Pennsylvania – Pocono Organics Farm hiring Farm Manager

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Job Title: Farm Manager/Educator Pocono Organics Farm

SUMMARY: The Farm Manager/Educator is responsible for the farm operations and Veteran training of the Pocono Organics Farm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Farm Operations/ Education

  • Manage day to day activities of Farm Operations and Training programs at the Pocono Organic Farm.
  • Provide mentoring and advisement in organic management practices and research to owners and students.
  • Monitor and control resources by assisting in developing budgets.
  • Launch Veteran Farming Training Program at Pocono Organics Farm by registering and welcoming new students, performing intake interviews, and organizing meetings and tours of Rodale’s farm and the Pocono Organic Farm.
  • Coordinate curriculum development and delivery and assign instructors as necessary.
  • Assist in providing outreach, marketing and recruitment for Veterans Farming Training Program, with emphasis on working with military personnel and military veteran groups in the region.
  • Deliver field-based experiential learning, including field trips to military veteran run farms, farm network field days and lunches with service providers and other farms, including urban farmers.
  • Complete and follow the Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Work with external contractors for facility services.
  • Operate farm equipment as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Working knowledge of Soil Microbiology and Botany.
  • Experience in operating farm equipment.
  • Basic computer skills necessary.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather.
  • Capable of lifting in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Possess good communications skills – both written and verbal.
  • Flexible in work hours as farm work can be unpredictable.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5 or more years’ experience in managing a farm.
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science

Travel

Pick up supplies and parts as needed.

Travel to and from Kutztown farm and Poconos farm.

 Other Institutional Expectations:

To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors.

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Finance/Human Resource, Elaine Macbeth, at elaine.macbeth@rodaleinstitute.org.

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Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Seattle, Washington

Marketing and Communications

Position Posting

Job Title:              Marketing and Communications Coordinator

FLSA Status:        Exempt
Reports to:          Executive Director

Salary Range:     $40,000-$42,000

Green Plate Special (GPS) is a rapidly growing organization that is ready to expand its operations with a full-time marketing and communications professional. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious early- to mid-career professional to join a fast-paced team committed to helping youth experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking, and eating together. Based at GPS’s 30,000 square foot garden and teaching kitchen in the Rainier Valley neighborhood, you’ll join a small team with big ambitions and bigger visions!

Mission and Programs

To empower and inspire youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking and eating together. GPS works with youth ages 9-14 to foster interest and passion in food growing, cooking and healthy eating. The youth, families, and program partners we serve come from very diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Position Summary

We are looking for a strong team member as our Marketing and Communications Coordinator who will creatively communicate the story and mission of GPS through visual and written communications and design. You will promote our visibility through all media forms as well as develop and instigate a marketing strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director (ED). This position requires someone who is excellent at planning, developing and can implement all current and new GPS marketing and communication tools (website and design tools such as Adobe Suite). Our collaborative, supportive, and energetic work environment requires someone who enjoys physical activity as well as time at the desk. We require all employees to participate in all aspects of the organization in order to genuinely position and represent GPS in the community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates content and messaging for all social media (Facebook, Instagram, website, blog posting, newsletters)
  • Produces compelling written and visual content and communications, such as year-end appeal, letters of thanks, newsletters, fact sheets, and promotional materials
  • Takes the lead in visual design and as the program photographer
  • Serves as the lead event planner and executes these events, including GPS primary yearly fundraiser
  • Sits on the External Affairs committee as the Committee Lead
  • Manages the organization’s photo library
  • Supports the Operations Coordinator on direct mailings, list preparation and production, and fulfillment mailings.
  • Represent GPS at community events, provides tours of the garden/kitchen, and proactively cultivates community opportunities and relationships
  • As part of a small team, there will be plenty of exciting “other duties” as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Visual Arts, and/or Journalism will help you receive a first interview
  • 2 years minimum in marketing and communications, either paid or volunteer
  • This is an entry to mid-level position but tenacity, a quick mind, and ability to dig-deep and learn through active research is necessary
  • A demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to apply racial, gender and economic lenses to all marketing and communication language and strategy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, design software (Adobe Suite), fundraiser systems and databases such as Salesforce.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Excel and Power Point
  • Must have experience with web content management systems and basic HTML

