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)