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job opening with P-Patch

  • Subject: [cg] job opening with P-Patch
  • From: "P-Patch DON" p-patch.don@Seattle.Gov
  • Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 10:37:13 -0800
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COMMUNITY GARDEN COORDINATOR 
Department of Neighborhoods 
Salary: $19.90/hour (part time, 30 hours/week)
Unit/Location: P-Patch Gardens located north of the Ship Canal 

Primary Duties: Work with P-Patch Manager and two Community Garden
Coordinators to plan, evaluate, prepare, maintain and expand P-Patch
Community Gardening sites. Organize gardeners at 49 garden sites (1,800
plots) and work with volunteers who provide support to the program.
Plan, coordinate and monitor the application process for P-Patch plots,
use database to make plot assignments, collect fees, assess plot usage
and adherence to program regulations, and develop procedures. Evaluate
and coordinate maintenance at garden sites. Provide gardeners with
technical assistance. Assist on planning for the long-term needs of
gardeners and develop program policies. Work with volunteers to develop
on-site management capacity. Solicit donations and prepare grant
proposals. Develop and present safety procedures and training on power
equipment. Prepare correspondence and educational materials to promote
the program. Work collaboratively with other staff to expand the reach
of the program both with new gardens and into under-served communities.


Required Qualifications: The equivalent of a BA degree in social
science, planning, environmental studies, horticulture, agriculture, or
a related field, and two years of related experience. Requires working
evenings and weekends to conduct meetings and to perform field work.
Requires gardening work lifting up to 50 pounds, working outdoors in all
types of weather, and standing, walking or bending for extended periods
of time. State of Washington Driver's License or equivalent mobility. 

Desired Qualifications: Able to communicate effectively, both orally
and in writing; able to work collaboratively; be a skilled listener;
community or grass roots organizing skills and work with diverse
communities. Have demonstrated experience with organic food production
and garden layout requirements. Word processing skills and an
understanding of databases. Experience with program development and
volunteer management. 

How to Apply: By March 18, 2003, send or email a cover letter and
resume to Joanne Ivanek, 700 Third Ave., Arctic Building, Room 400,
Seattle, WA 98104. Please include your employee number. Refer to Job
#DON001-03. 



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