PROGRAM MANAGER: YOUTH + OUTREACH PROGRAMS

ABOUT GARDEN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Garden for the Environment (GFE) is a half-acre education and demonstration garden in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. Our mission is to teach practical skills that allow Bay Area residents to personally contribute to sustainability through urban gardens, farms, and food. GFE is a fiscally sponsored organization of the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

POSITION SUMMARY

GFE has been a San Francisco institution for 29 years, and has experienced significant recent growth in programming and interest. We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and strategic new team member to help carry the garden into the future. This person will need extensive gardening experience, but also must be organized and independent in managing programs, collaborating with staff and volunteers, and building community in the garden.

Reporting to the Director, the primary role of the Program Manager – Youth and Outreach Programs is to oversee the delivery of existing youth educational programs, promote programs and events through social media and assist managing educational volunteer hours, trainings, and garden maintenance.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

YOUTH PROGRAMS

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead 32 SFPUC-funded youth field trips per year, teaching core SFPUC concepts about water conservation and pollution prevention to 3rd through 5th grade students.

  • Manage communications and planning with the SF Department of the Environment (which will schedule and coordinate field trips) and with teachers and schools regarding upcoming trips.

  • Recruit, manage, and train an Education Assistant and two Youth Education Interns to help lead youth programs in Fall and Spring.

  • During low season, work to increase booking of fee-for-service field trips for local schools, youth organizations, and summer programs.

OTHER PROGRAMS

  • Assist other staff with garden maintenance, educational volunteer hours, the workshop program, the Get Up! program, and training programs as needed.

  • Track data and report on youth and outreach for major grant reports and donors.

  • Assist with special events, such as fundraiser parties, corporate workdays and more.

OUTREACH + COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Spearhead all organizational social media (Instagram and Facebook), and assist with email outreach and new partnerships with organizations and city agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • At least two years of experience gardening – growing food, pruning, composting, and maintaining perennial garden spaces.

  • At least two years of youth education experience; outdoor group management experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work with diverse youth and adult populations.

  • Experience leading small groups and volunteers in garden tasks.

  • Capable of working in an outdoor environment and able to lift up to 35 pounds.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and public speaking skills.

  • Computer, social media, Dropbox, Google Drive, and spreadsheet experience required; Squarespace, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, and Photoshop/graphic design experience preferred.

  • Willingness to work independently and take on new roles and responsibilities in the dynamic and complex environment of a small nonprofit.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

  • Bilingual and/or bi-cultural preferred (desired languages: Spanish and Cantonese).

RATE
$26 - $30 per hour DOE

HOURS
32 hours per week

WORK SCHEDULE
This is a four-day-per-week position, Tuesday - Saturday, with flexibility for schedule changes. Exact schedule will be determined upon hire.

EMPLOYMENT
Non-exempt, regular

BENEFITS
Vacation and sick leave, health insurance, 401(k), and flexible spending account.

TO APPLY
Application deadline: July 19th Application review begins: July 23rd Position starts: August 14th

Please email a resumé and cover letter to: info@gardenfortheenvironment.org with Programs Manager - Youth and Outreach in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Garden for the Environment is fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA) and our staff are employed by SFPA. SFPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.