Oregon – Adelante Mujeres hiring Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen Assistant

Forest Grove, Oregon

ADELANTE MUJERES

Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen Assistant
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Job Announcement
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Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. Located in Forest Grove, Oregon and founded in 2002, Adelante Mujeres has a reputation for innovative responses to community concerns.

JOB SUMMARY: The role of the Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen Assistant will be to provide logistical and customer service support to participants in the Empresas program who are in the food-based industry. In collaboration with the Forest Grove and Hillsboro Senior Centers, s/he will support local food entrepreneurs by assisting with access to affordable shared-use commercial kitchen space. We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about small businesses and local food. The ideal candidate will be inspired by and fully committed to Adelante Mujeres’ vision and mission and will represent the organization in a professional manner among partners, community organizations, families and individuals.

This position is a part-time/ seasonal position that runs from April 1 – October 2018.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assume primary responsibility for the operations and logistics of the shared-use commercial kitchen space under the direction of the Empresas Program Manager
  • Enroll participants in the kitchen access program; ensure participants have required licenses, permits, and insurance to access to the kitchen
  • Create, manage, and share the kitchen reservation calendar; schedule participant reservations of the kitchen based on need and availability
  • Track, invoice, process and receive hourly rental fees and remit to Adelante Mujeres Finance office
  • Observe and supervise the use of the Hillsboro Senior Center Commercial Kitchen; Develop and maintain positive relationships with partners who provide access to kitchen
  • Provide food-based businesses with assistance and resources related to commercial kitchen protocol
  • Design, coordinate, and implement ongoing participant communications such as phone calls, email messages and social media postings
  • Plan for, solicit, and respond to customer and partner feedback, comments, and concerns
  • Model excellent health and safety standards and ensure participants follow requirements
  • Assist with small business training activities; to include phone calls and other logistical support
  • Perform other related duties per manager’s request

QUALIFICATIONS Required

  • Bilingual- English/ Spanish
  • Experience working with or in food-based businesses
  • Good speaking and writing communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365 and social media platforms
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and ability to travel locally
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Adelante Mujeres

Preferred

  • Direct experience in a food-based business, restaurant, or similar industry; familiarity with food safety laws

HOURS/ BENEFITS

  • Seasonal: April- October 2018

Part-Time, hourly nonexempt:  between 15- 20 hours per week

  • Hourly: $12.00- $13.50 per hour depending on qualifications
  • Benefits: Limited Sick Time Off

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB: Sit for extended periods of time. Lift/move boxes and other items as needed (twist, bend, reach, carry weight, think strategically about how to properly move heavy items). Travel locally

ADDITIONAL JOB CONDITIONS: Will occasionally work outdoors with exposure to typical Oregon weather.  Will have frequent evening and week-end work. Will share office space and equipment.

Please submit the following material electronically (PDF preferred) to enterprisejobs@adelantemujeres.org. (no phone calls, please)

  • A one-page cover letter clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and why you are a good fit for this position
  • A resume detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments
  • A list of three professional references

Closing date: Open until filled- Anticipated start date: April 2018

Adelante Mujeres is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

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Iowa – Practical Farmers of Iowa hiring Strategic Initatives Assistant

Ames, Iowa 

Practical Farmers of Iowa is Hiring a Strategic Initiatives Assistant

Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking a diligent, respectful and passionate person to serve as assistant for the strategic initiatives team. For over 30 years, Practical Farmers has worked to equip farmers across the state (and beyond) to build resilient farms and communities. The strategic initiatives team works creatively to build collaborative projects between the private and public sectors that accomplish the goals of our farmer-members on the broader Iowa and Midwestern landscape.

The strategic initiatives assistant will support that team by 1) managing schedules and mailings; 2) tracking farmer completion of cost-share program requirements; 3) serving as the team’s primary event and meeting planner, 4) helping the team coordinate effectively with key partners; 5) assisting with outreach and farmer speaker coordination; 6) gathering supporting information for grant proposals and reports; and 7) providing administrative support to general field crops programming. Practical Farmers offers a flexible, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for independent initiative and professional development.

