Sow It Forward: School Vertical Garden Project Coordinator

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Sow It Forward: School Vertical Garden Project Coordinator

Project Overview

The purpose of the Sow It Forward: School Vertical Garden Program is to bring vertical gardens and education to low-income and low food access schools. Last year we successfully implemented two gardens into classrooms within the Tempe School District. The results were overwhelmingly positive, with over sixty children enthralled in food-growing education and alternative gardening methods. For this reason, we have decided to expand the project into a district-wide program, where we will work with the schools first hand to implement and maintain the gardens, while promoting the curriculum throughout every grade-level of the school.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Project Coordinator position is to oversee the program, manage volunteers, and ensure that the garden needs of every school is being met. We will be training a team of volunteers to be able to help set-up, maintain and harvest the gardens, so that they are able to help the schools at every level of the process. Ideally, we will have a volunteer for each school so that they have plenty of time to dedicate the gardens and curriculum.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of volunteers
  • Develop relationship with a point-of-contact at each school for communication
  • Create a system to effectively monitor school progress and needs
  • Assist in garden installments and school check-ins when needed
  • Be consistently available and responsive to the AZSA team and partners
  • Report progress to the AZSA Food Systems Priority Lead

Desired Skills

  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Experience with vertical gardens, or open to learning more about them

Time commitment: Approximately 10 Hours Per Week

To apply for this volunteer opportunity email your cover letter and resume/cv to hr.volunteer@azsustainabilityalliance.com

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About Arizona Sustainability Alliance

Location:

8205 South Priest Drive #11962, Tempe, AZ 85284, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance is to create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona.

Description

The Arizona Sustainability Alliance is a volunteer, non-partisan group committed to protecting our environment and promoting sustainable living through action and advocacy. Through

  • Civic engagement

  • Collaboration

  • Education
We empower Arizona citizens to work together toward more verdant, equitable and sustainable communities. We share a deep concern about catastrophic climate change, the future of our planet and the health and well being of generations to come.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Phoenix Metropolitan AreaPhoenix, AZ 85004

(33.45283,-112.0685)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Group Facilitation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 5-10 Hours Per Week
  • Include Cover Letter and Resume

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