UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION - GARDEN PROGRAM DIRECTORPRIMARY PURPOSE OR RESPONSIBILITY: The Garden Program Director at University of Pacific will be responsible for physical planning and development of the food producing Robb Garden, developing and teaching new academic courses and/or lectures that link the Robb Garden and Bon Appetit Native Garden into Pacific’s academic degree programs, supporting the community garden on the Sacramento campus, and developing new and deepening existing relationships between those gardens and Pacific’s co-curricular programs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Plans and implements the physical development and maintenance of the Robb Garden through academic, research, and co-curricular partnerships with the Pacific faculty, staff, students, and community. Tasks to include but not limited to selecting plants, designing garden planting, rotating crops seasonally, purchasing and maintaining garden tools, materials and supplies, and providing support to any individuals growing crops in the garden in community plots.
- Develops new academic courses and/or lectures that link the Robb Garden and Bon Appetit Native Garden into Pacific existing and new degree programs, potentially including but not limited to Food Studies, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, International Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Business, and Social Entrepreneurship.
- Teaches in areas of expertise up to three courses each academic year including summer.
- Supports the community garden on the Sacramento campus by advising on its physical and programmatic development, consulting with individuals who have garden plots who have gardening questions, assisting the planting and maintenance of common bed areas, and mentoring the Pacific students who serve in leadership roles in planning the Sacramento community garden programming.
- Coordinates use of the Pacific gardens for research or other academic purposes by Pacific faculty.
- Develops new and deepening existing relationships between the Robb Garden and Pacific co-curricular programs, including but not limited to the Garden Club, Students for Environmental Action, the International Cuisine Club, the Pacific Kitchen Co-op, the Council of Social Entrepreneurs, the Center for Community Involvement, the Environmental Law Society, the Water Law Society, the Pacific McGeorge Community Garden, and other garden and food focused efforts in the broader community, such as K-12 schools, Boggs Tract Community Farm, and the Food Bank.
- Works in partnership with the staff of the Sustaining Pacific Program as a member of the unit
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.