Education Program
Hiring Announcement

Position title: Education Program Director

Hiring Committee: Anthony Forrest, Rahul Patel, Lisbeth Sanchez, Diane Williams, and Haleh Zandi 

Hiring Process: Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Education Program Director” in the subject line. Interviews will begin in October 2019 and the position is open until filled. 

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Facilitate workshops alongside other Planting Justice (PJ) Educators at partner sites including public high schools, sites of incarceration, Bay Area community centers, our 2-acre Nursery in East Oakland and our 4-acre Farm in El Sobrante, including:

    • purchase and gather culinary and garden supplies 

    • prepare handouts

    • set-up and clean-up of workshop space

  • Contribute to the development of our collective set of curriculum: Plant! Cook! Organize! 

  • Remain in weekly communication with co-workers regarding schedule and lesson plans

  • Submit contributions to our monthly newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, blog, and website

  • Attend weekly program meetings, monthly staff meetings, annual strategic planning retreat, and other required staff trainings 

Program Director (begins 60-90 days after training on-site as an Educator):

  • Ensure PJ’s Education program meets its social mission and financial goals 

  • Track program staff’s work-plans

  • Facilitate weekly program meetings

  • Handle program-related communications, including inquiries for new partnerships, deepening existing partnerships, and administrative requirements

  • Support program staff’s professional development

  • Improve program’s evaluation methods

  • Improve program operations and impact

  • Contribute to PJ’s internal Workplace Justice trainings alongside other PJ staff 

  • Participate in local, regional and national collaborative partnerships with other social justice organizations including conferences, meetings, and solidarity work 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience with teaching in the public school system or the demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate curriculum for youth

  • A clear commitment to a healing-centered, decolonial and feminist approach 

  • Maintain positive working relationships with a complex and diverse set of community partners, program participants, and staff members 

  • Ability to remain open-minded, patient, empathetic and growth-oriented through challenging work experiences  

  • Full-time availability 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with agro-ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, gardening or farming 

  • Program management 

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salaries at PJ are set through our transparent pay chart. Minimum salary rate for this position begins at $42,000/year with a 3% increase in annual pay. Other increases in salary rate may apply and is negotiable with the hiring committee 

  • Benefits include 4 weeks paid time off plus 5 more paid annual holidays

  • Annual professional development stipend of $500, plus other paid training opportunities

  • Kaiser health care package plus dental, vision, life insurance and chiropractic coverage beginning 60-90 days after the first date of hire

Nature of Employment

Planting Justice is an equal opportunity employer and employment is at-will.

Please stay on the lookout for updates on future hiring announcements ~ We are excited you want to work with us! In the mean time, come visit the nursery. You can learn more about volunteering
here,  or subscribe to our newsletter here.

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