Farm Program Manager
About the Position
The Farm Program Manager will supervise and provide operational support to Farm workshop staff, while fostering an organizational community of growth and inclusion. The ideal candidate is reliable, organized, personable, outgoing, and approachable, and possesses past supervisory experience in a youth development or education capacity. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Farm Program Manager is responsible for ensuring quality assurance and proper compliance with policies and procedures among City Growers’ farm-based youth programs.
- Managing info@citygrowers email account; scheduling workshops and following up with teachers
- Managing City Growers’ Google Voice phone communications with teachers and school administrators
- Provide a high level of customer service and interaction to all teachers, parents, and chaperones in person and through email
- Co-developing/adapting curriculum with guidance from City Growers Program Managers and Director of Education
- Leading Virtual Farm Explore workshops
- Scheduling Virtual Farm Explore workshops
- Collecting and compiling data for Virtual Farm Explore workshops
Weekday school field trips to Brooklyn Grange rooftop farms in LIC, SP, and BNY; April through November.
- Hiring Educators and Interns: posting job announcements, reviewing resumes and cover letters, scheduling and conducting interviews
- Conducting farm educator training and orientation, with support from the Director of Education
- Managing Staff: providing regular group and individual check-ins with farm educators
- Composing the weekly farm workshop schedule and email for educators
- Leading 1-2 farm workshops per week; filling-in or finding a substitute for farm educators as needed
- Managing farm workshop inventory, ordering and organizing
- Approving bi-weekly timesheets for farm educators
- Managing outreach and communications with schools
- Input workshop data
Family Farm Days
Facilitated farm activities during Brooklyn Grange Farmers Market hours. May through October, Saturdays at the LIC farm and Sundays at the SP farm.
- Designing and planning Family Farm Days activities
- Scheduling farm educators for weekend Family Farm Days at the LIC and SP farms
- Filling-in or finding a substitute for farm educators as needed
Facilitated eco-arts and cooking activities at NYC Parks and playground locations near BNY. 5-10 workshops, April through June.
- Designing and planning Parks Equity activities
- Scheduling Parks Equity workshops
- Managing workshop delivery with local schools and community partners
- Providing support to all City Growers programs, as needed
- Maintaining communications and relationships with Brooklyn Grange staff
- Attending required trainings
- Attending weekly team meetings
- Attending weekly supervision
- Curriculum development
- Overseeing and delegating chicken care responsibilities at BNY
- Overseeing and delegating learning bed responsibilities at LIC, BNY, and SP farms
Qualifications and Eligibility
- Teaching experience or experience working with youth in a school setting
- Strong desire to learn more about urban agriculture, rooftop farming, environmental education, and food justice
- Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and leadership qualities
- Positive attitude around children and young adults of all ages
- Gardening and/or farming experience
- Knowledge of sustainable practices and basic biological processes
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
City Growers values a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse work community and we strongly encourage application from people of all backgrounds.