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Environmental Education Coordinator

Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center

Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center (Taproot) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Our work is guided by our mission, which is nurturing care for the environment by educating, inspiring, and connecting communities to the land, to their food, and to each other in a holistic manner. Taproot is an organization in which relationships are developed – with our food, with the environment, and with each other. Our programs include a food hub, a community garden, a gleaning program, and a diverse slate of education programs. These programs are not simply based in agriculture, food, or ecology, but rather at the intersection of all three, because after all we are not separate but a part of a larger whole. Our education programs are at the heart of our organization with a focus on nurturing these relationships.

With a focus on food systems and the environment, our Environmental Education (EE) Coordinator will engage children, youth, and adults by planning and implementing a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in diverse settings such as our food hub, community garden, local schools, etc. Current programs include Farm to School, after school, and summer camps. The EE Coordinator will also work closely with our Executive Director to develop and expand programming that aligns with our mission and long-term goals as Taproot grows and moves to a permanent campus.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have a BA/BS in environmental education or related field and have 2-3 years teaching experience in outdoor, experiential, field-based, and/or farm & wilderness education, working with diverse student groups, and/or supporting students in living/learning experiences 

  • Gardening skills with experience working in an organic, no till garden or possess a willingness to learn.
  • Possess a strong sense of stewardship and knowledge of natural history.
  • Possess knowledge of and demonstrate passion and support for local food systems
  • Possess the following personal characteristics: fearless self-starter, creative, problem-solver, flexible, self-motivated, self-directed, positive, high energy, good sense of humor, levelheaded, hard worker, organized, empathetic & exhibits patience and understanding.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull 50 pounds.
How to Apply:

Please send the following materials to no later than March 8th.

  • Cover letter, including
    • Your education, background, skills, & experience
    • Your philosophy of education
    • Your interest in Taproot’s mission
    • Experience living and working in rural communities
  • Resumé
  • Contact information for three professional references

Taproot is a complete non-smoking/non-vaping environment - no exceptions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all employees will be asked to sign our health pledge.

Taproot has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. Taproot requires all employees who work in a program which serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal record check performed annually.

Taproot is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, financial status, or national, ethnic origin, or any other classification protected by law. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, participation in all programs, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and customers.

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Date Added: February 11, 2021

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