Careers

“I hope that we can change the world!” – Jacenta, 4th grade

Current Openings:

 

Engagement Specialist – Americorps

Reports To: Program Director

Location: Tulsa, OK

Start Date: September 15, 2018

Compensation: Education award: $2,960 (received at end of service upon completion of hours)

Living allowance: $10,040 (broken out in monthly payments)

 

Position Description: Global Gardens seeks one part-time (900 hours) AmeriCorps member to enhance its during- and after-school programs and summer camps by conducting activities designed to increase academic engagement, including:

  • Expanding and leading garden-focused literacy activities
  • Facilitating student-led group projects focused on building community
  • Providing individualized support for students with learning and/or behavior challenges
  • Facilitating student engagement in classroom and garden activities
  • Tracking services provided and program outcomes
  • Gathering program information for media reports
  • Completing a legacy project

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (individuals who are in the United States under a student, work or tourist visa are not eligible to become an AmeriCorps member)
  • Applicant must be at least 17 years old
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED or agree in writing to obtain one while serving
  • Experience working with elementary-school children, including planning and implementing lessons
  • Ability to work independently, take direction, and collaborate with a site-based team
  • Commitment to children’s well-being and empowerment, peaceful conflict resolution, healthy lifestyle, organic gardening and sustainability
  • Spanish language skills (preferred)

 

To apply, send your application to:  symon@global-gardens.org

Application Deadline: July 20th

 

 

 

Volunteer Coordinator – AmeriCorps

Reports To: Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: Tulsa, OK

Start Date: September 15, 2018

Compensation: Education award: $2,960 (received at end of service upon completion of hours)

Living allowance: $10,040 (broken out in monthly payments)

 

Position Description: Global Gardens seeks a half-time (900 hours) AmeriCorps member to coordinate a volunteer program. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop/implement system for tracking volunteers and hours
  • Develop/implement system for ongoing assessment of volunteer needs
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Develop internship program
  • Field requests from volunteer groups and match with site needs
  • Orient and support volunteers
  • Provide on-site oversight during volunteer work days
  • Manage volunteer program calendar
  • Develop volunteer appreciation methods

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (individuals who are in the United States under a student, work or tourist visa are not eligible to become an AmeriCorps member)
  • Applicant must be at least 17 years old
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED or agree in writing to obtain one while serving
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, take direction, and collaborate with diverse groups and individuals
  • Commitment to children’s well-being and empowerment, peaceful conflict resolution, healthy lifestyle, organic gardening and sustainability
  • Spanish language skills (preferred)

 

To apply, send your application to:  faith@global-gardens.org

Application Deadline: July 20th

 

 

 

Garden Educator – Full Time

Reports To: Program Director

Location: Unity Learning Academy, Tulsa, OK

Hours: 40 Hours a Week

 

Position Description: The Garden Educator develops and facilitates inquiry-based, garden-focused science education during the school day, in collaboration with classroom teachers at partner schools. The Garden Educator also leads a garden-based after-school/summer program. The educator is expected to implement a child-centered multi-disciplinary curriculum that fosters confidence and problem solving skills, promotes peace and healthy eating, and allows students to be empowered through discovery.

 

During-school Instruction:

  • Plan and implement a program of weekly, garden-focused instruction for grades PreK-2 during the school year, with exceptions on holidays and other predetermined, excused days
  • Make purposeful, appropriate lesson plans that incorporate effective teaching strategies, with a focus on scientific inquiry, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities
  • Facilitate seed-to-plate experiences for K-2 students annually
  • Engage in regular communication and coordination with classroom teachers and curriculum specialists to align lessons with the school curriculum and school needs
  • Organize school-wide garden-based events 2x per year

 

After-school Instruction:

  • Plan and implement Global Gardens’ after-school/summer program for students in grades 3-5. Offer the program four afternoons per week during the school year, and 3-4 mornings per week in June-July, with exceptions on holidays and other predetermined, excused days
  • Conduct student recruitment and application process, communicate with families, and maintain accurate attendance records
  • Design appropriate lessons that incorporate effective teaching strategies, focusing on self-discovery, social skills, healthy eating, conflict resolution and cultural awareness
  • Encourage student enthusiasm for and ownership of the learning process
  • Support and manage student events and community projects (e.g., farmers’ markets, fundraisers, Love Your World, etc.)
  • Oversee the activities of volunteers, interns and AmeriCorps Members

 

Garden Responsibilities:

  • Work with students, volunteers, contractors and staff members to create the Unity gardens
  • Ensure regular maintenance of the gardens associated with classes taught. Work cooperatively with other GG educators to maintain shared garden areas
  • Help ensure that the garden space reflects Global Gardens’ student-led philosophy
  • Facilitate site-specific garden work days

 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Orient classroom teachers and staff to the mission, goals, programs and processes of Global Gardens
  • Plan and organize school and family engagement events and activities
  • Obtain materials needed for instruction, following Global Gardens’ purchasing policies
  • Document lesson plans, activities and reflections as required by Program Director
  • Facilitate assessment of program quality, teacher satisfaction, student progress and outcomes
  • Attend weekly staff and teacher meetings and regular trainings during the school year; participate in organizational planning during the summer months
  • Foster and maintain a positive, cooperative and GG-centered work environment in regards to relationships with other GG staff, school staff and the community at large
  • Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time
  • Assist with outreach, media relations, donor acknowledgment and other methods of cultivating a positive relationship between Global Gardens and the public
  • Uphold and enforce Global Gardens policies and procedures, as well as school rules and regulations, and model Global Gardens values

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, additional education a plus
  • Teaching experience a plus, particularly experience with science education
  • Commitment to children’s well-being and belief in their ability to impact our world
  • Commitment to student-led and inquiry-based education
  • Commitment to peaceful and positive conflict resolution
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers
  • Commitment to organic gardening and sustainability
  • Experience with farming and gardening a plus
  • Spanish language skills a plus

 

Working Environment: Classroom and garden working environment

 

To apply, send your application to: symon@global-gardens.org

Application Deadline: July 18th

For other openings, please check back later!

In the meantime consider volunteering with us. Many of our current staff members started as volunteers (hint, hint).

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