Project Coordinator position open with the Center for Climate Protection

The Center for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization based in Sonoma County, seeks a talented team player that is a quick learner, easily relates to and enjoys mentoring young people, is excited about helping implement the ECO2school program in Sonoma County high schools, and is passionate about climate protection.

The mission of the Center for Climate Protection is to inspire, align and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

About the ECO2school Program:

ECO2school is an award-winning student leadership program that encourages students to use alternative modes of transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This program is designed to integrate with existing high school academics to educate students about personal, community, and environmental health issues related to climate change. We provide assemblies, guest speakers, in-class education and service learning opportunities to support student leaders. By working both in the classroom and with clubs, ECO2school engages students in fun activities that are transformative for participants. Program benefits are not just academic. ECO2school also reduces congestion, saves costs on transportation as well as promotes healthy living, safe commutes, biking, transit ridership, and improved air quality for the entire community.

What the Project Coordinator does:

The Coordinator’s job is a full time position. In the 2015-16 school year ECO2school will operate in nine Sonoma County schools. The Coordinator will eventually be responsible for most of the Sonoma County in school program implementation and follow up.

Example activities include:
• Recruit and mentor student leaders to organize and implement the ECO2school program in schools throughout Sonoma County
• Make presentations to students and community organizations about climate, bicycle safety, and other topics related to active transportation
• Assist student leaders to organize and implement peer-to-peer education activities including bike rides and slow races
• Organize and facilitate youth leadership development trainings
• Develop and maintain a social media presence including a blog and website
• Shoot and edit videos of student activities and post to website
• Work with community leaders and businesses to further develop and support the ECO2school program
• Help with evaluation, data collection, and aggregation
• Collaborate with the Project Manager, other members of the CCP staff, staff from regional partners, vendors and other stakeholders
• Be open to doing new activities as the need arises

Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimum two years relevant work experience including a proven track record of effective leadership, organizing, and communicating. We want proof that you can inspire, align, and mobilize others.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Experience working with young people
• Excellent references

Desired Skills and Qualities:
The position requires an entrepreneurial, personable, confident team member with a sense of humor who possesses the following skills and qualities:
• Works and relates well with young people, especially high school students
• Committed to and understands climate protection
• A good understanding of bicycling street skills and bike mechanics
• Superior oral and written communication skills to craft and articulate clear, concise messages
• Ability to inspire and persuade
• Very well organized and a strong team player
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
• Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations to resolve problems
• Ability to motivate people to take action including meeting deadlines
• Skilled in relationship building and networking
• Strong meeting facilitator
• Good listener and a quick learner

This job requires extensive travel throughout Sonoma County and sometimes the greater Bay Area. The successful applicant should own a car or have access to a means of transportation required for work. It would help if you either lived in Sonoma County or are willing to move to here.

Full time salary between $38,000 and $42,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacations, holidays, and health insurance. The person in this position will work from the office located in Santa Rosa, California. This position is dependent on grant funding. The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
They encourage anyone interested in this position to submit an application as soon as possible. Please email your resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words explaining your interest in the job and why you’re qualified, to Amy Jolly at Names and contact information for your last three supervisors or clients (including your current supervisor or client, if applicable) will be required upon request.

Please include “ECO2school Project Coordinator” in the subject line and let them know where you learned about the position.

The position is open until filled. They will start reviewing applications on September 11th. No phone calls, please.

School Garden Specialist needed Thomas Page Academy

Thomas Page Academy, a public k-8 school in Cotati is looking for a seasonal school garden specialist for their developing school garden program.

Duties to include leading grade level appropriate gardening activities, organizing garden schedules and supervising garden work parties. Looking for someone who is experienced in leading activities in the garden with children.

Must be able to  to work 15 hours per week.

For more information contact third grade teacher-Suki Winship


Garden Coordinator position open at Spring Creek Charter School

Spring Creek Charter School in Santa Rosa seeks a Garden Coordinator to teach weekly garden education classes, maintain the vegetable and pollinator gardens and fruit trees, as well as facilitate community involvement and investment in our school garden.   Now in its 10th year, the school garden program is an important part of school culture and is highly valued by the school community.  
Qualifications: Minimum of 2-3 years of facilitation or teaching experience with youth aged 4-9; knowledge and skills in small-scale organic food production or home gardening; knowledge of or interest in topics including urban gardening, botany, environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, food access;  ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults; ability to work independently and be flexible. Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Application deadline is September 15, 2016.
To submit an application, please send a resume and cover letter to Jay Dowd, Spring Creek Principal, at