Background and Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Creative, solutions-oriented and visual thinker
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; willing to take initiative on new projects
  • Willingness to learn and grow into this position
  • Thrives in a fast-paced nonprofit environment with a strong commitment to mission fulfillment
  • Interest in learning funding and development strategies –highly valued
  • Interest in food growing and cooking –highly valued

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a Washington State and national criminal history check
  • Must obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s card within 30 days following employment
  • A car is required for this position

Benefits

  • Continued learning and professional development opportunities in marketing and communications
  • A monthly benefit stipend provided to all employees. Paid sick leave, holidays and vacation pay

 

Employment Policy

Green Plate Special is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Green Plate Special does not and will not discriminate based on race, sex, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, religion, differences in ability, or military status in personnel operations. This includes hiring and firing of staff, recruitment and acceptance of board members, volunteers, or recruitment and acceptance of students. We are committed to creating a progressive, diverse, and inclusive environment for our staff, board members, volunteers, students, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

To Apply

Email ONLY:        jobs@greenplatespecial.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional or education-based references

 

 

Massachusetts – Boston Area Gleaners hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to harvest carrots in the fall, but not have to weed them in the summer? Do you want your harvest to provide a healthy meal to folks who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy local, fresh, and healthy fruit and vegetables? Do you want to get to know and learn about many different farms in eastern Massachusetts? Come work with the Boston Area Gleaners for the 2018 Gleaning Season! Both positions are full time and from July – early January, and are based from our office in Waltham, MA.

We are looking to fill our Gleaning Coordinator position for the 2018 season. This position is equivalent to the responsibility of an Assistant Grower position on a farm. You will enjoy working with volunteers while harvesting all of the surplus vegetables and fruit that eastern Massachusetts has to offer. And you will know that this produce and this work is helping to reshape the food system so that local and healthy food access in our region increases across all walks of life. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Coordinators is $16-$18, based on experience.

We are also looking to fill a Gleaning Assistant position, which is equivalent to a field crew or farm worker position, but with the added benefit that you know your work is fulfilling our mission of rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Assistants is $14-$16, based on experience.

If you are interested in applying to work with us, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and application instructions: http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/job-opportunities.html.

To learn more about our organization (including how to volunteer if you are interested), visit our website: www.bostonareagleaners.org.

 

Massachusetts – Fresh Truck hiring Market Manager

Boston, Massachusetts

We’re Hiring!

About Fresh Truck

We’re on a mission to radically impact community health in Boston by celebrating community food culture and getting fresh food to those who need it most. Fresh Truck operates two renovated school buses as mobile food markets, stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy snacks. We partner with health centers and other community organizations to combine their services with access to affordable, healthy food. We love Boston, we’re obsessed with our mission and we’re committed to meaningful, long-term social impact.

Job Description

Market Managers are the face of Fresh Truck in our communities, they make the shopping experience for our customers delightful and unique. This role requires a diverse skill set blending food purveyor, truck driver, and customer service representative. We’re looking for someone with an unrelenting passion for community building and food.

What you’ll do

  • Drive a full-size, 39ft school bus
  • Manage daily mobile market operations from bus loading/unloading, inventory management, restocking, to cleaning
  • Create an inviting shopping experience through engaging customer service
  • Support other Fresh Truck initiatives such as community outreach, customer surveys, and operations process improvement

Who you are

  • An excellent driver, accustomed to driving in an urban environment; strong preference for individuals with experience driving box trucks and large vehicles
  • Grit – you’re willing to get your hands dirty, comfortable with some heavy lifting and will stop at nothing to make things happen
  • Embrace working within diverse community settings and with a strong sense of social justice; being multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese) is huge a plus

Requirements

  • Driver’s license with clean driving record for the past 3 years
  • Ability to lift ~50lb on a regular basis
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting pay at $35k with health insurance
  • Free groceries every shift
  • Work day in and day out to make Boston a healthier city

Contact

We’re excited to hear from you! To apply send a resume to Sunny Chen: jobs@thefreshtruck.org

West Virginia – The Wild Ramp hiring Market Manager

Huntington, West Virginia

Do you have retail management experience, a passion for local food, and a commitment to building strong relationships with customers and producers? You might be the right fit for our open position! We are seeking a strong leader to manage The Wild Ramp, a year-round, community-supported, nonprofit market that provides a viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural and artisan products. The Wild Ramp is a vibrant market with regular customers, a community feel, and a direct impact on the local economy. The market manager guides daily market operations including oversight of staff and volunteers, management of inventory, maintenance of banking and financial data, and general execution of the Wild Ramp’s mission to help producers and consumers. The position is full-time and reports to the Board of Directors. The manager is expected to work Saturdays and have scheduling flexibility during the week. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Some benefits are provided.

