Jobs at GRuB

Executive Director

Staff Position

About this position

The Executive Director (E.D.) will report to an engaged Board of Directors and will be supported by a passionate team of community educators and organizers. The chosen candidate will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the staff, program, partnerships, fundraising and fulfillment of the organization’s mission through each program area. The E.D. is the chief executive and decision maker for GRuB and is responsible for implementing the shared vision with our passionate, dedicated staff team.

Candidates should have five years of experience as a senior leader in a nonprofit or public organization and professional experience with strategic planning, fund development, financial management, systems thinking, organizational development, anti-oppression work, personnel management, and reporting to a Board of Directors. Equivalent experiences and transferable skills will be considered. Candidates should also have strong communication skills including written, oral, and interpersonal.

The ideal candidate

—Has firm roots in a leadership framework based on social justice.

—Models cultural humility, effective facilitation, & conversational leadership for the staff team & community.

—Is a systems thinker who demonstrates initiative and creativity in responding to opportunities & challenges.

—Encourages collaboration, clear communication, and leadership at every level among staff and stakeholders.

—Approaches organizational development and social change with curiosity, experience, and innovation.

—Enjoys the spectrum of fund development from grassroots to grants to the cultivation of major donors.

—Is excited by the challenge of implementing alternative organizational structures.

—Has additional experience in any of the following: non-traditional organizational structure, change management, veteran services, youth development, food systems, food sovereignty, tribal government, community development, and/or public health.

—Has a great sense of humor and a love of good food!

The E.D. position is full time, salaried, and exempt. GRuB provides health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), paid leave, and an annual salary up to $68,000.

The priority deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9AM (Pacific time zone). Please download the application for the full position description and more details about how to apply.

Fall Alumni Farm Assistant

Youth Position

About this position

The Fall Alum Farm Assistants (FA) are important positions on the GRuB Farm Team. You’ve already become masters of the GRuB culture, now it’s your opportunity to spread the love, passion, knowledge and excitement you’ve stacked up to this point. While being great ambassadors and mentors for volunteers, you’ll build on your expertise of running the farm during important months of harvesting, marketing (CSA), and maintenance. Your duties may include market stand support, harvests, general farm chores and field work, leading volunteers, special projects and clean up for the season. You’ll become an integral part of the farm staff and you’ll be heavily relied upon to keep things running smoothly throughout the fall through training and mentoring by the Farm Manager. These positions are full of responsibility and rigor!!! GRuB is also hiring inschool youth for stipended after school positions.

Schedule: Tuesdays (9am-4pm), Wednesdays (noon-7pm), Thursdays (9am-4pm); 19.5 hours a week. 

Position starts Tuesday, September 11th and ends Thursday, November 1st . 

Qualifications: 

-Alumni of GRuB/GRuB-like programs age 16 - 24 

-Currently not attending high school or college 

-Demonstrated excellent professionalism through their time at GRuB/FRESH/Freedom Farmers – excellent attendance (85% and up), excellent punctuality (85% and up), strong work ethic, strong engagement in all learning activities with attention to the community contract 

-Demonstrated solid ambassadorship through their time at GRuB/FRESH/Freedom Farmers 

-Able to work both independently and with groups (as a leader)

Compensation: You will earn minimum wage: $11.50/hour, up to $2,000. These positions are offered in collaboration with ResCare, a job-training organization and will include additional support. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

To apply, submit a cover letter to Heather by 5pm on Friday, August 24, 2018. 

To submit your application: 1) drop it off in person at GRuB Farmhouse – 2016 Elliott Ave NW, or 2) email Heather at farm@goodgrub.org 

Please address the following in your letter:  a) Why do you want this position? b) What skills and experiences will you bring to this position? c) What do you hope to learn from this experience? d) What challenges do you face heading into this position? What support do you need to succeed? e) Are you available to work the entire fall for the proposed schedule? f) Any other relevant information? g) Please list names and contact information for 2 solid character/employment references.

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Traditional Plants Program Intern

Internship

About this position

The Traditional Plants Program Intern will work closely with Elise Krohn & the Tend, Gather and Grow Project team to complete and launch a youth-focused curriculum on wild plants for food, medicine & traditional technologies. Responsibilities include assisting in research, editing & class preparation.

