Urban Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Job in Florida

Urban Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Job -- Part Time Coordinator, In Florida, 2012 Part Time Coordinator for Sustainable Urban Agriculture Working Group in St. Petersburg, Florida. Contact: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jlusk@stpete.com Application Deadline: January 27, 2011 at 5:00PM Job Description: In collaboration with the St. Petersburg Sustainable Urban Agriculture Working Group, the Coordinator will be expected to:

  • Hire and manage two graduate student interns with sustainable agriculture experience ($3,500 stipend each)
  • Develop, post and regularly update a map of sustainable urban agriculture assets and farm to plate food system resources:
a. Gardens and farms b. Experts bureau c. Materials and supplies d. Existing markets e. Human resources and interested parties
  • Develop a broad set of clear benchmarks and ongoing measurements of human and material resources existing in St. Petersburg.
  • Coordinate communication with and between, inquiries about, and shared resources among existing gardens/farms including Faith House, Bartlett Park, Driftwood, and Edible Peace Patch Project.
  • Develop inter-generational opportunities and help to develop existing gardens into easily replicable models for similar community projects.
  • Retain an urban agriculture and food systems consultant to help develop research on technologies, infrastructure, and systems already in place in successful urban agriculture communities in the United States and Europe
  • Convene stakeholder meetings
  • Produce a Blueprint/Vision for St. Petersburg as an Urban Sustainable Agriculture center.
  • Produce a three-year Strategic Plan to leverage existing and potential new opportunities and resources toward the Blueprint/Vision.
  • Seek additional sources of community, public, and private funding to sustain this project and this position into the future.
  • Develop and promote stories about the project and its components for publication in local, regional, and national journals and newspapers.
  • Organize Ag. working group volunteers and leverage existing resources.

Qualifications:

  • An understanding of and experience with the urban food movement
  • Experience with farming and food systems
  • Experience hiring and managing staff
  • Experience working with diverse community stakeholders
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Expertise in strategic planning and visioning
  • Commitment to St. Petersburg
  • Experience writing grants and successful fundraising
  • Excellent research skills

***Hiring is contingent upon receiving 2012 grant income

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