Are you passionate about healthy, local food?

When you join the Community Crops team, you’ll have the opportunity to use your energy, talents, passions, and hard work to help others in the Lincoln community and beyond. We’re always seeking passionate and talented individuals to help us achieve our mission of empowering people to grow food through education, experiences, and resources. With our roots in Lincoln, Nebraska, we’re a hard-working bunch with a passion for making a difference.


Garden Program Coordinator

The Community Garden Program Coordinator is a full-time (35 hours/week), grant-funded position. The starting salary is $13/hr and this position is eligible for employee benefits, including: health care stipend, dental and vision insurance and paid vacation. The Position is funded 80% by grants and 20% by general operating funds. The position reports to the Executive Director of Crops.

Duties include:

  1. Work with a diverse group of project participants and volunteers to achieve Crops’ strategic objectives.
  2. Coordinate day-to-day activities of the community garden program
  3. Develop garden plans and perform maintenance chores.
  4. Train staff according to program needs.
  5. Supervise AmeriCorps members and other garden staff and volunteers
  6. Outreach to community groups and individuals
  7. Development and implementation of strategic planning goals for program.
  8. Outreach and networking with related agencies to accomplish Crops strategic objectives and identify new potential collaborations.
  9. Expand Crops’ impact by working with local government to develop policies that facilitate new urban agriculture projects.
  10. Provide education to gardeners and general public.
  11. Work with Executive Director to implement grants
  12. Maintain information for grant objectives and perform recordkeeping duties
  13. Manage program budgets within budget restrictions
  14. Communicate activities to the Crops Board of Directors
  15. Maintain professional knowledge and skills by attending relevant workshops, trainings, and conferences. Review professional materials and literature to better serve the organization.


Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Ben McShane-Jewell, executive director, Projected start date for this position is August 15th, 2017.

Other Positions

Crops currently has 5 AmeriCorps positions available for the 2017-2018 service year! The positions include the following (click the links to download a full description):

Full-time Garden Education AmeriCorps Member (2 positions)

Full time Youth Garden Education AmeriCorps Member (2 positions)

Full time volunteer coordinator AmeriCorps Member

Members serve a minimum of 1,700 hours, or an average of 35 hours per week. The term of service is eleven and a half months: September 1, 2017 through August 15, 2018.

For questions about these positions, please contact Ben McShane-Jewell, Executive Director, at or (402) 474-9802.