 

LOCATION

GRuB is located at 2016 Elliott Ave NW on Olympia’s west side and is on the #41 Intercity Transit bus line.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Research, editing, helping to organize workshops and community events, assistance in youth classes and offering train the teachers workshops, working on the GRuB farm to plant and maintain the nature trail and the herb garden.

 

RESPONSIBLE TO

Elise Krohn, Traditional Plants Program Director. elise@goodgrub.org

 

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT

January 2019 to March 2019 (flexible)

 

TIME COMMITMENT

at least 5 hours per week (flexible)

* Weekly workload fluctuates depending onseasonal, events and project needs.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We’re seeking an intern with some background knowledge in herbal medicine, ethnobotany and education. Strong writing, research and editing skills are preferred, as well as working effectively with diverse groups.

 

SUPPORT

Some flexible hours and time to work from home. Intern will receive a foundation in local plant knowledge and teaching skills through reading curriculum and participating in classes.

 

TO APPLY

Contact elise@goodgrub.org with the following items:

 

Resume OR Writing Sample

 

Cover letter which includes the skills you bring to this position, the experience you’re seeking at GRuB, and a few things you’re hungry to learn within the world of plant related education.

Communications Intern

Internship

About this position

The Communications Intern will get hands-on experience at an established non-profit organization,Garden-Raised Bounty (commonly known as GRuB). GRuB grows healthy, food,people, and community. With roots in the land, we create opportunities for people to learn, lead, and thrive. We envision an equitable world where we are all nourished by healthy relationships, resilient community, and good food. The intern will further GRuB’s outreach and marketing communications in service to our mission.

 

KEY educational opportunities

· Increase effective presence on social media

· Interface with commercial printers, bulk mailers, and graphic designers

· Coordinate publication of electronic and print newsletters

· Integrate CRM database into materials for targeted audiences

· Promote earned income opportunities to meet or exceed budgeted sales goals

· Create and edit copy for publication

· Maintain organizational website and calendar of public events

· Other opportunities available per your particular interests

 

Additional internship benefits

There will be opportunities to take part in aspects of GRuB’s programming and organizational culture, as desired, including attending volunteer appreciation events, in-house staff development trainings, free community workshops on multicultural and collaborative communication tools, taking home fresh produce from the GRuB Farm (as seasonally available), and sharing delicious meals with staff,volunteers, and program participants.

 

time commitment

Ideally, we’re looking for someone to contribute between 5 and 15 hours per week, depending on your availability and educational requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about gaining communications experience for social causes. You should be computer savvy, proficient with basic office equipment,have excellent writing skills including grammar and punctuation, and familiarity with design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Publisher. You should have a desire to hone your collaborative communication skills working with a team, have excellent follow-through and attention to detail, an ability to monitor multiple projects and timelines, an awareness of and comfort articulating your capacity and support needs, and the ability to work closely with the Operations Director on a variety of projects.

 

LOCATION

GRuB is located at 2016 Elliott Ave NW on Olympia’s west side and is on the #41 Intercity Transit bus line. Working remotely is also possible.

 

TO APPLY

Email rebeca@goodgrub.org and send us a resume and cover letter which speaks to your qualifications for this role, the experience you’re seeking at GRuB, and a few things you’re hungry to learn in the world of communications. Accepting applications until filled!

Community Cultivation Intern

Internship

About this position

The Community Cultivation Intern will receive hands-on experience at an established non-profit organization. Garden-Raised Bounty (commonly known as GRuB) has an 11-member staff team and 1 service members (AmeriCorps &Veteran Conservation Corps) with an annual budget in excess of one million dollars. The Cultivation Intern will work closely with GRuB’s Cultivation Manager to support GRuB’s donor & volunteer engagement cycle and the multicultural education program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Support database entry, filing and reporting, donor communication,program outreach and evaluation. Update curriculum documentation and marketing materials, and support with list serve. Attend the multicultural trainings and adult education events.  

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Kerensa Mabwa, Cultivation Manager

 

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT

January 2019 to June 2019, with the potential to continue into Fall 2019(flexible)

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Flexible schedule with 6-10 hours per week and attendance at 2-3 weekday trainings & four all-day Saturday adult education workshops.