Garden Coordinator Position Open at Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley

Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley is looking for a Garden Coordinator to facilitate garden-based education classes, manage the school garden, as well as bring students, families, teachers and community members together to develop and maintain this vibrant and productive hub of our year round public charter school. Qualifications:  Minimum of 2-3 years of facilitation or teaching experience with youth aged 5-13; Knowledge and skills in small-scale organic food production or home gardening; Knowledge of or interest in topics including urban gardening, botany, environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, food access;  Ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults; Ability to work independently and be flexible. Application deadline is August 18, 2015.
For more information please contact Liza Eichert 707-239-3753 or
To apply please visit the Petaluma City Schools Website.


Garden Coordinator Position Open at Steele Lane Elementary

Steele Lane Elementary School in Santa Rosa is seeking a part-time Garden Coordinator to work 2 days/week from 8 am – 3 pm.  Click here for more information and a full job description.

Program Coordinator position open at Global Student Embassy

Global Student Embassy is looking to hire a new Sonoma County Program Coordinator to facilitate their local and international Eco-Action education programs. This individual will join their very passionate team of young activists, mobilizing high school students and their school communities to build school gardens and restore our environment. They are looking for a candidate who speaks Spanish, is passionate about environmental change, is an effective communicator and enjoys working with high school age students. Click here for the complete job description. For more information on Global Student Embassy, go to




Part-time Garden Coordinator Position at Proctor Terrace Elementary School

Proctor Terrace Elementary School has a position open for a part-time Garden Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.  Click here to see the full job announcement.

Steele Lane School is seeking a part- time garden coordinator

Steele Lane School is seeking a part- time Garden Coordinator. This  is a contract position for two days a week in their wonderfully designed courtyard garden. The link to the full job description is GardenCoord job posting 2015-16.

Garden Coordinator Position with Lagunitas School District


Open Position for the 2015-2016 School Year (Part-Time)

 Specialist Position: Garden Coordinator (K – 8th grade)

The Lagunitas School District offers unique educational programs within a beautiful setting. Our district is committed to providing a variety of educational choices within the public school system. The district encompasses three educational programs: The Montessori Program (K-5), the Open Classroom Program (K-6), and the Middle School (6-8).

The Lagunitas School District is located in Marin County, 6 miles west of Fairfax off Sir Frances Drake Boulevard. The small, rural school district is tucked away in the beautifully scenic woodland of the unincorporated San Geronimo Valley.

Job Description

The Lagunitas School District has a shared garden in the field between the two schools. The garden is abundant with many beds of edible plants, a greenhouse, and a drip irrigation system. The Garden Coordinator will work collaboratively with teachers to maintain our school garden, develop and implement a program to teach practical gardening skills, nature awareness, nutrition, and respect for the environment. The position is for 13 hours a week. Hours are flexible, between 8:45 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday during the school year. There may be some additional hours over the summer for maintaining the garden.

Schedule and Salary

  • August – June, 13 hours each week.
  • Hourly Rate: $18.37-24.18. There are no benefits for this part-time position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Offer of employment contingent upon successful screening of fingerprints and a ‘negative reading’ of a skin test or chest x-ray for active tuberculosis.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Positive attitude, and enjoy working with children as part of a team of educators.
  • Ability to develop hands-on curriculum for groups of children.
  • Ability to maintain a garden with a variety of plants.

Application Process

  • Universal Application for Marin County School Districts Classified Employment

Download application from the school’s website link at

  • Letter or email of introduction.
  • Copy of any College/University transcripts (originals required if hired).

Submit Application Materials

Due Date: Position opened until filled.

Mail or email application package to:

Lagunitas School District

Attention: Laura Shain

PO Box 308

San Geronimo, CA 94963

Daily Acts seeks Schools Coordinator

Daily Acts, a growing sustainability nonprofit in Petaluma, is seeking a Schools Coordinator to join our dynamic, collaborative team. Working both independently and collaboratively with the Programs Director, Project Coordinator and Daily Acts staff, the Schools Coordinator will play a key role in promoting the 2015 Community Resilience Challenge to Sonoma County schools to activate student involvement in the program.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to inspire, support and mobilize young people to take action to conserve resources, grow food and strengthen their communities. Let your passion for empowering the next generation shine!

Download the job descriptionJob Posting – Schools Coordinator