Offices & Directories

Coordinator of Community Service Learning - Outreach & Sustainable Gardening

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE NON-EXEMPT POSITION OPENING (CONTRACT)

POSITION:  Coordinator of Community Service Learning – Outreach and Sustainable Gardening
POSITION CODE:  A6720
DEPARTMENT:
  Community Service Learning
APPOINTMENT:  Administrative, full-time, 12 months
STARTING SALARY:  $11.33 per hour/ shared housing and food stipend included
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:  12 months
AVAILABLE:  July 1, 2013
POSTING DATE:  April 19, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled
       
DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision and guidance of the Office of Community Service Learning, the Coordinator of Community Service Outreach & Sustainable Gardening will oversee several University Community Garden Programs, assist in the University graduation requirements (CSAC) in advising and teaching sustainable models of service, as well as to assist with campus service initiatives which include a host of participants including faculty, students, non-profit agencies and schools. 

Position requires flexible working hours which includes working some evenings and weekends.  Position receives taxable food stipend and shared housing is provided (also taxable).

Duties and responsibilities include but, are not limited to:

  • Manages community garden spaces by coordinating, training and supervising students and volunteers, participating in all aspects of functioning vital gardens both on and off campus.
  • Oversees the development and expansion of the Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF), campus composting site, community garden plots, the Zuni Waffle garden and the California native and educational gardens.
  • Supervises the LaFourcade Community Garden and Herb Garden including the volunteers, work study and CSAC students in the Gardeners in Residence Program. 
  • Interacts with alumni, donors and community members as well as faculty on garden programs, initiatives and curriculum.
  • Advises the Roots and Shoots program in our local elementary schools.
  • On-call and emergency contact for garden initiatives and programs.
  • Develops and attains clear and concise goals and practices while creating opportunities for students to serve and learn about sustainable gardening initiatives.
  • Implements hires, trainings, and schedules work for student participants, campus gardeners, and volunteers both during and after school hours; including weekend programming.
  • Develops appropriate garden plans including irrigation, planting, harvesting, and pond maintenance. 
  • Works in but not limited to: digging, trenching, weeding, completing check sheet, composting, thinning and selling produce.
  • Prepares cost analysis of basic garden materials and analyzes costs such as input verses output; this would include itemizing produce to be sold to the University’s food service vendor, budgeting equipment, purchasing seeds, equipment costs and soil building.
  • Recruits Clubs/Organizations and volunteers when needed for SURF and LaFourcade programs.
  • Manages relationships with the food service vendor and campus partners on day to day operations of gardens.
  • Teaches sustainable living courses (within the construct of CSAC 383, 382, 360 and 383) including a May Term course on sustainable urban gardening and/or outreach.
  • Helps facilitate First Year Seminar service projects if appropriate.
  • Develops service contracts (CSAC) and independent studies for students.
  • Coordinates the University’s participation in the Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market or other markets.
  • Participates in CSL Spring Break Plunge experiences.
  • Manages the LaFourcade Garden Board Meetings expansion and planning projects.
  • Acts as a University representative for off campus gardens, groups and partnerships.    
  • Oversees wilderness outreach and service projects and other initiatives taking place with the U.S. Forrest Service, environmental conservancies, and trips to the “R”. 
  • Serves as the Advisor to the Campus Chapter of Tree Campus USA, ensuring the University’s role in sustaining a healthy tree campus and an informed community.  Schedule and run board meetings and oversee Tree Campus’s application process.
  • Drives mini vans and 15-passenger vans for student outreach projects and service learning classes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Environmental Studies or Science, or other related field with work experience in gardening, farming, or sustainable agriculture. Selected candidate will possess considerable knowledge in basic and organic gardening techniques. Must be able to exercise a high level of judgment and possess good verbal and written communication skills; computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. Must have the sensitivity and ability to work with the traditional college age student, teach students and volunteers, develop and implement programs, produce effective outcomes, work effectively both individually and with groups. Must possess a valid Class C driver’s license and must provide a current DMV printout with a good driving record at time of hire. Selected candidate must obtain a Class B driver’s license and First Aid Certificate within two months of hire.  Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909/748-8040.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to apply@redlands.edu or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL OUR JOBLINE AT 909/748-8883 OR VISIT
www.redlands.edu/offices-directories/human-resources/jobs.aspx

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