School Garden Facilitator

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About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development
organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve to live in healthy, vibrant
communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when
our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be
anchored in strong communities of which residents can be proud. WHEDco’s mission is to create and
bridge access to resources in the South Bronx that support thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality
early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic
opportunity. See for more information.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Project STEP/JAM Director, the School Garden Facilitator will teach food
justice and gardening lessons at our after-school program for youth ages 10-14. WHEDco’s student
garden is approximately 1000 square feet, and includes a hydroponic greenhouse. The WHEDco school
garden education classes aims to increase access to locally grown organic produce for our students and
beautify the school grounds through greening. This position will create opportunities for youth from
diverse backgrounds and the community to learn about growing food, as well as nutrition, cooking,
nature, and the environment.


• Teach and assist in growing and maintaining the garden organically through three growing
seasons utilizing the hypotonic greenhouse during and winter months and whenever possible.
• Develop a curriculum for the garden and food justice program.
• Provide learning opportunities and engaging lessons.
• Ensure proper behavior and safety in the garden during program hours.


• Experience developing and delivering garden-related instruction.
• Knowledge of and experience with planting, harvesting, and watering procedures.
• Professional experience working with children in a classroom, after-school, or community-based
environment leading and organizing group activities. Substantial volunteer work will be
• Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development or STEM.
• Able to work Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
• Well-organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
• Current, active college enrollment or college degree preferred.
• Previous work experience in low-income communities preferred.

Competitive hourly rate based on experience. This is a part-time, hourly position.

All new hires must provide proof of having received at least one dose of a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (“FDA”) authorized COVID-19 vaccine by their first day of employment, and proof of
full vaccination within 30 calendar days.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Please include “School
Garden Facilitator” and your name in subject line.