Community Discussion: Recruitment, Hiring and Staff Roles

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Published October 19, 2015 | Updated July 31, 2017
Subject: Professional Development
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Grade Level: Adults/Professionals
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Hannah Piercey
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At the 2015 Edible Schoolyard Academy, participants shared their program's most pressing challenges and joined together to brainstorm solutions. This Community Discussion series collects the overarching challenges from these sessions, along with a few ideas about how to approach or overcome them. 

Now it's time to open the floor to YOU to share thoughts, experiences and expertise! Weigh in on how to find and hire a strong project team and define their roles in the comments section below.

 

Hiring Staff

Q: How do I find qualified candidates and recruit the right staff for kitchen, garden and nutrition teaching positions? How do you work licenses out?

Here are a few ideas of where to start:

  • Cast a wide net! Community colleges, craigslist, goodfoodjobs.com, Master Gardener programs, FoodCorps, culinary program grads

Staff Roles

Q: How do I maintain focus of program and set clear boundaries on responsibilities of staff, particularly when there is always so much to do?

 

 Here are some resources for clarifying and organizing role responsibilities:

School Teachers as Edible Educators

Q: I want to create a sustainable model for ESY where the classroom teachers are the garden and kitchen educators. Is this possible? What does it looks like?

A-ha, the million dollar question! We didn’t receive any contributions from the 2015 Academy attendees addressing this particularly tricky and common challenge. We’d love to hear yours!

What more can we do?

Share your resources and thoughts on staff training, hiring, multitasking and empowering in the comments section below.

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