Job Openings

Youth Farm currently has 1 position open:  Saint Paul Farm Steward and Fellow

West Side Neighborhood

Saint Paul Farm Stewards report to the Director of Saint Paul Programs. The Farm Stewards program is the final stage of Youth Farm’s progressive program model.  Youth Farm supports Farm Stewards  to become social change fellows within our five neighborhoods. The Farm Steward Fellowship at Youth Farm includes components of direct service, monthly workshops within a cohort, and participation in organizational projects.

Hours per week: 15-20 hours per week

Employment start/end: starting immediately and contracting until September 30th, 2018 with potential to renew

Rate: $15.50/hr

Responsibilities: Program Management (50%) Community Organizing (25%) Fellowship Training  (25%)

Program Management/Implementation 50%

  • Plan and implement various school year and summer programming sessions around Cooking, Farming, and Food based in Saint Paul’s West Side neighborhood
  • Support Project LEAD (youth ages 14-18) by role modeling job skills, encouraging leadership, and adapting to working with youth from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Manage kitchen and farm spaces to Youth Farm’s standards for Space Stewardship
  • Host work groups on farm sites seasonally and other volunteer opportunities throughout the school year

Community Organizing 25%

  • Recruit  youth for programming  that reflect the demographics of the West Side neighborhood
  • Plan and participate in neighborhood and community events that engage youth, parents and key community partners
  • Encourage youth participation and ownership in a variety of cooking activities (school year) farm tasks (summer) to ensure group ownership of food justice goals for the West Side program
  • Build adaptability into programming sessions to ensure space for the changing needs of neighborhoods
  • Connect with Community Partners on an ongoing basis to foster community building and dialogue around ongoing feedback

Farm Stewards Fellowship Program Participation 25%

  • Engage with supervisor and other Farm Stewards in continuous learning and youth work skill development
  • Attend monthly half-day workshops, professional development opportunities, and neighborhood team meetings throughout the program year

Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse populations specifically youth required
  • Experience working in one of Youth Farm’s neighborhoods with youth is strongly encouraged
  • Experience with program implementation and program evaluation encouraged
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Candidates should have strong organization and communication skills, and be competent in general word processing and computer skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Karen preferred but not required

To apply,  send cover letter and resume to:  Sarah Sarzoza at Sarah@youthfarmmn.org