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Re: Community Garden Coordinator Position (from eelink)

  • Subject: [cg] Re: Community Garden Coordinator Position (from eelink)
  • From: Laura Berman <laura@foodshare.net>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 15:23:35 -0500

Hi All,
Recently I forwarded a job posting to this listserve about a garden
coordinator for a youth program offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension
Dutchess County. It seems that somehow it got rewritten and sent out to
EElink other lists as being offered by ACGA and giving Sally McCabe as the

If you are going to pass things like this on (and we all should)  please,
please make sure to read the posting and to include all info about it. So
many people just hit reply rather than finding out who the contact person
really is.

If it weren't for the fact that Sally McCabe is a nice person, the people
who responded to the ad--the incorrect  and incomplete ad-- in hopes for a
break into the paying cg world, would not know that they hadn't really
applied for the job. Many other people (other than our shining star S.McC.)
would have just dumped those emails & resumes into the trash.

So please take care when responding to or  forwarding an email that you get
the entire thing.



Message: 3
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 19:20:52 -0500
From: Laura Berman <laura@foodshare.net>
To: ACGA listserve <community_garden@mallorn.com>

[Please Note: I'm just passing this on...]

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County has an opening for this
position, based in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Please contact:

Judy L. Schneyer 
Community Development Issue Leader
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
2715 Route 44 
Millbrook, NY  12545
845-677-8223 x108 
General Responsibilities:
Develop, coordinate and implement a city-based youth (ages 7 - 15) gardening
education program.  This includes coordination of the program, delivery of
an educational curriculum and training, facilitation of a youth-run garden,
supervision of an assistant and implementation of youth entrepreneurial
efforts.  The goal is to provide educational, technical and life skills to
youth through an after-school and summer venue, with the focus on gardening
and horticulture. 

    Plan and coordinate implementation of the gardening education program.
Network with schools, not-for-profits and agencies to recruit youth and
expand resources. 
Supervise a part-time assistant garden educator.
    Assist in seeking and obtaining additional funding.
Compile, organize and conduct age-specific horticulture curriculum and life
skills training, utilizing Cornell resources as well as similar programs
Facilitate design, development, and implementation of a youth-run garden.
    Market Green Teen Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension through a
variety of public arenas, including public speaking, written
articles, and web-based communications.
Coordinate youth entrepreneurial efforts around the garden's harvest.
    Assist in overall evaluation of the program.
Degree and Experience Pre-requisites:
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Education, Horticulture or related field.
One year of relevant volunteer or work experience, preferably with
not-for-profit groups in the areas of youth development and/or gardening

Desirable Skills & Abilities:
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, teach, conduct and evaluate informal
educational programs.
    Ability to effectively participate in professional and volunteer team
    Experience working with diverse audiences, including at-risk youth.
    A self-motivator with high energy who can work independently.
    Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions
Salary & Benefits: 
$30,475; full benefits package.

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