Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in working with Organic Growers School. Please see our job listings below.

Our Commitment to Social Justice

Our Commitment to Social Justice

Organic Growers School seeks to transform the food system into one that truly serves the needs of all communities, creating social and environmental ecosystems that thrive by empowering people to farm, garden, and live organically. We recognize that in order to reach this vision, it is necessary to understand the impact that historical oppression and systemic racism have had on the food system.

We are committed to prioritizing social justice and inclusiveness within all of our operations. We define diversity in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic status, personality, ability, education, geographic region, age, experience, values, politics, appearance, religion, mental health, and immigration status.

We recognize that we have made mistakes in the past, and that there is a lot of work ahead of us. We commit to the on-going work through trainings, relationship building, partnerships, and program development, to dismantle social injustice in OGS and in the food system for the ultimate goal of food justice for all.

(Currently Accepting Applications) Program & Marketing Associate Position

(Currently Accepting Applications) Program & Marketing Associate Position 2020

Hours & Compensation: The Program & Marketing Associate shall receive $16 per hour as a W-2 employee to start. Approximate hours are 20 per week.

Scope of Work: The Program & Communications Associate is responsible for supporting the Program & Communications Directors in all aspects of OGS Programming.

Tasks Include:

Support, Administration, & Communication (30% of time):

  • Answer and respond to general OGS phone calls, mail, and emails regarding all programming
  • Distribute relevant communication to appropriate staff in a timely manner
  • Manage the CRAFT listserv, and other internal and external email lists
  • Manage registrations, membership, and attendance tracking for all year-round programming
  • Attend external workshops, conferences, and events to staff OGS exhibit tables as able
  • Manage records and data including but not limited to:
    • Manage and update participant data information
    • Manage various data entry for evaluation and reporting purposes

Media & Resource Management (25% of time):

  • Manage and update program resource web pages and online registration forms
  • Manage and update Apprentice Link & OGS Farm Network online profiles
  • Manage, edit, upload, and organize event photos to OGS Flickr account
  • Assist with photography & videography at events as needed

Communications & Marketing (30% of time):

  • Manage the posting of events in online calendar listings and on social media
  • Manage Social Media schedule for relevance, reputation, regularity, and engagement with constituents
  • Coordinate the distribution of flyers and mailings for events
  • Assist with website updates, including posting to our Press Page
  • Maintain list of press contacts for local, regional, national news services
  • Assist with coordination of in-kind sponsor relations and deliverables
  • Develop support materials for the OGS Blog
  • Administrative support to Marketing & Communications Team as needed

Program Preparation & Logistics (15% of time):

  • Assist with ordering, organizing, & distributing conference or class materials, communications, and logistics for all year round programming

Applicant Requirements:

  • Savvy with and actively engaged in social media
  • Familiarity with WordPress and GoogleDrive
  • Comfortability learning new web-based project management software
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Innovative. Creative. Flexible. Team Player. Quick Learner
  • Solid people skills and experience with customer service
  • Experience working remotely

Location: A combination of working from your home office (provide your own computer, printer, and basic office needs) and working in our office at the Smith Mill Works in West Asheville, NC when safe, appropriate, and desired. Events will take place around WNC. Reasonable adjacency to WNC required.

Software/Hardware: OGS will provide all online software needed such as WordPress, Asana, GoogleDrive, etc. OGS does not provide computers and requires each employee to have their own reliable computer and cell phone. 

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, & 3 references to sera@organicgrowersschool.org and be sure to put “Program Associate” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled.

Sustainability Consulting Support (Internship)

Sustainability Consulting Support (Internship)

Timeline: February to May 2020
Start Date: Anytime in that window
Hours per week: 10-ish hours per week

Description: A unique opportunity for hands-on, practical, real-world exposure to site design, land planning, and all aspects of sustainability coaching. The Sustainability Consulting Support internship position will support, assist, and shadow our Sustainability Coach & Consultant, Brandon Greenstein, at garden, yard, homestead, and farm projects in the WNC region. This support position is an opportunity to learn permaculture, land-based systems, water and power engineering, construction, gardening, and many more stills. This will pave the way to improving your own farm or homestead or to work in any of these fields more effectively. You will learn to think critically, design ecologically and holistically, relate to others deeply, and work at creating regenerative and resilient culture. Learn more about our Sustainability Consulting program here and more about our coaches here.

Tasks encompass the following:

  • Attend site visits weekly with Sustainability Consultant, Brandon Greenstein
  • Provide written reports and photographs of site visits

Must have the following criteria:

  • Strong interest and experience in organic growing, homesteading, or farming
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience working in collaboration with others
  • Good customer service, communication, and people skills
  • Very organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Computer literate.
  • Critical thinking, design, and planning experience a plus.
  • Training in permaculture or other land-based design systems a plus.

Exchange:

  • Immense land-based learning opportunity.
  • Access to all OGS 1-2 day programs happening during 2019.
  • Access to all site consults.
  • Letter of recommendation and/or job referral.

Please let us know if you are interested in this program by sending an email to brandon@organicgrowersschool.org.