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Community Garden Coordinator-Seattle P-Patch

  • Subject: [cg] Community Garden Coordinator-Seattle P-Patch
  • From: "Sandy Pernitz" <Sandy.Pernitz@Seattle.Gov>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 12:09:49 -0700
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Community Garden Coordinator - Neighborhoods
Apply By: August 17, 2004
Salary: $20.30 per hour, part time (30 hrs/wk)
Location: P-Patch Gardens 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. 
Support and promote the Department's priorities of Building Strong
Communities, Advancing Race Relations and Social Justice, Investing in
Academic Success for all Kids, and Delivering Excellence in Service.

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 (other combinations
of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual
basis for comparability). 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. 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: Send or email a cover letter and resume to Joanne Ivanek,
700 Third Avenue, Room 400 Seattle, WA 98104-1848 or
joanne.ivanek@seattle.gov  Refer to Job #DON009-04. 

Thanks for your time,
Sandy Pernitz
Community Garden Coordinator
P-Patch Program/Dept. of Neighborhoods
"There was never yet an uninteresting life.  Such a thing is an
impossibility.  Inside the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy,
and a tragedy"  Mark Twain
700 3rd Ave, Suite 400
Seattle, WA  98104

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