Part-time Community Garden Coordinator

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Start Date: immediate

The Brooklyn College Garden is located on the Brooklyn College campus with gardeners including staff 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.

Responsibilities/Duties

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.
  • Work with various college offices and staff to include the Brooklyn College garden as a key part of the College’s sustainability plan.

Qualifications/Requirements

Experience: Several years of experience with garden maintenance required; familiarity with budgeting and basic Office programs and the use of social communication media highly desired; teaching experience a plus.

Required skills required include:

  • Understanding of urban gardening techniques and sustainable horticultural practices.
  • 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.

Additional Information

Other Information: Hours will vary throughout the year, with fewer hours per week (e.g., 10 or fewer) in the winter, but as many as 25 hours a week throughout the growing season from early spring to late fall. Health and drug benefits are available, depending on the work schedule across the year. Send resume and cover letter to: BCgarden11210@gmail.com.

Contact Information

Brooklyn College, CUNY
Email: bcgarden11210@gmail.com