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Job announcement-Seattle


Community Garden Coordinator Position
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods
Salary:  $18.85/hour, 30 hours/week
 (Grant funding for additional 10 hours/week is available for 2001)
 
Primary Duties
The P-Patch Community Garden Coordinator works with community gardens and Community Supported Agriculture market gardens to provide outreach and management services primarily with low income and limited English-speaking immigrant populations.  The Coordinator will work with Cultivating Communities Program (a partnership of the Seattle Housing Authority, the P-Patch Program and the nonprofit Friends of P-Patch) in Seattle Housing Authority communities.  The Coordinator also works with the P-Patch Program staff to develop and coordinate P-Patch community garden sites.  The primary duties involved in market gardening include organizational and technical support to a diverse population of SHA market gardeners. Duties involved with community gardens include outreach to immigrant groups; manage community gardeners; help develop new sites; foster volunteer on-site management; and support the efforts of the non-profit Friends of P-Patch.
 
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.  Comparable combinations of education and experience will be considered for the required qualifications.  Requires working evenings and weekends either to conduct meetings and/or to perform field work. Requires gardening work involving 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 evidence of equivalent mobility.
 
Desired Qualifications:
Fluency in one or more of the following languages:  Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao languages, Russian or other East European languages or Horn of Africa languages. Demonstrated community or grass roots organizing skills and work with diverse communities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and be a skilled listener.  Ability to work collaboratively. Have demonstrated organic food production and experience with garden layout  requirements.  Word processing skills.
 
How to Apply:  Refer to 01-01, send a letter of application and a resume by March 20, 2001, to D. Hayes, City Personnel, Suite 1224, Dexter Horton Bldg., 710 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1793.
 
Thanks,
Sandy Pernitz
Dept. of Neighborhoods, (City of Seattle)
P-Patch Community Gardening Program
(684-0264)
sandy.pernitz@ci.seattle.wa.us
 
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