*Please see position description below. Thanks for sharing!*

*Youth Programs Coordinator*

Established in 1999, Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is a hub for
neighborhood revitalization and for activities that promote the health,
safety, stability, and economic well-being of residents and other
stakeholders in the northeast quadrant of Lansing, MI. ANC’s work in
comprehensive and integrative community development has resulted in
signature projects, such as the Hunter Park GardenHouse and Allen Market
Place, in which Youth Service Corps and Take Root youth programs are
organized. Our Youth Programs provide after school and summer
programs—teaching job and life skills, nutrition and garden education. Take
Root is a garden and nutrition education program for youth ages 5-10. Youth
Service Corps is a job and life skills training program focused on food
availability for youth ages 11-17. Youth Service Corps projects include:

o    Garden-in-a-Box (2’x 2’ garden boxes installed for neighbors to grow
their own food).

o    Edible Park (designated area of Hunter Park for neighbors to harvest
herbs and fruit).

o    Park Cart (create healthy food products in the Allen Market Place
kitchen that are sold at the Allen Farmers Market June-August).

o    Fruit Tree Project (harvesting and redistributing fruit from
registered neighborhood fruit trees).

*Youth Program hours are: *

o    School Year (September-May):

   - Youth Service Corps- Monday & Wednesday 3pm-6pm
         - Take Root- Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-6pm

o    Summer (June-August)

§  Youth Service Corps- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am-12:30pm &
Wednesday 2pm-7:30pm

§  Take Root- Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm

o    Office hours are flexible between normal business hours M-F, 9am-5pm

*Youth Programs Coordinator Activities *

   - Collaborate with the GardenHouse Director & other key staff to
   develop, promote, and facilitate robust youth programs: Take Root & Youth
   Service Corps.
   - Manage Youth Programs by creating lessons on gardening, nutrition, and
   community service; planning field trips, creating recipes.
   - Plan and facilitate youth-led food access community service projects
   based on needs of grant, neighborhood, and agency.
   - Coordinate, supervise, track attendance and communicate schedules and
   plans with youth participants, their parents, interns and volunteers.
   - Track program effectiveness through surveys, participation logs, and
   - Grant writing & fund development to support programmatic activities.
   - Promote Youth Programs by creating outreach materials and scheduling
   outreach meetings.
   - Provide instruction/mentoring to Youth Program interns and volunteers.

 *Minimum Qualifications*

   - 25 hours per week (Sept-May); 30 hours per week (June-August). View
   youth program times above.
   - High school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED within the
   - Minimum of 18 year of age, US citizen or permanent resident status
   - Desire and ability to engage with a diverse group of youth of all
   ages, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
   - Ability to function independently and in a team environment
   - Knowledge and experience in gardening and nutrition education
   - Computer and organization skills
   - Excellent written and oral communication skills
   - Regular access to a vehicle for transporting youth program supplies
   - Grant writing experience a plus

*Position Begins*

Early April 2017

*Compensation Package*

$15.00/hour with modest benefits, including 3% employer match into
retirement account, and proportional vacation & sick time.

*Cover letter and resume due March 17, 2017. *

*Please make email subject: Youth Programs Coordinator Position*

*Please send applications to:*

Rita O’Brien, Hunter Park GardenHouse Director

Allen Neighborhood Center

1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912

517-999-3910; [log in to unmask]

Rita O'Brien
*Allen Market Place Associate Director*
*& Hunter Park GardenHouse Director*

Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 999-3910

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