* Weekly workload fluctuates depending on seasonal needs. Possibility of some work from home.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We’re looking for an organized person with some computer and technical skills and the ability to work independently. We desire someone who is savvy with email, social media or who has basic skills and is a fast hands-on learner. Ideal for a person  interested in learning about equitable community in a nonprofit. Position applicable for academic credit.

 

SUPPORT

Orientation, regular supervision and opportunities to experience GRuB’s multicultural education and community-building model.  

LOCATION

GRuB is located at 2016 Elliott Ave NW on Olympia’s west side and is on the #41 Intercity Transit bus line.

 

TO APPLY

Contact kerensa@goodgrub.org and attach the following:

Resume

Cover letter which includes your experience, the skills you bring to this position and a few things you’re hungry to learn at GRuB!

 

Spring Field Trip/ Farm Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description (18-25 hours/week, unpaid)

Spring Field Trip/Farm Interns work under the guidance of the Farm Manager to run the spring field trip program, where we will host at least 300 children on the farm through the spring. This includes planning and facilitating field trips with toddlers to 12th graders. Interns will be field trips leaders and also assist in supporting/training high school aged youth and community volunteers, who will also lead trips. The position may also include developing lesson plans and improving field trip materials. Depending on the intern’s schedule, there may be opportunities to work on the farm, assisting in spring work tasks, alongside youth and volunteers. Interns will receive training and practical experience working with youth, lesson planning, group facilitation, small scale agriculture, spring farming, volunteer coordination, and program evaluation.  Interns may take on additional responsibilities as their schedule permits, though the position’s emphasis will focus on all aspects of the Field Trip program.

 

Farm grown food is available to interns as it becomes ready, and there are various GRuB trainings offered throughout the season that interns may attend at low or no cost.

 

GRuB Alumni are encouraged to apply!

 

Qualifications

•           Must be excited to work hard, learn a lot, and get dirty!

•           Gardening/farming experience a plus (but not required)  

•           Experience/Interest in mentoring & working with youth and community members

•           Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic and reliability

·             Available at least 3 days a week

 

Positions available as early as mid-March,no later than April 8th, lasting to mid-June. There may be an option to continue through the summer.

 

 

To Apply, Please Submit:

·      A cover letter describing your interest in the position, learning goals, and availability March-June

·      Your resume with three current reference

Send to:  heather@goodgrub.org or 2016 Elliott Ave. NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Victory Garden Project Lead Builder Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description
The Lead Builder Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. This position will help further our five-year strategic plan with a focus on increasing community health & reducing hunger through community food solutions like backyard gardens & garden mentorship. The Lead Builder Intern will assist the VGP Team in leading teams of volunteers to construct 60 gardens throughout the Spring Quarter. This position will also help facilitate gardener relations, schedule builds, recruit and manage volunteers, and provide regular office & organizational support. You will work closely with the Victory Garden Coordinator and other interns. The VGP Lead Builder Intern is a part-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits through an independent contract.

Time Commitment

Winter & Spring Quarters: Jan 7th – Mar 22nd & April 1st – June 14th (It is preferred that applicants be available both quarters)

20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends as needed    


KEY Position Responsibilities

·    Develop gardener orientation materials & resources

·    Drive the VGP truck and lead teams of volunteers on garden builds

·    Support the Victory Garden Coordinator as needed

·    Coordinate garden builds with gardeners & maintain communication with gardeners as needed

 

Qualifications

·    Due to liability, applicant must have a valid driver’s license & clean driving record

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization, dependability, etc.)

·    Interest and knowledge of organic gardening & community food issues

·    Enthusiastic about working with people from diverse backgrounds

·    Willingness and excitement to learn garden construction skills & comfortable working outdoors, rain or shine

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter, resume, a copy of your current driver’s license and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter, please indicate your availability from January through June including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with a subject line: Lead Builder Intern

May There Be Gardens & Build Support Intern

Internship

About this position

The May There Be Gardens & Garden Support Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating our annual “May There Be Gardens” event in May and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. This position will support the VGP Leadership Team by coordinating and executing our annual spring fundraiser and culminating build season event “May There Be Gardens”. This will require recruiting and coordinating teams of volunteers,following up with prospective event sponsors, maintaining communications with volunteers, gardeners & sponsors, and facilitating a post-event wrap-up and evaluation.  This position will also assist the VGP Team to construct some of the 60+ backyard gardens that will be built throughout the Spring Quarter. You will work closely with the Community Food Solutions Manager and GRuB’s Marketing staff. The VGP May There Be Gardens & Build Support Intern is apart-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits.

