Washington Service Corps Community Agriculture Specialist

King Conservation District

About the organization

King Conservation District is a non-regulatory natural resource agency that supports sustainable uses of natural resources through voluntary stewardship. Conservation Districts support communities in their local area by providing education, technical assistance, and financial resources.

Duties

King Conservation District provides expertise and resources to community-based agriculture projects to promote and support the voluntary stewardship of natural resources and expand the ability of communities to grow and distribute their own food. Community Agriculture services include educational events and workshops, outreach and engagement opportunities, access to free resources such as compost and cover crop seeds, technical support, networking opportunities, and "Seed Money" grants. We are committed to focusing our resources on historically underserved areas throughout King County to combat food insecurity and historic inequities.

The Community Agriculture Specialist will improve the ability of King County urban residents to grow, distribute, and access nourishing food by connecting them to education, financial, and technical assistance offered by King Conservation District. This position will support the installation of community gardens and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices, facilitate volunteer events, represent KCD at outreach events, and develop resources and deliver trainings for community members to promote best practices and natural resource stewardship.

Qualifications

-Experience and/or education in a related field, such as: horticulture, agriculture, environmental science, stewardship, etc.
-Creative, collaborative, and self-motivated.
-Strong commitment and interest in equity, inclusion, and justice.
-Organized with strong written and oral communication skills.
-Experience planning and facilitating events.
-Valid Washington State Driver's License, and able to drive large vehicles.
-Able to work outside in all weather conditions, navigate on unstable terrain, operate hand and small power tools, and lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Salary

Monthly living allowance of $3,561.90, or $37,400 for the 10.5-month term

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

https://kingcd.org/2024/05/01/employment-opportunity-americorps-individual-placement-conservation-education-specialist-2/

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