Orchard For All! Gleaners Coordinator

Immediate Opening


Position Description

Urban Tilth is hiring for a Gleaning Coordinator. This position consists of being able to provide our local
community members the ability to donate their extra produce while providing a safe space for staff and
community members. Giving good customer service and questions on trees and making sure we comply
with homeowner’s requests. We will also be providing tree care to trees that will need either pruning or
any amendments or adjustments for the tree to thrive. The program will also consist of training on tree
care and harvesting and other courses, to provide care to trees in the community.
Most of the work will be focused in the heart of Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood but will have
work all around Contra Costa. Along with already existing orchards at Urban Tilth (North Richmond farm,
Greenway Gardens, Richmond High School, and Verde Elementary). There will also be events like free
tree giveaways and other weekend events that will need attendance.
The Gleaning and fruit tree care program will also be a huge part of the position. Harvesting from
community members fruit trees and distributing in our free farm stands. also taking care of these
community members trees to have their trees thrive for years to come. Making a full cycle taking care of
their trees to be able to harvest to give back to the communities.


Position responsibilities:
● Support the execution of orchard maintenance plans
● Participate in site development and maintenance workdays
● Work with the Community Gardens team to conduct effective community outreach for
programming and community events
● Work with community members Harvesting and tree planting and maintenance
● Work with the Orchard for all Team to post weekly social media project updates with photos,
captions, and titles
● Coordinate with the Orchard for All team in planning & execution of the Annual Fruit Tree
Giveaway
● Work with the Orchard For All Team to maintain daily, weekly, and monthly data collection for
Orchard for all programs including but not limited to: before and after maintenance photos,
volunteer day photos, sign-in sheets, and workday logs
● Complete all timesheets and submit all expense reports weekly to support funder billing
● Attend all Orchard for All related meetings
● Assist in fund development for the Orchard For All and Urban Tilth as a whole
● Participate in presentations at annual board staff retreats and strategic planning meetings
● Attend ALL Urban Tilth staff meetings
● Participate in ALL Urban Tilth projects, programs, and events including the Summer Youth
Apprentice Program and Martin Luther King National Day of Service
● Attend training and conferences to continue to develop professional skills
Required Skills:
● Experience working in Richmond and comfortable moving around in Central, and North
Richmond
● Good communication and customer service skills
● Experience working with immigrant and low-income communities of color
● 1- 2 years of gardening experience
● Strong conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills
● Collaborative yet self-driven work style
● Ability to lift 50 lbs
● Ability to work outside in inclement weather and terrain (rain or shine)
● Experience working with primary school children and youth
● Proficiency in online social media, communications, and Google Drive
● Comfortable managing multiple tasks and picking up new tasks as needed
Desired Skills:
● Bilingual Spanish
● Interest in environmental education
● Knowledge of or interest in Fruit Tree Care
● Driver’s license and clean driving record
Compensation:
● Hourly position: $18.50 / hr
● Part-time position (22 hours per week)
● Some weekends and holidays required


*People of Color, North Richmond, Richmond, and San Pablo residents, LBGTQ, and formerly
incarcerated encouraged to apply.


How To Apply:
Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to: employment@urbantilth.org
ATTN: Orchard For All! Hiring Committee – Gleaners Coordinator Position


ABOUT URBAN TILTH
Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in West Contra Costa County to help our community build a more
sustainable, healthy, and just food system. We work with residents, schools, community-based
organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5%
2
of our own food supply. Since its founding in 2006, Urban Tilth has emerged as a local leader and catalyst
of integrative food and community-focused efforts.
Staffed by residents and drawing on principles of agroecology, community leadership, and youth
development, we teach, farm, forage, train, and employ residents to increase our community’s food
self-sufficiency. We strongly believe that under-served communities have the potential to solve our own
problems if given real opportunities to obtain adequate resources, quality education, meaningful
employment, and real leadership pathways. All of our programs use individual, youth, and community
development models as strategies to empower our residents to solve food justice challenges in West
Contra Costa County.
Urban Tilth has a great team and we are doing great things. To learn more about our work visit
our website: www.urbantilth.org, Facebook page: facebook.com/urbantilth, or Google Urban
Tilth.