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Part-Time Program Assistant Coordinator Job Opening

Posted by Raul Lozano on

Valley Verde

Assistant Program Coordinator (Job Description)

Part-Time Position

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

Job Description:

Essential job functions

  1. 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
  1. 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:

Raul Lozano

Valley Verde

376 West Virginia Street

San Jose, CA 95125

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