PROGRAM MANAGER – GWYN
(GROW WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS)
Under direct supervision, the Program Manager-GWYN directs all aspects of
neighborhood gardening programs. Provides leadership to committees, serves as
liaison between MetroParks and a variety of community and municipal entities.
Provides leadership to GWYN Advisory Committee, including establishing advocacy
and fundraising goals and objectives. Provides technical assistance and
leadership to qualified community groups in support of community gardens, parks
and general neighborhood beautification projects. Directs and coordinates
educational activities and events related to the GWYN program. Directs
preparation of program budgets for assigned programs; provides assistance to
GWYN Committee with development and implementation of fundraising plans and with
in-kind support to fund various gardening projects. Approves and directs program
purchases. Writes proposals, organizes fundraisers and make direct solicitations
in support of GWYN. Recruit, selects, trains, supervises and counsels staff and
volunteers in their assigned duties. Develops and implements annual education
plans and materials, including workshops addressing on-site gardening and
leadership training for garden coordinators. Oversees development of educational
handouts and program newsletters. Coordinates, develops and implements annual
public relations plan designed to recruit new gardeners and obtain financial
support. Organizes special events at MetroParks facilities to promote agency and
introduce public to GWYN program.
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Community Development, Urban
Planning or related area, or equivalent combination and experience. Three to
five years experience in related areas. Prior experience with fundraising,
proposal writing, budget development, staff and volunteer supervision, and
familiarity with construction and landscape design, garden construction and
maintenance concepts are required. Ohio Drivers License, which is insurable by
Five Rivers MetroParks’ insurance carrier. Candidates must successfully pass a
background investigation and drug-screening test prior to employment.
Salary Range: $15.91; benefits package including health and life insurance,
retirement, and tuition reimbursement.
Apply by March 16, 2001. Resume and application required. For application
contact Five Rivers MetroParks, 1375 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414,
tele (937) 275-PARK.