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New Roots Program Coordinator

Atlanta (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Atlanta (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview:

The New Roots Program Coordinator leads the IRC’sNew Roots program which works with IRC clients and community in two main areas: 1) youth gardening & food justice and 2) food security and nutrition. The program’s goals are to connect IRC clients and the community with access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food options; provide nutrition education in the U.S. context; and facilitate participation in gardening/food production programs.This position is a limited-term, 12-month position, with the possibility of extension pending grant funding. This position reports to the Youth Program Supervisor.

Major Responsibilities:

·Design and implement all aspects of the New Roots program in Atlanta.

·Develop and implement educational programs, including gardening, food justice, job training and leadership activities for youth.

·Assist with the development of community-based collaborations around food and food justice, and cultivate positive, supportive, and mutually beneficial relationships with partners, including principals, teachers, and school administration.

·Provide technical advice to support community-basedand school-based gardens and supervise garden site maintenance.

·Conduct community outreach and manage recruitment of New Roots participants.

·Maintain thorough and accurate records for all New Roots activities, ensuring program compliance with its goals through required reporting to funders and internal stakeholders.

·Work with Atlanta’s Finance Manager to track spending for New Roots and ensure adequate use of funding.

·Collaborate with the Atlanta Resource Development Team, Deputy Director, Youth Programs Supervisor and Technical Assistants to create and implement a plan for continued funding for New Roots.

·Support recruitment and training of program interns and volunteers.  Provide supervision and technical assistance to New Roots FoodCorps Service member, interns, and volunteers.

·Attend Youth Education Team meetings and complete administrative duties, including but not limited to reporting, timesheets, and expense reports.

·Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

·Minimum of two (2) years of related experience required

·Experience coordinating a program and designing and delivering food and agriculture programming.

·Experience developing and implementing educational programs, including curriculum curation, knowledge assessments, and supplies/resource management.

·Experience teaching youth and ensuring participant safety, in a school-based setting preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·Strong knowledge of agriculture and production and demonstrated success in teaching agriculture and production skills to a youth audience.

·Proven record of successful development of grant proposals.  

·Initiative, creativity, and ability to complete projects independently.

·Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; fluency in English required; bi-lingual abilities in a language spoken by IRC clients helpful.

·Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment.

·Superior time management and organizational skills.

·Computer literacy required.

·Must have access to reliable transportation and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage.

·Must be comfortable working in an outdoor environment.


·Bachelor’s (4-year university) degree in agriculture, nutrition, or related field and/or a minimum of two years of relevant experience.

Working Environment:

·Standard office work environment combined with program delivery in community gardens

·Occasional evenings and weekends

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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