Multicultural Exchange for Solidarity in Agroecology (MESA), a non-profit in Berkeley, CA, seeks a Lead Urban Farmer Educator for a new urban beginning farmer training and incubation program.
This is a a ¾ to full-time position who will join our dynamic team for the newly established “Advancing Next Generation Urban Farmers” project, in collaboration with Planting Justice. This position will lead educational development and implementation of an urban beginning farmer training and incubator program, primarily serving refugee, formerly incarcerated and immigrant populations. The educational role supports beginning and new farmers with culturally-specific and relevant resources, and works as leader/point person with our community partners. The incumbent will work with multiple farm managers in the program to provide training in urban and peri urban agriculture. The Lead Urban Farmer Educator works closely with farmers to link growers with program activities and with other agricultural support services. Due to class and training times that serve participants with day-jobs, this position will require working some evenings and weekends. The position responsibilities will shift seasonally, as appropriate and needed, while maintaining some core functions throughout the year.
Please see the following link for more information about the job responsibilities, desired qualifications, and how to apply: https://mesaprogram.org/about/jobs/lead-urban-farmer-educator