Duties

  • Schedule meetings and manage calendars using digital platforms
  • Respond to questions from farmers about cover crop cost-share programs
  • Manage mailings and track paperwork to and from farmers
  • Solicit and track farmer attendance at PFI events and partner events
  • Coordinate logistics of field days, conferences and other events (i.e. RSVPs, food, venue prep, expense tracking)
  • Staff field days and conferences as needed (i.e. moderating sessions, taking photos, helping with event set up and clean up, selling merchandise, taking notes)
  • Assist with writing, editing and proofing of articles and promotional materials as needed
  • Assist with tracking and meeting project deliverable deadlines
  • Represent PFI at field days, meetings and conferences with key partners and constituencies
  • Support general field crops program activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Strong writing, public relations and other general communication skills required
  • Ability to schedule, organize and conduct events required
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Two or more years of experience in meeting and event planning and/or administrative support for a high-performing team with external partners preferred
  • Experience with G Suite applications (Calendar, Sheets, Drive, etc.) preferred
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with farmers, farm leaders, staff, media, agribusiness and the general public
  • Enthusiasm for project development and implementation
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on several tasks at once.
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability work independently and within a team
  • Motivated and a self-starter

This is a full-time position based in our Ames office. Salary is competitive, based on experience and qualifications. This position requires some travel (mostly in Iowa), a valid driver’s license, the ability to lift 50 pounds and the ability to walk long distances.

The position reports to Alisha Bower, strategic initiatives manager. Practical Farmers is a family-friendly employer. The position includes full health care benefits, a flex plan, short- and long-term disability, life insurance and generous paid time off. Employer contribution to a 401k retirement plan is offered after one year of employment.

Please apply by sending cover letter, resume and references to Alisha Bower at alisha@practicalfarmers.org by Friday, May 11, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Assistant Program Instructor

Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive head first into the world of youth food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant Program Instructor you will gain hands-on experience and guidance in facilitating youth-driven activities. You will support youth to garden and cook food that is good for their health, their confidence, and our planet. An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization. Our Assistant Program Instructor will lead small groups of 4th-8th grade youth not only in gardening and cooking, but also in art projects and team-building under the leadership of the Green Plate Special Education Director and GPS staff.

Time Commitment: 40-52 hours per week

Dates:  

Training:                             June 18-22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Internship Starts:             Monday June 25
Internship Ends:               Friday August 31
General Schedule:           Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00*

*7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation

Compensation: $3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack are provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to take home throughout the summer! Each intern will be given 1 week off during one of the free (non-camp) weeks during the summer.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead youth age 9-14 through portions of gardening, cooking, and creative art curriculum with the guidance of Green Plate Special staff
  • Contribute creative lesson and activity ideas for garden and culinary curriculum as requested
  • Ensure proper setup and take down of equipment for garden and cooking activities
  • General garden and kitchen maintenance throughout the week (we have a flock of chickens as well)
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • College (rising-sophomore through senior) or graduate student
  • Experience or study in: K-12 education, environmental studies, food justice and nutrition. Organic gardening and/or cooking experience a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead and engage 4th-8th grade youth through hands-on learning activities
  • Ability to implement and lead a lesson plan
  • Desire to take initiative and ability to identify and act when more support is needed in a group working environment
  • Enjoys collaborating with a small team in an outdoor setting and engaging in physical activity
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized and punctual
  • Previous experience with 4th-8th grade youth a plus

Application Deadline: Accepting applications now until positions are filled

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org

BENEFITS

An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization.

HOW TO APPLY

maiab@greenplatespecial.org

http://www.greenplatespecial.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org 

PAID

Yes

WAGE

$3,000 Stipend

HOURS PER WEEK

General Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00 (7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation)

PUBLISHED:

03/19/2018

END DATE

08/31/2018

ADDRESS

2115 25th Ave South
Seattle
WA
98144
United States

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Washington DC – 4P Foods hiring Local Food Sales Advocate

Washington, DC

4P Foods is a Benefit Corporation located in the Washington, DC-area. As a mission-driven company, our goal is one of duality:  First, we aim to help small farm families earn a living wage by giving them access to the growing demand for good, regional, ethically sourced, sustainably produced food.  Second, we focus our business model on increasing access for all people to the nutrient dense, healthy foods that our farmers are producing. 4P Foods strives every day to be part of the movement that is working hard to create a more equitable food system.

