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Company Name The Women's Housing and Economic Development Coorporation (view profile)
Location New York, Bronx
Date Posted February 27, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Apprentice: More than 4 month time commitment. Farmer will teach the farming trade.
Type of farm? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Expectations Qualifications  3-5 years of gardening experience and demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, experience organizing youth and/or adults (preferably in a garden setting) a plus.  Enthusiastic approach to tenant and community engagement.  Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.  Strong project managementskills.  Cooking skills; comfortable teaching and presenting to groups.  Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to use online database and email.  Ability to lift and carry farm supplies and produce; ability to crouch, bend and kneel.  Organized, enthusiastic, and resourceful problem-solver.  Fluent or conversational in Spanish a plus.
Compensation Based on Experience
Position Description Responsibilities:  In cooperation with tenants and with support from the Sustainability & Project Manager, assume primary responsibility for planning, planting, maintaining and cultivating WHEDco’s rooftop farm and ground-level greenhouse.  Execute and oversee farm policies andprocedures.  Enhance and maintain the compost system, assess and implement water efficiency measures, including a new irrigation system.  Record and submit weekly reports of tasks, hours worked, progress, and activities/ events; maintain data in an Excel spreadsheets and online database, as applicable; meet weekly with Sustainability & Project Manager to review.  Hold regular farm hours for residents, as well as weekly produce giveaways / demos in the building lobby.  Plan additional periodic farm events (e.g. Harvest Festival).  In cooperation with Sustainability & Project Manager, coordinate educational programming with community partners.  Prepare information about produce (Spanish translation can be provided), as well as draft flyers marketing farm events.  Coordinate with WHEDco's Communications Department to document and promote farm events and activities, including on the WHEDco farm blog.
Application Parameters Other (explained in position description)
Housing Available No
Meals Provided No
Location Specifics Location - Intervale Green, 1330 Intervale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459
Application Process Please see above.
Application Process Qualifications  3-5 years of gardening experience and demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, experience organizing youth and/or adults (preferably in a garden setting) a plus.  Enthusiastic approach to tenant and community engagement.  Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.  Strong project management skills.  Cooking skills; comfortable teaching and presenting to groups.  Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to use online database and email.  Ability to lift and carry farm supplies and produce; ability to crouch, bend and kneel.  Organized, enthusiastic, and resourceful problem-solver.  Fluent or conversational in Spanish a plus.
Tag Words Non-GMO, Nuts, Organic, Roses, Seasonal
Start Date 2017/20/03
Land Description Small/roof garden.
Position Description Competitive Pay Based on Experience. Part-Time/Seasonal Position (Farming Season 2017, plus planning and wind-down) To respond, send a cover letter and resume to the following: Email: sustainability@whedco.org Attn: Sustainability & Project Manager
Work Schedule Part-Time
End Date 2017/01/09
Description The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information. WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Expectations

Qualifications
 3-5 years of gardening experience and demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, experience
organizing youth and/or adults (preferably in a garden setting) a plus.
 Enthusiastic approach to tenant and community engagement.
 Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
 Strong project managementskills.
 Cooking skills; comfortable teaching and presenting to groups.
 Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to use online database and email.
 Ability to lift and carry farm supplies and produce; ability to crouch, bend and kneel.
 Organized, enthusiastic, and resourceful problem-solver.
 Fluent or conversational in Spanish a plus.

Compensation

Based on Experience

Position Description

Responsibilities:
 In cooperation with tenants and with support from the Sustainability & Project Manager,
assume primary responsibility for planning, planting, maintaining and cultivating WHEDco’s
rooftop farm and ground-level greenhouse.
 Execute and oversee farm policies andprocedures.
 Enhance and maintain the compost system, assess and implement water efficiency
measures, including a new irrigation system.
 Record and submit weekly reports of tasks, hours worked, progress, and activities/ events;
maintain data in an Excel spreadsheets and online database, as applicable; meet weekly
with Sustainability & Project Manager to review.
 Hold regular farm hours for residents, as well as weekly produce giveaways / demos in the
building lobby.
 Plan additional periodic farm events (e.g. Harvest Festival).
 In cooperation with Sustainability & Project Manager, coordinate educational
programming with community partners.
 Prepare information about produce (Spanish translation can be provided), as well as draft
flyers marketing farm events.
 Coordinate with WHEDco's Communications Department to document and promote farm events
and activities, including on the WHEDco farm blog.

Application Parameters

Other (explained in position description)

Housing Available

No

Meals Provided

No

Location Specifics

Location - Intervale Green, 1330 Intervale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459

Application Process

Please see above.

Application Process

Qualifications
 3-5 years of gardening experience and demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, experience
organizing youth and/or adults (preferably in a garden setting) a plus.
 Enthusiastic approach to tenant and community engagement.
 Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
 Strong project management skills.
 Cooking skills; comfortable teaching and presenting to groups.
 Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to use online database and email.
 Ability to lift and carry farm supplies and produce; ability to crouch, bend and kneel.
 Organized, enthusiastic, and resourceful problem-solver.
 Fluent or conversational in Spanish a plus.

Tag Words

Non-GMO

Start Date

2017/20/03

Land Description

Small/roof garden.

Position Description

Competitive Pay Based on Experience.

Part-Time/Seasonal Position (Farming Season 2017, plus planning and wind-down)
To respond, send a cover letter and resume to the following:

Email: sustainability@whedco.org
Attn: Sustainability & Project Manager

Work Schedule

Part-Time

End Date

2017/01/09

Description

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development
organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities.
We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings
are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong
communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all
the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school
programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See
www.whedco.org for more information.
WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination
because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age,
disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any
other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law
with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.
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