Planting Justice is Hiring a Full Time Educator - Apply!


Planting Justice is excited to be searching for a full time food justice educator.  Please consider applying and spread the word far and wide.  We are accepting applications through March 10th.  Here are is another great Bay Area food justice job opening @ city slicker farms: Executive Director @ City Slicker Farms


February 28th, 2014

Planting Justice Educator

Job Description and Request for Applications


Organizational Background

Planting Justice is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, CA with a mission to democratize access to affordable nutritious food by empowering urban residents with the skills, resources, and knowledge to grow organic food, expand economic opportunities, and ensure environmental sustainability in our neighborhoods. Planting 
Justice trains and employs people in re-entry, youth in low-income neighborhoods, and other people with barriers to employment to build gardens at the homes of both full-paying clients and subsidized low-income households - including 
chicken coops, bee hives, rainwater and greywater systems, fruit trees, annual vegetables, edible/medicinal herbs, natural building, and more. Planting Justice also offers ongoing educational programming in food justice, culinary arts, and permaculture design at high schools, apartment complexes, community centers, and prisons in California.


Job Responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Educator position is to develop and coordinate ongoing educational programs using Planting Justice’s curriculum. This currently includes:

-       Fremont High School

-       McClymonds High School

-       Keller Plaza

-       Canal Alliance

-       Insight Garden Program at San Quentin State Prison

-       Stanislaus County Juvenile Detention Center

-       El Sobrante Farm and Training Center

-       As well as one-day workshops at other high schools, community colleges, and regional conferences


Relevant tasks to successfully carry out these responsibilities are:

-       Maintain relationships with each site coordinator (teachers, administrators, etc)

-       Recruit student participants at each site and gather emergency contact information and waiver      forms

-       Facilitate workshops using the Planting Justice curriculum

-       Design new curriculum when inspired

-       Coordinate with Planting Justice staff to ensure each garden site is maintained: twice/week watering, trash clean up, planting, harvesting, pruning, amending, mulching, etc.

-       Take videos and pictures from each site and post on Planting Justice social media

-       Represent Planting Justice by attending conferences, speaking on panels, and tabling at community events


Training may include:

-       Basic Permaculture principles, approaches, ethics and techniques

-       Popular education and pedagogies of liberation

-       Curriculum development and lesson planning

-       Grant writing

-       Word, Excel, social media


-       Ability to work with diverse staff and student body (diversity: racial, gender, class, sexuality, ability)


-       Ongoing feedback from community and fellow staff

-       Annual 360 degree staff evaluations

Leadership Opportunities

-       Opportunity to join the Planting Justice Board of Directors

-       Opportunity to launch new educational programming and collaborative projects


Salary will be determined based on work experience during the interview process.

Work Schedules

Full-time employment with Planting Justice is 36 hours/week, commonly Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm and some weekend dates.

 Nature of Employment

Planting Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment with Planting Justice is at will.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Tomas Moreno by March 10th, 2014