4P Foods believes in a future where nourishing, sustainable, and delicious food is not a privilege but a right. We help our customers to live their values by knowing that their food dollars are being spent to help support our farmers, our planet, and the communities we live in.

Position Summary:

Local Food Sales Advocate

4P Foods has an immediate opening for a sales team member to help grow our expanding member base throughout the Washington, DC region. Because our farmers rely on us to be their advocates while they do what they do best – grow awesome food – our team members are committed to a future anchored by equitable food systems.

The primary focus of this position will be to generate new relationships with commercial businesses that are interested in their employees’ health and wellness. Lead generation will be an important aspect of this position in researching local market segments, finding and calling prospects, and scheduling appointments for the 4P Foods sales team. We are a small but growing team, so we are looking for someone who has a proactive attitude, creative energy, and an ability to present new ideas to the team.

Ideal candidates should have experience in a B2B sales position, with a familiarity with outbound calling, telemarketing and/or other outside sales phone-based efforts. As a 4P Foods sales advocate, you must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and exceptional people skills. Because you are an advocate for our family farms, you should have a passion for combining honest sales, a love of great food, a soft spot for farmers, and an appreciation for corny food puns. Bottom line, you enjoy the fact that your work will help make your community a better place in the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate leads by identifying commercial companies in set delivery regions that are looking for creative offerings for their Health & Wellness efforts

  • Perform outbound calls to introduce 4P Foods and qualify leads

  • Schedule appointments for the outside sales team with committed leads

  • Achieve or exceed monthly sales metrics and revenue targets

  • Regularly attend and eventually lead networking events

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of proven and successful outside sales experience

  • Strong phone presence and experience making dozens of sales calls per day

  • Solid understanding and execution of basic sales methods and techniques

  • Able to interact with potential customers both on the phones and in person

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage your time effectively.

  • Has the skills to work independently and make good decisions without oversight

  • Experience with food or grocery industries is a plus

  • Knowledge of salesforce.com is helpful

Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Motivated by a sense of purpose

  • Flexible to the dynamic changing needs of a start-up company

  • Sense of humor and love of good food

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience, softened by the fact that we are a scrappy startup trying to make the world (and our food systems) better.

Please send your resume and cover letter to joinus@4pfoods.com.

Vermont – Salvation Farms hiring Vermont Commodity Program Manager

Winsooki, Vermont

Organization: Salvation Farms

Position Title: Vermont Commodity Program Manager

Supervisor: Executive Director

Employee Status: Full Time, Exempt

Starting Annual Salary: $37,000

Primary Location: Winooski, VT

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Theresa Snow, Executive Director, at theresa@salvationfarms.org

Program Summary

Salvation Farms’ Vermont Commodity Program operates Vermont’s first surplus crop food hub. The food hub aggregates approximately 5,000 pounds per week of “un-marketable” crops from farms across the state. From the food hub, crops are distributed to charitable and institutional food sites.

The Vermont Commodity Program operates through a workforce development training program. Enrolled trainees clean, quality assess, case-pack, and minimally process surplus crops while gaining job readiness skills and exposure to potential employers. Volunteers also help the Vermont Commodity Program meet its production goals.

This is the first operation of its kind in the nation.

Position Summary

The Vermont Commodity Manager is responsible for maintaining the Vermont Commodity Program operations, related training program, and partnerships. This position ensures Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures are created and followed by all who enter the food hub. Food safety, product quality, and operational sophistication, safety, and efficiency are upheld by this staff person. The Manager is responsible for administering and supporting training in a safe working and learning environment for individuals with barriers to employment, i.e. ex-incarcerated, out-of-school youth, those in recovery, etc. The Manager fills a vital role in supporting the growth and evolution of this program.

