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School Garden Coordinator / Class Facilitator

Kihei Elementary School Garden

kids-in-classmattbitesHOURS:
Contract position starting at 30-35 hours per week
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5 days per week + prep time (TBD)

WAGE:
$18 – $22 per hour depending on experience

Job Description

Grow Some Good is contracting part-time Garden Coordinator at Kihei Elementary School to provide support for the growing school garden. Position offers support to teachers and students to maximize the educational potential of the garden. The Garden Coordinator leads curriculum focused outdoor explorations and garden-based nutrition workshops, while providing professional development training for teachers in the process. The Garden Coordinator acts as a resource for teachers as they plan their own cross-curricular lessons in the outdoor classroom, and models skills that teachers need to feel comfortable using the garden to teach science, history, social studies, cultural studies, math, literacy and other standards in practical real-life applications.

The Coordinator

• Facilitates garden science classes, incorporating both environmental science and nutrition education as they relate to the garden;

• Works closely with classroom teachers to develop lessons that support classroom teaching in a range of curriculum areas (science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, etc.)

• Oversees and coordinates students’ hands-on experiences in the garden

(planting, tending, harvesting and cooking);

• Builds involvement in and commitment to the school garden within the school

community, including teachers, administrators, students, parents and community

volunteers;

• Builds relevant participation within the school by co-teaching with classroom teachers, and developing teacher skills in outdoor classroom management techniques;

• Maintains the garden, coordinating volunteers and working with PTA and Grow Some Good to secure all needed supplies;

• Leads a group of students in garden-related projects through after-school programming.

Job Responsibilities

  • 4-6 garden-based education classes per day, 5 days per week;
  • Collaborate with Grow Some Good on garden scheduling / maintenance, plan and prepare for garden work activities, co-manage planting schedule, ensure availability of tools and other necessary materials;
  • Establish garden time schedule for teachers;
  • Attend school wide staff meetings;
  • Co-teach after-school garden club;
  • Participate in community garden events that bring students, families, teachers and community members together;
  • Participate in school-wide garden events;
  • Attend grade level meetings on a monthly basis for collaborations and core curriculum alignment;
  • Monitor, document and report on all activities and extent of student and teacher participation;

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2-3 years of facilitation or teaching experience with youth aged 5 – 12 (outdoor group management experience preferred);
  • Knowledge and skills in small scale organic food production or home gardening;
  • Knowledge of or interest in topics including urban gardening, botany, biodynamics, indigenous farming techniques; environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, food access;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills;
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible;
  • Computer skills and project management skills;
  • Experience and/or training in positive behavior

To Apply, Send cover letter and resume to Apply@GrowSomeGood.org. No phone calls please.

 

 

 

 

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