Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Services
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Part Time

Looking for a job that makes a difference?

LSI seeks a dedicated and energetic individual to work part-time as a Farm Associate within the Refugee farming Global Greens program in Des Moines.

This is a seasonal position with near full-time hours in spring/summer and less in winter. Work schedule tbd once hired. Position is flexible based upon your availability and tasks that need to be completed. Need to have Weekend availability March-October for farm tasks and farmer market assistance.

What You"ll Do

Provide direct services to New American farmers in the Global Greens program and assist with in-field maintenance, field work, and landscaping. Associate will work along side Land and Production Supervisor, Farm Management Specialist, and Community Garden Specialist to develop and maintain garden spaces, assist with on-site trainings, resource distribution, and greenhouse production. Farm Associate may need to answer specific questions in a multi-cultural setting about growing techniques, pest and weed management, general produce/agriculture production, and machinery. Seasonal work, length of position assignment may depend on the changing needs of the program.

What You"ll Need

Qualified applicants will possess a high school diploma or GED and one year of related work experience. Must be able to maintain and operate basic farm equipment and construction tools. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and demonstrate culturally competent social skills and interactions.

In addition, preferred applicants will have proficiency in horticulture and methods of production, experience in organic and sustainable agriculture, and/or knowledge of local farmer's markets and the local food movement.

This position requires a valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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