SLEWS Program Coordinator

Center for Land-Based Learning

Job Description

Job Summary

The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a full-time SLEWS Program Coordinator operating in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Counties. This position must be able to collaborate across a diverse set of restoration, landowner (both private and public), and education partners to plan, implement, and lead a robust season of agricultural and habitat restoration projects for high school youth in the region. Projects may be in Yolo, Sacramento, Solano, San Joaquin, or additional counties depending on the year, and includes coordinating program outreach, curriculum development, direct student support, volunteer training, recruitment of mentors, and implementation of creative place-based learning experiences. The position will be based out of the Center for Land-Based Learning’s office at 40140 Best Ranch Road, Woodland, CA. This position reports to the SLEWS Program Manager.

Core Responsibilities

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

● Work with Program Manager and partners to select, develop and plan restoration projects for SLEWS Program field days.

● Coordinate and facilitate approximately 7 to 10 projects with a total of 3 hands-on student field days per project during the school year.

● Develop and maintain relationships with restoration partners, landowners, guest speakers/presenters, schools, alumni and funders.

● Recruit and train approximately 60 partners and volunteers to serve as mentors for student field days with the direction of the Program Manager.

● Create and execute the spread of outreach materials such as PowerPoint presentations, posters, slideshows and the SLEWS end of year video.

● Coordinate all logistics for student field days including ordering food, bringing tools, providing educational materials and coordinating with partners, teachers and mentors.

● Help to plan and implement CLBL events, supporting other CLBL programs as needed.

● Assist in developing and maintaining effective organizational systems for SLEWS Program supplies, equipment and paperwork.

● Update and administer pre- and post-program surveys, compiling results, and sharing data with partners and funders.

● Engaging in specific cross training related to other CLBL Youth Programs (FARMS, CFW, Urban Ag. Internship) with the expectation of assistance and support during critical seasons/high need.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

● A desire to assist in the advancement of CLBL’s mission and work including that conducted by its youth programs.

Additional Qualifications:

● Minimum of 2 years experience working with youth in a formal (classroom) or informal (camp, program) setting preferred, including developing curriculum, evaluation and classroom management in an outdoor setting.

● Program management: communication, meeting facilitation, agenda planning, maintaining records, reporting, community outreach and fundraising or grant writing

● Partnership development: developing new partnerships, fostering and maintaining existing relationships

● Proven writing skills, detail-orientation, and ability to communicate effectively

● Willingness and desire to engage in the critical and reflective feedback process

● Ability to work in the field (lifting, hiking, planting, etc.)

● A background in ecological restoration and/or sustainable agriculture preferred but not required

Hours, Benefits, and Compensation

This is a 40 hour/week non-exempt position. Occasional evenings and weekends will be necessary. Range is from $25-$30/hour, commensurate with experience. This position includes medical, vision, and dental benefits, vacation, sick days, 12 paid holidays and 1 Floating Holiday. CLBL also provides the opportunity to enroll in Flexible Health Spending Accounts, supplemental insurance through Colonial Insurance, and 401(K)/Roth IRA options.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin on March 24th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a resume and cover letter to: Allie Dumas, SLEWS Program Manager at [email protected]

Posted 1 year ago
Woodland, California
Education Requirement
Some College
Experience Requirement
1-5 years