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.

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.

$32,136/year plus benefits 

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

Please submit resume or CV, cover letter and three references to Nathan Larson at  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