Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 Job Title: New Roots Project Coordinator

Country Program/Office/Department: USP

Location : Sacramento

Salary Band: 7b1

FSLA Status: Exempt

Duration: Temporary; Part Time

Background:

IRC’s New Roots program is designed to assist refugees to reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate

their heritage, and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots in their new

communities. Through community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming, New Roots

provides refugee farmers with the tools and training they need to grow healthy and affordable food and

become self-sufficient. Across a network stretching from New York to Oakland, California refugees are

revitalizing urban spaces, sharing their farming know-how with their new neighbors and providing healthy,

fresh food to their families and communities.

Scope:

The New Roots Temporary Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the oversight and

development of the New Roots farm and garden sites. He/she will oversee the development and building

of a portion of the 5 acre farm site and several new local community gardens. The Project Coordinator will

work to install irrigation, amend soil, and prepare the farm site for planting. The position is responsible for

working with New Roots staff, a team of volunteers and a network of community based organizations to

ensure successful development of the New Roots sites, while the Program Manager is on leave. This

position reports to the Resettlement Director.

Responsibilities:

 Assist with development and execution of a strategic plan for the building out of the remaining

acreage of the New Roots Kuchenu Farm.

 Provide support for the development of the farm site, including soil amendment, site design,

irrigation, and preparation for planting/harvesting.

 Work to secure donations for farm tools and materials including compost, seeds, and other items.

 Assist with the development and building of the new community garden sites. Work with

Resettlement Director and New Roots team with budget preparation for garden building.

 Assist with coordinating work days with teams of volunteers to assist with building out new farm

and garden sites.

 Provide support to New Roots Farm Coordinator and Market Specialist on the farm and garden

sites.

 Recruit, train and supervise New Roots interns and volunteers, as needed.

 Other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Agriculture, Business, Horticulture or Environmental

Science, Nutritional Sciences or related fields preferred;

 Minimum three years’ experience working with community gardens, agriculture, or urban farming,
Experience with irrigation installation and equipment and new farm development preferred.

 Must possess strong English communication skills (written and oral). Second language ability

preferred.

 Ability to work in fast paced environment.

 Demonstrated success in designing and achieving advocacy initiatives/goals.

 Experience working with diverse, low-income, or immigrant communities preferred.

Please apply at www.ircjobs.org