Deadline: Monday, July 16th by 5:00 p.m. EST
We’re looking for two fellows to assist with our Five Borough Farm project:
Urban Planning Fellow: The Planning Fellow will focus on developing a transparent process for making City-owned land available for urban agriculture. The Fellow will work with staff from the Columbia University Urban Design Lab, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Design Trust, as well as members of the urban agriculture community, on the following tasks:
• Identify neighborhoods with existing concentrations of urban agricultural activity, demand for new urban agriculture projects, and socioeconomic indicators of need that are addressed by urban agriculture (e.g. food access, concentration of vacant lots, etc).
• Assess the suitability of City-owned land for urban agriculture, including land owned by the Department of Parks & Recreation, and establish a framework to allow City agencies to make this land available for new urban agriculture projects.
• Produce maps and graphics for and help write a final project publication describing the project process and findings.
Outreach Fellow: The Outreach Fellow will be the main project liaison to urban farmers and gardeners and other community-based partners, such as local residents, neighborhood organizations, school administrators, and other stakeholders. He or she will work closely with farmers and gardeners to build their capacity to influence citywide policy and track urban agriculture activities and impacts. Key responsibilities include:
• Recruit and work with farmers and gardeners to collect data on key indicators such as pounds of food grown and number of participants in farm/garden activities.
• Plan and lead two community workshops to share tools, develop implementation strategies, and share results of analysis once complete
• Attend citywide and neighborhood-based meetings and conferences as needed to understand needs and priorities of the urban agriculture community, and help assess demand for new urban agriculture projects and sites.
Each fellowship is anticipated to last approximately twelve months, beginning in August 2012. The Fellow will receive a cash stipend of $5,000 – $6,000 commensurate with experience. The Fellow will be selected based on their strong qualifications, ability to work collaboratively, and professional expertise. Both are exciting positions as each Fellow will be offered a lead role on projects designed to have a real impact on NYC!
Send your resume and cover letter as a single PDF, along with links to relevant work samples, to: email@example.com. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.