Life Lab

Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

Development Associate, Full-time position, Application Deadline July 26th

About the Position

The Development Associate is an integral part of Life Lab’s fundraising and community relations team, working closely with the Associate Director for Development, Communications and Impact Specialist, and Executive Director, as well as other members of the staff, volunteers, and our board of directors. The Development Associate’s role supporting the development and stewardship of our donor community is vital to the success and long-term sustainability of the organization. Our diversified revenue model includes individual support, special events, public and private grants and contracts, and program-related revenue, and the Development Associate will have opportunities to be involved in a variety of fundraising projects and activities.

The Development Associate reports to the Associate Director for Development. The work schedule is flexible and will include occasional weekend work for events and retreats. The position will have the opportunity to hire and supervise student workers for additional support.

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Garden Educator, Full-time position, Application Deadline July 22nd

About the Position

 The Garden Educator is a vital part of the school community for two of Life Lab’s partner elementary schools; Ohlone Elementary and H.A. Hyde Elementary Schools. The Garden Educator will be responsible for leading garden-based science, environmental literacy, and nutrition education lessons while caring for both garden classrooms. On-going training, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning provided,

The Garden Educator reports to the Pajaro Valley School Gardens Program Coordinator. The work schedule is aligned with the bell schedule of each school. Typical hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:00pm and will include occasional weekend work for events. 

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Life Lab has been the most innovative and relevant organization in this field. From providing the best curriculum to their cutting edge professional development, we have relied on Life Lab as our go to organization for support, ideas, and collaboration.
Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside
Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary
Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.
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