Website Coastal Roots Farm

NOURISHING COMMUNITY - A Nonprofit Community Farm in Encinitas

Position: Camp Counselor
Status: Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Hours: Varied hours Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am – 5pm
• Mandatory training, week of June 10-15, 2024
• Summer Farm Camp runs for 10 weeks from June 10 to August 16, 2024
Reports to: Education Manager

About Coastal Roots Farm
Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

We share organic produce with those who need it most and connect people to compelling Jewish ideas and traditions through farming and food. We distribute food through our on-site pay-what-you-can Farm Stand, pop up mobile farm stands, and donations to hunger relief organizations. We offer hands-on education and experiences through School and Group Visits, Farm Camp Farm Tours, Volunteer Opportunities, Jewish Agricultural Festivals, and other community events, inviting our neighbors to connect to the land, Jewish tradition, and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 17 acres of land which we recognize as indigenous to the Kumeyaay and Luiseño peoples. Our Farm consists of vegetable production fields, education farm and gardens, a food forest, chickens, and compost operations. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation in 2014 and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015.

Position Overview
The Camp Counselor position is an entry-level, seasonal position. We are looking for someone who:
• Enjoys working with youth ages 3 and up and their families.
• Has some experience working with children in an outdoor setting.
• Is willing and enthusiastic about working within the Jewish community but may be of any (or no) faith or background.
• Is passionate about environmental, outdoor, Jewish and/or agriculture-based education.
• Builds and nurtures relationships with a wide variety of people including colleagues, youth, and families.
• Has effective listening and communication skills.
• Is a leader and team player.
• Is adaptable, creative, service‐oriented, empathetic, enthusiastic, and sensitive to cultural differences.
• Works well under pressure and in a fast‐paced environment.
• Is dedicated to the camper’s experience.
• Is at least 14 years old.
• Can participate in a 5‐day, 40‐hour Farm Camp staff training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Supporting the delivery of the Farm’s Jewish and Farm-based Farm Camp program.
• Daily set up and clean up.
• Joining team meetings to plan for activities.
• Caring for campers and providing an unforgettable experience in a loving, non-judgmental environment.

Compensation
$16 to $17 commensurate with experience.

Typical Working Conditions
The Camp Counselor will work mostly outdoors. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises.

Essential Physical Tasks
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Continuous walking, standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting, and carrying. Able to walk a minimum of .5 miles on uneven narrow trails with elevation gain.

Application Process
Please go to https://coastalrootsfarm.org/job-opportunities/ and click on “Job and Internship opportunities” to apply online. All applicants must submit:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Job questions

About Coastal Roots Farm
Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

We share organic produce with those who need it most and connect people to compelling Jewish ideas and traditions through farming and food. We distribute food through our on-site pay-what-you-can Farm Stand, pop up mobile farm stands, and donations to hunger relief organizations. We offer hands-on education and experiences through School and Group Visits, Farm Camp Farm Tours, Volunteer Opportunities, Jewish Agricultural Festivals, and other community events, inviting our neighbors to connect to the land, Jewish tradition, and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 17 acres of land which we recognize as indigenous to the Kumeyaay and Luiseño peoples. Our Farm consists of vegetable production fields, education farm and gardens, a food forest, chickens, and compost operations. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation in 2014 and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015.

Coastal Roots Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive workforce. We welcome and strongly encourage people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. All qualified candidates, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information will be considered for this position.

To apply for this job email your details to denise@coastalrootsfarm.org