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Wasatch Community Gardens HIRING in Salt Lake!

  • Subject: [cg] Wasatch Community Gardens HIRING in Salt Lake!
  • From: "Susan Finlayson" community@wasatchgardens.org
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:09:43 -0600
  • Thread-index: AcbC6SbBwrVwpB6/QyixaTDekc++fQAISV9w

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENT THROUGH COMMUNITY GARDENING?

Now Hiring: Americorps*VISTA Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator (one year)

Wasatch Community Gardens is a non-profit organization serving diverse
communities in the urban areas of Salt Lake County.  Our mission is to help
people grow and share fresh produce; to teach urban youth responsibility,
cooperation and ecological awareness; and to be an active resource for
sustainable organic gardening.

We are looking for a person who is highly motivated to promote community
development through organic gardening.  The Outreach and Volunteer
Coordinator will serve as a liaison with the community to reinforce our
current programs and develop new avenues for service.  He or she will also
build program capacity by recruiting and supporting volunteers, especially
in helping them establish long-term roles within our organization.

For more information about VISTA visit www.americorps.org/vista.

Hours:	
40 hours/week, flexible schedule, typically Tuesdays - Saturdays, 8am-5pm
and some evenings during growing season.  Position starts as soon as
possible and goes for one year, with the option to renew for a second year.

Responsibilities:

Outreach and Community Relations
.	Foster new linkages with groups and individuals to better meet
community needs.
.	Attend and present at community and civic meetings, including
tabling and networking at local events.
.	Promote garden events and services.
.	Maintain garden areas and follow up with gardeners during the year.
.	Help spearhead garden improvement projects.

Volunteer Coordination
.	Work with staff to further develop the volunteer program.
.	Schedule and lead volunteer projects in the garden.
.	Recruit volunteers from universities, high schools, corporate and
community groups.
.	Assist with volunteer training.

Other
.	Participate in staff work sessions in the gardens
.	Help with our annual Plant Sale, Tomato Sandwich Party and Fund
Drive.
.	Maintain and promote a tool library for the community.

Qualifications:	
Bachelor's degree
Sincere desire and motivation to work with adults from a variety of ethnic
and socio-economic backgrounds
Enthusiasm for fostering organic gardening and sustainable food systems
Experience working with volunteers and the public
Ability and flexibility to handle various projects with strong
organizational skills
Ability to take initiative and run with new ideas
Strong interpersonal, networking, presentation and recruiting skills
Knowledge of sustainable gardening methods preferred - must be willing/able
to learn gardening skills quickly
Ability and desire to work outdoors and do physical garden labor
Proficiency with database and office software, especially Microsoft products
Good writing skills

Benefits of the VISTA position
Monthly stipend of $840.00, health coverage provided through AmeriCorps,
mileage reimbursement for work-related travel, and a $4,725.00 education
award or $1,200 stipend upon completion of service.

To Apply
This position is open until filled.  Send cover letter; resume; names,
titles and phone numbers of three professional references to Wasatch
Community Gardens, Attn. Susan Finlayson, 345 E 400 S, Suite 204, Salt Lake
City, UT 84111.  You may also send documents to community@wasatchgardens.org
or fax to 801-322-4810.


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