Community Garden Job Posting
- Subject: [cg] Community Garden Job Posting
- From: "Corrie Zoll" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 08:46:58 -0500
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Green Institute Position Opening - Deadline August 6, 2004
The Green Institute is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a newly-created project manager position in our GreenSpace Partners program. GreenSpace Partners works with volunteers and with other organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul to encourage community development through green space. Projects include community gardens, neighborhood tree planting projects, city park projects, commercial corridor flower plantings, rooftop gardens, rain gardens, boulevard gardens, composting projects, rain barrel projects, and other urban green space projects.
The project manager will staff the development of a Twin Cities Community Gardening Sustainability Plan. The project manager will be supported by an advisory committee composed by GreenSpace Partners Program Director Corrie Zoll, Anna Wasescha of Farm in the City, and Vicky Vogels of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Minnesota Green program. These three individuals convene the Twin Cities Greening Coalition.
The Twin Cities Greening Coalition is an informal group of gardening and greening programs based in the Twin Cities. TCGC works to identify local greening issues that can be best addressed as a coalition. TCGC hosts periodic gardening and greening workshop series, and publishes and annual Twin Cities Community Gardening and Greening Resource Guide.
Responsibilities will include:
* Identifying stakeholders in the Twin Cities community gardening movement. These will include individual community gardeners, garden groups, neighborhood organizations, block clubs, municipal and county agencies, non-profits and others.
* Identifying stakeholder needs. We expect these to include liability insurance, infrastructure needs (water, lumber, fencing, compost), and organizational support.
* Developing a stable communication method for stakeholders. This might include an e-mail listserv, a print newsletter, and/or a telephone tree.
* Identifying organizational models for supporting community gardens in other cities. These will include public and private programs, cooperative models and other scenarios.
* Identifying funding mechanisms for supporting community gardens in other cities.
* Building stakeholder investment into the planning process through events and other methods.
* Working with stakeholders to identify a model for best addressing stakeholder needs
* Developing a plan to implement the model.
This position will be full-time at 40 hours per week. Schedule can be somewhat flexible, and will sometimes include evenings and weekends. The salary range for this position is $22,000 - $28,000 per year, plus benefits, depending on qualifications.
Qualifications should include experience in working with multiple stakeholders, knowledge of community gardening or related areas, ability to communicate effectively in writing and face-to-face, ability to work independently on an extensive project. B.A. or equivalent work experience.
Please send a cover letter and resume (e-mail is preferred) to:
The Green Institute
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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