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

ASSISTANT GARDEN EDUCATOR, TEMPORARY

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Program Director

Site Supervisor: Middle School Garden Educator

Hours: 15 hours per week, March 1 through May 9

Schedule: Mon-Thurs, 2-5 pm, plus flexible gardening hours

Site: Asbury Corner (9743 E. 66thStreet, Tulsa,OK )

Position Description: The Assistant Garden Educator provides support for the after-school program at Asbury Corner. The Assistant Garden Educator takes a child-centered, inquiry-based approach to program facilitation that fosters confidence and problem-solving skills, promotes peace and healthy eating, and allows students to be empowered through discovery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide garden-focused instruction for students in grade 6
  • Collaborate with Garden Educator to design and deliver lesson plans that focus on scientific inquiry, self-discovery, social skills, healthy eating, conflict resolution and cultural awareness.
  • Encourage student enthusiasm for and ownership of the learning process.
  • Collaborate with/oversee activities of volunteers, interns and AmeriCorps Members.
  • Obtain materials needed for instruction, following Global Gardens’ purchasing policies.
  • Attend planning meetings and trainings as requested.
  • 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.
  • Assist with maintenance and upkeep of garden areas associated with groups taught.

Qualifications:

  • GED or high-school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Teaching experience (formal or informal) preferred
  • Experience with organic gardening preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers
  • Spanish language skills a plus

Working Environment: Classroom and garden working environment

To Apply for this Position: Email resume and cover letter to Program Director Symon Hajjar (symon@global-gardens.org) by February 22, 2019.

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