

CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools to build schools’ capacity to integrate school gardens with existing curricula and school culture. CitySprouts operates as a district-wide program in Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), including a summer internship for middle school youth; and in schools in the Boston area as a member of  the Massachusetts FoodCorps Initiative.
The Cambridge Program Director is a year-round position directing the organization’s Cambridge program.
Cambridge Program Director
Base level salary: $36,400                
Start Date: February 6th, 2012
FTE (35 hours/week)

·       Background in public education setting, preferably classroom experience in public schools
·       Knowledge of the following fields: urban agriculture, food education
·       Experience with middle school youth
·       Strong organization skills; strong writing and verbal communication skills; comfort in public speaking
·       Proven skill and experience in supervising and evaluating staff
·       Access to car
Job Responsibilities
 School-year program
§  Supervise garden coordinator staff in implementing Teacher Support Plans, including maintenance of the school gardens as outdoor classrooms
§  Liaison to CPS teachers in developing garden-based lesson extensions
§  Overseeing district-wide data collection and evaluation of teachers’ garden use
Summer program
§  Oversee implementation of summer curriculum, including fieldtrips and community partnerships
§  Supervise program staff: garden coordinators and summer fellows
§  Oversee recruitment, selection and matriculation of youth interns 
Community partnerships
§  Collaborate with community organizations and municipal departments on projects that further program goals
Facilitate the on-going development of CPS school gardens as outdoor classrooms; oversee gardens’ health and maintenance.
Be an advocate for CitySprouts’ programs and school garden model

Send resume and cover letter by January 13th, 2012 to: Jane Hirschi, Executive Director: [email protected]

25 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


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