• Stuart, FL
  • Region: Southeast & Gulf: NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, MS

Website House of Hope

Full job description

This position requires a valid Florida Drivers License and clean driving record for the last 7 years.

House of Hope is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants for a position with this company will be tested. A refusal to submit to a test or a positive confirmed test result will be used to reject the applicant for employment at that time.

JOB SUMMARY: The Garden Coordinator will manage and maintain all aspects of multiple fruit and vegetable nutrition gardens across Martin County. They will coordinate the planning, layout and design of current and future garden spaces to maximize production, efficiency and safety while using a variety of gardening techniques including raised beds, edible landscaping, permaculture, hydroponics, container gardening and more. The Garden Coordinator will manage small and large groups of volunteers at the gardens.

This position is under the supervision of the Director of Enrichment and Engagement and will work closely with volunteers as well as HOH collaborative partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Manage all aspects of garden sites in collaboration with volunteers and students, including planting, pruning, weeding, disease/pest management, harvesting, etc.

2. Perform manual agricultural, hydroponic, aeroponic, and horticultural tasks.

3. Identify plants as well as problems such as diseases, weeds, and pests.

4. Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.

5. Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment.

6. Perform manual service or maintenance tasks.

7. Explain and enforce safety regulations and policies

8. Work with volunteers and groups to achieve the goals of the program.

9. Act as community liaison to local agriculture organizations, businesses and other potential partners and resources.

10. Act as an ambassador for House of Hope, attend meetings and serve on committees as assigned.

11. Provide support to fellow department team members, as well as outside departments, as needed.

12. Attend training as requested.

13. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred. Two years of gardening and/or related experience required.

Supervisory experience preferred.

2. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

A. Knowledge of gardening techniques and South Florida planting seasons.

B. Knowledge of safe use of basic gardening tools.

C. Ability to organize, set priorities and meet deadlines.

D. Ability to work with and manage volunteers.

E. Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality of clients, co-workers and agency.

F. Ability to relate well to individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic levels.

G. Ability to communicate effectively with clients, donors, volunteers, co-workers and board members, verbally and in writing.

H. Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

I. Ability to operate and use general office equipment.

J. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, work occasional evening and weekend hours, as required.

K. Ability to maintain clean, well-groomed appearance and dress appropriately for the position.

L. Must have driving and towing experience, reliable transportation with acceptable insurance coverage and valid, clean Florida’s driver’s license.

M. Must be mechanically inclined.

N. Compliance with House of Hope policies and procedures.

3. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to read, sit, talk and hear. The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools or controls and to reach with hands and arms. The employee also is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and walk.

The employee must frequently need to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

House of Hope participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

House of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, military status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $36,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have a clean driving record for the last 7 years?
  • If you do not have gardening/agriculture experience listed on your resume, please tell us about your experience here.

Experience:

  • Gardening: 2 years (Required)
  • Supervising: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Project management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • edible gardening: 1 year (Preferred)

To apply for this job please visit www.hohmartin.org.

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