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

Current Openings

Common Ground is Seeking a Summer 2023 Farm Intern

Common Ground (CG) grows 10,000 lbs of fresh produce annually, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. We also raise laying hens, ducks, turkeys, goats + sheep. Farm products go to our Cafeteria, Farm Share, Mobile Market, + more! Farm work will be done with the Farm Director, Farm Manager, Food Justice Education Coordinator, Compost Program Coordinator and high school youth. Click here to learn more. 

Common Ground is Seeking Summer Camp Staff

Common Ground Camp serves children ages 4 – 14. Our campus includes a farm, forest, and lots of opportunities for playing and learning in nature! Camp staff work together to plan activities that range from cooking and fort building to stream stomping and nature arts. We are looking for staff who have big hearts, love kids, and want to spend their summer active and outside. Staff do not need to have expertise in all program areas, but everyone must be ready to work outside, be active, be highly responsible, and have fun with children for all the hours they are at camp. Click here to learn more.

Common Ground is Seeking a Schoolyards Environmental Educator

Schoolyards Teachers bring Common Ground’s outdoor education work to schools in the New Haven area, during the school day or afterschool. Schoolyards Teachers design their own curriculum based on the schoolyard space, the seasons, the needs of the school, and the interests of the children. They provide content-based learning about science, nature, and the environment as well as facilitate and create opportunities for adventure-based play. Click here to learn more.

Common Ground is Seeking After School Partners

We are seeking after school enrichment providers to join our team for the 2022-2023 School Year. Partners will plan and implement enrichment activities such as: SAT Prep, dance, music, art, health, and other high-interest recreational extra-curricular learning experiences. Click here to learn more. 

Common Ground is Seeking a Safety and Security Officer

We are seeking a dynamic, passionate, effective Leave Replacement Safety and Security Officer. This is an immediate opening from January 3-March 31st. If a permanent opening becomes available during that time, this person would have priority for that opening. Click here to learn more. 

Common Ground is Seeking a Food Justice Education Coordinator
The Food Justice Education Coordinator works closely with Farm and High School Staff to plan and execute educational programs. They are responsible for engaging the Common Ground (CG) community in food justice by supporting experiential educational programs related to our farm and school. The Food Justice Education Coordinator plays an important role in supporting educational projects and curriculum involving the farm, requiring strong skills in leading groups of youth and adults in food justice, cooking and farm based activities. Their work will greatly contribute to an overall goal of building a collaborative organization. Click here to learn more. 

Common Ground is Seeking a Green Jobs Corp Coordinator, Part Time

Green Jobs Corps connects young people with paid environmental jobs, career and leadership development opportunities, and the personal and academic support they need to thrive. The Green Jobs Corps Program Coordinator will provide additional capacity to Common Ground’s Green Jobs Corps during a period when the program is growing and deepening. Click here to learn more. 

Common Ground is Seeking a Communications Coordinator, Full Time

Common Ground/New Haven Ecology Project’s programming, fundraising and communications needs have grown significantly over the past 5 years. To support this growth, Common Ground is hiring a full-time Communications Coordinator to join our growing team of experienced fundraising and communications professionals. The Communications Coordinator will help to create content that uplifts the unique voices of our students, inspires community members to learn more about and support Common Ground’s Mission. Click here to learn more. 

Other Opportunities

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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