Community Ground Works - Gardens Manager Position

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Position Description: Community Gardens Manager

Reports to: Gardens Director General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Community Gardens Manager works closely with the Gardens Director, Gardens Network Manager and garden leaders to support high-priority community gardens in Madison and Dane County. These gardens primarily serve low- and moderate-income (LMI) gardeners. Specifically, the Community Gardens Manager will:

 Mentor emerging garden leaders at community garden work days, meetings and events.

 Assist with daily operations of the Gardens Network including website updates and outreach.

 Support communication strategies at high-priority gardens, e.g., translation, engagement (flyers, email, social media, telephone calls, etc.) and meetings.

 Cooperatively plan and host social gatherings and educational workshops for garden leaders.  Collect and analyze demographic data.

 Promote sustainable gardening practices.

 Give presentations to community groups, organizations and stakeholders.

 Other tasks as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with community gardens, horticulture, community engagement, education and outreach across all abilities and age span.

 Proven record in working with adults from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.  Strong familiarity with Madison and Dane County communities.

 Ability to work comfortably outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

 Experience working with non-profit organizations desirable.

 Proficient use of smart phones, office software, email, and other technology.

 Ability to interact in a professional, courteous, and confidential manner with others and to function as an ambassador of the agency in a wide variety of venues and circumstances.

 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and to listen and solve problems collaboratively and proactively. Additional Information/Requirements:

 Bilingual and multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply (Spanish, Hmong).

 This position is regular, non-exempt, 0.8 to 1.0 FTE at $15/hour.

 The incumbent must own or have unrestricted access to reliable automobile transportation, provide proof of automobile insurance as required by the State of Wisconsin, and provide a copy of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Employees are required to provide updated proof of insurance and driver’s license as they renew.

 The candidate must be available to work weekday evenings and Saturdays.

 Position will begin the week of April 16, 2018.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Application Deadline: MARCH 20, 2018 (5pm)