Women for Healthy Rural Living seeks Incredible Edible Milbridge Coordinator

Friday, September 8, 2023

Job Type: Part-time at 16 hours/week, with possibly more during the growing season

About the position

Responsible for overseeing Incredible Edible Milbridge to support programmatic goals and organizational mission. The IEM coordinator reports to the executive director and works closely with the chief operating officer and experience coordinator. View the online post for this opening at: https://whrl.org/about/employment/

What you bring

  • Dedication to WHRL’s mission and values
  • Deep commitment to strengthening WHRL’s work within diversity, equity, and belonging
  • Demonstrated experience in people and program management
  • Larger-scale gardening/farming experience
  • Understand and embrace an organic approach to gardening
  • Experience teaching or leading workshops related to gardening and food
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and emotional intelligence
  • Professional and emotional maturity that demonstrates warmth, dependability, responsiveness, initiative, flexibility, and a good sense of humor
  • Ability and motivation to work independently as well as within a team to plan
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize assignments and workload
  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Ability to stoop, bend, and lift weights up to 50 pounds
  • Warm, personable, and approachable
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with diverse partner organizations
  • English fluency, Spanish a plus

If you don’t have all these qualifications, if you feel like you would be a good fit, please apply.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee the seasonal garden staff for the greenhouse, Red Barn, and Milbridge Commons gardens
  • Work closely with the IEM contractors and chief operating officer on the development and oversight of IEM budgets
  • Collaborate closely with engagement coordinator and community partners to plan and execute IEM workshops and educational programming in schools and the garden
  • Assist with any other projects as requested by the executive director


$20-$25 per hour based on experience and/or qualifications


  • Flexible work week
  • Vision and Dental insurance (beginning 1/2024)
  • Paid time off starts at four weeks (this includes vacation and sick days)

How to apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to apply@whrl.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until filled. The ideal start date is in November.

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