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Members of Common Ground’s staff and faculty work hard and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Current Openings
Common Ground is Seeking a Campus and Facilities Manager

Common Ground’s Campus and Facilities Manager is responsible for supervising and overseeing the care, upkeep and maintenance of Common Ground’s site and facilities. The position includes hands-on, physical labor in addition to administrative and supervisory responsibilities. The Campus and Facilities Manager is a key member of Common Grounds’ Site Management Committee, working closely with Common Ground’s Executive Director, Farm Director, and the Directors of the High School and Community Programs to ensure Common Ground’s site and facilities are stewarded and effectively meet all of Common Ground’s programmatic needs. Click here for more detailed application instructions. 

Common Ground is Accepting Applications for Our Urban Farming Internship, 2019 Season

Common Ground (CG) grows nearly 10,000 lbs of fresh produce annually, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. We also raise broiler and laying hens, ducks, turkeys, sheep and a goat. Farm products go to our Cafeteria, onsite farm stand, CG Family Farm Share, Mobile Market, and more! Farm work will be done with the Farm Director, Farm Manager and high school youth. Interns will gain experience in all aspects of planting, growing, and maintaining a diversified sustainable vegetable operation, and small scale livestock management. Click here for more detailed application instructions.

Common Ground is Seeking a Summer Camp Nurse

Common Ground Camp is seeking a camp nurse (RN) for summer 2019. We are seeking a nurturing, level headed person to handle routine first aid such as bee stings and scraped knees, as well as to provide assessment and response for ill and injured campers. The camp nurse may also play a general camp support role when not busy caring for. Tasks may include (but are not limited to) organizing camp tshirt and hoodie orders, waiting with campers who are being picked up early, and any number of other tasks that come up in a busy, fun camp setting!

Common Ground is Seeking a Part Time Nurse

Common Ground High School seeks a part time School Nurse, 4-5 hours/day, Monday through Friday. Overall responsibilities include facilitating routine health screenings, maintain student health records, providing student consultations while on campus and more. The School Nurse adheres to and incorporates the Standards of School Nursing Practice while performing his/her responsibilities, as adopted by the National Association of School Nursing. Click here for more detailed application instructions. 

Common Ground is Seeking Camp Teachers/Environmental Educators

Currently seeking head teachers, teachers, and assistant teachers! Camp staff work on a team of two teachers, one assistant teacher, and two high school-aged counselors to have amazing adventures with a group of 24 campers! Campers are divided by age, so staff who have expertise with a certain age group are welcome. Teachers work together to plan activities that range from cooking to fort building and stream stomping to nature arts. Looking for folks who have big hearts, love kids, and want to spend their summer active and outside. Teachers do not need to have expertise in all program areas, but all teachers must be ready to get dirty, be active, be highly responsible, and have fun with children for all the hours they are at camp. Click here for more detailed application instructions.

Other Opportunities

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EEO/Non-Discrimination Policy

Common Ground High School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. Common Ground High School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability (including, but not limited to, mental retardation, past or present history of mental disability, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Common Ground High School does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.

Inquiries regarding Common Ground High School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Betsy Sneath
Director of Business and Administration
Common Ground – High School, Urban Farm and Environmental Education Center
358 Springside Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
T 203-389-4333 x1211
F 203-389-5478