Reply-To: Majel Maes <[log in to unmask]>

Garden Project, in partnership with the Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps State Program, is looking for one individual to serve as our Garden Support Specialist! This AmeriCorps Member will serve March 1, 2019 – September 25, 2019 and be a vital part of the community gardening scene in Greater Lansing.
The Garden Support Specialist will provide ~35 hours a week of hands-on garden support to a network gardens across Ingham County. Member responsibilities will include tilling, mowing, infrastructure repairs and providing basic community garden site maintenance, all in efforts to support the GP’s yearlong push for garden sustainability. Members will also lead volunteer groups and foster on-site community leadership to create more inclusive growing spaces. Members will model direct service as they serve alongside GP staff across many types of gardens. An ideal candidate will have a willingness and interest in working with all types of people while modeling patience, kindness, flexibility, respect and maintain privacy to those we are assisting in the community.
Preferred Skills:
·         The ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Some evenings and weekends required.
·         Excellent communication skills, flexibility, well organized, with the ability to finish projects started.
·         Completely trustworthy with the ability to serve independently with adequate guidance.
·         Some experience in gardening, farming and/or landscaping and an enjoyment of physical labor. General or technical knowledge of gardening or urban   agriculture a plus.
·         Computer proficiency, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
·         Flexible nature and well organized/efficient with time and schedule.
Members will receive a living allowance of $6,400 distributed bi-weekly from March 1, 2019 -September 25, 2019 and receive student loan forbearance for qualified loans. Professional development training, health, dental and vision coverage and childcare available to eligible members. Upon successful completion of service an education award in the amount of $2,960 will be issued. All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to Andrea Villanueva no later than February 14 by 5:00pm! All position questions are welcome and can be emailed to Julie.

Majel Maes | office and administrative coordinator
mailing: p.o. box 16224 | lansing, mi 48901
office: 919 filley | lansing, mi 48906
warehouse: 2116 mint | lansing, mi 48906
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