Community Garden Coordinator

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Start Date: Immediate  Compensation: $25.51/hour

The Brooklyn College Garden is located on the Brooklyn College campus with gardeners including staff, faculty, and students at Brooklyn College and community members from neighborhoods near Brooklyn College. We strive to be a model urban garden on a college campus.

With a focus on both garden education and incorporation of best practices in urban gardening, for over a decade, the Brooklyn College Garden has enjoyed support from both the College’s administration and the communities from which our gardeners come.

The part-time Community Garden Coordinator will work within the Office of Environmental Health and Safety / Sustainability. In addition to helping to maintain the community garden and with assistance from Campus Sustainability, the Coordinator will work with faculty, staff, and students to facilitate programming that centers on sustainable gardening practices, from composting, urban farming, organic methods, native plants, and related topics. 


This position is a part-time position to:

  • Continue to develop the garden’s potential as a green resource for Brooklyn College.
  • Work with individual members of the garden, the College Community, and organizations around New York City to promote regenerative gardening methods and attract new gardeners with interests in sustainable urban gardening.
  • Collaborate with green/gardening organizations in NYC for both direct benefits to the garden and to demonstrate our commitment to urban gardening.
  • With assistance of EHS / Sustainability staff, Garden Coordinator will be expected to work with various college offices, faculty and staff to include the garden as a key part of the College’s sustainability plan. This may include volunteer events, workshops, and college courses.


  • Understanding of urban gardening techniques and sustainable horticultural practices.
  • Familiarity with operating and caring for gardening tools and equipment.
  • Familiarity with regionally native plants and plant-wildlife interactions.
  • Commitment to organic growing practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized, flexible, and comfortable with semi-structured work environments.
  • Socially-skilled, diplomatic, and comfortable working with different stakeholders in the garden.
  • Committed to the goals of Brooklyn College as a public educational institution of higher learning.
  • Ability to work independently, lift up to 50 pounds at a time, be able to squat, lift, bend, and stand for extended periods of time.

Additional Information

  • Hours will vary throughout the year, with fewer hours per week in the winter, but as many as 25 hours a week throughout the growing season from early spring to late fall.
  • CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification.
  • Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings plans.
  • Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits
  • Send resume and cover letter to Brooklyn College of CUNY at: 

Contact Information

Brooklyn College, CUNY