Website Coastal Roots Farm

NOURISHING COMMUNITY - A Nonprofit Community Farm in Encinitas

Position: Seasonal Outdoor Educator
Status: Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Hours: Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am and 5pm
• Mandatory training week of June 3-7, 2024
• Summer Farm Camp runs for 9 weeks beginning June 10 – August 16, 2024
Reports to: Education Manager

Position Overview
A Seasonal Outdoor Educator will work variable hours per week, up to 40 hours, and will support Coastal Roots Farm’s Education Department in implementing Jewish and Farm-based educational programs during Summer Farm Camp reaching community members of all backgrounds with a focus on preK-8th grade students.

The ideal candidate will exhibit strong communication, public speaking, and group facilitation skills. They will have an interest in Jewish tradition, agriculture, and environmental stewardship, a passion for working with young people, and a welcoming disposition. The individual in this role, will use their previous teaching and/or leading experience to teach concepts to children at various ages between 3 and 13 years old.

Coastal Roots Farm values diversity and an inclusive culture. Candidates should be willing and enthusiastic about working within the Jewish community but may be of any (or no) faith or background.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Seasonal Outdoor Educator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Supporting the Education Department to create curriculum, facilitate educational programs, and evaluate 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 safe, loving, non-judgmental environment.

Additional Responsibilities
• Attending relevant meetings.
• Helping with various farm-related projects.
• Integrating Jewish wisdom, teachings, and values to Farm Camp’s curriculum.
• Other duties may also be assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experiences
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• At least 1-2 years of experience with either Early Childhood, Elementary age, and/or Middle School age children.
• Experience designing and delivering curriculum.
• Passion for environmental, outdoor, Jewish, and/or agriculture-based education.
• Enjoys working with youth ages 3 and up and their families and dedicated to fostering positive experiences for all.
• Ability to build and nurture relationships with a wide variety of people including colleagues, youth, and families.
• Ability and willingness to work in a highly collaborative, co-teaching dynamic.
• Exceptional listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences.
• Flexible, adaptable, and creative with an ability to work simultaneously on a wide range of projects in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
• A relevant college degree preferred or working toward obtaining one (Child Development, Environmental Studies, Agro-ecology, Jewish Studies, etc.).
• Teaching Credential preferred or working toward obtaining a certificate or credential in the field of education.
• Experience and background in Jewish settings.
• Experience with creative and arts-based Jewish programming (ex: singing, movement, etc.).
• Experience of indigenous land-based practices.

Compensation
$17-$21 per hour commensurate with experience.

Typical Working Conditions
The Seasonal Outdoor Educator will work mostly outdoors and occasionally in the office. 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 accommodation 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