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New York Botanical Garden Coordinator of Urban Agriculture Projects in Bronx, New York

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Coordinator of Urban Agriculture Projects

Senior Director of Bronx Green-Up and Community Horticulture

Position Summary :

Supports the development, ongoing care and community engagement at Karol’s Urban Community Farm at Castle Hill Houses, by coordinating and leading farm maintenance operations and conducting community outreach, workshops, workdays, demonstrations, and other activities at Karol’s Farm and other project sites.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Conduct outreach and engage New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and other local residents in Karol’s Urban Community Farm and other garden projects

  • Organize and lead community workshops and workdays

  • Carry out planting, maintenance (including weeding, irrigation, composting, harvesting) and distribution of produce to NYCHA residents

  • Schedule and supervise interns and volunteers in farm activities

  • Organize and maintain materials, tools, garden inventory, database, and photos

  • Assists in documenting and evaluating activities through written reports, photos, tracking participation, produce distributed and garden projects

  • Assist with BGU events and outreach and educational activities as needed

  • • Other work as required

    Qualifications :

  • Degree/certificate or equivalent experience in Urban Agriculture/Horticulture

  • Current NYCHA resident preferred

  • Experience with community organizing and/or engagement

  • Ability to plan, problem solve, work independently, and make efficient use of resources

  • Strong organizational skills, positive attitude, and ability to work as a team player

  • Prior experience working in community gardening, urban agriculture, food justice and/or community health required

  • New York Driver’s License preferred

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred

  • Familiarity with the Bronx and New York City preferred

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to, at minimum, work outdoors in all weather conditions in all seasons, stand, sit, crouch, kneel, and walk, use hand tools and power equipment, and lift and\or move up to 40 pounds. The employee is required to perform tasks repetitively

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    Baseline Work Schedule:

    Tuesday- Saturday, 9-5pm

    Salary: commensurate with experience within the range of $45,000-$50,000


  • 15 Vacation Days

  • 12 Paid Holidays

  • 10 Sick Days

  • Health Coverage

  • 401K

  • Pension Plan

    If you require an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the Human Resources department at

    EOE/BIPOC/F/Persons with disabilities/Veterans

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