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New Roots Youth Agriculture Coordinator

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Youth
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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JOB OVERVIEW:

The Y’ALL Program is a youth agriculture and leadership program for new American participants ages 14-17. Under the supervision and direction of the Food Entrepreneurship Program Officer, the Youth Agriculture Coordinator is responsible for the development, facilitation, implementation, and execution of the majority of program activities and will provide program and data collection management oversight. This individual will work directly with the IRC SLC Refugee Youth and Education Coordinator, New Roots Program Manager, as well as help supervise a respective AmeriCorps Direct Service Vista position. This position will be primarily on-site at the New Roots SLC Redwood Farm facilitating youth program cohorts, as well as planning and organizing off-site project activities such as service learning in the community and selling at the New Roots SLC Sunnyvale Farmers Markets on Saturdays. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Youth Agriculture Program Activities

  • Will oversee and help execute the Y’ALL project including hiring and training youth participants, coordinating project activities, and managing interns and volunteers.

·Participate in all Y’ALL program meetings and development activities

·Help supervise an AmeriCorps Direct Service Vista position designated to Y’ALL

·Assist with Y’ALL interpreter coordination and support as needed

·Support overall functioning Y’ALL projects and initiatives

·Facilitate Y’ALL data collection and required reporting

·Comply with all policies and protocols of IRC

·Other related duties as assigned

Land Management and Development

·Collaborate in implementation of land management plans for New Roots Redwood Farm and including including soil remediation, infrastructure development and installation specifically for goat ranching operations, and site layout planning for sites.

·Collaborate with New Roots team to maintain farming equipment and vehicles, including implements, tools, irrigation systems, washing station, and post-harvest and handling equipment, including arranging for upkeep, purchasing and replacement of tools and equipment as needed, and tracking inventory.  

·Develop and maintain strong community partner relations, establish coordination meetings and conduct follow up as necessary;liaise with partners including: Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, Roots Charter High School,  USU Extension 4H, and the Refugee Goat Project

Participant Communication & Training and Technical Assistance

·Regularly communicate with Y’ALL participants to coordinate participation in activities, including participation in farmers markets and the Emergency Food Assistance program.

·Collaborate with Farm Coordinator and Youth and Education Coordinator to develop and oversee implementation of curriculum and training materials on organic and sustainable agricultural production as well as food security topics.

·Keep accurate case files and participant records for all program participants; monitor and record skill acquisition for Y’ALL participants.

·Coordinate with New Roots Program Manager to collect and maintain relevant data for New Roots grant and donor deliverables; contribute to grant writing and reporting requirements.

Participant Wellbeing Support

·Work with New Roots Community Agriculture and Wellbeing Coordinator to make participant referral and wellbeing support activities, including supporting provision of community resources and referrals for participants.

Additional Responsibilities

·Represent New Roots and Y’ALL in the larger community including attending outreach events, participating in media events, and planning and executing events and volunteer days. 

·Recruit and supervise volunteers including individuals and groups.

·Work with New Roots Program Manager in fund raising, development activities, and resource acquisition of in-kind and monetary donations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

·Undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience, in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Business Marketing, Communications, or related field.

·Minimum of 3 years related work experience in agricultural marketing, education, food access, local food systems, or related field.

·Demonstrated understanding of local foods systems, youth education, and agricultural small-scale production in an urban setting.

·Strong organizational skills including: multi-tasking, prioritizing, planning, and effective time management.

·Previous experience supervising staff and managing program area implementation.

·Ability to work independently as well as on a close, collaborative team.

·Fluency in written and spoken English, with bi-lingual ability preferred.

·Ability to communicate with limited-English speakers, and demonstrated multicultural experience.

·Valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: New Roots Program Manager

Position Directly Supervises: AmeriCorps member; may supervise: Summer Associates, Interns, and Volunteers

Work Environment:

·Standard office work environment along with travel in and around the service delivery area.

·Flexible to work Saturdays and some weekday evenings throughout market season, as needed.

·Ability to safely lift 50lbs.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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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