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School Garden Coordinator (Part-time) | Academy for Global Citizenship

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a non-profit Chicago public charter school, located on the underserved Southwest side of Chicago. AGC’s mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. Our innovative and holistic approach to education aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates our future generations. We are producing a replicable model for learning in the 21st century, including the construction of a net-positive energy campus.

The School Garden Coordinator is responsible for holistic management of the Academy for Global Citizenship’s school gardens across two campus settings. The ideal candidate is an experienced urban farmer with a passion for education who can collaborate, cultivate, and appreciates a fun work environment.

This position will report to the Director of Sustainability and Operations, and will directly interact with administrators, teachers, staff, and students.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage organic schoolyard gardens, greenhouse, and indoor Breathe Living Wall systems
  • Collaborative resource in training AGC and visiting teachers on incorporating gardens into curriculum
  • Procurement of supplies and inventory management
  • Maintain chicken coop
  • Partnering with school chef and kitchen manager on integrating menu development into planting schedules
  • Document established garden procedures, policies, and sustainability best practices
  • Strengthen children’s and communities’ knowledge about and attitudes toward agriculture, food, nutrition and the environment

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Entrepreneurial green thumb with a desire to support the vision and mission of the Academy for Global Citizenship
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for doing whatever it takes to ensure the garden needs of the school are met
  • Experience developing and implementing nutrition and/or farming education programs
  • Working knowledge of gardening best practices
  • Experience forging productive collaborations
  • Highly organized and able to set priorities
  • One to two years of experience ideally in a school or non-profit organization

Compensation and Terms: $12 – 15/hour DOE, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm, 20 hours per week; growth opportunities available.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: jobs@agcchicago.org

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