Primary Duties (include but are not limited to)

  • Ensure workplace and food safety, quality controls, and compliance with standard operating procedures
  • Manage production, product sourcing/marketing to farmers, transportation logistics, product development (raw packing and minimal processing), end-product marketing, product distribution and sales, and traceability
  • Oversee pack-room activities, engage in produce cleaning, packing, and processing alongside trainees and volunteers
  • Oversee daily activities of trainees with particular focus on operational training, work, and field trips
  • Engage in trainee recruitment, enrollment, orientation, operational training, conflict management and developing pathways to employment
  • Collaborate with co-workers, partners, and trainee caseworkers/support service agencies
  • Maintain product inventory, supplies, crew productivity, and associated tracking systems
  • Measure program impact and outcomes; generate periodic reports
  • Manage facility and equipment upkeep; maintain service records
  • Manage sub-lease and facility shared use arrangements
  • Manage volunteers and interns
  • Supervise AmeriCorps VISTA member
  • Collaborate with staff, AmeriCorps VISTA, and partners to:
  • improve operations; i.e. refine production line elements, establish new distribution avenues, etc.
  • administer training; aid in refining the workforce development program
  • Engage in some elements of program and product marketing material creation, community outreach, partner meetings, program expansion, capacity building, budget building, fundraising, and strategic planning

Qualifications

  • Highly organized, efficient, and pragmatic
  • Operations and/or food manufacturing experience; writing, refining, implementing SOPs
  • Demonstrated success training, managing, and working in teams
  • A desire to support workforce development and skill building initiatives for individuals in transition
  • Able to work in partnership with staff and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work independently, a self-starter with effective time management skills
  • Ability to coordinate priorities and exercise appropriate judgment and discretion
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent record keeping skills, computer and data entry skills
  • A passion for local agriculture, resource management, and social justice
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Available to work some nights and weekends

Benefits & Work Environment

  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Health insurance available (Employer covers 75% of premium)
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • This position is based in Salvation Farms’ Winooski Facility – some travel will be required
  • Mileage is reimbursed at $.40/mile for all approved work travel

New York – Capital Roots hiring Community Garden Organizer

Troy, New York

Community Garden Organizer

 About Capital Roots – Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, and offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.

Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 54 community gardens.  The Garden Organizer will work directly with participating gardeners throughout the seasons. The Community Garden Organizer operates under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and community organizing or gardening experience preferred. Excellent communication skills are essential with attention to detail. Must have a clean driving record, positive attitude, ability to problem solve, high energy level, enjoy working outdoors, and possess a genuine interest in the mission of our organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Organize and lead work parties in community gardens
  • Site preparation and new garden development
  • Offer support to gardeners to facilitate successful gardening experiences and fruitful harvests
  • Foster greater gardener involvement in gardening program
  • Maintain working inventory of resources available to gardeners
  • Generate and distribute materials for program participants
  • Host registration and orientation sessions
  • Garden maintenance and landscaping
  • Keep extremely well-organized, accurate records for all matters connected to the gardening program
  • Promote participation in our programming as a whole

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate of $12.00/hr.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and deductibles.
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days.
  • Employer funded pension plan – company contributions begin after 2 years of employment
  • Eligibility for the federal government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Flexible work environment.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

Send cover letter and resume to:

Tara Quackenbush, Community Gardening Program Manager

Capital Roots, 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

gardens1@capitalroots.org

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Washington – Good Cheer Food Bank hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Whidbey Island, Washington

Are you passionate about food justice, community outreach, and volunteer management? Want to make a difference serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA and increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations?

Serve with Rotary First Harvest’s Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) program to reduce food waste while alleviating hunger. Since 2009, HAH has placed over 115 AmeriCorps VISTA members with 45 host site organizations, to engage with over 25,000 volunteers, and recover over 5 million pounds of fresh healthy produce for families in need across the country.

Position Description

The Gleaning Program Coordinator at Good Cheer Food Bank will continue to develop volunteer recruitment and retention strategies, coordinate gleans, participate in asset mapping, and plan the long-term sustainability of the program. This AmeriCorps VISTA position will be part strategist and part storyteller, working to strengthen public recognition and support for food recovery efforts. The gleaning program coordinator will streamline systems to share excess food with hunger relief network partners, and support volunteer programs that divert food from the waste-stream by processing blemished or excess produce into value-added food products that can feed hungry families all year long.

See the full job description for more information.