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Employer:  Land’s Sake, Inc..
Categories:  Education/Training
Travel Required:  None
Job Type:  Contract
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  MA - Massachusetts
City:  Weston
Salary:  $400.00 per week (8 weeks)
Job Description: 

Seasonal, Full-Time, At-will employee
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Director

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land's Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to
responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically
sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a
powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by
the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land
management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3)
a community farm. The education department serves our community through
group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and
summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed
to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of
candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit:
www.landssake.org.

Green Power
The Green Power programs serves youth ages 13 - 17 and offers 7 independent
weeks of full day sessions through the summer. This program is focused on
learning about sustainable agriculture, food justice, and community through
meaningful work. This work includes: planting, weeding and harvesting on our
organic farm, leading farm tours, maintaining our education garden, community
service, and cooking a community meal. In addition to being a great learning
opportunity, Green Power teaches the value of meaningful work by paying
participants a share of the profit generated at the farm stand and by gaining
community service hours.

Position Summary:
The Green Power Leader’s primary goal is to deliver high quality summer programs.
With support from the Education Director and the Program Coordinator the Green
Power Leader is responsible for implementing the unique Green Power program.
This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Education
Garden preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch
and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Green
Power Leader works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the
inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and
follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and
effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for
this job; along with all staff, the Green Power Leader works diligently to carry out
mission oriented goals and objectives.

Responsibilities
Green Power:
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators,
community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
● Implement mission-based curriculum
● Lead the Green Power Program with assistance from a High School aged
Junior Apprentice
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Write weekly newsletter update
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
● Maintain budgets and track weekly expenses
● Assist with planning and program development for successive seasons

Other Responsibilities:
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with overall development of the Education Branch and Land’s Sake
programs
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

Qualifications:
● Bachelor's Degree or greater in environmental science, education or relevant
field
● Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional
setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and
discipline
● Experience in leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth
program
● At least one full season’s experience of farm work and experience in garden
planning/management
● Experience with management of a variety of livestock
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows
for collaborative work across departments
● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well
organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a
changing environment
● Comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Must be able to pass CORI check
● Current First Aid and CPR certification
● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
etc

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment Dates:
● Training: 8:00am - 4:30pm, July 1st - 3rd, 2013
● Programming: 8:00am-4:30pm, July 8th - August 23rd, 2013
● Cleanup & Debrief: 8:00am - 4:30pm, August 26th - 27th, 2013

Salary & Benefits:
● Stipend of $400.00 per week (8 weeks)
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
● The opportunity to work, learn, inspire, and be inspired alongside dedicated
staff on a beautiful organic farm for a unique nonprofit in a unique
community!

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity
of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice
and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent
services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed
by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions,
ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s
Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to
professional development and local organic food.
Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a
multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all
positions.

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to Doug@landssake.org, Deadline: March 15th, 2013

01/03/2013

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