Seasonal Program Specialist

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Who We Are: Urban Roots is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. On a 3 1/2 acre urban farm, Urban Roots provides teenagers and young adults paid service opportunities that strengthen them as leaders while building professional and life skills. Urban Roots engages young people to practice meaningful hard work, to connect with the land and food, and to serve their community. In addition, each year we engage more than one thousand volunteers through farm work days, provide educational tours to school and community groups, and donate thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to local hunger relief agencies. The Guiding Principles of Urban Roots: -We Honor and Respect Diversity. -We provide a High Quality, Transformational Experience for youth and community members. -We celebrate “Rigor” and Meaningful, Hard Work. -We build Strong Relationships. -We cultivate Intentionality in our work. -We engage our work with a Spirit of Celebration and Joy. Job Summary: The Urban Roots Seasonal Program Specialist (SPS) provides integral support to ensure the success of youth and community members engaged in Urban Roots’ unique ecosystem of multiple youth leadership development programs for the Fall of 2018. Working closely with the Programs Director, the SPS supports recruitment for the Urban Roots Food and Leadership Fellowship, coordinates and communicates with youth and young adults and provides program support and transportation for Urban Roots youth programming. We are looking for you, if: -You love building meaningful relationships with young people and supporting their personal and professional growth, and know how to balance effective supervision with building strong relationships -You are committed to justice and sustainability -You view yourself as someone still learning and growing, and have a great sense of humor -You possess supreme organizational skills and enjoy working independently and in a team environment -You have one or more years of professional experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds in the fields of youth development, education, or other group-based youth services -You are willing to work Saturdays and are energized by working in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in all types of weather -You have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and are able to lift up to 40 lbs. Compensation: This is a temporary part-time hourly position at $15 per hour. Benefits include farm fresh produce and a fun and flexible work culture. Reports to: Programs Director Seasonal (August- Mid December 2018): Part-time hourly, 20 hours per week, Tuesdays-Saturdays Preferred start date: August 27 To Apply: Submit your resume and a detailed cover letter describing your teaching and mentorship style and explaining what inspires you about this role to jobs@urbanrootsatx.org. Please reference “Seasonal Program Specialist” in the subject line. No Phone calls please. Urban Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to having a diverse leadership that broadly reflects the communities we serve, and celebrates diverse perspectives, experiences and identities. We invite all people regardless of race, ethnicity, cultural identity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, ability, and marital and military status to be leaders in this powerful work to transform the lives of young people.
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