Position Title: Professional Learning Facilitator
Supervisor: Director of Professional Learning
Employee Status: Year Round; Full-Time
Exemption: Salary; Exempt
Location: In-person (Shelburne, VT)
Salary: $55,000 – $70,000
Schedule: Monday – Friday, with weekend and evening hours when programs are scheduled
Who We Are
Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. We offer transformative learning experiences to help educators and students create a better world. Our home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm located on the traditional, unceded and contemporary homelands of the Winooskik band of the Abenaki.
What We Do
- Engage youth and people of all ages in learning experiences that inspire them to build just, diverse, resilient, caring communities.
- Steward our working lands and heritage buildings as we embody values of place and community through caring for and sharing our natural, agricultural, cultural, and human resources.
- Collaborate with educators and other local, national, and international partners to advance education for sustainability worldwide
Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Shelburne Farms recognizes that justice, equity, and access are central to sustainability. We are committed to translating these values into action across the organization by improving equitable outcomes in our culture, programs, and services. Shelburne Farms is working to create experiences of belonging for all, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and people of all economic realities. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and welcoming working and learning environment for all program participants, guests, and staff.
Who We’re Looking for
This position directly contributes to Shelburne Farms’ mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future by supporting education for sustainability, climate education and food systems education & Farm to School professional learning programs. This position works with teachers, early childhood providers and other educators to integrate concepts of sustainability and farm to school into curriculum and into the learning and experiences of students, in coordination with the Director of Professional Learning, the Shelburne Farms education team, and program partners.
This position contributes to Shelburne Farms’ justice, equity, diversity and inclusion work by addressing issues of equity and justice within program content, modeling practices of culturally sustaining pedagogies, designing for equity and inclusion, and collaborating across differences.
What You’ll Do
- Coaching educators, school and early childhood staff teams, and whole schools to help them achieve program values and goals.
- Facilitating communities of practice to share innovations, tools, and resources.
- Co-developing and leading curriculum integration workshops for educators.
- Innovating with educators to deliver education for sustainability, food systems, climate justice and place-based programming for learners both on the Shelburne Farms campus, virtually and in their school communities.
- Planning for and reflecting on programming to align with Shelburne Farms’ professional learning framework and logic model.
- Actively engaging in on-going learning in order to evolve practices to advance transformational education.
- Working within existing farm to school and climate change education networks to expand and advance the movement.
- Support a continuous effort to build and sustain a diverse and welcoming working and learning environment for all program participants, guests, and staff.
Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Inspired by Shelburne Farms’ mission, vision, core values and strategic plan.
Personally and professionally committed to advancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Extensive experience teaching adults and youth, including early childhood educators.
- Commitment to and experience in cultural competency and working with diverse populations.
- Strong leadership, communication, group facilitation skills.
- Demonstrated project management skills.
- Practical pedagogical and content knowledge in standards-aligned, place-based and food systems education.
- Extensive demonstrated experience developing professional learning programming, curricula and tools for adult learners both online and in-person.
- Skilled and experienced at working in partnership, collaboratively and as part of a larger team
- Master’s degree (as required by accrediting higher education partners)
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Able to work in close quarters in an open, busy office environment and to assist with meeting and event set-up in various locations around the Farm.
- This position involves lifting 25 pound boxes of office supplies, moving to storage rooms, carrying items up and down stairs.
- Medical coverage for employees and their families
- Health Reimbursement Account
- Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses
- Voluntary Dental and Vision insurance
- Paid long term disability and life insurance
- 401(k) retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Discounts on farm products, services and CSA farm share
- Please submit a resume and response to the question listed below to our hiring team at jobs@Shelburnefarms.org with “Professional Learning Facilitator” in the subject line.
- In your cover letter, please include the response to the following question:
- How your qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Shelburne Farms and this position.
- After reading about Shelburne Farms and our Equity statement, briefly address how your experiences, values, and/or efforts demonstrate your commitment to the values of diversity, justice, and equity?
- How did you hear about the position?
All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.
Shelburne Farms is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. The duties and responsibilities described herein are not intended to be a complete and comprehensive list; additional tasks may be assigned to this position from time to time, and the scope of the position may change based on operational demands.
Shelburne Farms recognizes that justice, equity, and access are central to sustainability. We are committed to translating these values into action across the organization by improving equitable outcomes in our culture, programs, and services. Shelburne Farms is working to create experiences of belonging for all, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and people of all economic realities. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse and welcoming working and learning environment for all program participants, guests, and staf