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Education Coordinator: Deadline to apply is March 10th. Position description below​​

Executive Director: To learn more about our search for an Executive Director (ED), please read this statement from Eileen O'Rourke (Founder of GoFarm), as well as from the GoFarm Board.

Positions Coming Soon:

Community Food Interns (seasonal, part-time position) - Check back in early March for more details​​

Education Coordinator

Position Summary

GoFarm is hiring a passionate and innovative individual to support GoFarm’s community education needs. Through enhanced community education efforts, GoFarm hopes to improve customer experience and provide people with a better understanding of how to store, prep, and cook local food. GoFarm also hopes to instill a deeper sense of value in the local food system throughout the community by educating consumers on who their local farmers are, how their food is grown, and why sustainable agriculture is important. The Education Coordinator will help develop educational tools/activities for customers and community members to help achieve these goals. Education topics may include nutrition, cooking skills, local food systems, local farmers, sustainable agriculture, etc. This position offers a unique opportunity to work directly with community members and improve the health and well being of our community by helping people feel more connected to where their food comes from. The Education Coordinator will work collaboratively with the team to help GoFarm deepen its impact and build a more transparent, valued, and equitable food system.

 

This is a year-round, part-time position (20-24 hours per week) and is a temporary, grant funded position until October 2023. This position reports directly to the Marketing and Fundraising Manager.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategize and develop engaging and innovative educational tools and resources related to storing, cooking, and preserving local food, as well as Colorado seasonality, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and our local food system

  • Develop and implement activities that help consumers see the full value and story behind the food on their plates, and that connect them with their local farmers

  • Work with partners, staff, and volunteers to coordinate in-person and/or virtual cooking demos at food distribution events, as well as in-person and/or virtual classes and workshops

  • Help develop and implement fun and educational childrens' activities, as well as activities specific to ‘mobile market’ operations

  • Utilize social media, blogs, emails, videos, and other communication outlets to engage with community members and broaden reach

  • Work with the GoFarm team to ensure educational activities are inclusive and relevant to a variety of audiences and are streamlined across program operations

  • During the growing season, assist with one Local Food Share distribution and/or Community Food Access market each week

 

Skills and Qualifications of Ideal Candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (food systems, education, nutrition, urban agriculture, etc.) or 1-3 years relevant experience

  • Knowledge of and desire to learn more about local food systems, sustainable agriculture principles, and nutrition/cooking techniques

  • Passionate about community education and helping people see the full value and story behind the food on their plates

  • Passionate about connecting people to their local farmers

  • Willing to learn from and listen to the community to guide educational activities

  • Interest in and experience with a variety of digital media outlets such as social media, blogs, video, etc.

  • Strong writing, speaking, and communication skills

  • Self-directed, able to take initiative, and willing to ask questions when needed

  • Thrives when working collaboratively in a team environment and comfortable working with diverse groups of stakeholders

  • Innovative and creative in approach for educating the community

  • Willing and committed to learning about inequity within the food system, advancing food justice, and working toward a more equitable food system

  • Applicants will need their own reliable transportation

  • Conversant or fluent in Spanish is a plus!

 

Work Environment

This role provides a balanced mix of setting your own schedule with some required time each week. Work hours are generally during normal business hours (M-F; 9-5), but may require occasional weekend or evening time depending on programming. 

 

The GoFarm staff shares office space in Downtown Golden and promotes a fun and collaborative team culture. Work is often conducted in the office but we are very flexible with working remotely, especially while COVID-19 is a risk. During the growing season, work at  distributions and markets will require standing and welcoming customers for 4-6 hours at a time. In-person events and workshops may require long periods of standing and speaking as well.

 

Compensation

Hourly rate will range between $16-$18 per hour. A free regular-veggie food share during the 20-week summer season is provided, as well as discounts on other Local Food Share items.

 

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to info@gofarm.org by Wednesday, March 10th, with the subject line: Education Coordinator Position.


 

GoFarm follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, transgender status, gender identity, ancestry, gender, political service, affiliation or disability.

 

GoFarm works to transform our local food system into one that is thriving, environmental sustainable, and equitable for all. Through our three program areas, we support and mentor local farmers, make healthy food more affordable and accessible to under-resourced communities, and connect people with where their food comes from.

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