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Growing Gardens

  • 1630 Hawthorn Avenue, Boulder, CO
  • growinggardens.org

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Education Program Coordinator

Growing Gardens’ mission is to cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture. Our programs empower people of all ages, income levels, and abilities by connecting them with their local food system, each other, and the environment.   Our organization values the diverse skills and individuals that come together to create a thriving community and workplace.  We are committed to the work we do, and bring our best selves each day, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, have fun, and enjoy the process of doing good in our community.  We take care of each other and put people at the center of everything we do.


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salary range

$34k - $39.5k / year

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Job Overview

Job Title: Education Program Coordinator Job Status: Part Time, Salaried Employee40 hours per week March-Oct and 20 hours per week Nov – Feb.
Job Term: This is a grant funded one year position, ending November 7, 2024. There is potential and desire of Growing Gardens to extend this to a multi-year, position.
Reports To: Senior Education Program Manager
Pay: $34,000- $39,500 .83 FTE (additional compensation for Spanish speaking and writing skills) Preferred start date: November 6, 2023
Benefits: Flexible work schedule November- February. Health and dental insurance. Paid Time Off, Paid Holiday leave, Paid sick leave, 50% off produce and plant starts at Growing Gardens.

The experience we offer:

● The opportunity to pair your work with your passion and to have a real impact
in affecting positive change in our community.
● Professional development opportunities
● Supportive organizational culture where you have independence and room to
be creative.
● The chance to be part of a thriving team culture where successes are celebrated together and coworkers enthusiastically share knowledge and support.
● A beautiful location: our office is on an urban farm in Boulder, Colorado.

Qualified applicants will be interviewed starting September 18 until the position is filled.

Candidates from minority or marginalized groups or with multicultural backgrounds or experience are especially encouraged to apply. Growing Gardens is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment; where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.

Education Program Coordinator Major Job Duties

● Schedule and teach garden-based education programming for children at Boulder and Longmont Farm sites
o Teach field trips of local elementary age children to the Longmont and Boulder Farms
o Teach at elementary and preschools in Boulder County for classroom visit programs
o Manage and Co-teach School Days Off Programming
o Manage and Co-teach After School Garden Club
o Assist in other Growing Gardens Education Programs
● Manage and lead teach Goats and Gardens summer camp
● Train and support Interns assisting with or teaching programming
● Curriculum development that aligns with CO state science standards and comprehensive health standards for nutrition education
● Lead education programming for interns, children, teens and adults
● Weekly chore shifts with goat herd
● Track and record data for program reports
● This job is outside in all weather conditions and involves many contact hours with program participants (children, teens, interns, volunteers, adults, etc)

Special Benefits

Benefits: Flexible work schedule November- February. Health and dental insurance. Paid Time Off, Paid Holiday leave, Paid sick leave, 50% off produce and plant starts at Growing Gardens.

Minimum Requirements

● The candidate must have at least 460 hours of verifiable experience working with school-age children aged 4-18 in groups of four or more. Babysitting hours cannot be counted.
● Strong teaching skills with ages prek- 5th grade.
● Strong communication and conflict resolutions skills
● Strong decision-making skills and response to high-pressure situations
● Computer skills over a wide variety of platforms
● Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
● Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a small staff
● Experience or interest working with goats
● Ability to pass background check

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