Supported by the Ounce of Prevention grant, the Youth Garden Program Specialist will work 20 hours per week, supporting the youth garden at YMCA Sulphur Springs, in the Sulphur Springs community. The Program Specialist will develop and deliver garden curriculum to youth gardeners and work with youth in the garden and classroom.
The Program Specialist will lead the effort in the garden. Program Specialist will: Establish a welcoming and safe learning environment for youth participants.
Develop and deliver curriculum for the youth garden program participants. Work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator. Maintain program attendance, evaluation, and activity documentation before, during and after the program.
Maintain consistent, proactive communication with Director of Operations, Program Coordinator, Program staff, volunteers, and participants. Requirements Success in working with youth. Ability to work with and support youth from a diverse range of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds.
Knowledge, coursework, or experience in environmental/agricultural education or nutrition education. Ability to initiate and complete programs and projects as outlined. Ability to work independently and as a team.
Flexibility and dependability. Willing/able to be hands on in an outdoor garden environment, in varying climates. Must obtain within 30 days of employment and then maintain current certifications in CPR, First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administration.
Tampa Metropolitan Area Ymca