Community Garden Program Leader-Girl Scouts Of Oregon And SW Washington

Girl Scouts Of Oregon & SW Washington Medford , OR 97504

Posted 5 months ago

JOB TITLE: Community Garden Program Leader (seasonal, part-time)

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington


ABOUT US: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.


Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.


The community garden program leader is responsible for development and implementation of garden and food science programming for local Girl Scouts. This position will serve as a program leader for all aspects of the community garden to provide a "farm to table" experience for girls, and teach basic cooking skills and safety. The community garden program leader will represent Girl Scouts, promoting the mission, goals, and values of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

This position will work approximately 25 30 hours per month from April through October.


  • Work with the program specialist to implement monthly program activities for Girl Scouts to engage in the Community Garden.

  • Research and develop gardening and food preparation curriculum for girls in grades K-12.

  • Deliver garden and food preparation curriculum to at groups of girls with up to 25 girls plus adults per activity.

  • Work with girls to plant, maintain and harvest the garden through the summer.

  • Provide a "farm to table" experience for Girl Scouts, teaching nutrition and food preparation.

  • Engage community partners to provide related programs.

  • Ensure safety of the participants and that the adult/girl ratio is met at all times. Administer participant evaluations.

  • Uphold Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington policies, procedures and standards.


Required Skills

  • Experience working with children (K-12).

  • Experience in program design and delivery.

  • Background knowledge and passion for organic gardening. Ability to maintain, cultivate and promote a successful community garden.

  • Working knowledge of good nutrition, basic cooking and kitchen safety skills.

  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written, and experience speaking to small groups and individuals, both children and adults.

  • Ability to work independently and creatively solve problems, as well as a strong collaborator and contributor to a team environment.

  • Basic computer proficiency in Microsoft office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and ability to learn new programs.

  • Ability to work a variable schedule, including one scheduled Saturday per month and other afternoons.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds. Ability to bend, stoop and reach, and work outdoors and indoors.

  • Commitment to diversity and the ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

  • Access to reliable transportation to arrive at the job site.

  • Become a member for Girl Scouts of the USA.

  • Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement as expressed in the Girl Scouts Promise and Law.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a part-time/seasonal non-exempt position offering $14.00 per hour for 25-30 hours per month, April-October, non-benefitted. This position is open until filled.

PLEASE APPLY NOW: Please go to our website or use the link below. Do not use any other link. To apply, click here:

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.

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Community Garden Program Leader-Girl Scouts Of Oregon And SW Washington

Girl Scouts Of Oregon & SW Washington