School Year: 2022-2023
Location: IDEA Eastside
Region: San Antonio, TX
Job Type: Full-Time
Role Mission: CNP Assistant Farmers assist with farm education programming which includes coordinating with campus leaders on Junior Master Gardener (JMG) classes, instructing K-12 students through outdoor lessons and Food Systems curricula, and supervising students during outdoor classroom instruction. The CNP Assistant Farmer executes the implementation of a four-season diversified vegetable farming system that includes cover cropping, crop rotation, orchard cultivation, native habitat maintenance, and an integrated pest management plan across a specified campus farm. Additionally, the Assistant Farmer contributes to farm safety and efficiency by updating inventory, data tracking, and implementing food safety protocols.
The IDEA Farm Program works within the larger Child Nutrition Program (CNP) and Healthy Kids Here initiative dedicated to making IDEA Public Schools one of the healthiest school districts in the nation. The IDEA Farm Program collaborates with campus leaders, students, and community stake holders to create a successful farm-to-school curriculum by providing exceptional educational experiences and high-quality produce. CNP Assistant Farmers report directly to CNP Farmers and support farm operational processes and student academic performance by leading a best-in class farm education program to support IDEA’s mission of making College for All a reality.
Facilitate Student Learning
Implement Farm Production
Uphold Farm Compliance
Support Financial Stewardship
In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the team to reach the following ambitious goals:
· Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend or work on hands and knees for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
· Must be able to work in an outdoor space, walk on uneven ground, crawl, or move about on hands and knees.
· Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 50 pounds regularly
· Physical ability to work around small children including sitting, standing, running.
· Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environments, including in times of excessive heat or cold
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures. Visit https://ideapublicschools.org/dei/ to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.
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What We Offer
This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on team performance and goal attainment.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com‐muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. It is recommended that you include a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in IDEA and how your experience has prepared you for this position.