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New Roots Program Coordinator [GA]

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta is hiring a New Roots Coordinator. Job Description is below. Please apply at this link:

Job Title: New Roots Program Coordinator

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: USA-Atlanta, GA

Job Overview/Summary:

The New Roots Program Coordinator leads the IRC’s New Roots program which works with IRC clients and community in two main areas: 1) youth gardening & food justice and 2) food security and nutrition. The program’s goals are to connect IRC clients and the community with access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food options; provide nutrition education in the U.S. context; and facilitate participation in gardening/food production programs. This position is a limited-term, 6-month position, with the possibility of extension pending grant funding.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Design and Delivery:

  • Design and implement all aspects of the New Roots program in Atlanta.

  • Develop and implement educational programs, including gardening and food justice activities for youth, along with nutrition, food security, and gardening programs for adults.

  • Assist with the development of community-based collaborations around food and food justice.

  • Provide technical advice to support community-based, and   school-based gardens, and assist with garden site maintenance.

  • Conduct community outreach and manage recruitment of New Roots participants.

Resource Development:

  • Collaborate with the Atlanta Resource Development Team, Deputy Director, and Youth Programs Supervisor to create and implement a plan for continued funding for New Roots.

General Support:

  • Maintain thorough and accurate records for all New Roots activities, ensuring program compliance with its goals through required reporting to funders and internal stakeholders.

  • Work with Atlanta’s Finance Manager to track spending for New Roots and ensure adequate use of funding.

  • Attend Youth Education Team meetings and complete administrative duties, including but not limited to reporting, timesheets, and expense reports.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • BA degree in agriculture, nutrition, or related field and/or a minimum of two years of relevant experience.

  • Strong knowledge of agriculture and production.

  • Experience coordinating a program and designing and delivering food and agriculture programming.

  • Experience developing and implementing educational programs.

  • Proven record of successful development of grant proposals.  

  • Reliable, professional, resourceful, team-oriented and sensitive to cultural differences.

  • Able to occasionally work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

  • Must have reliable transportation and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage for vehicle. 

Time is split between a standard office work environment and program delivery in community gardens. 


Please apply through the link here: