Community Outreach Coordinator

Internship Summary

Primarily responsible for independently managing and creating partnerships with organizations in the Bloomington community, Indiana University and entities focused on sustainable grow methods. Works with owner at Goldleaf to ensure programs are functioning properly and are appropriately meeting the needs of the store. Actively participates in Goldleaf events, the Bloomington Farmer’s Market and other events throughout the summer.

Responsible for the following:

  1. President of Goldleaf Hydroponics Growers Group at IU: coordinating all meetings for spring and fall semesters for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  2. Recruiting students for Goldleaf Hydroponics Growers Group.
  3. Scheduling and representing the Growers Group at the Fall Student Involvement Fair.
  4. Scheduling and representing Goldleaf Hydroponics at IU career fairs.
  5. Appointing Growers Group positions within group i.e. VP, Secretary, etc.
  1. Maintain calendar of outreach activities, community events, workshops, appearances, and Goldleaf classes.
  2. Prepare budget for outreach efforts and schedule activities in the community.
  3. Oversee donor management, organize or assist in the organization of special events like Summer Growers Fest, donor/volunteer events, and fundraisers.
  4. Create ideas to get more involved with and bring value to the community.
  5. Should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and ready to create their own work for the outreach program.
  6. Works with currently established community groups. (Fairview Elementary, IU Growers Group, etc.)
  7. Acts as a representative of Goldleaf Hydroponics and is the voice of the company within the community.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or a related field (eg. Environmental Policy, Horticulture, Plant Science and Biology) Master’s Degree preferred, relevant education and experience may be considered.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational, prioritization, time management and multitasking skills; and exceptional problem solving skills including ability to effectively solve problems while maintaining confidentiality. Proven computer skills including above average (intermediate to advance) in using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Unpaid, minimum of 10 volunteer hours per week.

Goldleaf loves their interns! Our interns for this position have gone on to work for AmeriCorps and Solar Pro in Chicago.

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