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Community Garden AmeriCorps Member Job Opening - Des Moines, Iowa

  • Subject: [cg] Community Garden AmeriCorps Member Job Opening - Des Moines, Iowa
  • From: "Dawson, Teva L." TLDawson@dmgov.org
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:51:27 -0600

Community Garden AmeriCorps Member Job Opening
$5.83 Hourly. Educational award of $4,725 upon successful completion of
1,700 hours within the first year of service for college, student loan, or
trade school.
High School Graduation or GED or will obtain High School Diploma or GED
within the first year of service as an AmeriCorps Member. Must be at least
17 years of age. Must have reliable means of transportation to work site and
a valid drivers license.  Hours: Flexible between 8AM- 5PM, Monday-Friday
including some evenings, holidays and weekends as assigned. One or Two -Year
Employment Duration.  May work fulltime or part-time.
Assists Park and Recreation Department staff in recruiting, training and
providing resources to community groups such as neighborhood associations,
schools and community centers in the establishment and maintenance of
community gardens. 
Experience or knowledge in the following areas considered a plus:

Community gardening, urban agriculture or horticulture knowledge and

Community development/community organizing experience

Knowledge of program planning

Excellent facilitation, organization and communication skills

Familiarity with and connections in the Des Moines community 

Computer skills

Ability to speak Spanish or Vietnamese 

To apply:
In person go to Human Resources, Room 103, City Hall, 400 East First Street,
Des Moines, IA 50309.
On line go to
Questions email jobs@ci.des-moines.ia.us <mailto:jobs@ci.des-moines.ia.us> 

Teva Dawson 
Community Garden Coordinator 
Des Moines Botanical Center 
909 East River Drive 
Des Moines, IA  50316 
Phone:  515/323-8907 
Fax:  515/323-8999 


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