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SLCC Student, Work Study - Specialist I, SLCC Gardens
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted September 10, 2019
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Salary $11.41 - $12.54 -  
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

SLCC Student, Work Study - Specialist I, SLCC Gardens

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Director, Thayne Center


Thayne Center

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Year Temporary

Job Category

Work Study - Variable



Initial Work Location

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Starting Salary

$11.41 - $12.54

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

The Thayne Center for Service & Learning provides a supportive and inclusive office for students to explore community involvement, leadership, and volunteerism. By providing opportunities in conjunction with local nonprofits we cultivate an environment to test our student’s interests and area of study while assisting them to realize they have the knowledge and skills to affect positive change in our community.

The SLCC Gardens provide food for those in need, teach people how to grow their own food and about issues surrounding food, and create a community around a common interest and bring members of the college together in a different and more relaxing setting. We strive to make fresh, healthy food more accessible to members of the college, but also to allow the gardens to accomplish something even greater for the community.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

This position will play an important role in the campus gardens. There is a lot of maintenance work that needs to be done in each garden to keep it clean, orderly, and running efficiently. This will result in the gardens having successful yields each season for both individual renters and for the Bruins Pantry.

Once the candidate is familiar with the maintenance needs of the garden, the candidate will be asked to coordinate with and supervise student volunteers to help with that hands-on work.

There is also a fair amount of behind-the-scenes office work needed to keep the gardens running smoothly. This involves raising awareness of the program to plot renters, volunteers, service-learning faculty, and anyone else that may be interested in getting involved with the gardens.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

There are several activities listed below, but how the candidate spends their time will be based on the needs of the garden at the time as well as the student’s interests and abilities.
— Weeding garden plots, paths, and surrounding areas
— Organize tool sheds, greenhouse, and compost area
— Tending to and turning compost
— Designing and building a more robust composting system
— Decide on and plan additions to the gardens
— Creating informational signs to be placed around the garden
— Planting and harvesting crops (seasonal)
— Creating marketing material and raising awareness for the gardens
— Organizing or leading events and workshops in the gardens
— Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the gardens

Minimum Qualifications

— Must be eligible for federal work-study
— Must be in good physical condition and dressed appropriately for outdoor work since much of this work is physically demanding and tiring
— Must be highly motivated and self-directed
— Must be careful and attentive to detail
— Must be able to creatively solve problems
— Must be knowledge about or interested in gardening
— Some research skills are desired
— Some graphic design skills are desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Be able to learn about and promote the details of the Thayne Center programs and events

- Familiarity with nonprofits

- Phone etiquette

- Must be experienced with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

- Preferred: Ability to speak multiple languages, basic office phone etiquette, filing and organizational skills, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, familiarity with Slack

- Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions

- Must have federal work study award through SLCC’s Financial Aid Office to Apply for this job.
- Must be enrolled in 6 credit hours per semester.

Work study is awarded to SLCC students through the Federal College Work Study program, which requires establishing financial need through the FAFSA application from the Financial Aid Office. If you do not have work study awarded to you, you will not be eligible for work under work study positions.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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