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 both the long term and short strategic direction. This includes programmatic planning and management, fund development and stewardship, and amplifying the impact of GTC as a youth development program grounded in urban agriculture. Learn more and apply.
Donor Development & Events Coordinator
The Donor Development & Events Coordinator is an integral position at Gardening the Community, supporting the organization's fundraising strategies including events and communication, stewardship, and research and tracking. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Systems & Communication Coordinator in ensuring the database systems are supported and utilized, in planning and executing events, and in organizational communication strategy. Learn more and apply.
TerraCorps Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (in partnership with the Springfield Food Policy Council)
TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. The TerraCorps member will help to develop and coordinate a municipal and statewide effort to convene urban agriculture based organizations and initiatives to consider how we might measure the mitigation impact of urban agricultural efforts on the climate crisis and environmental justice. The member will also work to expand public involvement with GTC/SFPC Farms and programs and work with the GTC Walnut St. Farm Store manager to position it as a strong, community-based resource for families in Springfield. 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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