What You Do

  • Oversee pricing, sales goals, and in-store displays
  • Manage purchasing, inventory, and quality control
  • Build on and improve existing sales strategies
  • Maintain sales, financial, and administrative records
  • Recruit local farmers and producers as vendors according to the mission of the Wild Ramp and the Market Rules & Guidelines
  • Develop staff, volunteers, and vendors
  • Collaborate with civic groups, businesses, and nonprofits to enhance community outreach and programming
  • Work with the Board of Directors to set and achieve market goals
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

What You Bring to the Table

  • Experience in the local food, farmers market, and/or retail business
  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • High levels of reliability and integrity
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a busy setting
  • Strong decision-making and organizational skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Community development, public relations, and public speaking experience preferred
  • Satisfactory background check and drug screen

Send resumes to jobs@wildramp.org. We recommend that you include a letter to explain your interest and why you are a good fit for the market manager position.

The Wild Ramp supports the City of Huntington’s Open to All campaign. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Local is Growing, and the ideal candidate will grow with us!

Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Seasonal Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

6/13/2018 – HELP WANTED!

OUTDOOR SUMMER WORK WITH FRESH CUT FLOWERS:

SEASONAL FIELD CREW OPPORTUNITY AT ANDERSON ACRES FARM IN KENT, CT

Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. We are seeking someone who is available to work weekends and who is self-motivated and able to work independently. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!

Requirements:

– Previous work experience, farming or flower care background strongly preferred

– Weekend availability

– A good work ethic and positive attitude

– Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

– Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

– Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone to fill this seasonal position who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in mid-June. Learn more about the farm at andersonacresfarm.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy at elizabeth.allison.jackson@gmail.com

Utah – Youth Gardens Project hiring Education Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Education Coordinator VISTA
 
Position Overview: 
Under the direction of the Youth Programs Director, the Education Coordinator will collaborate with all YGP staff, community partners, and schools to help build the capacity of our youth programs. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a classroom to teach academic and life lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
 
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week across two sites: Grand County High School and Youth Garden Project
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Candidate must have experience working directly with youth in school/school-garden settings, designing curriculum, and/or  working in non-traditional education spaces
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, and G-Suite
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Education Coordinator is responsible for the assessment, planning, development, organizing, and leading of youth program activities in the following areas:
Garden Ambassador Job Training Program
  • Continue development of the overall structure of the pilot program
  • Help recruit applicants and conduct interviews
  • Co-train, manage, and mentor participants
Grand County High School Programs 
  • Design and implement internship program through the Career Technical Education (CTE) program
  • Develop curriculum for Food Sciences and/or Agriculture classes
  • Work with SPED teacher(s) to create and facilitate lesson plans
8th Grade Environmental Science Elective Class 
  • Collaborate with teacher(s) about objectives and content of the class
  • Write lesson plans and teach the fall and spring courses
 
Afterschool Programs
  • Create and lead workshops with Grand County Middle School BEACON Afterschool Program
  • Co-facilitate and plan for the winter Garden Thyme after school program
  • Build capacity around and enhance Tea Time
Garden Classroom Field Trips
  • Organize and update materials
  • Update or develop new Garden Classroom Curriculum based on teacher, intern, or Youth Programs Director feedback and/or change in State Standards.
General Organizational Capacity Building 
  • Develop new teen programs (beyond those listed above) by assessing community/school needs, identifying potential areas of growth, and conducting research
  • Build relationships with the schools and their teachers, and families of program attendees
  • Inventory and acquire supplies for the infrastructure of the youth programs
  • Track numbers for grant writing purposes
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising beyond normal work hours
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
TO APPLY: 
Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Youth Programs Director, Julie Zender, julie@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants are also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81077&fromSearch=true.
Open until filled.