1) INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY University of Vermont 4-H Youth Agriculture Project Summer Work & Learn Crew Leader Summer Work and Learn seeks one more crew leader to head up a crew of teens (6-10 youth age 14-21) on and off our Brattleboro farm. SWL helps youth develop life and job skills like communication, teambuilding, and leadership through hands-on learning about food, nutrition, and agriculture. A background in farming and/or working with youth is preferred, in addition to a willingness to learn and teach, work hard, and enjoy being part of a team. Crew leaders will receive a weekly stipend, practicum credit if applicable, and free veggies from the field. More info: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/?Page=yap_opportunities.html#employment Application deadline: Friday, March 26, 2010. To apply: please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two (2) references to: Liz Kenton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-257-7967 ext. 18.
2) Public Health Law & Policy is seeking a summer researcher/intern to work with their Planning for Healthy Places team. For more information about the position and to apply, visit: http://www.phi.org/about/employment_current_positions_detail.cfm?id=1540
Research Specialist I
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a large non-profit public health organization conducting a broad range of public health research, training, and technical assistance programs in California, throughout the nation, and around the world. PHI is seeking a part time temporary Research Specialist I for the Planning for Healthy Places program at Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP). This position is located in Oakland, CA. Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) pioneers innovative ways to leverage law and policy to improve public health. We provide practical legal and policy tools – including model laws and policies, fact sheets, FAQs, and toolkits, as well as tailored trainings and one-on-one consultation – to help make healthy communities the norm, not the exception. PHLP’s staff attorneys, urban planners, and policy analysts partner with local, state, and national leaders to develop legal and policy solutions to public health challenges. Drawing upon an extensive network of scholars and scientists, PHLP identifies how law and policy can best influence health outcomes. We work with advocates, community leaders, health and planning agencies, public and private attorneys, and many others to develop practical tools accompanied by customized trainings and technical assistance. We capture and share the learning that comes from implementing new policy strategies in local communities and integrate these results to develop future solutions and support. PHLP specializes in laws and policies that affect chronic disease with a particular focus on addressing health disparities in low income and communities of color. We are breaking new ground by creating land use, economic development, and redevelopment tools that can reshape urban and rural communities to improve health outcomes through the planning and development process. In many communities, the healthy choice is often not the easy choice – and we see law and policy as critical tools to ensure that all communities have access to safe, vibrant, and healthy environments. For more information, visit our website at www.phlpnet.org Duties & Responsibilities:
- Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge redevelopment, economic development, and land use policy tools as they relate to access to healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and other public health issues
- Provide research, analysis, and information to strengthen state and local laws and policies to create healthy, sustainable communities
- Assist Planning for Healthy Places team in the development of tools and resources that can be disseminated to our network of constituents and partners
- Week 1: Recipe book (PDF) in Spanish and English
- Week 2: Canvas shopping bag
- Week 3: $25 in Fresh Bucks (coins that can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets).
- Speak English and Spanish fluently
- Have experience in community education (adult, child, or both)
- Have a knowledge of nutrition, cooking, and especially using locally-grown fruits and vegetables
- Have some experience managing people or programs
- Be comfortable with basic research techniques; be able to design surveys in order to evaluate the success of the program
- Have their own transportation and be able to work evenings and weekends. (Tuesday 4-7, Thursday 3-7, Saturday 9-noon, Sunday noon-3)
4) Position: Natural Bridges Farm Supervisor Hours: 40 hours/week occasional weekends, holidays and evenings Salary: $28,165-$30,614 annually commensurate with qualifications and experience Benefits: Health reimbursement, 16 days vacation, 6 days sick leave and 9 days paid holiday (under review) Reports to: Natural Bridges Farm Manager Job Category: Supervisor Area of Focus: Homelessness, Job training, Farming and Agriculture, Social Entrepreneurship, community
Applications: Mail resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director, P.O. Box 617, Santa Cruz, CA 95061 or email to email@example.com. Deadline for receipt of resumes: March 17, 2010 Description: The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a 20 year-old nonprofit corporation based in Santa Cruz, CA dedicated to improving life by bringing together people from throughout the community in meaningful activities, teaching principles and practices of environmental, emotional, and economic sustainability, and providing work experience and wages for those who are homeless. HGP seeks an experienced and dedicated individual to assist with the operations of the agriculture-based job-training program. We specifically seek an enthusiastic and outgoing person skilled in horticulture, program development, marketing, human relationships, and building partnerships. The ideal candidate will have a sincere commitment to ending homelessness and have experience working with individuals facing homelessness and/ormental health challenges. Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Farm Manager, the Supervisor assists in planning and implementation of all aspects of the program, to include production, and marketing for Natural Bridges Farm, Homegrown Gardens, and Women's Organic Flower Enterprise. The Supervisor is directly responsible for the job-training component of the program. Job Training
- Responsible for hiring, and supervision of trainees participating in job training program.
- Planning, implementation, and supervision of our job-training program. This involves daily infield teaching and maintaining a safe, productive work site.
- Develop and implement lectures and hands-on training programs for trainees; training in general work skills and behaviors such as, problem solving and social skills.
- Conduct training in horticulture skills such as propagating and tending annuals and perennials, composting, bed preparation, irrigation.
- In coordination with the Farm Director, daily management of work crews and assignment of garden duties to trainees, interns, volunteers, and community service workers.
- Facility quarterly meetings with trainees and individual meetings as needed.
- Serve as a positive role model
- Provision of meals and oversight of kitchen
- Knowledgeably represent the organization and its programs to the community at large, presenting talks, lectures and guided tours to donors, civic organizations or visiting groups, together with a trainee whenever possible
- Maintain and foster relationships with other public and nonprofit agencies, businesses and individuals