Community Development Associate

Part-time, hourly position from March – December, 2019

Applications Due: March 16, 2019

Position Summary: The Community Development Associate (CDA) will support the work of the Global Growers Community Development program in the greater Clarkston area. The CDA will assist with community meetings, garden-based workshops, garden communications, and developing food and nutrition resources for refugee growers. The CDA will also assist the Community Gardens Associate (CGA) and Community Development Program Coordinator (CDPC) with projects at community garden sites. The CDA will report to the Community Development Program Coordinator.

Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate for this position should be excited about community development projects related to food and nutrition, specifically in and around Clarkston. Experience working with the refugee community and in multicultural and multilingual spaces is a plus. Further, the candidate must commit to a regular work schedule and honor the idea of punctuality. Finally, the candidate, like all Staff at Global Growers, must be an ambassador, and believe in and feel connected to the mission of the organization.

About Global Growers

Global Growers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA that increases the number of food producers who expand access to healthy, sustainably-grown food and also prepares farmers to be competitive in their local marketplace. Global Growers prioritizes serving international farmers who came to the U.S. as refugees, as well as others that are underserved and underrepresented in sustainable agriculture. We connect growers to land, education, and markets in Georgia through our four program areas: Community Development, Farm Operations, Education & Outreach, and Sales.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assisting with garden-based workshops, community events, grower meetings, garden tours, and volunteer groups

  • Providing administration, communications, and logistics support for the Community Development program

  • Creating culturally appropriate resources for Clarkston growers

  • Helping develop and maintain record-keeping systems for community garden sites

Qualifications:

  • Advanced English language ability (oral and written)

  • Experience with community organizing and/or community outreach

  • Computer skills required; familiarity with Google Drive preferred

  • Access to reliable transportation required; personal vehicle strongly preferred

Compensation: $14/hour

Reports to: Community Development Coordinator

Schedule: 18 to 20 hours per week. Must be available Saturdays. Position runs from March through December. Specific start and end dates are flexible.

Application Instructions: Please complete the job application form and submit in person or scan and email to hr@globalgrowers.org with the job title subject line. Please also include a resume OR fill out the job experience portion of the application. Applications are due by March 16, 2019.