Post Date: 02/27/2018
Close Date: 03/17/2018
Job Title: Community Garden Program Leader
Location: Medford Service Center
Dates (Seasonal/Temporary Only): March 26th, 2018 through October 26th, 2018
Reports To: Program Specialist in Medford
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.
Check out our benefits at www.girlscoutsosw.org/careers
Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.
The community garden program leader is responsible for development and implementation of garden and food science programming for local Girl Scouts. This position will serve as a program leader for all aspects of the community garden to provide a “farm to table” experience for girls. The community garden program leader will represent Girl Scouts, promoting the mission, goals, and values of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Major Accountabilities/Job Duties:
• Works with program specialist to implement seasonal monthly program opportunities for Girl Scouts to engage in the Community Garden.
• Research and develop gardening and food preparation curriculum for girls in grades K-8.
• Deliver garden and food preparation curriculum to at least 50 girls over the growing season.
• Engage community partners in providing programs with garden.
• Work with girls to plant, maintain and harvest garden through the summer.
• Provide a “farm to table” experience for Girl Scouts, teaching nutrition and food preparation.
• Administer participant evaluations.
• Ensure adult/girl ratio is met at all times.
• Uphold Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington policies, procedures and standards.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Experience working with children (K-8).
• Experience in program design and delivery.
• Background knowledge and passion for organic gardening and nutrition
• Ability to maintain, cultivate and promote a successful community garden.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds.
• Strong communication skills, including verbal and written, and experience speaking to small groups and individuals.
• Strong collaborator and contributor to a team environment.
• Ability to work independently and creatively solve problems.
• Basic computer proficiency in Microsoft office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and ability to learn new programs.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
• Access to reliable transportation, to arrive at the job site.
• Commitment to diversity and the ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
• Become a member for Girl Scouts of the USA.
• Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement as expressed in the Girl Scouts Promise and Law.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a part-time/seasonal non-exempt position offering an hourly rate of 14.00 for 20 hours per month for 7 months (March – October). This position is open until March 17th, 2018.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT e-mail your resume to us as we only accept applications and resumes through our website. Please use the link below to apply:
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.
Complete details: https://girlscoutsosw.applicantpool.com/jobs/215029-38809.html