Seattle Job Opening
JOB OPENING AT FREMONT PUBLIC ASSOCIATION
JOB TITLE: South Park Marra Farm Project Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Lettuce Link Coordinator
Overall Responsibility: Responsible for overall site coordination and
maintenance of the South Park Marra Farm, including coordinating the
activities of the South Park Marra Farm Coalition; assist in recruiting,
training, and supervising volunteers; represent the Coalition at community
meetings and conferences; procure materials for the site; coordinate
outreach efforts. The Project Coordinator will attend Coalition meetings,
prepare agendas and write meeting minutes; will promote and publicize
activities of the Coalition; assist in preparing grant fundraising proposals
and reports to support the project.
Facilitate communication with the South Park Marra Farm Coalition members,
the community, the City Of Seattle, and King County. Serve as Coalition
liaison to the community at large.
Organize and attend Coalition meetings, including preparing agendas, meeting
minutes and monthly reports. Represent the Coalition at regional meetings
Assist Coalition members with coordination of žall siteÓ workparties,
projects, educational activities and fundraising events.
Launch outreach and publicity effort throughout Seattle with special
attention to South end communities. Produce quarterly newsletter of
Coordinate the development and implementation of a site design for SPMF.
Recruit, train, schedule and supervise up to 25 volunteers for site
workparties and other Coalition events.
Oversee maintenance of the site common areas, be responsible for
coordinating the maintenance work with coalition members and King County
Assist with preparation of grants and funding requests to cover costs of
project and staff time. Solicit material donations and maintain donation
records to support the project.
Develop annual work plan with goals and objectives for Coalition review.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Two years demonstrated experience in project coordination, preferably in the
areas of community development, urban agriculture, or environmental
restoration AND minimum one year hands on experience in farming or urban
gardening. May substitute 2 years education for one year experience.
Strong creative problem-solving skills.
Experience with volunteer recruitment, training, outreach and supervision.
Experience with word processing and desktop publishing.
Familiar with use of both print and electronic media.
Ability to work outside with garden tools and operate mechanized garden
Ability to perform with limited supervision.
Physical strength to lift 40 pounds and do garden work. (25% of time)
Willingness to work some evenings and weekend hours.
Valid Washington State Drivers License and required vehicle insurance and
access to a vehicle.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Fluency in Spanish preferred.
HOURS & COMPENSATION: This is a part-time ( 20 hours per week) union
position paying $13.04 per hour. Benefits include medical, dental,
short-term disability, paid vacation and holiday pay, sick leave and pension
plan. The position is currently funded through June, 2001.
TO APPLY: Applicants must complete a standard FPA application form which
can be obtained at : 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103 or by calling our
jobline at (206) 694-6840 or on the internet at www.fremontpublic.org.
Completed applications may be mailed to: Fremont Public Association, PO Box
31151, Seattle, WA 98103
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by 5:00 on February 15th, 2000.
THE FREMONT PUBLIC ASSOCIATION IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER. PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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