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4 Jan 2023

Internship Urban Community Farm Manager

UCC Recruiter – Posted by UCC Recruiter Logan, Utah, United States

Job Description

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) serves Utah through conservation and environmental education. As part of this mission, we aim to improve food security, particularly in vulnerable communities, through practices such as composting, food waste reduction, and community gardening projects that reduce food miles traveled. The Urban Community Farm Manager will work on-site in Logan, Utah and will help us provide education, food, and volunteer opportunities to our local community.

The Urban Community Farm (UCC UCF) Manager is a 1700-hour AmeriCorps between 12/31/2022-12/31/2023. This position will report to UCC’s AmeriCorps Coordinator and Operations & Logistics Coordinator.

Responsibility 1

Manage the day-to-day operations of the UCC UCF.

  • Use available resources to plan and implement fruit and vegetable production at the UCC UCF
  • Recruit and manage one-time and recurring volunteers for the 2023 growing season
  • Provide technical support and mentorship to up to four Summer Associate VISTA members during summer 2023
  • Coordinate with and distribute produce to USU’s Student Nutrition Access Center, Cache Community Food Bank, and other outlets
  • Oversee tracking of production, distribution, and beneficiaries of UCF produce
  • Maintain the health of the UCF and troubleshoot issues
  • Assist UCC staff with the landscaping of the property
  • Manage UCC greenhouses
  • Purchase supplies, maintain tools, and manage inventory for UCF

Responsibility 2

Improve the physical, operational, and support infrastructure of the UCC UCF

  • Reestablish and revitalize the UCF
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with USU Extension faculty and staff and other stakeholders to ensure best management practices are adhered to in the UCC UCF operations
  • Expand and revise the UCF Site Management Manual as needed

Responsibility 3

UCF advancement and reporting

  • Assist UCC staff with proposal development and other fundraising activities
  • Maintain records and provide data for reports and proposals
  • Work with UCC staff on planning and other projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of the UCF
  • Support the promotion and increased visibility of the project in cooperation with UCC staff


  • Demonstrated interest in gardening, sustainability, and addressing food insecurity
  • Experience in the cultivation of plants, including diagnosing plant conditions and recommending treatment options
  • Knowledge of garden practices such as soil preparation, propagation, harvesting, food safety, pest management, irrigation, composting
  • Able to work outdoors, including during inclement weather
  • Ability to teach gardening skills and deliver educational sessions and
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long- range goals
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, problem-solve, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite or Google products
  • Able to lift up to 40

The AmeriCorps program requires that members:

  • Be a United States citizen, S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program
  • Must undergo and pass a criminal history check
  • Are eligible to serve an AmeriCorps term of service

Compensation and Hours Required:

This position requires the fulfillment of 1,700 hours of service over a 12-month period. Utah Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps) members receive the following benefits:

1,700 Hour Members:

  • $30,200 annual living allowance dispersed evenly throughout the year-long term of service
  • $6,345.00 AmeriCorps Education Award (available to members after successful service term)
  • Child-care and insurance benefits

Please note that AmeriCorps rules limit members to a maximum of four AmeriCorps terms in a program such as UCC.

AmeriCorps also limits the number of education awards an individual may earn. This rule states that “although an individual can serve more than two terms, a person cannot earn more than the aggregate value of two, full-time education awards.” It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award.




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How to Apply

TO APPLY, Submit a cover letter and resume to: uccrecruiter@usu.edu with subject line: UCF Manager

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.


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