Federal Work Study - Student Farmer

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Federal Work Study - Student Farmer
Department Health Promotions
Position Number 914000
Requisition Number 060227
Position Type Federal Work Study
Full Time/Part Time Part-Time
Time-limited through
Hours 15 hours per week
Hourly Rate $8.25
Job Summary/Responsibilities

Student Farmers must be responsible, reliable, and hard-working. The candidate must be positive, energetic, and enjoy working collaboratively with students, instructors, and faculty. It also requires a professional and dedicated person who is detail oriented. This person must help with all UNF Ogier Gardens physical tasks, including but not limited to: preparing beds, planting, cultivating, weeding, harvesting, mulching, scouting, including recording pests and disease. In addition to those physical tasks, the position requires you to help with all UNF Ogier Gardens outreach, including but not limited to: introducing yourself as staff to each person who enters the Gardens, outreach at Market Days, assist with teaching gardening workshops and guiding volunteers, create nutritional and cooking handouts, marketing and outreach efforts, as well as promoting student health through gardening. Occasionally work may be required on weekends.

• Office Duties: enter data, answer phones, check messages, email, and maintain social media.
• General cleaning & maintenance of facilities & equipment.

Required Qualifications

• Must be eligible for and accept Federal Work Study (FWS) funding
• Communicate effectively with staff and public in writing or verbally
CPR & First Aid Certified (can be accomplished within first 60 days of work, SWC offers for free).
• Comfortable in nature and enjoys sharing the natural world with others.
• A sense of humor & willingness to adapt; be self-motivated and hard working.

Preferred Qualifications

• Have organic farming experience at both mechanized/field production scale and/or hand/garden scale and experience with appropriate tools.
• Have a commitment to and enjoyment of working with students.
• Work well in a collaborative and team environment.
• Have a positive, enthusiastic, and supportive attitude.
• Have building, maintenance, and general handy-person skills.
• Have knowledge of and interest in human nutrition.
• Enjoy preparing and eating fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables.
• Walking or running (at least 1 mile) on uneven terrain, bending, lifting a weight of at least 50 lbs.
• Working indoors and outdoors in heat, sun, wind, rain & cold.
• Working near animals, plants, and insects that can bite, sting or poison.
• Computer knowledge and experience (Microsoft Office, Adobe, Publisher, Facebook, etc.).
• Can effectively problem solve and multi-task, work independently and as a team player.
• Remain calm and think logically, especially during first-aid and emergency circumstances.
• Complete training and pass the Student Farmer quiz.

Statement(s) of Understanding
Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Posting Detail Information

Anticipated Start Date
Job Posting Date 12/15/2017
Application Review Date
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Point of Contact Information Donna Carlson 904-620-2899
Hiring Official Kevin Anderson 904-620-5937
Location if not Jacksonville
Special Instructions

Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Kevin Anderson at (904) 620-5937, or via e-mail at k.anderson@unf.edu.

Quicklink http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/4338

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Federal Work Study Award Letter
Optional Documents