School Partnerships Coordinator Position Description

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION

School Partnership Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of Youth Farm programs in partnership with schools throughout the metro that accomplish our goals while embracing our philosophy.

Program Planning and Development (5-10 hours/week)

  • Work with Associate Director to determine new program offerings for Youth Farm’s partner schools.
    • Develop and document program model for Youth Farm  in school and after school programming.
    • Work with stakeholders at partner schools to align Youth Farm program offerings with classroom curriculum and school lunch.
    • When appropriate, design garden and nutrition curriculum that aligns with Youth Farm’s youth development model and classroom curriculum.
  • Work with Associate Director to develop program evaluation.

Program Implementation (10-15 hours/week)

  • Implement in-school and after school farming and cooking programs weekly at partner schools focused on STEM education and nutrition including but not limited to:
    • Partnering with teachers to integrate biology and nutrition into classroom curriculum through grow lights/seed starting, cooking lessons, farming, and food distribution.
    • Developing school wide compost and worm composting systems and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Implement farm and food distribution, including:
    • Working with students, school staff, and community members to plan, cultivate, maintain, and harvest school gardens and ensure students know how to do a variety of garden tasks.
    • Work with students and community members to distribute produce specific to student and family needs and opportunities and ensure student and family participation and ownership.

Partnership Development  (5 hours/week)

  • Partner with organizations and institutions in order to accomplish program goals.
  • Develop relationships with new schools.
  • Establish partnerships with organizations to source more fresh produce for students at partner schools.
  • Participate in neighborhood and community events to connect with community members and partners.

Qualifications: 2-3 years of direct youth work experience and experience working with diverse populations required. Experience working within larger institutions such as school systems. Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation as well as program management and community organizing preferred. Experience working in one of Youth Farm’s neighborhoods with youth is encouraged. Candidates should have strong organization skills, communication skills, and be competent in general word processing and computer skills. Farming and cooking skills are encouraged. Proficiency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Arabic preferred but not required. Valid driver’s license required.

Compensation: $17/hour for 25 hours/week

Questions: Contact Amanda Stoelb at amanda@youthfarmmn.org

To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume via email to Amanda Stoelb – amanda@youthfarmmn.org