Green Arrow CoLab ,

Teacher/Program Manager

2 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Green Arrow Co-Lab provides a gardening and mindfulness programs for youth who have had involvement with the justice system. Our mission is to support young people harmed by systemic injustice, structural racism and a societal disconnection as they reconnect to themselves and their future opportunity for success through an earth-based program of healing, self-actualization and connection to community and nature.

About this job

Join me in the creation of Green Arrow CoLab, a non-profit providing alternative and progressive restorative justice programming that helps individuals connect to nature, build confidence, and explore their passions.

This is a dual-role - teaching and program manager. If you are interested in one or the other or both please reach out! You would teach on-site at our expanding locations in Los Angeles, and have all other meetings, etc via zoom.

I value your thoughts, ideas, and the experience you bring to the table. My goal is for you to contribute to the larger vision and have a positive impact on our communities while helping actualize the Green Arrow CoLab vision.

Roles & responsibilities

Program Manager Role:

- Help with program and location development - experience in this area is a plus but not required - we are building a new program that doesn’t need to follow any specific rules but does need to have measurable goals and educational structure

- Advice and thoughts on how to best position Green Arrow CoLab for funding, pathway to creation, and where to focus our efforts

- Collaboration and brainstorming sessions with founder and other team members

- Co-creating 2-5 year strategic plan

- Research location to put the healing center and programming

- Reaching out to network for additional support and/or next steps

- Possibly presenting and co-creating presentations to show at meetings and spread the word about what Green Arrow CoLab is looking to accomplish

- Assist with budget estimates for build-outs and creation of healing facility for grants and proposals

Gardening and Mindfulness Teacher Role:

I am looking for a part-time teacher to teach 2-3 times per week. Total of about 5 hours per week, including meetings and planning.

- Teach gardening and mindfulness 3-5 hours per week: Times and days flexible depending on your availability and availability of where you will be teaching

- Arrive 5-10 mins before class to set up, etc

- Attend weekly virtual all-teacher meetings to review and plan curriculum for that week, celebrate wins and discuss roadblocks and support needed.

- Class planning based on current curriculum

- Reflections after each class - can be done written, audio, video

- 6 month commitment unless otherwise discussed

How We Work:

- We work mainly with Google drive - docs, sheets, etc

- Weekly check-in calls/zoom calls

- Great collaboration skills and desire to brainstorm possible partnerships, larger long-term vision, and bounce ideas back and forth


For Gardening and Mindfulness Teacher:

- Passion and some basic knowledge of gardening and mindfulness. If you are stronger in one area and willing to learn and grow that’s great!

- Collaborator, team-player, understanding, compassionate

- Restorative Justice or similar style of training (we can also train you in this)

- Reliable transportation

For Program Manager:

- Experience in the non-profit world (1-3+ years preferable)

- Understanding and/or experience with restorative justice, juvenile justice, re-entry, prison reform/abolishment, and/or diversion

- Out-of-the-box thinker with passion for restorative justice and a new justice system

- Understanding of the population and communities we will serve

- Knowledge of or desire to research propositions, bills, and alternative initiatives being passed in Los Angeles

- Familiar with new departments being created (ie: Youth Diversion and Development)

- Able to work on your own without oversight, complete tasks on-time, voice if you’ve hit a roadblock or need help/extra time on a certain task

- A plus, but not required - contacts within the system for consulting, advising, or to join the team (including system-impacted youth and adults for our Advisory Councils)

To apply

Email Casey at Include your resume (if you have one) and a few sentences about why you are interested in this position and passionate about this work.