Employment at GCYC
Urban Agriculture Manager
The Urban Agriculture Grower will play a key role in the dynamic urban agriculture program based at the Gary Comer Youth Center on the South Side of Chicago. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and interest to engage diverse youth with the environment, food access, and broader STEM fields. The Urban Agriculture Grower supports a full range of planning, growing, distribution, training and educational activities on the Comer Educational Campus. The Grower will supervise day-to-day activities of a team of teens and young adults in the GCYC network of sustainable outdoor learning environments, including a rooftop garden and a 1.75 acre site with a fruit orchard, perennial plant beds, high tunnels and about 20,000 square feet of vegetable beds. This highly collaborative position directly supports all educational and programming efforts of the urban agriculture department.
Comer Education Campus: With a comprehensive approach surrounded by inspiring state-of-the-art facilities, the Comer Education Campus is devoted to guiding young people to and through college and into adult life. Our campus constitutes a unique partnership between Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, and the college success initiative UtmostU. The campus serves over 1700 youth from across Chicago’s South Side, offering out-of-school time enrichment, academic enhancement, and college success programs. Working with best-in-class partner organizations, we empower young people with tools they need to earn a college degree and reach their full potential in life. For more information, please visit: http://comereducationcampus.org/ and http://garycomeryouthcenter.org/