Remote – The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Independent Contractor Arborist

Remote Opportunity

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

FTPF is looking for an independent contractor arborist for an exciting, unique opportunity to travel to interesting locations, interact with highly motivated volunteers, and manage the planting of fruit trees to benefit communities as part of our programs. Some of our supporters have called this a dream job for the right person. This position is remote (although the post says Pittsburgh, you can be located anywhere in the world!)

Position Objectives: 
• To provide onsite arboricultural expertise and management for FTPF projects, including all aspects of project planning, coordination, and implementation (requires excellent arboricultural knowledge)
 
• To work with volunteers and students, providing on-site instruction on proper planting techniques, aftercare workshops, and environmental education (requires excellent presentation and teaching skills).
 
• Serve as an official spokesperson in the media, and at various planting events and public speaking opportunities (requires excellent public speaking skills)
 
• To complete all associated program record keeping, paperwork, and reports (requires excellent writing skills and attention to detail)
 
 
Terms
• Work flexible hours from your home office and travel to project sites for plantings
• Hourly wage range between $15.87 – $18.27, depending on qualifications and experience
• Part-time to start, with potential for growth and increased hours 
• Reports to Executive Director & Chief Staff Arborist
 
 
Primary Responsibilities and Duties: 
• Project planning and implementation including, but not limited to, site evaluation, orchard design, mobilizing volunteers, planning logistics, and holding workshops 
• Public speaking and media spokesperson tasks 
• Various tasks, as assigned, including clerical tasks as requested by supervisor
 
 
Qualifications
• ISA arborist certification preferred, advanced horticulture/arboriculture degree, or equivalent, with expertise and practical experience planting and caring for fruit trees organically
• Excellent written, verbal, computer, and organizational skills 
•Ability to manage volunteers and give educational presentations to students and communities
• Ability to learn new duties and responsibilities quickly and handle multiple projects at once 
• Ability to travel frequently, sometimes for lengthy periods, to project locations 
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a professional manner
 
 
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@ftpf.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling 
basis until position is filled.

New Hampshire – D Acres hiring Gardener

Dorchester, New Hampshire

Gardener – 2017 growing season

D Acres of New Hampshire, a nonprofit Organic Farm & Educational Homestead located in rural Dorchester, NH, seeks a gardener for the 2017 growing season. The gardener will work with D Acres staff, residents and volunteers as a manager to care for the gardens. First and foremost, we are looking for a person that enjoys gardening. We appreciate a strong work ethic and a high level of motivation & self direction. Due to the nature of the position, applicants must have experience working with plants. Full growing season experience is necessary. The applicant should also have a willingness to commit to employment at least until November 2017.

Duties will include care and maintenance of 2 acre vegetable no till concept hand tool powered annual garden and 2 acres of forest garden in process. Specifically there will be seeding, irrigating, weeding and harvesting responsibilities. Also harvesting and dehydrating tea plants and herbs; sheet mulching, and division in the perennial gardens. Our farm consists of 180 acres of land, mostly forest. The farm serves as an educational center, offering workshops, residencies, a film series, and community events designed to promote sustainable living alternatives. We grow a nice variety of annual vegetables, mainly for onsite consumption. Our largest crops are garlic, potatoes, squash and apples. The gardener will be responsible for providing food to the kitchen and also coordinate the workers whether volunteers or residents.

The goal is to provide a demonstration of a community farm system which maximizes food production with minimal inputs and strategic use of resources. Although we will always have substantial annual gardens, we are committed to creating areas throughout the farm that produce food, medicine and craft materials perpetually with less and less maintenance throughout the years. Our investment in plants and labor now are designed to serve the community well into the future.

We seek a person that understands this vision. We have a no-till system and prefer to design garden beds that flow with the contours of the land. Our gardening philosophy is inspired by permaculture, French intensive, biodynamic and lasagna gardening. A salary of $750 per month plus room and board is available for this position. In addition to 40+ hours of gardening per week, the gardener will also be asked to participate in the communal contract, which entails one night of cooking per week, 2-4 hours of household chores, and community meetings once a week. Accommodations vary, but generally residents live in treehouses in the woods. To learn more about D Acres of New Hampshire, please visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.dacres.orgwww.dacres.org. An online application form is available on the Opportunities page.

