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YMCA of the Inland Northwest Garden Programs Leader in Spokane, Washington

OUR CULTURE: At the Y, you can channel your passion into a lifelong career helping to deliver positive change. Every day, our staff – of all ages and from all walks of life – work to bridge the gaps in community needs by nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving our community’s health and well-being, and providing support to our neighbors, by serving others, building strong relationships, and incorporating our YMCA values into our everyday work. POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Garden Programs Leader supports the work of the Y by leading projects and volunteers in the Valley YMCA Greenhouse. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Directs and supervises program activities to ensure proper maintenance and harvesting of the greenhouse and garden. 2. Recruits, trains, develops, schedules and directs volunteers as needed. 3. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. 4. Assists in the development and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. 5. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. 6. Coordinates use of garden and greenhouse for program activities and events. 7. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. 8. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in garden programs. 9. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 1-3 years of gardening experience. Formal training desired, but not mandatory. 2. Typical requirements within 60 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens. 3. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 1. Ability to move around the greenhouse, including work on the ground, for long periods of time. 2. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds. 3. Position requires bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking. 4. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate. 5. Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time. DIVERSITY STATEMENT The YMCA of the Inland Northwest commits to being an inclusive organization for all. Driven by our mission and values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility we actively work to close equity gaps for marginalized and underserved groups. We are inspired to elevate social justice issues facing our community, remove systemic barriers, welcome cultural diversity, and create equity for those in greatest need. Through collaboration with our diverse community partners together we work to effect meaningful change. In all things, we are dedicated to ensuring our Y is a safe, welcoming place for all people to be, belong, and become. The YMCA of the Inland Northwest provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants. STARTING PAY: $15/hr WHAT YOU GET FROM WORKING AT THE YMCA: *Frequent opportunities to makes a difference in the lives of youth, adults, and senior members *Something new and exciting to learn and work with every day *Free individual membership (<19 hours/week) and family membership (20+ hours/week), with program discounts available *Paid sick time for all staff, and paid vacation tim