(NEW BRITAIN) Education Programs Manager, New Britain ROOTS (PT)

Education Program Manager – Part Time, Year Round
Mission: ROOTS is a non-profit dedicated to promoting food security in our community. We
work with local farmers and healthy food advocates to make fresh, nutritious food affordable and accessible to all. Our youth and adult programs focus on enhancing urban agriculture and empowered eating practices for the betterment of our food system.

Education Program Offerings: ROOTS provides programs year-round in partnership with New Britain Schools and the City of New Britain. Offerings include; After-School Garden Club (Grades 4-5), STRIVE Garden Girls (Summer/After School for Grades 6-8), Food Focus (Grades 6-8), Farm
to Summer School (Grades K-8), and most recently added; the Senior Center Garden Club. Our programs help connect students to their food, the environment, and each other in meaningful ways through farm and garden-based, STEAM and nutrition activities. These programs focus on wetland and farm ecology, growing food, food access, natural history, environmental science, compost, and more. We serve over 200 New Britain students annually.

Education Program Manager Job Description: ROOTS is seeking a passionate educator to manage our rapidly expanding education programs. The Manager works collaboratively with the Executive Director and FoodCorps Service Member as well as school teachers, district staff, and community-based organizations. The Manager develops curriculum, and trains educators
and volunteers to facilitate fun, educational experiences for all our programs, with an emphasis in culturally-relevant, inclusive, trauma-informed teaching. The successful candidate will offer excellent communication and program management skills.
This is a part-time, year-round position, averaging 20 hours per week. Hours are partly flexible and follow the school calendar. Typically the manager must be available from 3-6pm on weekdays.

Responsibilities: Manage curriculum, program evaluation, and hiring, training, and mentoring education staff. Teach Summer and After School Programs. Attend district and state trainings for After School Professionals. Foster relationships with teachers, districts, and community partners. Work with Executive Director to facilitate work plans. Participate in regular staff meetings and trainings

Qualifications: Ability to work with minimal supervision and manage multiple priorities at once.
Experience working within diverse communities. A minimum of 3 years experience teaching hands-on, experiential, educational programs. A minimum of 1 year experience leading or managing a team of staff. Basic knowledge of gardening and/or nutrition.

Compensation is $15/hr with the ability to grow into a full-time position.
Submit resume and cover letter to Joey Listro, Executive Director, at joey@newbritainroots.org
Applications will be accepted until Friday June 22, with an anticipated start date of July 12.

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