Overview

Position Overview:

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) serves Utah through conservation and environmental education. As part of this mission, we aim to improve food security, particularly in vulnerable communities, through practices such as composting, food waste reduction, and community gardening projects that reduce food miles traveled. The Urban Community Farm Manager will work on-site in Logan, Utah and will help us provide education, food, and volunteer opportunities to our local community.

The Urban Community Farm (UCC UCF) Manager is a 1700-hour AmeriCorps between 12/31/2022-12/31/2023. This position will report to UCC’s AmeriCorps Coordinator and Operations & Logistics Coordinator.

1,700 Hour Members
• $30,200 annual living allowance dispersed evenly throughout the year-long term of service
• $6,345.00 AmeriCorps Education Award (available to members after successful service term)
• Child-care and insurance benefits

Responsibility 1
Manage the day-to-day operations of the UCC UCF.
• Use available resources to plan and implement fruit and vegetable production at the UCC UCF
• Recruit and manage one-time and recurring volunteers for the 2023 growing season
• Provide technical support and mentorship to up to four Summer Associate VISTA members during summer 2023
• Coordinate with and distribute produce to USU’s Student Nutrition Access Center, Cache Community Food Bank, and other outlets
• Oversee tracking of production, distribution, and beneficiaries of UCF produce
• Maintain the health of the UCF and troubleshoot issues
• Assist UCC staff with the landscaping of the property
• Manage UCC greenhouses
• Purchase supplies, maintain tools, and manage inventory for UCF

Responsibility 2
Improve the physical, operational, and support infrastructure of the UCC UCF
• Reestablish and revitalize the UCF
• Maintain and cultivate relationships with USU Extension faculty and staff and other stakeholders to ensure best management practices are adhered to in the UCC UCF operations
• Expand and revise the UCF Site Management Manual as needed

Responsibility 3
UCF advancement and reporting
• Assist UCC staff with proposal development and other fundraising activities
• Maintain records and provide data for reports and proposals
• Work with UCC staff on planning and other projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of the UCF
• Support the promotion and increased visibility of the project in cooperation with UCC staff

For full position description and application instructions, please visit: https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023_UCC_Urban_Community_FarmManager_PD-final.pdf

Tagged as: Conservation, Fundraising, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

• Experience in the cultivation of plants, including diagnosing plant conditions and recommending treatment options
• Knowledge of garden practices such as soil preparation, propagation, harvesting, food safety, pest management, irrigation, composting
• Able to work outdoors, including during inclement weather
• Ability to teach gardening skills and deliver educational sessions and presentations.

Required Skills:

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite or Google products
• Able to lift up to 40 lbs.

About Utah Conservation Corps

Utah Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.

UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.

Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY, Submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] with subject line: UCF Manager