Yelm Community Garden Manager
Bounty for Families Community Garden Manager
This position will support the Yelm Community Garden program. This position will coordinate efforts to maintain and grow the community garden program in collaboration with volunteers, community groups, other nonprofits and the City of Yelm.
Reports to: Bounty for Families Board of Directors
Time frame: Responsibilities will begin before the Farmers Market season starts and may extend for a week or two after it concludes. In 2021, this will be April – November.
Communication and Outreach
- Coordinate efforts with community groups, other nonprofits, the City of Yelm and Yelm Community Schools to hold work parties and ensure that the garden is maintained and tended
- Coordinate activities and classes at the Yelm Community Garden as part of the Power of Produce Kids Club program and in collaboration with other community groups and nonprofits
- Facilitate monthly strategic meetings with community partners
- Creating a planting and maintenance plan that includes volunteer work parties
- Maintain a clean, welcoming, and active garden space during the growing season. This includes weeding, planting, harvesting, and winterizing beds.
- Adhere to organic gardening standards.
- Perform or arrange for two weekly harvests to be donated to food banks/ churches/ community groups
- Create weekly social media posts to keep the public informed about upcoming events and activities at the Community Garden
- Respond to social media questions or comments related to the Community Garden
- Recruiting and training volunteers
- Communicating with volunteers with sufficient time before any work parties to ensure a good turnout
- Acknowledging volunteers after work parties, on social media when possible and/or via email or text
The YCG Manager will work with community partners to schedule and facilitate work parties, design planting schedules, and ensure regular upkeep, maintenance, and harvesting of produce through the growing season
This position will also be responsible for helping to develop, with community partners, methods of distributing extra produce to community members.
- Maintain a database of Community Garden volunteers and potential volunteers, including nonprofit organizations and community groups.
- Maintain planting records and harvest records from the garden.
- Clear, professional communication
- Timely reporting to the board
- Focus on solutions
- Be on time
- Interest and excitement for community gardens, gardening, and community-based work
- Strong knowledge of/ experience with gardening
- Previous leadership experience with children ages 5-12
- Experience managing volunteers or employees
- Familiarity with the Yelm, WA community
- The Community Garden will be compensated at a rate of $15.00 per hour for 8 hours per week ($120 per week) during the market season. This includes 3-5 hours for market day and 3-5 hours during the week for coordination and other garden-related activities.
Please send a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org