 PS: If you’d like to come by to visit, we are always open to the public and we host 3 monthly events: Farm Feast Breakfast from 10-1 on the first Sunday of each month and Pizza and a Movie night (6 pm) on the second Friday of each month and Potluck & Open Mic (6 pm) the last Friday of each month!

Virginia – The Ag District hiring Farmer

Northern Virginia

Great opportunity for the right person. Well established markets.

The Ag District is seeking a farmer to establish a pig and laying hen enterprise on our farmland in Northern Virginia. The Ag District is a 400 acre farm ideally located 35 miles west of metropolitan Washington D.C. We specialize in direct marketing our premium quality value-added farm products through our modern 12,000 square foot marketing center, which includes a commercial kitchen and state-of-the-art cheese making facility.

Our flagship enterprise is one of Virginia’s largest and most successful vineyards and wineries. Our vision is to create a collaborative group of farmers and food and beverage artisans to fully develop the land and market opportunities that exist at the Ag District. The Farmer will be engaged in launching the farm’s sustainable pork and egg enterprise. The pork and eggs will be marketed through our marketing center and utilized as ingredients in value-added foods produced in our commercial kitchen. Previous farming experience is required. The successful candidate must be capable of managing their own time and working in a hands-on capacity. Potential for lease of land and facilities necessary for the enterprise or salaried employment.

Interested candidates should contact Perry Griffin via email at pgriffin@chrysaliswine.com or text/telephone 73-926-4759.

New Hampshire – Autumn Harvest Farm hiring Three Positions

Grafton, New Hampshire

Autumn Harvest Farm is a small diversified vegetable farm which has been in business since 2002.  We use the best of conventional and organic growing practices with our main crops being vegetables which include a large assortment from arugula to zucchini and everything in between.  We are expanding our fruit varieties each year and currently grow strawberries in our high tunnel greenhouse along with elderberries and beach plums.  Our farm also raises laying hens for fresh eggs and sheep.  We operate a small farm store offering locally produced products along with our freshly baked breads, prepared foods and preserves from our kitchen.  We have a growing CSA and soon we’ll be opening a cafe at the farm along with Maple Leaf Quilt Shop.  Autumn Harvest Farm is expanding in many directions and will be opening up hiking trails, a few campsites and our pond for kayaking and canoeing.  Come grow with us and be a part of this new venture.

Autumn Harvest is hiring three positions:
Farm Manager
Part Time Field Crew Member
Part Time Flower & Herb Crew Member

View the full job descriptions here: Farm Job Postings

Massachusetts – NOFA/Mass hiring Corporate Sponsorship Director

Remote Opportunity

NOFA/Mass Corporate Sponsorship Director Job Description

May 12, 2017

 The Corporate Sponsorship Program Director is responsible for generating revenue annually by securing sponsorships, exhibitors and advertisers, and through other marketing and sales activities.

The Corporate Sponsorship Program Director:

  • Identifies, fosters, and secures relationships and partnerships with like-minded corporations, small businesses and non-profits to support NOFA/Mass programming.
  • Sells and manages:
    • Corporate Sponsorships;
    • Sponsorships for the Winter and Summer conferences;
    • Sponsorships for Grower Seminars;
    • Exhibit space for the Winter and Summer conferences and advertising for the Summer and Winter Conference Program Book;
    • Advertising for the online Organic Food Guide;
    • Advertising for the NOFA/Mass Newsletter.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Developing collaterals for the various sponsorship activities;
  • Marketing the Corporate Sponsorship Program and monitoring all the aspects involved with it;
  • Marketing and selling all revenue producing products, and collecting related payments for transmission to Central Office;
  • Working under the direct supervision of the Development Director and in collaboration with the Executive Director on all aspects of Corporate Marketing;
  • Developing new sponsorship products to stay current with trends in the market;
  • Employee must attend NOFA/Mass retreats and staff meetings, the winter and summer conferences, development department conference calls, and other staff responsibilities.
  • Employee must submit weekly staff reports to the Executive Director, participate in peer reviews of other centrally-hired NOFA/Mass staff and maintain monthly timesheets.

