Start Date: 8/26/2023
End Date: 5/3/2024
Number of Positions: 2-4
Hours per Week: 5-15 (Dependent Upon Work-Study Award and availability).
Note: This position is further supported through external funds to offer a
$16/hour wage. Non-work study students may apply as well.
Weekends Required: For the most part, student can choose their own hours.
Evenings Required: For the most part, student can choose their own hours.
Supervisor: Elizabeth (Libby) McCann
Alternate Supervisor: Jean Kayira
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 50-100% Weekly virtual
meetings, community garden site(s) check-ins/upkeep, outreach documentation,
quality of programming and deliverables (e.g., social media curation,
container garden distribution, campus garden management, annual reporting,
outreach and marketing)
Method to assess remote work: Quality of follow through and engagement
regarding key position responsibilities and deliverables. Co-coordinators will
do a mix of the same work (e.g., outreach and support of CGC sites; planting,
maintenance of CGC raised beds, program planning, development of educational
materials) and divvy up other duties based on interests and expertise to
ensure staff parity and high-quality CGC programming. Staff facilitate any
needed pivot of CGC programming amid Covid19 impacts on community and food
security, social distancing, and/or reduced volunteership throughout the
Community Garden Connections (CGC) seeks creative, collaborative work-
study eligible students to co-coordinate this on-going local garden-
CGC is committed to building local capacity to grow food and address
issues of food insecurity related to climate change impacts, personal and
communal health, and resiliency (https:// www. antiochne.edu/cgc/).
This position works closely with additional CGC Co-Coordinators and
faculty to support existing community garden sites (70 beds total)
located at social service agencies/nonprofits in the City of Keene.
To supplement the food grown at these agency sites, CGC manages a 1–acre+
demonstration garden in Westmoreland, NH in collaboration with the County
CGC also addresses food insecurity on Antioch's campus through care of the
Antioch Campus Garden and preservation of grown produce for use in CGC-
sponsored Community Soup Days (on hiatus during Covid 19 and campus
Some responsibilities are to: design, implement and evaluate educational
foster relationships and support for CGC garden sites;
build raised garden beds and design related educational events;
educate and communicate with partners about gardening and food
prepare and host Community Soup Days (not applicable for summer
assist in the maintenance of the Antioch Campus Gardens (rain garden and
vegetable) and Westmoreland Demonstration Garden (as needed);
strengthen volunteership at the Westmoreland site through “garden parties”
and community events (as needed); and co-coordinate all other necessary
moving parts to this multifaceted initiative.
Other important aspects of this position are to contribute to community
outreach through the Antioch webpage, social media, local/regional press,
and annual reporting;
collaborate with local non-profits and organizations in the Monadnock
Region of southwestern NH who are engaged in similar work; and creatively
pursue relevant service projects that address community-identified
interests and fulfill CGC's mission to increase access to food and to
enhance community resiliency.
Strong project management, organizational and time management skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to have fun planning, preparing, and gardening with local
Likes to and works well with a variety of people.
Self-directed and motivated to move the project forward.
Willing to learn new skills.
Gardening, familiarity with food justice, environmental education,
culturally responsive education, grant writing and/or evaluation
experience preferred though not required.
Possibly interested in continuing beyond the position end date.
How to Apply: Send an email of interest along with your resume to Drs. Libby
McCann and Jean Kayira ([email protected], [email protected]).
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies