STARTING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: One (1) year
POSTING DATE: September 27, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Community Service Learning (CSL), the Director of Sustainable Education/Associate Director of CSL, will oversee our two-acre urban gardening program and several University community programs on sustainable education. The Director of Sustainable Education and Urban Gardening will assist in advising and teaching sustainable models of service, as well as to assist with on- and off-campus gardening and environmental service initiatives, general volunteer outreach which includes a host of volunteer participants including faculty, student, non-profit agencies, and schools.
The position requires flexible working hours, which includes working some evenings, and weekends. The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Oversee the application of teaching sustainable practices or urban gardening to undergraduates.
Manages community garden spaces by coordinating training, and supervising students and volunteers, participating in all aspects of functioning vital gardens both on and off-campus.
Oversees the development and expansion of the Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF), campus-composting site, the Tree stock tree farm, community garden plots, California native garden, vineyards, and the educational gardens.
Supervises the LaFourcade Community Garden and Herb Garden including the volunteers, work-study, and CSAC students in the Gardeners in Residence Program.
Interacts with alumni, community members, and faculty on garden programs, initiatives, and curriculum.
Advises the Jane Goodall inspired Roots and Shoots program in our local elementary schools and on SURF.
Works in partnership and guidance for California Climate Fellows and Bay Area Community Resource program that monitors the fellows program.
Develops and attains clear and concise goals and practices while creating opportunities for students to serve and learn about sustainable and urban gardening initiatives.
Hire, train, and schedule work for student participants, campus gardeners, and volunteers both during and after school hours; including weekend programming.
Develops appropriate garden plans including irrigation, planting, harvesting, and pond maintenance.
Works in but not limited to: digging, trenching, weeding, completing check sheets, composting, thinning, and selling produce.
Prepares cost analysis of basic garden materials and analyzes costs such as input versus output; this would include itemizing produce to be sold to the University's food service vendor, budgeting equipment, purchasing seeds, equipment costs, and soil building.
Recruits Clubs/Organizations, ASUR, and volunteers when needed for SURF and LaFourcade programs as well as assist the Office of Community Service Learning in volunteer outreach management.
Manages relationships with the foodservice vendor and campus partners on the day-to-day operations of gardens.
Teaches sustainable living courses (within the construct of Community Service Activity Course) including semester and May Term courses on sustainable urban gardening and/or outreach.
Helps facilitate First-Year Seminars with faculty service projects on SURF.
Develops service contracts (CSAC) and independent studies for students for Fall, Spring, May, and Summer.
Participates in CSL Spring Break Plunge experiences.
Acts as a University representative for off-campus gardens, groups, and partnerships.
Serves as the Advisor to the Campus Chapter of Tree Campus USA, ensuring the University's role in sustaining a healthy tree campus and an informed community. Schedule and run board meetings and oversee Tree Campus's application process.
Drives minivans and 15-passenger vans for student outreach projects and service-learning courses for CSL.
On-call and emergency contact for garden initiatives, programs, and special events.
Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in biology, education, sociology, agriculture, or related field plus one (1) year of work experience in gardening, farming, or sustainable agriculture. Experience teaching in a high school, higher education (student affairs, experiential education, etc.) workshop, clinic, or related setting is required. The selected candidate will possess considerable knowledge in basic and organic gardening techniques with some knowledge of tree care. Must be able to exercise a high level of judgment and possess good verbal and written communication skills; computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, and familiarity with social media platforms. Must have the sensitivity and ability to work with traditional and non-traditional college-age students, teach students and volunteers, develop and implement programs, produce effective outcomes, work effectively both individually and with groups. Must possess a valid Class C driver's license and must provide a current DMV printout with a good driving record at the time of hire as well as pass a DOJ background check. The selected candidate must obtain a First Aid Certificate upon hire. Must be able to competently interact with culturally and ethnically diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff.
TO APPLY: A resume/CV and cover letter are required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call (909)748-8040.
INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: New employees are required to submit proof of having received the full course dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or submitting an exemption request for medical, religious, or other reasons within sixty (60) days from your date of hire.
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