NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Job Description: Interim Coordinator, Green Jobs Corps & College/Career Pathways

We are no longer seeking applications for this position.

Common Ground is seeking candidates for a part-time (20-25 hour/week) position, to provide additional capacity to Common Ground’s Green Jobs Corps and college & career pathways work during a period when the program is growing and deepening, and when the full-time program manager is anticipating taking a leave of absence. This position will be filled when we find the right candidate, and continue through June, with the possibility of continued employment for a strong candidate. The Interim GJC Coordinator will:  

  • Help to coordinate spring and summer GJC hiring process — including reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, coordinating placement decisions with supervisors, and collecting and helping students complete employment paperwork.
  • Coordinate winter and spring work placements — checking in with supervisors and students, reviewing timesheets and payroll, problem-solving issues as they arise, etc. 
  • Lead/supervise one or more crews engaged in outdoor stewardship/conservation work — including habitat restoration and watershed protection work. 
  • Track program participation and outcome data, including participant evaluations.  
  • Help to plan and lead career exploration and skill-focused programs on Wednesdays.
  • Help to complete documentation, file management and data collection related to federal grants that support GJC. 
  • When needed, plan and co-lead weekly college & career-focused workshops for an entire grade level of Common Ground students, and create follow-up assignments. 
  • When needed, help to organize and host career networking opportunities for sophomores, juniors, and seniors during guidance time and outside of school hours. 
  • When needed, provide one on one coaching/case management support to GJC members. 
  • Take on other responsibilities critical to making the Green Jobs Corps successful. 

This is a part-time, hourly position, reporting to Common Ground’s Green Jobs Corps Manager (when present) and Lead Teacher-Student Pathways (when the GJC manager is on leave). This position is part of the Student Pathways team at Common Ground, and the person in this role will attend team meetings 2+ times per month. We anticipate the possibility of extending this position beyond the end of June, based on funding and job performance. 

Strong candidates will have:

  • Youth employment/youth development/youth leadership development experience and strength.
  • Attention to detail, program administration/coordination experience and skills.
  • A self‐starter and team player that takes pride in their work.
  • Conservation/green jobs youth crew leadership experience (restoration/stewardship experience is particularly relevant).
  • Commitment to and experience with social justice, and anti-racism and anti-oppression work. 
  • Environmental/environmental justice passion and background.
  • Experience working directly with racially and economically diverse high school aged young people, and with low income young people and people of color in particular.
  • Skills facilitating in person and remote learning experiences, with a focus on career exploration, job skills, environmental issues, and leadership development.
  • Willingness to take part in in person, outdoor work, with COVID safety practices in place — and the ability to ensure that young people and supervisors are following these safety practices. 
  • The ability to collaborate, communicate, and work effectively within a team that includes multiple teachers and community partners.
  • Availability for occasional weekend work, monitoring work crews.
  • Access to transportation to visit young people engaged in work placements, on and off of Common Ground’s site. 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter by email to Joel Tolman ( & Crystal Fernandez (

Equal Opportunity Employer

This position is part time (generally 20-25 hours a week, and less than 32 hours per week), including work from home and on campus. The rate of pay is $20 per hour. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Common Ground is committed to the recruitment and retention of staff that is reflective of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applicants from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

It has been the policy and will continue to be the strong commitment of the Common Ground and all contractors and subcontractors who do business with Common Ground to provide equal opportunities in employment to all qualified persons solely on the basis of job-related skills, ability and merit.  Common Ground will continue to take Affirmative Action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, mental disorder (present or past history thereof) age, physical disability (but not limited to blindness), marital status, intellectual disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and criminal record.  Such action includes, but is not limited to, employment, promotion, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, professional development, attendance at conferences or other opportunities for advancement.  Common Ground, its contractors and subcontractors will continue to make good faith efforts to comply with all federal and state laws and policies which speak to equal employment opportunity.

The principles of Affirmative Action are addressed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments of the United States Constitution, Civil Rights Act of 1866, 1870, 1871, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VI and VII of the 1964 United States Civil Rights Act, Presidential Executive Order 11246, amended by 11375, (Non-discrimination under federal contracts)< Act 1, Section 1 and 20 of the Connecticut Constitution, Governor Grasso’s Executive Order Number 11, Governor O’Neill’s Executive Order 9, the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Law (Sec. 46a-60-69) of the Connecticut General Statutes, Connecticut Code of Fair Practices (46a-7081), Deprivation of Civil Rights (46a-58(a)(d)), Public Accommodations Law (46a-63-64), Discrimination against Criminal Offenders (46a-80), definition of Blind (46a-51(1)), definition of Physically Disabled (46a-51(15)), definition of Intellectual Disability (46a51(13)), cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (46a-77), Sexual Harassment (46a-60(a)-8), Connecticut Credit Discrimination Law (360436 through 439), Title I of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972.

This Affirmative Action Policy Statement re-affirms Common Ground’s commitment to equity in the workplace and the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.



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