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Position: Program Coordinator


Status: Awarded


The UC Gill Tract Community Farm invites current UC Berkeley graduate students to apply for the Program Coordinator position in our new Agroecological Fellows Program.


FELLOWSHIP AMOUNT: $15/hr (Summer 2016 - Spring 2017)

This position will require approximately 20 hours of work per week during Summer 2016 and approximately 10 hours per week during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.


*We do not currently have funds dedicated to fee remission, but we may consider this for qualified applicants for whom this would present a barrier to accepting the position. Please indicate in your cover letter whether or not you would be seeking fee remission for this position.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 22, 2016 (midnight PDT)

Interviews will occur Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm

Applicants must be matriculated graduate students at UC Berkeley continuing throughout Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. To apply, submit the following items by email to with the subject line “AFP Program Coordinator Application.”

  1. Cover letter stating your reasons for application to this fellowship and a summary of most relevant experiences, skills, and education.

  2. Current resume, including relevant coursework

  3. Contact information for 2 references. One should be a professor or major advisor.


ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP: The UC Gill Tract Community Farm will develop an Agroecological Fellows Program (AFP) for UC Berkeley students through creation of four paid positions for undergraduate students to deepen their knowledge and experience of solving issues in the food system, from chemical-dependant production to inequitable distribution. We are currently seeking a qualified Graduate Student to design this fellowship program over Summer 2016 and implement it throughout Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The AFP will provide valuable experiential learning opportunities for the growing number of students interested in food systems, allowing them to become successful change-makers. Implementation of the AFP will significantly increase the Farm’s capacity to deepen its collaboration with the UC Berkeley Food Pantry, expand its food justice goals, and accomplish its mission.



Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of issues in urban agroecology and food justice, experience in building equity and inclusion in the food system, and skills in mentoring students and fostering leadership development. The Farm holds equity and anti-oppression as cornerstone values of our work, and so we encourage applications from graduate students of diverse backgrounds.



  • Developing the program and curriculum for the 2016-2017 AFP during Summer 2016

  • Coordinating the hiring process for the undergraduate Agroecological Fellows with the UCGTCF Stewardship Assembly

  • Meeting weekly with fellows and fostering student leadership development

  • Supporting the Fellows in the formation of the UCGTCF Student Group

  • Supporting the Fellows in the implementation of monthly Harvest Days with the Fresh Produce Security Committee

  • Developing relationships for the UCGTCF with the Food Pantry and other campus partners

  • Managing the creation of the annual report

  • Staying in regular contact with the relevant working group at the UCGTCF

  • Monitoring and evaluating the program over the course of the year

  • Correspond with The Green Initiative Fund to ensure succesfull completion of grant responsibilities

  • Other tasks as needed


Background of the UC Gill Tract Community Farm: The UC Gill Tract Community Farm ("the Farm"), currently a 1.1-acre operation, was established in September 2013 to address the lack of access to fresh and healthy food within East Bay communities. The mission of the Farm is to conduct collaborative community-driven research, education, and extension focused on urban agriculture and food justice; and to foster equitable economies, a healthy environment, and increased resilience in vulnerable communities, both urban and rural. As an innovative program through UC Cooperative Extension, the College of Natural Resources and the community, the Farm serves as an active classroom and production space for both UC students and community members. Each month over 200 volunteers of students and community members visit the Farm to engage in a plethora of farm activities, include planting seedlings, harvesting and weighing food, applying organic pest management practices, and attending skill-share workshops and social justice forums. The students and volunteers produce and distribute over 15,000 lbs. annually of free organic produce throughout the community.


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