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Common Ground seeks a Green Jobs Corps Program Manager, responsible for overall management of the Green Jobs Corps program – a youth employment program that connects over 30 high school students with paid environmental jobs, leadership and career development opportunities, and supportive services.  In addition to overseeing all aspects of the program, the Program Manager works directly with young people in individual meetings and in larger groups for trainings and workshops, and may oversee youth work crews as necessary. The Program Manager reports to Common Ground’s Director of Business and Administration, and works closely with other Common Ground staff to ensure the successful implementation of this program.  The Green Jobs Corps Program Manager is a year-round, 40 hour per week position.  For a full job description, visit http://www.commongroundct.org/join_us.php.

 

Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership in New Haven, Connecticut where a diverse community of children, young people, and adults cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice.  Farm meets forest meets city on Common Ground’s 20 acre campus at the base of West Rock Ridge.  The site abuts the 1500 acre West Rock State Park, sharing hiking trails, wildlife, and diverse natural habitats with the surrounding forests.  Common Ground’s Charter High School uses the site as an organizing principle of its curriculum which is guided by an ecological framework that recognizes the connection and interdependence of all living and non-living things.   Each year, more than 6,000 community members participate in festivals, field trips, after-school programs, and other educational opportunities on site. Common Ground’s Green Job Corps program provides meaningful employment with a green focus to over 30 high school students from New Haven while immersing them in youth, leadership and career development activities.  For more information on Common Ground, see www.commongroundct.org.

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