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Regenerative Economies Intern / Sihasin Garden Market & Pop-Up Mobile Cafe

This position reports to the Executive Director to assist with the planning, development and implementation of the Sihasin Garden Market & Pop-Up Mobile Cafe. Receives on-the-job training and work experience in all aspects of social entrepreneurship and gardening and farming provided at TLE Teaching Farm and community outreach sites, preferably aligned with individual interests and field of study. Maintains journal, develops and complete a special project portfolio with photo documentation for sharing with communities and posting online.

Receives orientation, information and assignments to become familiar with program operations; may be assigned to prepare reports and attend meetings. Based on previous experience and education, may be assigned progressively more difficult and responsible tasks.

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS REQUIRED: Knowledge of policies and procedures appropriate to assigned function.

Skill in operating office equipment, including computer programs – and/or willingness to learn.

Skill in preparing clear and concise reports –and/or willingness to learn.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Willingness to communicate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated interest, motivation and physical health to learn about and participate in social entrepreneurship, gardening and farming. May be enrolled as a full or part-time time college student (must document); or may be out-of-school if appropriately motivated to participate. Must comply with all Youth Program recruitment, entry, and assessment procedures. Demonstrates interest and motivation to become fluent in both Navajo and English.

This is a 20-30 hours/week (negotiable), and is contingent upon grant funding.

Qualified individuals can reply by requesting and sending an application along with a cover letter and resume to tolanilakeenterprises@gmail.com.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL SATURDAY 10/05/2019.

Lead Market Garden Technician & Trainer / Dine Small Farm and Ranch Program

This position reports to the Executive Director. Plans, develops, manages and documents all aspects of TLE produce growing and harvest operations. Coordinates technical outreach and assistance to community gardeners and farmers.

Co-Leads Grower Trainees and Production Workforce Interns. Works closely with Youth Program Manager to involve youth in all aspects of garden operations. Works closely with consultants and community members and other stakeholders to develop and pilot curriculum, templates and tools. Coordinates business marketing, resources, and tools.

Coordinates Training Consultants (hands-on training integrated into garden operation cycles).

Manages and documents TLE farm equipment services and food safety programs. Helps Executive Director collect data on participation and evaluation as needed. Performs other duties as requested.

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS REQUIRED: Knowledge of Navajo culture and language. Knowledge, of farm, garden and greenhouse dryland and irrigated ground preparation, planting, irrigation, tending, pest control, harvest and post-harvest operations. Knowledge of and ability to teach principles of farm management including plants and plant communities, soil fertility, water harvesting, storage and delivery; irrigation and water management, and other best management and treatment practices. Skill in establishing and maintaining a sound, effective relationship with varied stakeholders. Skill in communicating effectively, orally and written.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s (BA) degree in Agriculture, Agronomy or closely related field; and four (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in gardening and farming, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;

or, high school diploma equivalent and at least four (4) years demonstrated progressively responsible and successful experience in community-based gardening and farming, which provide the capabilities to perform the described duties.

Qualified individuals can reply by requesting and sending an application along with a cover letter and resume to tolanilakeenterprises@gmail.com.

POSITION OPEN SATURDAY 10/05/2019.