About the Position
Works for the Global Food and Farm programs in the Office of Sustainability Integration and Franklin Environmental Center. Coordinates The Knoll planning and implementing for the educational garden, the outdoor kitchen and serenity garden. Majority of focus is managing the gardens. Works on any other Food and Farm programs when possible.
Plays essential role in carrying out day to day operations at The Knoll. Mainly planning and oversight of the garden production, harvesting and distribution as well as mentoring student interns during the growing season. Works with the Associate Director for Global Food and Farm Programs on implementing existing and future programs for The Knoll.
- Helps implement The Knoll programing: educational garden program, serenity garden program, outdoor kitchen program, workshops, lectures, workshops, meetings and retreats, school visits and other mission related activities
- Oversees crop production, planting, harvesting, marketing and the maintenance of tools and structures
- Manage annual budget
- Recruit, train, and supervise academic year and summer interns, and volunteers
- Encourage and support use of the Knoll by faculty for teaching, research, and service Advise students on matters of growing, tool use and care, facilities maintenance, education, business, and community relationships
- Facilitate leadership skill-building among the student interns
- Supports relationships between The Knoll and College dining service, the greater community
- Maintain compliance with College policies and local, state, and federal regulations where applicable
- Occasionally helps advise food related student groups
- Bachelor in Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Educations studies or related field, Masters preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledgeable of and experienced in organic/regenerative farming methods and food systems
- Passionate about educating others about food systems
- Compassionate and eager to work with college students and community members
- Able to work well with administrators, faculty, and staff
- Well organized, able to manage budget, maintain website and do outreach
- Interest and experience with mindfulness practices
- Link to VT farmers and farm/food based connection or similar experience in another region and eagerness to connect with local community is highly desired
- Must have at least two to three years full-season organic/regenerative farming
- Teaching experience
- Experience supervising, working with young people and/or college age students
- Budget management experience
- Must be able to lift 50# and withstand varied hot and cold weather.
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