Job Opening: Log Cabin Ranch Garden Educator
(20 hours per week, non-exempt part-time/permanent position)

Organization Profile: Urban Sprouts is nonprofit organization that supports school gardens at San Francisco middle and high schools. We teach youth and their families to grow, harvest, prepare and eat vegetables from the school garden in order to help youth become more engaged in school, eat better, exercise more, and connect with the environment and each other.
Each year we work with over 500 youth at four San Francisco Unified School District schools: Aptos Middle School, June Jordan School for Equity, International Studies Academy, and Log Cabin Ranch.

Job Description: Urban Sprouts’ Garden Educator will facilitate the delivery of our core garden-based education curriculum to the residents of Log Cabin Ranch, the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department post-adjudication facility for delinquent male juveniles located in La Honda, CA. The Educator will facilitate high school weekly classes at the Ranch—combining environmental science education, nutrition education with hands-on experiences in the facility garden (planting, tending, harvesting, and cooking). The Garden Educator collaborates with Urban Sprouts’ staff and Program Director to build involvement in and commitment to the garden within the Log Cabin Ranch community, which includes teachers, administrators, students, counselors, and other service providers.

Job Responsibilities:
Facilitate 3 garden-based education classes per week; classes are held Monday afternoons and all day Wednesday. Classes run year round. 40% of total time
Prepare for each lesson by gathering supplies, worksheets, and reviewing each lesson plan. 20% of total time
Manage the facility garden, plan and prepare for garden work activities, manage cropping schedule, prepare for availability of tools and other necessary materials.
Participate in weekly Urban Sprouts staff meetings, which include professional support, collaborative planning and goal-setting, and completing reporting paperwork in our offices in San Francisco.
Supervise program interns who assist with garden work activities. Meet with each teacher and Ranch staff on a monthly basis for assessment and coaching. Monitor, document, and report on all activities and extent of student and teacher participation to
Program Director.
Required Skills and Experience:
At least 2-3 years of facilitation or teaching experience with youth aged 11-17; outdoor group management experience preferred.
Valid California drivers license required.
Experience working within the juvenile justice system.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, including youth and adults.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
Capable of working in a fast-paced outdoor environment, and able to lift 25 pounds from floor to table height.

Desired Skills and Experience
Knowledge and skills in small-scale organic food production or home gardening.
Knowledge of and/or interest in topics including urban gardening, botany, environmental science,
health and nutrition, food systems, food access, urban schools, and social justice.
Bilingual and/or bi-cultural preferred (languages include Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese).
Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
Strong skills in interpersonal communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence.
Ability to work independently, be flexible, strive for excellence, and think creatively.
Computer and project management skills.

Please note Urban Sprouts will provide a vehicle for transportation to and from the site. This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week, $19-21 per hour DOE, and includes vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter with Log Cabin Garden Educator in the subject line via email to Audrey Roderick, Program Director, at
No phone calls please.
For more information please visit our website The position is now open. Review of applications will begin with resumes received by February 10th, and will continue until the position is filled.

Urban Sprouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.