Job: Co-Coordinator, Durham Inner-city Gardeners, SEEDS – Durham, NC

Title: Co-coordinator for Durham Inner-city Gardeners Type: Schedule is 30 hours/week including Saturdays (plus possibility of additional 10 hours grantwriting). Location: Durham, NC Compensation: Starting salary $12/hour + health insurance, paid sick, vacation, and holidays DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: February 4, 2011 SEEDS is hiring a co-coordinator for Durham Inner-city Gardeners.Come join our multigenerational team of youth and adults working together to increase food justice in our community by:

  • Growing healthy, sustainable food on a ¼ acre lot in Northeast Central Durham
  • Selling their produce at the Durham Farmer’s Market every Saturday
  • Learning about the importance of food and sustainability
  • Cultivating self-confidence, inter-dependence, solid community, and a strong value for all life

Required Skills:
  • Experience working with youth, especially in leadership development
  • Some gardening experience
  • Creative problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability and interest in doing physical labor
  • Commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Ability to work well with a multi-racial, intergenerational staff and desire to interact with a wide range of people
  • Flexible schedule
  • Driver’s license
  • Sense of humor and the ability to think on your toes
Strongly recommended:
  • An understanding of and interest in food systems and food politics
  • Cooking skills
  • Carpentry skills
  • Creative self-expression
  • Morning person
Primary responsibilities are:
  • Sharing knowledge of sustainable gardening, cooking, and healthy living with youth
  • Program development
  • Youth leadership training
  • Working with volunteers
  • Garden stewardship
People of color strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage applicants to get a feel for the position by volunteering during a Saturday work day. Starting salary $12/hour + health insurance, paid sick, vacation, and holidays Schedule is 30 hours/week including Saturdays (plus possibility of additional 10 hours grantwriting). About Us: SEEDS is a non-profit educational gardening organization whose goal is to teach people to care for the earth, themselves and each other through a variety of garden-based programs. The Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) program is a youth-driven, urban farming leadership development program.  DIG empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, sound business practices, healthy food choices and food security values.  The program emphasizes sustainable living and growing practices, ecological balance, and the natural recycling of organic materials for plant health and nourishment.  DIG youth are paid a stipend to cultivate fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and mushrooms, which they sell at the Durham Farmer’s Market. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: February 4, 2011 START DATE: March 7, 2011 Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to Lucy Harris lharris@seedsnc.org or 706 Gilbert St, Durham, NC 27701 www.seedsnc.org

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