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Food Share Garden Coordinator

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Posted On: Sunday, 30th September 2018
Category: Consultant
Location: Medford, Oregon
3630 Aviation Way, Medford, Oregon 97504
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About ACCESS: 

With a focus on education, we help low-income families and seniors through economic crisis by guiding them through changes in the habits that help them become self-sustaining. ACCESS currently serves Jackson County residents through 15 programs designed to address issues from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues. Our vision is to create a sustainable environment of self-sufficiency, self-respect and service to others.

 

Position Summary:

The Food Share Garden Coordinator position works with ACCESS Nutrition Program staff and community representatives to identify, prioritize and develop new fresh produce resources in Jackson County. This position is responsible for overseeing and managing Food Share Garden activities and volunteers. This includes but is not limited to developing crop plans, plant, install and maintain irrigation and trellis systems, end of season tear down, and creating annual reports. The Food Share Garden Coordinator will plan and promote educational activities as well as train and coordinate volunteers.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implement organic growing practices and harvest procedures. Develop new Food Share Gardens, where appropriate through partnerships and collaborations with other community organizations.
  • Train and coordinate Food Share Garden volunteers according to ACCESS policies.
  • Promote community engagement in Food Share Gardens and other relevant events via written and verbal outreach activities.
  • Assist in developing garden budgets and grants in conjunction with Nutrition Director, tracking and recording garden expenditures. Create and provide reports for garden activities as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Belief in ACCESS’ mission to help people help themselves.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds consistently.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with organic farming and/or large-scale vegetable gardening.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and teamwork.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office products and web-based applications.
  • Experience in Volunteer Management.

 

To Apply: 

Send application, cover letter, and resume to ACCESS Attn: Human Resources; 3630 Aviation Way, Medford, OR 97504 OR Email jzomerdyk@accesshelps.org

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