Open Positions:

Urban Agriculture Education Specialist – Position Closes August 25, 2017 @ 4:00PM

The Colonial Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of Urban Agriculture Education Specialist. This grant funded, temporary (2 years), salaried employment position will have the primary role of administering the Replicable Urban Farm and Environmental Education Outdoors program. The successful candidate will work both independently and in a team environment, accept additional duties as necessary, and proactively seek out funding sources to support the position beyond the existing grant.  

Education or experience in small farm or produce production, soils, natural resources and/or environmental science preferred. Experience teaching in an outdoor, or non-traditional classroom is highly desirable.  Successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively, be well organized and self-motivated, and have experience with grant funded projects.  Candidate must have a valid driver’s license. Background check and drug screening may be required.

Annual salary of up to $34,500.  Benefits to include Virginia Retirement System and health care stipend.  Applicants must submit cover letter, resume and a completed VA State Application for Employment Form 10-012 to Sheila.Jaruseski@colonialswcd.net. Completed applications must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday August 25, 2017.  An October start date is expected.

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