Qualifications include:

  • A strong commitment to and understanding of organic farming;
  • A track record of successful marketing and sales;
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations;
  • Excellent leadership skills as well as proficiency in working with others as a team;
  • Energetic and dynamic communication and work style that inspires colleagues, sponsors, and the wider NOFA/Mass community;
  • Strong ability to work independently with minimal

Salary/Remuneration

This position is a 25 – 30 hour per week job with a minimum starting rate of $18/hour.

Position Details

  • Employee must maintain a current NOFA/Mass membership.
  • Employee must provide appropriate basic office equipment to facilitate working from home.

We would prefer that this position also holds The Natural Farmer advertiser position but it is not a requirement.

 

Resume, cover letter, 3 references to kristin@nofamass.org

 

NOFA/Mass is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in employment and contracting practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

New York – NOFA/NY hiring Community Engagement Coordinator

Farmington, New York

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is the oldest and largest organization in New York devoted to organic and sustainable farming and gardening. Our mission: NOFA-NY is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers creating a sustainable regional food system, which is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing. NOFA-NY brings consumer and farmer closer together to make high quality food available to all people.

NOFA-NY is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to provide direct support of our outreach programs to our members, donors and supporters.  Responsibilities for outreach include facilitation of regional efforts across NYS and continued support of our CSA cost-share program.  Understanding of member and donor relations by providing superb customer service and accurate data input into a customized CRM system is required to assist in the execution of successful annual fundraising plans and membership campaigns by the Community Engagement Coordinator.  As a member of the in-office team in Farmington NY, this position supports all NOFA-NY programs and events by responding to requests from the general public and answering customer questions as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Outreach: Identifies opportunities for regional engagement of community at large; identifies, tracks, and attends (as appropriate) external community events; and, contributes to the development of materials for tabling and outreach.
  • Program Management: Coordinates access to CSA programs for low-income participants and evaluates program success.
  • Fundraising: Assists with development and execution of major donor and fundraising campaigns; oversees quarterly lapsed member communications; and, creates a recognition plan to thank members, volunteers, and presenters.
  • Donor Data Management: Enters data and runs reports through Salesforce Database; reviews and updates member benefits; and, identifies creative ideas for generating and retaining more members.

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills, attention to detail and computer skills.
  • Familiarity with event management/fundraising/registration databases or CRM systems.
  • Previous background in a membership-based organization or fundraising campaign preferred.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of organic and sustainable farming.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Non-profit or fundraising experience helpful.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

How to Apply

  • Direct cover letter and resume to hr@nofany.org
  • Applications will be accepted until June 16, 2017

80% FTE, $25,000 annually plus comprehensive benefit package

Missouri – EarthDance Organic Farm School hiring AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Ferguson, Missouri

EarthDance Organic Farm School is now hiring for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions!

EarthDance Organic Farm School is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization combining food production, agroecology education, and community development.  EarthDance manages mixed vegetable, fruit, and livestock production on our 14 acre historic farm in Ferguson, Missouri, in a residential area in a close suburb of St. Louis while engaging all ages in programs on sustainable living, farming, and gardening.

Serving at our farm through the AmeriCorps VISTA program is a great way to gain career experience, build community relationships, and give back through a year of service. VISTA’s are paid a monthly stipend, have access to healthcare enrollment, and are awarded up to $5,815.00 at the end of their year of service to be used towards education expenses or to pay back federal student loans. Learn more about becoming anAmeriCorps VISTA here!

Volunteer Coordinator.  Build community and capacity at EarthDance by leading diverse groups in service at EarthDance.  The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train, and manage volunteers on the farm, for special events, and in the office. Download the full job description here.

Complete the AmeriCorps Application HERE.

Videography Associate.  Create videos documenting the impact of EarthDance’s programs.  Utilize your creativity and skills to grow the good food movement and make Ferguson a better place to eat for all. Download the full job description here.

Complete the AmeriCorps Application HERE.

Positions start in early July. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

To Apply:

  1. Fill out EarthDance’s AmeriCorps VISTA Application here.
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter to work@earthdancefarms.org