Hiring Announcements

Our Education team is hiring!

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

Position Open

Position title: Educator

Accountable to: Anthony Forrest, brontë velez, and Haleh Zandi

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate workshops using the Plant! Cook! Organize! Curriculum at Planting Justice sites including Fremont, McClymonds, MetWest, Mandela Park Academy, Keller Plaza Apartments, San Quentin State Prison, Alameda County Juvenile Facilities, and at our 2-acre Nursery and 4-acre Farm sites.

  • Maintain relationships with community partners at each site and demonstrate a clear ability to work with diverse staff and student participants (race, gender, class, sexuality, ability, citizenship status).

  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to healing-centered/transformative justice approach in a facilitation role

  • Recruit new participants at these sites and gather emergency information forms, liability and media release forms

  • Purchase and prep materials for each workshop and return materials to the PJ office

  • Maintain a clean and clutter-free workspace

  • Ensure the gardens at each site are well-maintained and productive

  • Contribute to the development of Plant! Cook! Organize! The Planting Justice Curriculum

  • Remain in communication with co-workers regarding scheduling and lesson planning

  • Take photos and document the work we are doing

  • Contribute to our monthly newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, blog, and website

  • Develop Workplace Justice trainings

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

  • Keep your own timesheet updated for payroll purposes

Preferred Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of applied agro-ecology, permaculture, or gardening experience

  • At least 2 years of facilitation in popular education or other pedagogies of liberation

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary begins at $35,000/year for full-time employment (36 hours/week) with increases based on PJ’s transparent pay structure  

  • Benefits include 4 weeks paid time off (increases to 5 weeks in Year 3 and 6 weeks in Year 5); 5 more paid annual holidays; and unpaid time off for sick leave or extended vacations with prior coordination

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

Nature of Employment

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

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to haleh@plantingjustice.org

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