Charter Garden Coordinator

Grass Valley School District   Grass Valley, CA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
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Posted on May 14, 2020

Charter Garden Coordinator
Grass Valley School District

SUMMARY:
Garden Coordinator for Grass Valley Charter School will plan for, collaborate and teach science/gardening classes to students in grades K-8. The Garden Coordinator will implement organic gardening practices and irrigation and have the ability to coordinate projects, solicit the aide of community volunteers, farm experts, and community experts and will also seek out local community resources to facilitate construction and maintenance of garden infrastructure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
▪ Facilitate the development of the infrastructure of an organic school garden, including constructing a water science feature and pond, a toolshed, worm bins, garden paths, row beds, gathering areas, compost areas, orchard area, ground covers, border areas, and cooking/eating areas. Students and the parent community would be included in almost all aspects of planning and implementation of garden infrastructure creation.
▪ Plan for and teach science/gardening classes to students in grades K-8 with groups of up to 15 students
▪ Collaborate with classroom teachers in planning and coordination of schedules and in understanding individual and group student needs.
▪ Apply for grants to maintain garden funding
▪ Solicit community aide, network with community resources, and coordinate volunteers for garden projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
o AA Degree
o Experience working with children
o Expert knowledge of organic gardening practices and irrigation

CREDENTIALS AND/OR SKILLS AND ABILITIES
o Ability to coordinate projects and solicit the aide of community volunteers, farm experts, community experts, community resources, and parent volunteers.
o Ability to seek out and network with local community resources to facilitate construction and maintenance of garden infrastructure

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
o Valid CA Driver’s License
o TB Test (Current within last 4 years)