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Hiring! New Haven Farms Seeking Part-Time Community and Research Manager

New Haven Farms

Part-Time Community and Research Manager

Position Description

 

ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated urban land into urban community farms. Our highly skilled Farm Manager and 45-strong volunteer corps cultivate 8 urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic diseases and food insecurity. Farm members receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. We use rigorous research methods to measure the impact that our Farm-Based Wellness Programs have on our members’ quality of life. For more information about New Haven Farms, please visit newhavenfarms.org.

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community and Research Manager provides critical support to New Haven Farms’ Farm-Based Wellness program participants. They oversee all research and data collection activities, advocate for program participants, connect participants with each other, provide encouragement and logistical aid, and ensure that each participant comes away from the program having improved the quality of their own lives.

 

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with New Haven Farms’ Principal Investigators to design and implement the most appropriate research qualitative and quantitative research methodology and techniques.
  • Attending three evening farm-based wellness program sessions per week from June-October.
  • Assisting with program setup, cleanup, and translation.
  • Conducting farm and human subjects data collection on a weekly basis, and following up with those who missed program sessions.
  • Ensuring integrity of all data collection.
  • Providing general logistical support to members.
  • Attending monthly New Haven Farms meetings. Writing communications, updates, and agenda items for this meeting.
  • Generating and managing a team of volunteers/interns.
  • Create and oversee program alumni leadership.
  • Communicating with program participants on a weekly basis.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in both English & Spanish, ability to translate in real time
  • Academic and practical experience with data collection and research management
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, and Word
  • Bachelors or advanced degree
  • Ability to assist in executing community-based events.
  • Ability to work with people of various ages and skill levels.

 

This position is paid 18 hours per week, commensurate with experience.

Please email volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org with your resume and cover letter.

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