IHYC Rooftop Gardens Program Coordinator

Employment Status



December 14, 2018


Des Moines


The IHYC Rooftop Gardens program is a social entrepreneurial urban farm and homeless youth workforce training program that will operate year round in Des Moines, Iowa on top of our Youth Opportunity Center at 612 Locust St. Youth will help operate our year-round hydroponic farm (two refurbished shipping containers) by utilizing hydroponic vertical growing techniques inside  climate controlled shipping containers. A flexible work schedule is required, which from time-to-time may include weekend hours.


The IHYC Rooftop Gardens Program Coordinator manages all aspects of the IHYC Rooftop Gardens program; including the maintenance and production of all produce grown at the IHYC Youth Opportunity Center.


Please see more information at


A full job description is available within the application process.



A Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture (BSc) is required.

At least one year of experience working in a controlled environment greenhouse, hydroponic facility, or other commercial scale agricultural operation is required.

Basic computer knowledge including Windows, Excel and Microsoft Word is required. Knowledge of food safety regulations is essential.


For more information, please contact Toby O'Berry at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE