About Our Organization
City Slicker Farms increases wellness and builds community through equitable access to healthy food, thriving gardens, and urban green space. Based in West Oakland and working all over the East Bay, we partner with people who are striving to eat and live healthier despite systemic and structural barriers, including low and fixed-income residents, people experiencing food insecurity, people with disabilities, and people of color. Since 2001, we have been working towards a more just and equitable food system where everyone is nourished and has access to healthy, high quality, and culturally celebrated food.
The Backyard Garden (BYG) Manager reports to the Executive Director and oversees the Backyard Garden Program, where we build planter boxes and provide free seedlings, compost and gardening supplies for garden program members to grow their own food. To support their success, garden members get two years of direct mentorship and a lifetime supply of compost, seeds, and starts. The program was founded in 2005 and we continue to work with and support hundreds of gardeners throughout the East Bay.
This position includes the coordination, building, maintenance and support of community gardens at our partner sites and backyard gardens with local residents at their homes. Relationship building, communication, organization, gardening and farming skills, and a commitment to food justice are key components of success in this role.
Duties & Responsibilities
Garden Program – 80% of time
Organizational and Cross-Program Support – 10% of time
Communications & Public Relations – 5% of time
Fundraising & Grant Support – 5% of time
Required Skills & Experience
Abilities & Attributes
Work Environment & Physical Demands
This is a full time position, 40 hours per week.
$45,000 – $48,000
Benefits include medical, dental and $40 a month cell phone stipend. New staff receive 17 paid days off each year, 12 sick days and 3 paid holidays.
To apply, email your resume and short letter of interest to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a negotiable but anticipated start date of February 1st.
City Slicker Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.