Apr 01, 2020
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this video . About San Antonio San Antonio is the nation's 7 th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children. In May 2019, we welcomed our region's first graduating seniors. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family; college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students' graduate college ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022. Role Mission: The Production Farmer role works within the larger Healthy Kids Here initiative, dedicated to making IDEA Public Schools one of the healthiest school districts in the nation. The Production Farmer implements the school farm program across a specified ¼ acre campus farm as a physical and visible marker of this commitment. The role involves starting in-ground vegetable production on campus. The Production Farmer role also has financial responsibilities regarding their campus farm. This role supports agriculture education within the campus and includes teaching students K-12, while coordinating with campus leaders in making College For All a reality. The CNP Farm Supervisor oversees this position. This position has no direct reports but does assist with supervising a K-12 population when the students are on the farm grounds. Accountabilities: Assist with facilitating farm engagement hours 100% of all student logs are signed and entered into tracking system daily Support the development and implementation of a rigorous 6th-8th grade intervention and catalyst project based learning module Support the farm supervisor with technical knowledge and material transportation to garden leads Submit requisitions properly according to business office policy Use the weekly farm dashboard to remain within budget Use projections to calculate expenditures for farm projects and events Oversee in-ground farm expansion, including a pollinator garden, outdoor classroom, and other areas Ensure courses are being taught according to the curriculum 100% of student visitation hours are logged in at the end of every class Coordinate student field lessons as needed to fulfill Junior Master Gardener requirements Certify students at the annual end of year ceremony Increase student awareness and participation on the school farm 100% of vegetables are started on time via transplant or direct seeding for in-ground farm or hydroponically 90% of plants are successfully started according to crop succession plan 75% of all crops harvested within 2-4 days of original harvest estimate 100% of all farm logs are entered into tracking system by end of week Ensuring all equipment, land, and buildings are maintained properly Develop strong relationship with campus Cafeteria Manager for distribution of produce Confer with Assistant Principal of Operations and Facilities Manager for any facility and maintenance issue regarding the farm Ensure all individuals interacting with the farm are trained and aware of food safety protocols. Transition farm program notebook to a visual and list check off in high priority areas Ensure all records are entered in a timely manner and kept for auditing purposes Maintain and develop standard operating procedures for all potential hazardous and inefficient activities. Ensure documentation is within eyesight of potential activity. Follow the established schedule for our department's online safety video training (SafeSchools) Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college Supports families through ongoing communication and support of their scholar Driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization Qualifications: Education: High School diploma or equivalent required Experience: 2+ years in general growing preferred; 1+ years in teaching or facilitating lessons preferred. Licenses or Certifications (if applicable): Local or state recognized food safety certification preferred Knowledge and Skills: The ability to motivate, delegate, and lead a team to accomplish goals. Experience with youth education and communicating with students. Comprehension of irrigation systems Understanding of vegetable production and general agronomy Familiarity with Integrated Pest Management Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and processes used in organic farming Strong understanding of safety and sanitation practices involved with food production Have the ability to understand and interpret data (charts, graphs, etc.) Can handle stress well to meet deadlines Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Computer literacy with understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel) Able to follows verbal and written direction and asks for clarification as needed Demonstrates problem solving, adaptability and flexibility Good mathematical skills and basic finance understanding Compensation: Salaries for this role typically fall between $14.26 and $17.82, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.
IDEA Public Schools San Antonio, TX, USA Full-time