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Community Garden Coordinator

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AWOFINC - A Work of Faith Ministries, Inc.

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The Community Garden Coordinator is responsible for facilitating garden groups in starting and maintaining community gardens. The Community Garden Coordinator will be able to draw from the wealth of experience and curricula. The Community Garden Coordinator will be under the supervision of the Community Garden Program Manager, who will provide guidance and support. The primary role of the Community Garden Coordinator will be to support the gardens that are participating in the Community Food Project and community garden programs in Illinois by coordinating community outreach and garden volunteer days, facilitating meetings, and providing on-site educational programming and technical assistance to the garden community. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, community organizing experience and a passion for gardening education and food justice. The Community Garden Coordinator will also be responsible for implementing some of the projects accepted to the Funding Resource Consultant, and funding sources that provide support to established community gardens throughout the State.

Significant experience with community organizing and community outreach required ● Demonstrated ability to engage with individuals of many demographics and histories i.e. youth, elders, immigrants, economically diverse, people of color ● Excellent planning and organizational skills, including the ability to plan events and organize volunteers ● Ability to manage several task lists at once and adapt to changing conditions (weather, volunteer cancellations) ● A minimum of 3 years’ experience in food growing ● Ability to teach gardening concepts to a variety of learners ● Some experience in carpentry and/or landscaping ● Ability to work outdoors in all weather (heat, humidity, rain and cold) and do manual labor

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About AWOFINC - A Work of Faith Ministries, Inc.

Location:

Human Resources Development & Training, Chicago, IL 60649, US

Mission Statement

The mission of AWOFINC is to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and homelessness by developing happy purposeful people committed to giving something back to the community.

Description

AWOFINC is a community initiative that is designed to meet the needs of families who do not have the resources that are to attain the supplemental educational services that are needed to enhance the possibility of success for their children. For over two decades AWOFINC has addressed the critical educational, financial, and social needs of the families in Illinois.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 10 hours per week

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