*Thanks for helping to spread the word about this JOB OPENING*

*Youth Programs Coordinator*

*at Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI*

Established in 1999, Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is a hub for
neighborhood revitalization and for activities that promote the health and
well-being of Lansing’s Eastside community and other stakeholders. ANC’s
work in comprehensive and integrative community development has resulted in
signature projects, such as the Hunter Park GardenHouse and Allen Farmers
Market, in which *Youth Service Corps* and *Take Root* youth programs are

These two youth programs, held after school and during the summer, teach
job and life skills, nutrition, culinary, and gardening 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:

   - Garden-in-a-Box (2’x 2’ garden boxes installed for neighbors to grow
   their own food)
   - Edible Park (designated area of Hunter Park for neighbors to harvest
   herbs and fruit).
   - Park Cart (create healthy food products in the Allen Market Place
   kitchen that are sold at the Allen Farmers Market June-August).
   - Fruit Tree Project (harvesting and redistributing fruit from registered
   neighborhood fruit trees).

*Youth Programs Coordinator Activities*

   -  Plan and facilitate *Take Root* and *Youth Service Corps* community
   service projects (e.g., Edible Park, Park Cart, etc.)
   - Coordinate, supervise, track attendance and communicate schedules and
   plans with youth participants, their parents, interns and volunteers.
   -  Create lessons on gardening, nutrition, cooking, and community
   service; plan field trips.
   -  Track program effectiveness through surveys, participation logs, and
   - Collaborate with the GardenHouse Manager & other staff to develop,
   promote, and facilitate robust youth programs. Create outreach materials;
   plan/attend outreach events.
   - Occasional grant writing & fund development to support programmatic
   - Provide instruction/mentoring to Youth Program interns and volunteers.

*Minimum Qualifications*

   - 20- 25 hours per week, including 8-10 hours in-class and balance on
   - 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
   and backgrounds.
   - 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 January 2018

 *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 December 10, 2017.*

Please make email subject: Youth Programs Coordinator Position

*Please send applications to:*

Joan Nelson, Executive Director

Allen Neighborhood Center

1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
  517-999-3912 <(517)%20999-3912>;   [log in to unmask]

Joan Nelson, Director
Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
517-999-3912 <(517)%20999-3912> (direct dial)

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