 

Time Commitment

January 7th– June 1st 2019

15 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings and weekends as needed    

 

KEY Position Responsibilities

·    Develop May There Be Gardens outreach materials, including volunteer packets & sponsor signage

·    Drive the VGP truck and lead teams of volunteers on garden builds

·    Coordinate all aspects of the May There Be Gardens event with support from the VGP team as needed

 

Qualifications

·    Due to liability, applicants must have a valid driver’s license& clean driving record

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization,dependability, etc.)

·    Outgoing & confident (not afraid to ask for donations & sponsorships)

·    Excellent written & verbal communication skills (graphic design experience is a plus)

·    Interest and knowledge of community organizing & community food issues

·    Willingness and excitement to learn garden construction skills & comfortable working outdoors, rain or shine

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter , resume , a copy of your current driver’s license and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter, please indicate your availability from January 7th 2019 through June including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with the subject line: May There Be Gardens Intern

Spring Garden Builder Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description
The Spring Garden Builder Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. The position leads teams of volunteers to construct 60+ gardens throughout the course of the spring quarter.  The Spring Garden Builder Intern will also help facilitate gardener relations, schedule workshops, and provide regular office & organizational support. You will work closely with the Victory Garden Coordinator and other interns. The VGP Spring Garden Builder Intern is apart-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits through an independent contract.

Time Commitment

Spring Quarter: April 1st – June 14th

20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends as needed    


KEY Position Responsibilities

·    Drive the VGP truck and lead teams of volunteers on garden builds

·    Support the Victory Garden Coordinator as needed

·    Coordinate garden builds with gardeners & maintain communication with gardeners as needed

 

Qualifications

·    Due to liability, applicant must have a valid driver’s license & clean driving record

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization, dependability, etc.)

·    Interest and knowledge of organic gardening & community food issues

·    Enthusiastic about working with people from diverse backgrounds

·    Excited to learn garden construction skills & comfortable working outdoors, rain or shine

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter, resume , a copy of your current driver’s license and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter, please indicate your availability from April through June including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with the subject line: Spring Garden Builder Intern

Victory Farm Intern

Internship

About this position

Position Description

The Victory Farm Intern will gain hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team coordinate and facilitate hands-on opportunities for veterans to develop their skills in sustainable small-scale urban agriculture and food production at the Victory Farm. The position will help facilitate and coordinate Victory Farm activities and events, assist the VGP coordinator recruit and manage volunteers for the Victory Farm, and provide regular office & organizational support as well as support the VGP team in constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community.  This position will work closely with the Victory Garden Coordinator,veterans, veteran service organizations and the community at large. The VGP Victory Farm intern is a part-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits through an independent contract.

Time Commitment

Spring and Summer Quarter: April 1st–June 14th & June 24th- September 6th (It is preferred that applicants be available both quarters)

20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends as needed    


KEY Position Responsibilities

·     Gardening/farming experience a plus (but not required)  

·    Spend time with veterans and volunteers in harvesting, maintaining the farm and helping out behind the scenes

·    Drive the VGP truck

·    Support the Victory Garden Coordinator as needed

·    Assist in the coordination and facilitation of Victory Farm workshops and events

·    Maintain communication with Victory Farm veterans as needed

 

Qualifications

·    This position is for veterans or active duty service members

·    Due to liability, applicant must have a valid driver’s license & clean driving record

·    Excellent work ethic (timeliness, follow through, organization, dependability, etc.)

·    Interest and knowledge of organic gardening & community food issues

·    Enthusiastic about working with people from diverse backgrounds

·    Willingness and excitement to learn garden construction skills & comfortable working outdoors, rain or shine

 

To Apply, Please Submit

·    A cover letter, resume, a copy of your current driver’s license and two current references in WORD or PDF format

·    In your cover letter,please indicate your availability from April through September including commitments to school, work, family, etc.

·    Email materials to Laura@goodgrub.org with subject line: Victory Farmer

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