Student Farmer in Jacksonville, FL 32224  (Sans Pareil area)

University of North Florida

Department Health Promotions Position Number 964000 Requisition Number 063267 Position Type Student Assistant Full Time/Part Time Part Time Time-limited through N/A Hours Varies Hourly Rate $11.00 Job Summary/Responsibilities

Student Farmers must be responsible, reliable, and hard-working. It also requires a professional and dedicated person who is detail-oriented and willing to work collaboratively with students, instructors, and faculty. This person must help with all UNF Ogier Gardens physical tasks, including but not limited to: working both inside and outside in heat, sun, wind, rain & cold; preparing beds, planting, cultivating, weeding, harvesting, mulching, scouting, including recording pests and disease (which may require lifting heavy objects of up to 50 lbs); working near animals, plants, and insects that can bite/sting. In addition to those physical tasks, the position requires you to help with all UNF Ogier Gardens outreach, including but not limited to: introducing yourself as staff to each person who enters the Gardens, outreach at Market Days, assist with teaching gardening workshops and guiding volunteers, create nutritional and cooking handouts, marketing and outreach efforts, as well as promoting student health through gardening. Occasionally work may be required on weekends.

Other Duties:

Office Duties: enter data, answer phones, check messages, email, and maintain social media.
General cleaning & maintenance of facilities & equipment.

Required Qualifications

Must be a current UNF student
Communicate effectively with staff and public in writing or verbally.
CPR & First Aid Certified (can be accomplished within first 60 days of work, SWC offers for free).
Comfortable in nature and enjoys sharing the natural world with others.
A willingness to adapt; be self-motivated and hard working.
Computer knowledge and experience (Microsoft Office, Adobe, Publisher, Facebook, etc.).
Can effectively problem solve and multi-task, work independently and as a team player.
Remain calm and think logically, especially during first-aid and emergency circumstances.
Complete training and pass the Student Farmer quiz.
Preferred Qualifications

Have organic farming experience at both mechanized/field production scale and/or hand/garden scale and experience with appropriate tools
Have a commitment to and enjoyment of working with students
Have a positive, enthusiastic, and supportive attitude
Have building, maintenance, and general handy-person skills
Have knowledge of and interest in human nutrition, health and mental health.
Enjoy preparing and eating fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables.
Statement(s) of Understanding N/A Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Equal Opportunity

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Faculty Initiatives

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

Posting Detail Information

Anticipated Start Date

Job Posting Date


Application Review Date

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


Point of Contact Information

Kevin Anderson at (904) 620-5937, or via e-mail at

Hiring Official

Kevin Anderson at (904) 620-5937, or via e-mail at

Location if not Jacksonville


Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online, and/or upload required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Kevin Anderson at (904) 620-5937, or via e-mail at