Job Posting WSGI Training & Outreach Specialist

Wisconsin School Garden Initiative Training and Outreach Specialist

Position Description and Application Information

Community GroundWorks is seeking an experienced garden-based educator to develop and offer training and technical assistance services for teachers, early childhood providers, afterschool educators, Master Gardener Volunteers, Farm to School AmeriCorps members, and UW-Extension agents statewide as part of the new Wisconsin School Garden Initiative.

Schedule
The Training and Outreach Specialist will begin on April 1, 2013.  This is a full-time, year-round position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Compensation
$32,136/year plus benefits 

Position Description and Qualifications
See the job description for complete details.

Apply
Please submit resume or CV, cover letter and three references to Nathan Larson at nathan@troygardens.org.  Application deadline is March 8.

About the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative

The Wisconsin School Garden Initiative is a collaborative program between Community GroundWorks, University of Wisconsin-Madison and other statewide partners.  The Initiative builds off of the success of the Got Dirt? Garden Initiative to employ youth gardening and garden-based education strategies to reduce the rates of overweight and obesity in Wisconsin’s children, ages 2-18.  Specifically, the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative aims to: 

  • Increase the number of sustainable gardens at schools, after-school sites, and regulated group and family childcare centers across Wisconsin
  • Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as opportunities for outdoor physical activity, among children in Wisconsin
  • Contribute to the evidence base that the Comprehensive Farm to School model—which includes school gardens and nutrition education—strengthens the effect on child health outcomes