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Job Title: Urban Farming Project Assistant

 

Reports To: Director of Programs

 

MISSION: Using horticulture as a catalyst for community engagement, KNOX forges partnerships between residents, businesses and government, providing leadership to build greener, stronger, healthier and more beautiful neighborhoods in Hartford.

DESCRIPTION:

The Urban Farming Project Assistant position will focus on the implementation of the KNOX Urban Farming program. This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) well-suited for a detail-oriented and organized professional with administrative experience. An interest in urban agriculture or grant management is helpful.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with recruitment and retention for program participants during each program cycle
  • Support application and onboarding process for program participants
  • Coordinate implementation of the KNOX Urban Farming program curriculum and improve curriculum effectiveness.
  • Tracking of activities and outcomes related to the Urban Farming program
  • Assist efforts to engage training implementation in connection with state, regional and local partners
  • Conduct outreach to increase awareness of our program and resources.
  • Implement pre and post program evaluations
  • Manage training schedule for program participants
  • Provide administrative support and communication efforts for Urban Farming Advisory group
  • Support workshops related to urban agriculture
  • Identify supply and equipment needs, and coordinate ordering

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Project management experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Experience working on a team
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs with reasonable accommodation