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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 an Executive Director

Common Ground High School, Urban Farm & Environmental Education Center is looking for its next Executive Director: A dynamic, proven organizational leader who shares our roots-deep commitment to environmental and food justice, active, authentic learning, and inclusive, equitable community. The Executive Director (ED) is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc., the parent agency to all Common Ground programs and activities. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, strategic priorities, and financial objectives. The ED of Common Ground directly supervises 6 Program Directors as well as the Site Manager. Click here for more detailed application instructions.

Common Ground is Seeking a Green Jobs Corps Manager

The Green Jobs Corps Program Manager is responsible for overall success of Green Jobs Corps – a long-running youth employment program that connects over 80 high school students with paid environmental jobs, leadership and career development opportunities, and a web of supports each year.  In addition to overseeing all aspects of the program, the Program Manager plays a critical role in facilitating career development opportunities for all Common Ground students: managing credit-bearing internships during the school day, facilitating career exploration experiences for juniors, and acting as a strategic leader in strengthening Common Ground’s career development strategies. This job involves a really rich combination of direct work with young people and opportunities to lead a high-quality, high-impact program. The Green Jobs Corps Program Manager is a year-round, full-time position. Learn more and apply

Common Ground is Seeking a Development Associate for Special Events and Communications

The Development Associate is an integral part of a small team that raised $1.5 million last year for a growing and evolving complex organization. Common Ground seeks an organized, computer savvy, detail oriented person to join the team with a focus on direct response, events and communications. The right candidate will have a passion for connecting people to the organization. Click here for more detailed application instructions. 

Common Ground is Seeking a Part-time, Seasonal Rock to Rock Event Coordinator

The Part-time, Seasonal Event Coordinator will play a key role in organizing the 11th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride.The Rock to Rock Event Coordinator will work with other Common Ground staff to manage the aspects of Rock to Rock for which Common Ground is primarily responsible — managing the event start at Common Ground, and coordinating the fundraising and sponsorship aspects of the event — while working closely with other event organizers to ensure the event reaches its overall goals. 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