Careers

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.

Current Job Openings

We have an opening for a new executive director!

2 Full-time AmeriCorps Members: Garden Education

To apply, send resumes to barb@communitycrops.org.

The members will be responsible for facilitating access to gardens through recruitment and conducting classes to increase gardening knowledge. They will help food-insecure households apply for plots, place the families in the plots best for them, answer gardener questions, and teach classes on gardening and other related topics to participants and the community.

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, 2018 through August 15, 2019.

Members will, in collaboration with staff, volunteers and gardeners, maintain the community gardens, including fall clean up and spring opening. They will recruit gardeners and assign garden plots, assess food security of gardeners through surveys, help gardeners regularly with answers to garden issues, solicit donations for garden supplies, and help plan and promote classes and educational events. In addition, Members will promote Community Crops and AmeriCorps to local groups and individuals through presentations, booths and marketing information, to develop new community partnerships that will support the Community Garden Program.

One Full-time AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

To apply, send resumes to barb@communitycrops.org.

The member will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the organization, matching individuals and groups to appropriate volunteer opportunities and tracking volunteer effort. This member will also assist with promotion of community and youth garden programs in low-income communities and engage closely with partners, families and residents to provide the necessary resources and knowledge to raise healthy food and create a healthier community.

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, 2018 through August 15, 2019.

The member will, in collaboration with staff, identify tasks that requires volunteer support, recruit and train volunteers for the community and youth garden programs, supervise volunteers and provide support at all volunteer events, keep updated records on volunteers and their activities, and evaluate and recognize volunteers’ activities. As needed, the member will assist with maintenance of the community gardens, including fall clean up and spring opening, solicit donations for garden supplies, and help with classes and educational events. In addition, Members will promote Community Crops and AmeriCorps to local groups and individuals through presentations, booths and marketing information, to develop new community partnerships that will support the Community Garden Program.