Fields: health, social services, food justice, agriculture, sustainability
Location: Troy, New York
About the Organization: Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, and offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.
About the Position: Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 54 community gardens. The Garden Organizer will work directly with participating gardeners throughout the seasons. The Community Garden Organizer operates under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and community organizing or gardening experience preferred. Excellent communication skills are essential with attention to detail. Must have a clean driving record, positive attitude, ability to problem solve, high energy level, enjoy working outdoors, and possess a genuine interest in the mission of our organization.
Estimated Salary: $12/hr (40 hours/week) + benefits: Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and deductibles; Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days; Employer funded pension plan – company contributions begin after 2 years of employment. Note: Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier at MIT estimates the living wage in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY metro area to be $11.78 hourly
Deadline: Until filled