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21-22 Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group Sustainability
The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group is a nonprofit organization at the Salmon Center in Belfair, WA. Our mission is to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. The Salmon Center is located on 40 acres of a former family farm, beside the restored Union River Preserve and a network of trails. With high poverty and unemployment rates, our community is in need of access to fresh food and food/nutrition education. We operate a small WSDA-Certified Organic demonstration farm, Farm at Water's Edge, with accompanying education programs aiming to improve food access in our community while educating about nutrition and the ways sustainable farming practices mitigate negative human impacts on salmon. Members serving as Sustainability Coordinators join our education team to implement nutrition and garden education programing for our Farm Stewards after-school program and summer camp, in-school classroom visits, site field trips, and other events. They engage in the day to day management of our community U-Pick gardens and P-Patch, providing fresh produce to our community as well as the tools and resources for families to grow their own food. Volunteer management, outreach, and grant writing are also included in this position. We anticipate holding interviews for the position throughout the early summer, with the goal of hiring 2 members to begin service in the fall.
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Member Duties : Sustainability Coordinators will participate in education, community outreach, volunteer management, and farm projects. Members will plan and develop nutrition and garden education programs for youth in local schools as well as for our after-school and summer camp program, Farm Stewards. This will include classroom based education as well as implementing experiential learning projects outdoors. Members support our U-Pick community garden through volunteer recruitment and management, as well as community-wide workshops and outreach. They will also collaborate with staff and volunteers to plant, maintain, and harvest our food gardens and care for our 4-H farm animals. Sustainability Coordinators provide members of our P-Patch garden (which includes annually-leased garden beds) resources and support. To support their professional development, members may have opportunities to engage in other project areas at HCSEG, including research projects and habitat restoration.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Gardening ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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21-22 Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group Sustainability

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2021  -   07/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2021  To  10/16/2021 

Contact Heather Hamilton
600 NE Roessel Road
Belfair   WA   98528

Listing ID 103211