LILAC | Civic Engagement is looking for a Summer Community Garden Coordinator! The coordinator will work with other LILAC | Civic Engagement student coordinators and staff to promote involvement in service, activism and advocacy among members of the Bryn Mawr community. Specifically, the coordinator will work to physically maintain the community garden on campus located next to the New Dorm Dining Hall. The coordinator will promote student, staff and faculty involvement in the garden through recruitment and coordination of volunteers and facilitate connections with local environmental organizations through outreach and service. The coordinator will also meet regularly with the head of BMC Grounds to coordinate support for the Community Garden.
The BMC Community Garden Coordinator will:
- Recruit, coordinate, and manage volunteers (including students, faculty and staff) who will assist the Coordinator in maintaining the garden by planting seedlings, weeding, harvesting produce, restocking supplies, caring for gardening tools, watering and maintaining the health of soil and immediate health of garden
- Facilitate the distribution of the produce harvested from the gardens;
- Manage the budget that supports the garden
- Manage and establish social media (Facebook, Twitter, garden blog, Google group) to promote the garden and garden-related activities to the campus community;
- Maintain relationships with campus garden stakeholders (New Dorm Dining Hall, BMC Grounds, the Post Bac students, Sustainability Leadership Group, etc.);
- Link community service events to the campus community garden when possible, working with both on and off campus service groups;
- Search for opportunities to increase the visibility and impact of the community gardens; and
- Engaging in larger campus community around related social justice issues (food, environmentalism, etc.)
- Meet weekly throughout the summer for supervision with Lisa Armstrong in LILAC | Civic Engagement
- Meet regularly with the head of BMC Grounds and coordinate the physical and material support provided by BMC Grounds
- Ability to work well independently
- Previous experience managing others/recruiting volunteers
- Previous experience working in a garden
The Campus Community Garden Coordinator’s hours will vary from week to week depending on the work load, but should plan to dedicate 8 – 12 hours per week to this position. This is an hourly position and the selected student will be paid at the Summer Level 2 student pay rate. The BMC Community Summer Garden Coordinator will report directly to LILAC | Civic Engagement. The Coordinator is expected to fill the position from the end of May through the end of August.
If you have any questions and/or want to request the application by emailing Lisa Armstrong, LILAC | Civic Engagement, email@example.com.