Now Hiring! ECI Program Assistant

ECI Program Assistant

The Corvallis Environmental Center is hiring a part-time Program Assistant for its Edible Corvallis Initiative (ECI). The ECI works to support a sustainable food system in Corvallis.  The primary projects of the ECI are the Corvallis Farm to School Program and SAGE, the Starker Arts Garden for Education. The program assistant reports to the ECI Director and works closely with our Farm to School, Farm to Institution, and SAGE garden managers and coordinators to provide support for all ECI activities and programs.

Primary duties include:

Assist with events at SAGE

  • Help plan and coordinate community events at SAGE garden, including workshops, Summer Concerts and Supper at SAGE

Coordinate Farm to School tasting tables

  • Train volunteers to implement monthly Farm to School tasting tables in Corvallis schools
  • Purchase food and supplies for tasting tables
  • Work with volunteers to prepare samples
  • Communicate with schools administrators, teachers, kitchen staff and farmers

General program support

  • Staff information tables at community events
  • Order and organize program supplies and equipment
  • Coordinate logistics and registrations for programs and workshops
  • Input SAGE production data
  • Assist with program evaluations

Administrative Support

  • Update database and list serve
  • Assist with mailings and fundraising efforts
  • Solicit in-kind donations
  • Process donation response letters and other donor communications
  • Take notes at staff meetings
  • Manage ECI program calendar

Other duties as assigned


Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience working in a nonprofit setting
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail oriented
  • Very organized. Ability to juggle a variety of tasks
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience planning and coordinating events
  • Experience with volunteers
  • Environmental education, gardening and/or sustainable agriculture experience
  • Computer literate. Comfortable using MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher) and Google Drive. Some graphic design skill is beneficial.


This is a part-time position, 16-20 hours/wk.  Hours may be flexible with an occasional Saturday and evening required.  Starting pay is $13/hr. The position is opened until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter here.

The Corvallis Environmental Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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