Community Garden Administrative Associate - Hourly

University of North Texas Health Science Center
September 22, 2023
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Posting Title Community Garden Administrative Associate - Hourly Department HSC-Facilities Admin-356000 Job Location Fort Worth Full Time/Part Time Part-Time Pay Rate Salary Information Department Summary

This position is a part-time non-benefits eligible position.

Facilities Management has a mission to make the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth a place where the facilities and grounds are aesthetically pleasing, clean, well maintained and energy efficient. We offer a working environment that promotes teamwork and professionalism. Facilities Management provides responsive, friendly, and efficient customer support to appropriately support the institutional mission. HSC Sustainability, a student funded initiative within Facilities Management, supports HSC's mission of creating solutions for a healthier community by advancing sustainable practices on campus through educational outreach, programs and initiatives, and our own campus operations. The HSC Community Garden was founded by HSC Sustainability in 2014 and continues to be managed through Facilities Management.

Position Summary

The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Community Garden Administrative Associate – Hourly to join our team. Part of the job duties for this position will be performed indoors in an office setting. Other times, the work will be done outside in the garden itself. This person must be able to work outside in the garden, lift supplies (up to 20 lbs.), bend down to garden and assess plots, and work occasionally on Saturdays (about 2-3 a year). Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Communicates directly with the gardeners about issues, concerns, general questions, etc., answers general inquiries about the garden from both our campus and external communities, and orients new gardeners and volunteers.
  • Updates gardeners and volunteers weekly on opportunities, needs, issues, etc.
  • Creates, organizes, and updates community garden files and logs.
  • Presents garden updates to the Sustainability Committee every other month.
  • Coordinates special garden events such as Harvest Days (harvesting food to donate to food banks), Planting Days (educational events for gardeners to learn and plant together), Work Days (events dedicated to garden maintenance), and other educational and volunteer opportunities.
  • Collaborates with other departments and organizations both on and off campus as it aligns with the mission and purpose of the garden.
  • Conducts routine inspections of the plots and garden space and works to resolve issues.
  • Performs general routine maintenance of the garden such as picking up trash, picking weeds, gardening abandoned or empty plots until a new gardener can be assigned, maintaining common areas and the compost bins, and organizing the tool shed.
  • Additional Posting Details

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Extensive gardening experience including organic gardening and pest management knowledge.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion through a Master Gardener Program.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a community garden.
  • Experience coordinating special events.
  • Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule


    Driving University Vehicle Yes Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

    The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

    Physical Requirements Ability to communicate, Carrying, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number H1110P

    Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting https: //

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel?
  • yes
  • no
  • Do you have extensive gardening experience including organic gardening and pest management knowledge?
  • yes
  • no
  • Do you possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a valid Texas Driver's License?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation
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