Assistant Program Coordinator (Job Description)
Valley Verde assists Silicon Valley’s low-income residents in growing organic vegetables
in their own yards.
Our mission is to promote the widespread cultivation of organic home vegetable gardens to encourage healthier eating and address food insecurity in Silicon Valley.
Organization: Valley Verde
Location: San Jose, CA
Job Title: Assistant Program Coordinator
Job Type: Half-time 20 hours per week
Essential job functions
- Home Garden Self-sufficiency program
With support from the program manager and executive director, tasks are to organize and implement Valley Verde’s Gilroy and San Jose home gardening program for low-income families. This will involve:
- Developing and implementing outreach strategies
- Recruit participants
- Scheduling and making home visits and organic. Lead gardening and nutrition classes for participants
- Sourcing garden materials (lumber, soil, compost, seedlings, and irrigation supplies)
- Managing and physically assisting with the construction of redwood raised beds, drip irrigation systems.
- Organizing and assisting with the distribution of garden materials (heavy lifting) to participant homes. (25 lbs-75 lbs)
- Preparing our gardening curriculum for class workshops and classroom materials
- Data collection and program evaluation and assisting with all grant reports
- Represent the program and develop partnerships
- Assist with Deep Roots mentoring program
- Organizational development
Valley Verde is currently expanding programmatically and the program coordinator will help with various aspects of the organizational development.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish
- Knowledge and use of Popular Education in a classroom setting desirable
- Extensive knowledge of organic sustainable vegetable gardening very desirable.
- Strong writing & curriculum development skills desired.
- Must be extremely organized and have the ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines consistently.
- Must be able to work independently and show creativity and ability to initiate projects with limited supervision.
- Excellent technical skills in word processing, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Google products, Internet.
- Comfortable working in a multiethnic community environment
- Ability to develop good communication with program participants
- Having a car for transportation is essential and car insurance
Please email resumes or mail to:
Raul Lozano, executive director
Or mail to:
376 West Virginia StreetSan Jose, CA 95125