Position Description: The Urban Agriculture Coordinator supports projects related to the Isles Garden
Support Network, food access, community education, and community beautification. The position
includes office/administrative work as well as hands-on work and educational support in Isles-managed
gardens and in community and school gardens.

Who will be successful: The people who thrive on our team are passionate, curious, creative, open-minded, flexible, and self-directed. They enjoy working outdoors and interacting with local residents. They are excited about the potential of community development, committed to applying a racial equity framework to community development, and willing to learn from their successes, failures, and
experiences.

Responsibilities:

❖ Develop and manage community and/or school gardens
❖ Develop and present garden, food and nutrition related education in a school environment
❖ Promote gardening, nutrition, farm to school, and environmental education through outreach
and public workshops
❖ Plan, coordinate, and maintain community beautification projects
❖ Develop opportunities for volunteers and coordinate individual and group volunteer efforts
❖ Develop productive and long-lasting relationships with community and corporate volunteers
❖ Identify sources of funding and assist with writing grants and proposals to successfully obtain
funding
❖ Implement gardening, farming and/or horticulture techniques in an urban setting

Qualifications:

❖ High school diploma or equivalent
❖ Gardening, farming and/or horticulture experience
❖ Community education experience
❖ Experience working with youth
❖ Cultural competency working with people of diverse backgrounds
❖ Project coordination and/or team leadership experience
❖ Basic carpentry or construction skills
❖ Experience using gardening tools and equipment
❖ Strong written and oral communication skills
❖ Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
❖ Valid driver’s license in good standing with insurable driving record
❖ Ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout
the duration of employment
❖ Spanish language proficiency preferred

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and recent writing sample to hr@isles.org.
Your application materials should demonstrate why you’re a good fit for this position and what
specific skills, experience, talents, and interest you’ll bring to the table

  • Contact Name : Jim Simon
10 WOOD STREET,08618,NJ