SYRACUSE, N.Y. — CCE Onondaga is currently seeking an Urban Agriculture Educator to serve New American populations in Syracuse, NY.
The Syracuse Refugee Agriculture Program (SyRAP) reflects our commitment to creating gardening opportunities for New Americans in order to increase food knowledge and skills, increase access to healthy and nutritious foods through farming in urban areas, and provide economic opportunities while creating safe spaces for cultural exchange. In conjunction with hands-on farming, we teach classes on financial literacy, invite guest speakers, and coordinate ESL courses structured toward agricultural vocabulary.
SyRAP program will provide 20 refugees in Syracuse, NY with:
- Gardening, marketing and financial planning education
- Participant access to incubator garden space at urban community garden sites and a rural community farm setting
- Intensive mentored training in gardening, marketing and business plan development
At the end of the program participants will have the basic skills to successfully garden locally, sell if desired and have access to land to accommodate market garden or community garden production.
Link to Job Posting: http://cceonondaga.org/employment
Urban Agriculture Educator
This position will serve as the Urban Agriculture Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Onondaga County and will deliver gardening training in both classroom and in the garden setting in support of the Syracuse Refugee Agriculture Program (SyRAP) grant sub-contract with Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment (RISE). The Urban Agriculture Educator will provide in-class and hands-on education to participants of the SyRAP with an emphasis on providing comprehensive social, technical and logistical gardening training for New American participants. This position will teach established English as a Second Language (ESL) garden-based literacy curriculum, and will execute programming and program activities with a focus on addressing clientele needs, including, but not limited to: gardening training, garden-based literacy, community gardening, marketing techniques, and financial education and business plan development to include credit and land acquisition in order to support sustained production. The Urban Agriculture Educator will be working as a liaison between RAPP, community partners: RISE Project Coordinator; Brady Faith Farm Coordinator, Salt City Harvest Farm Manager; and CCE of Onondaga County.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
All applicants must apply by close of business on January 26, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the “APPLY” button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Cynthia Walsh, Association Team Leader at 315-963-7286 with questions.
- Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable program/functional experience).
- Experience relevant to the role of the position.
- Demonstrated ability to be self-driven with excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required (DMV and Criminal Background Checks).
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Demonstrated ability and familiarity with urban gardening issues, volunteer coordination and/or community engagement.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff, and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
- Demonstrated to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
- Demonstrated ability and experience with website management or a willingness to learn, including experience with WordPress or web design.
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.
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