Grace West Program Manager
Posted by Project U.S.E. on 01/18/2023
Industry Sector: Outdoor
Job Categories: Admin/Clerical, Events, Outdoor Education, Social Media - Digital Marketing
Company Type: School/Military
Country: United States
Required Experience: 1 - 3 years
Contact Name: Amye Follett
Business Phone: (973) 645-0080
Job Type: Seasonal Part Time
Required to Relocate:
Required to Travel:
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within: 10 miles
Job Description & Requirements
Who we are
Project U.S.E. is a private, nonprofit education organization with a focus on developing character, building community, enhancing traditional school curriculum, and connecting with the natural world. Founded in 1970, we work with over 3,000 young people and adults annually from all over New Jersey and the northeast. We provide experiential education programs to public and private schools, state and municipal agencies, community groups and corporations.
Project U.S.E. received the Nourishing Newark Grant from the City of Newark. This grant was written to partner with Grace West Manor on Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark. Grace West is a gated community that consists of a senior apartment tower and family townhouses. Through this grant Project U.S.E. will be building a community garden onsite, installing hydroponics in their youth clubhouse, and providing workshops that will cover gardening, cooking, nutrition, and art.
Work closely with the Program Director to help kick off the pilot year of the Nourishing Newark Grant. This will include helping to create metrics to track progress, programming, building a garden and coordinating volunteers/resident involvement. This Nourishing Newark Program is the first of its kind being deployed by the City of Newark and will give the ability to pioneer healthy food access to a wider network of city residents. This is an opportunity to make a mark and expand the program to continue to expand the healthy food network throughout Newark.
What you’ll do
In your role, you will assist with tasks that can include but are not limited to the following:
Helping to build the physical garden (spreading mulch, setting garden beds, planting)
Material management (ordering, tracking receipts/spending)
Interact with Grace West Residents
Documentation of metrics
Who you are & what you bring
You are a person who is passionate about gardening/food security and making a difference in the lives of people. You are motivated, mature, and possess outstanding judgment and decision-making skills. You believe in our mission and are excited to impact the future generation in a positive way.
• Over 18 years of age
• Passionate about working with people of all ages
• Strong organizational skills
• Capable of lifting at least 25+ lbs
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office/Google Drive
• Ability to pass a background check
• Comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather
• Comfortable speaking in front of groups
• Clean Driver’s License
Nice to have…
• Basic First Aid & CPR, or Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
• Bilingual preferred (spanish)
• An interest in environmental studies, gardening, psychology, and/or youth development
Position is Part-time (minimum 20 hours a week) - starting January 2023. Position is Monday - Friday, occasional weekends, as a hybrid position being virtual and in the field/office.
If interested in this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Program Director, Amye Follett at email@example.com. When sending the email, please use the subject line “Program Manager Applicant”
Project U.S.E. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Project U.S.E.
Project U.S.E. is a private, nonprofit education organization with a focus on developing character, building community, enhancing traditional school curriculum, and connecting with the natural world.
Founded in 1970, we work with over 3,000 young people and adults annually from all over New Jersey and the northeast. We provide experiential and outdoor education programs to public and private schools, state and municipal agencies, community groups and corporations.