Members of Common Ground’s staff and faculty work hard and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
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.
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 looking for a year round Food Justice Education Coordinator who is responsible for engaging the Common Ground (CG) community in areas of food justice by supporting educational programs related to our farm and cafeteria. Click here for more detailed application instructions.
Common Ground Environmental Educators lead farm and forest based programs for students in grades K – 8. Some training is provided, however staff should be prepared to develop and lead many of their own activities. Our field trip program has the most curricular guidance provided, and after school and summer camp have lots of room for bringing in your favorite things to teach! Examples of typical activities include: interpretive nature hikes, farm animal care, gardening and cooking projects, natural or recycled art, games that teach ecological concepts, etc. Click here for more detailed application instructions.
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:
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