Become Education Coordinator at Real Food Farm

Real Food Farm is accepting applications for the position of Education
Coordinator, to begin in August.

ABOUT REAL FOOD FARM
Real Food Farm is a program of Civic Works, a non-profit organization in
Baltimore City whose mission is to build a future for Baltimore’s youth
through community service and skills development. Real Food Farm works toward
a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy
food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically
viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector. Real Food Farm
is a production-focused farm that strives to offer high-quality education
programs as an important facet of improving food access and engaging the
Baltimore community.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Under supervision of the Projects Director, the Education Coordinator oversees
the education program at Real Food Farm. The Education Coordinator is
responsible for the success of the education program as a whole, as well as
the quality and types of educational programming offered by Real Food Farm. As
Real Food Farm continues to grow, the Education Coordinator will be the
primary person responsible for solidifying the mission and defining the work
of the education program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•       Guide overall direction, mission, and focus of Real Food Farm
education program with farm staff.
•       Develop curriculum for all educational programs, including: high
school internship, Farm Club, Farm Lab, field trips, and service learning.
Where applicable, align curriculum with Maryland State Curriculum Standards.
•       Evaluation and improvement of all educational programs.
•       Hire, train, manage, and develop education staff, including a seasonal
education assistant and education interns.
•       Register, schedule, staff, and ensure the successful delivery of
service learning and field trips. Coordinate field trip and service learning
schedule with production staff, especially Farm Manager.
•       Track education data that will be used in reporting to various
stakeholders, including the Real Food Farm Advisory Board. Continue to develop
system for data tracking.
•       Work with Development Director to find and secure grant funding for
Real Food Farm’s education program, utilizing Project Director and Project
Manager when necessary. Track and record fundraising efforts.
•       Manage education budget by updating frequently and meeting with
Project Manager to ensure its accuracy.
•       Compose and send out quarterly education newsletter, update education-
related portion of Real Food Farm website, and assist with reports for
education deliverables of grant funding.
•       Develop and maintain strong relationships with surrounding community,
including Baltimore City schools and youth organizations. Work to ensure that
programming is accessible to a diversity of individuals and groups.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
•       Bachelor’s degree in education, nutrition, agriculture, or a related
field. Master’s preferred.
•       At least 2 years experience in outdoor education, education program
development, or a related field.
•       Experience working directly with youth of all ages from diverse
backgrounds.
•       Ability to facilitate different types of programs such as an after
school club, high school internship, field trips, and working with classroom
teachers.
•       Experience in agriculture, nutrition, experiential education, and food
justice.
•       Experience in program and budget management and supervision of at
least one staff person and interns.
•       Employee must be and remain drug free.

COMPENSATION:
Salary: $30,000 – $35,000 depending on experience. As a full-time employee of
Civic Works, a health benefits package is available. Two weeks vacation for
the first year. The position will begin in August 2012 to be renewed dependent
on funding after two years.

TO APPLY: We are currently accepting applications for this position. To apply,
send a resume and cover letter to Liana Przygocki, Education Coordinator, at
rffeducation@civicworks.com. Interviews will take place beginning in June. The
start date for this position is August 1st.

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