Agroecology & Wellness Coordinator
Berkeley Food Institute
The Berkeley Food Institute seeks to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with capacities to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.
This position will serve as project coordinator for UC Berkeley’s food-producing campus gardens and farms, supporting cooperation between Berkeley Student Farms, Berkeley Food Institute, Basic Needs Center, and the Berkeley Agroecology Lab*. This is a full-time contract appointment for 12 months with the possibility for renewal if additional funds are secured. Agroecology is a framework for creating ecologically-based and socially-just food systems through research, farming practices, political action, and social change. Wellness attends to the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of individuals to create a thriving community where all people feel a sense of belonging and wellbeing.
The Agroecology and Wellness Coordinator will integrate and promote these two principles through their work, providing student mentorship, coordination, administration, and logistical support for all campus farms and their supporting departments, and bolstering their role as sites of research, education, student wellness, and food production. This position will also be responsible for coordinating food deliveries to the student food pantry, improving integration with Basic Needs Center programs, and increasing wellness impacts of Berkeley Student Farms. Overall, experienced coordination between campus food-producing garden sites will serve to uplift student leadership and wellness, address campus food insecurity, improve data collection and grant reporting, improve cross-campus and cross-administrative communication, ensure safety and regulatory compliance, and increase agroecological education and mentorship.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $65,000.00 - $75,000.00.
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 02/27/2023