JOB POSTING: After School Program and Community Garden Coordinator

The Table is currently seeking an individual to fill a maternity leave vacancy for one-year. The position includes coordinating and delivering our popular After School Program as well as coordinating the successful Community Garden Program.

The position is four days / week and will include access to The Table’s benefits package for fulltime employees.

Interested applicants should email a brief cover letter and resume in a single PDF (preferred) or MS Word file to the Table’s Executive Director, Ramsey Hart Deadline for applications is November 2nd.

Ideally, the successful applicant will be available for a one-week training period in late November with the position starting in January 2016. 

• Recruit and manage volunteers to assist with the Community Garden and After School Program.
• With Community Garden volunteers, facilitate the development and implementation of plans for the garden program including seed starting, fertility management, planting, tending and harvesting.
• Plan and lead Winter/Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 sessions of the After School Program.
• Develop and implement outreach and communication activities to promote awareness of and participation in The Table’s programs.
• Coordinate programming and maintain positive relationships with our partners/supporters including the Town of Perth and local schools.
• Manage budgets allocated to the programs.
• Develop and implement evaluation plans for programs.
• Help with communications, fundraising, events and other organization-wide activities.

Qualifications / Requirements
• Relevant post-secondary diploma or degree (e.g.  social work, horticulture, youth work).
• Minimum 3 years of experience developing and delivering community programming.
• Knowledge of and experience with organic gardening and community gardening.
• Knowledge and experience delivering hands-on educational programs for children/youth.
• Knowledge and skills in food safety, healthy cooking and nutrition.
• Knowledge of and experience with food security issues and programming.
• Demonstrated capacity to work with people experiencing marginalization and poverty.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
• Demonstrated initiative and creativity.
• Strong communication and computing skills.
• Access to private vehicle.
• Ability to work evenings and some weekends.