Position title: Educator

Hiring Committee: Maya Salsedo, Haleh Zandi, and Randy Rivera



Educators work throughout the east bay at OUSD sites, community centers and sites of incarceration throughout the bay area. Our nursery is located at the Sogorea Te Land Trust land at 319 105th Ave., Oakland, CA 94603.  Our farm is located at 4823 Hilltop Dr., El Sobrante, CA 94803. Planting Justice locations are generally open Monday through Friday and some weekends between 8am – 6pm.  Without prior permission, you should not be at Planting Justice locations outside of these hours. 

Hiring Process: Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Educator Position” in the subject line. 


Roles and Responsibilities


  • Facilitate workshops alongside other Planting Justice (PJ) Educators at public high schools and sites of incarceration, including curriculum preparation and clean-up
  • Attend weekly program meetings, monthly staff meetings, and other required trainings 
  • Remain in weekly communication with co-workers regarding schedule and lesson plans
  • Contribute to the development of our collective set of curriculum: Plant! Cook! Organize! 
  • Contribute to PJ’s internal Workplace Justice trainings alongside other PJ staff 
  • Submit contributions to our monthly newsletter and social media platforms
  • Participate in local, regional and national collaborative partnerships with other social justice organizations including conferences, meetings, and solidarity work. 
  • Support PJ’s Community Justice Garden program with outreach, educational resources, workshops and events as needed.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience with teaching in the public school system or the demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate curriculum for youth
  • Experience as a case manager, social worker, re-entry coordinator, community organizer for the abolition of the prison industrial complex, or any other related experience. Trauma informed education and harm reduction frameworks preferred. 
  • Experience with agro-ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, gardening or farming.
  • 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  
  • Bilingual Spanish and English is a plus
  • Full-time availability 
  • Valid driver’s license


Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salaries at PJ are set through our transparent pay chart. The hiring committee is offering you this position at $19/hour or $39,500/year with 3% annual increases.
  • Year 1 Benefits include 
    • 4 weeks paid time off plus 7 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
    • $500 annual stipend through a TASC flex spending account
    • $500 annual professional development reimbursement, plus other
      paid training opportunities

Nature of Employment

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