This yearlong, full-time position will afford a Dickinson graduate with a unique opportunity to continue their connection with the College Farm and local food initiatives while developing professional skills in educational programming, program management and communications. Recent graduates who are self directed and have a vested interest in food-related issues and campus-based programming will thrive in this position. The Education & Outreach Coordinator will be supervised by the Farm’s Director who will ensure the position’s success through empowerment and support.
Responsibilities of this position:
This position is responsible for overseeing the student educators who are in charge of the Farm Cook Eat and Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) programs, as well as updating social media, staying in touch with farm alumni, creating programming to better connect the farm with all areas of campus and the local foods community, overseeing and helping coordinate existing farm programming, acting as a liaison between the College Farm and the Dickinson Dining Services on topics such as local food labeling and marketing, coordinating the annual Local Foods Dinner, assisting with the campus Farm stand in winter and summer months and providing hands on support on the farm through field work. Due to this position’s responsibility for program planning, working on weekends is a regular occurrence. Comp time is available, but having an open mind and being able to be flexible with your schedule is crucial for this position.
A day in the life:
Every day in this position is different. Some days are spent out on the farm, covered in mud and helping with harvest or working with livestock while other days are spent in the office, keeping up with emails and planning future programming. The position has a combination of days spent independently and as a member of the crew. There is not a single day that is similar to the next, yet somehow, everything seems to always work out and by the end of the semester you’re able to look back and be proud of everything you’ve accomplished. You’ll meet people from all areas of campus through this position and be able to make new connections every week.