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Job-Lettuce Link Program Seattle

  • Subject: [cg] Job-Lettuce Link Program Seattle
  • From: "Sandy Pernitz" Sandy.Pernitz@Seattle.Gov
  • Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:34:00 -0700

Lettuce Link Program Supervisor
The Lettuce Link Program works in Seattle, WA, to create access to
fresh
organic produce and
gardening resources for low-income individuals in Seattle. The Lettuce
Link
Program Supervisor is responsible for the operation and direction of
the
program; work with 30 food banks and meal programs to align Lettuce
Link
efforts with the needs of food bank recipients and low-income families,
and
provide gardening and nutrition resources to over 700 low-income
individuals
each year. Work with 40 local community gardens to support and assist
with
food bank gardens. Meet with garden coordinators, P-Patch staff, and
volunteers to provide technical assistance and schedule weekly produce
collection; oversee staff, interns and 50 approximately Lettuce Link
volunteers; act as liaison and lead partner in managing Marra Farm, a
four-acre community farm run by a coalition of nonprofits and
community
partners. Supervise the development and implementation of a nutrition
and
gardening curriculum for schoolchildren participating at Marra Farm,
and
provide coordination for the Marra Farm Coalition; prepare annual
budget,
negotiate funding sources and ensure contract compliance; represent
and
promote FPA and Lettuce Link at community functions. Initiate and
implement
marketing strategies, and regularly design and deliver community
presentations to create broader public awareness of the program and
Marra
Farm. Organize several major community events each year to promote the
Lettuce Link program and to build collaboration with other community
organizations working on public gardening and hunger issues; assist
with
program evaluation and program advocacy.
Qualifications: Requires one of the following: (a) Four years of
experience
with public or private non-profit organizations, including experience
in
program development and management OR (b) Bachelor's degree in a
related
field and two years of experience with public or private non-profit
organizations OR (c) any combination of education, experience and
measurable
performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of
this
position. Also requires: two years experience in organic farming or
urban
gardening; one year experience supervising staff and managing
volunteers;
one year of experience in financial management, contracting and
budgeting;
excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the
ability
to make public presentations; ability to work individually in a
self-directed manner and as part of a team, as well as represent the
agency
in community partnerships; excellent organizational skills, initiative
and
attention to detail; ability to effectively market a program and
pursue
outreach opportunities; willingness and ability to work with people
from a
variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various
lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages; knowledge of local
community services and resources available to populations served by
the
program; access to reliable transportation, valid driver's license,
vehicle
insurance that meets Washington State's minimum guidelines and the
ability
and willingness to travel throughout King County; proficient knowledge
of
computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook); and ability
and
willingness to work evenings and weekends (approximately 5 times per
month)
to attend community meetings and conduct outreach.
Hours and Compensation: This is a part time (30 hour per week) union
position, paying $16.37 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include
medical,
dental, short-term and long-term disability, holiday pay, pension plan,
tax
sheltered health care and dependent care accounts and a generous paid
personal leave package.
To Apply: Applicants must complete a standard FPA application form
which can
be obtained at 1501 N. 45th, Seattle, by calling our job line at (206)
694-6840 or applying on-line at: www.fremontpublic.org. Please return
completed applications to: Fremont Public Association, Attn: Human
Resources
Department, PO Box 31151, Seattle, WA 98103. Please attach a cover
letter
and resume. Also note that an additional essay questions will be
emailed to
applicants who are applying for this position. This question will be
emailed
in approximately one week.
CLOSING DATE: 5 PM on May 27, 2005




Thanks for your time,
Sandy Pernitz
Community Garden Coordinator
P-Patch Program/Dept. of Neighborhoods
"My country is the world and my religion is to do good." Thomas Paine
1792

sandy.pernitz@seattle.gov
206-684-0284
700 3rd Ave, Suite 400
Seattle, WA  98104


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