The Garden and Youth Programs Manager leads the development and implementation of the Garden Apprenticeship Program, a youth centered after school program at the Fremont High School Garden. In addition to implementing the after-school program the Youth Programs Manager is responsible for supporting and coordinating the operations of the garden site which includes student training beds, fruit tree orchard, community garden, and greenhouse. Additionally, the Youth Programs Manager is a relationship builder with LAUSD staff and other community partners. The Youth Programs Manager takes a central role in crafting the Neighborhood Land Trust’s youth leadership work by engaging youth in food justice, health, and wellness programming. The Programs Manager will also support the team with potential program expansion activities.
- Minimum of three years related experience working with agriculture, youth, curriculum development, program delivery, or combination thereof
- Experience implementing curriculum-based programs
- Knowledge of environmental health, permaculture, and development of youth leadership required
- This position requires a valid California Driver’s license and a personal vehicle
- Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced work deadline-driven environment.
- Willingness to work independently after hours and weekends
- Demonstrated consciousness of racial justice, environmental racism, and equity
Compensation: Position is paid on an hourly basis. Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. Pro-rated vacation and sick benefits are included.
Program Development and Delivery
- Develop and implement projects that support youth leaders in advancing food justice, health, and wellness in the Fremont Garden and when possible, in the community.
- Develop and implement the Youth Leadership programs at Fremont related to urban agriculture, the environment and health. This includes, but is not limited to, the recruitment of students, parents, teachers, community gardeners, and individuals with no prior experience growing food; teaching and curriculum development; development of partnerships; logistics; budgeting; and strategic planning.
- Develop and deliver comprehensive technical urban agriculture, environmental justice, and equity curriculum to students
- Provide leadership and support for students including service as a mentor and positive role model, to advance the project’s goals.
- Build intentional, diverse, youth of color centered space by recruiting Black and Brown students to participate in GAP.
Strategic Relations, Policy, and Planning
- Directly work and coordinate with UMMA Clinic and Fremont High School, and other partners on the Fremont Wellness Center and Community Garden.
- Build and maintain relationships with partner organizations, LAUSD school staff and administration, parents and residents, and key community stakeholders to support the mission of the Neighborhood Land Trust.
- Ensure all programming methods meet and adhere to the Neighborhood Land Trust’s methods, models, manuals, vision, goals, and mission; ensure all work is performed in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.