Join our Staff 2018-06-18T15:24:36+00:00

Members of Common Ground’s staff and faculty work hard and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Current Openings
Common Ground is Seeking a Mobile Market Manager & Farm Crew Support 

Common Ground High School seeks a part time Monbile Market Manager and Farm Crew Support.The Mobile Market, in its fifth full year of operation, is a farmstand on wheels that brings fresh produce from Connecticut farms directly to New Haven neighborhoods, along with cooking demonstrations and tastings of local, fresh fruits and vegetables. The Market Manager will be responsible for driving the Mobile Market truck to the scheduled sites, setting up tables, displaying produce and interacting with customers to promote healthful eating, explain SNAP, WIC and FMNP benefits, and selling produce. In addition, the Manager is responsible for ordering from our partner farms, data collection, and market promotion. The Manager will also be required to oversee and train our summer youth apprentices in market activities. Assistance for this program will also be provided by additional part time staff and Interns. For 5-10 hours a week, this person can support our our  ¾ acre production farm where we grow food for the Mobile Market, our school Cafeteria, on Site Farm Stand and Student vegetable shares.

Common Ground is Seeking a Part-Time School Nurse

Common Ground High School seeks a part time School Nurse, 4-5 hours/day, Monday through Friday. The School Nurse adheres to and incorporates the Standards of School Nursing Practice while performing their responsibilities, as adopted by the National Association of School Nursing. For more information please review the full job description above.

Common Ground is Seeking an Environmental Leadership Manager

Common Ground  is seeking a passionate, creative, effective, inclusive Environmental Leadership Manager. This is a unique opportunity to work at a school that prioritizes leadership development and experiential learning focused on the environmental and social justice. The Environmental Leadership Manager leads key components of our Environmental Leadership strategy — helping to ensure that all students have equitable and robust opportunities to grow as leaders and change agents, working to grow a more just and sustainable world. This is a full-time position; applications are being accepted until May 21, 2018, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Common Ground is seeking a part-time science teacher

Common Ground is seeking a passionate, creative, part-time science teacher — certified in biology and general science. This teacher will have the chance to teach Common Ground’s core biology courses, make full use of two new, state-of-the-art science laboratories and Common Ground’s unique site — an educational farm, adjacent to a state park, within the City of New Haven, build a science curriculum that addresses intersections of science and social justice issues, and incorporates culturally relevant content for our student body, and act as a strong team member of Common Ground’s small, dedicated, creative faculty — helping to develop new curriculum and support the full transition to Next Generation Science Standards.

Common Ground is seeking a Full Time Teaching Assistant

Common Ground is seeking a talented and passionate Full Time Teaching Assistant (TA) — The TA will be aiding teachers with instruction in the resource room as well as teachers in the classroom for a minimum of four periods a day. Support will include individual small group instruction, facilitation of on-task behavior, implementation of students’ IEPs, including accommodations, goals, and objectives, and conducting formative assessment, co-planning and co-teaching. The TA will aslo provide intervention support and after school supports and teaching STEM after school as part of the after school program three times per week.

Now Accepting Applications for our Urban Farming Internship, 2018 Season

Common Ground grows nearly 10,000 lbs of fresh produce annually, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. We also raise broiler and laying hens, ducks, sheep and a goat. Farm products go to our Cafeteria, onsite farm stand, Spring and Fall CG Family CSA, the CG/Cityseed Mobile Market, and local restaurants. Farm work will be done with the Farm Director and Assistant Farm Manager, caring for the farm through the growing season. You will gain experience in all aspects of planting, growing, and maintaining a diversified sustainable vegetable operation, and small scale livestock management. Specific farm tasks may include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, preparing for market, maintaining irrigation, keeping crop records, caring for farm animals and a variety of other tasks.

Other Opportunities

We encourage you to subscribe to Common Ground’s email newsletter if you are interested in hearing about future employment opportunities at Common Ground. Jobs are also frequently posted on social media, so we encourage you to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

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
bsneath@commongroundct.org
www.commongroundct.org