Employment with GTC
Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment.
The Executive Director is charged with overseeing the day to day operations of GTC, in addition to setting and managing short and long term strategic direction. This includes programmatic planning and management, fund development and stewardship, and amplifying the impact of Gardening the Community as an urban agriculture project grounded in youth development. Learn more and apply.
The Farm Manager is an integral position at Gardening the Community, stewarding and supporting multiple urban farming sites in Springfield. Learn more and apply.
Operations & Development Coordinator
The Development & Operations Coordinator is an integral position at Gardening the Community, supporting the organization's fundraising strategies including events and communication, stewardship, and research and tracking. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the coordination and management of GTC's operations and development systems are supported and utilized to ensure organizational effectiveness and inform donor development strategy. Learn more and apply.
Youth Program Associate
The Youth Program Associate under the direction of the Asst. Director of Youth Leadership supports young people engaged with GTC in becoming strong, confident leaders who think critically about the world around them, understand the importance of access to healthy and locally grown food for all families, and advocate for food and racial justice. Learn more and apply.
Internships with GTC
We seek interns year-round for a variety of positions and projects. Internships generally entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely, but entirely remote options may be accommodated. We are very excited to find students interested in working with us over 2 semesters or longer. The internships are unpaid and are generally 5 - 10 hours/week.
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