Multiple Locations – TerraCorps hiring Multiple Positions

Multiple Locations

2017-18 Position Openings with TerraCorps 

TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year we are looking for 36 members to serve in full-time, 11 month positions. Members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.

Members serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinators, Regional Conservation Coordinators, Youth Education Coordinators, or Community Engagement Coordinators.

These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2017-2018 program will run from 8/28/17 – 7/27/18.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-April, and we aim to fill all positions by the end of June.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

West Virginia – Grow Ohio Valley hiring Sales and Aggregation Manager

Wheeling, West Virginia

Grow Ohio Valley is a non-profit social enterprise leading the charge to improve food access in the Upper Ohio Valley region.  We are looking for a Sales and Aggregation Manager to lead our sales team and oversee core income-generating initiatives. In this position, you will work closely with the executive director and a 5-member sales team, as well as a network of local producers and community partners. This is a full-time, salaried position in Wheeling, WV. Please review full description at www.growov.org/jobs and then send a resume and cover letter to sam@growov.org.

Maryland – Charles County Government hiring Agriculture Business Development Manager  

La Plata, Maryland

The Charles County Agriculture Business Development Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and administering programs and initiatives to promote, market and enhance the County’s agricultural industries for the Charles County Economic Development Department (CCEDD).

The position serves as a Project Manager for developing, marketing and implementing programs and initiatives for the full range of local agricultural enterprises.  The position will develop and expand partnerships with key agricultural stakeholders to support and expand agricultural activities in Charles County.  The focus of the position will be on servicing the full range of needs of the agriculture industry in Charles County with an emphasis on innovative programming and marketing to expand, diversify and promote the agricultural sector. The position may assist with department general business retention and expansion activities.  He/she must be able to earn the confidence and respect of stakeholders in the agricultural community and collaborative resource partners.

Goals/objectives are set by the Chief of Business Development.  The employee will support Commissioner and CCEDD departmental goals and objectives, including those indicated in the department’s five-year Strategic Plan and the Charles County Comprehensive Plan.

Read the full description and apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlescountymd/jobs/1755368/agriculture-business-development-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

North Carolina – TRACTOR Food and Farms hiring Sales & Marketing Manager

Burnsville, North Carolina

TRACTOR Food and Farms
Position Descriptions
Sales & Marketing Manager Classification:
Full-time Salaried
Reports to: Director
Date:
5-12-17

Background:

TRACTOR Food and Farms is a nonprofit Food Hub operating in Burnsville, NC.  TRACTOR combines marketing, aggregation, and distribution for member farmers.  The goal of TRACTOR is to develop relationships between local small family farms and businesses/institutions with a mission to reduce poverty; increase farm income in our community; expand sources of safe, healthy, locally grown food; preserve farmland and green space; and protect a farm culture in a traditional farm oriented community.

Summary:

Sales & Marketing Manager is responsible for managing all stages of sales and marketing cycle of grower/producer products to retail and wholesale accounts including restaurants customers. Develop new customers, maintaining customer relationships and providing market feedback to warehouse team and growers. Promote products, producers and events through social media and other traditional marketing channels.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate customer list and develop strong relationships with retail, foodservice and wholesale businesses
  • Cultivate new and existing customers to discuss new product offerings/understand buyer need and preferred communication methods
  • Work with inventory/driver team on meeting quality expectations and accurate product delivery
  • Accurately forecast weekly/monthly/annual demand and prepare contact lists, content management, preparing electronic and direct mail communications including product availability sheets, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Promote TRACTOR farmers, partners, products and events through social media
  • Meet monthly/annual sales goals
  • Work with growers on projected inventory of crops

Duties to include:

  • Work with team to create accurate availability list with best pricing
  • Work with team to estimate demand create accurate purchase orders
  • Understand pricing in the market
  • Create relationships with new customers
  • Increase same store/restaurant sales through continued engagement
  • Make cold calls/visits
  • Enter sales order and create purchase orders
  • Manage shorts
  • Prioritize inventory
  • Fill in for sales team coworkers when needed
  • Represent TRACTOR at community events

Authorities:

  • Set pricing
  • Set specials/ad pricing
  • Offer deals
  • Handle customer complaints
  • Post to all social media
  • Suggest new items for growers to plant

 Competencies:

  • Knowledge about product (varieties, flavor, applications, demand, pricing, seasonality)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective public speaker
  • Experience with social media
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal reasoning skills
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to pick up on new systems and software
  • Self-directed with good organizational skill and attention to detail
  • A sense of justice or fair dealing
  • Respect for others’ unique personalities

Supervises:

Interns where applicable

Work Environment

The job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses technology equipment such as computers, projectors, and conference lines. Additionally, this position works within the community to attend meetings, lunches, dinners, and events.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, and climb stairs. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Travel

Day trips/Potential overnight conferences.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors or Equivalent.  Sales Experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience in warehouse management.  Experience in restaurant/produce industry.  Experience in farming. Experience with QuickBooks a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Clean driving record.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Other duties may be required in the job as requested by the Supervisor.

Interested candidates can apply to robin.smith@tractorfoodandfarms.com with cover letter and resume.

Virginia – The Sweet Leenie hiring Local Food Business Advocate

Northern Virginia

Looking for Local Food Business Advocate

The Sweet Leenie marketing team helps local food businesses connect with their communities. We provide professional grassroots support to entrepreneurs who need people that put as much thought, care, and devotion into connecting with customers as they put into their businesses.

What started as just a small band of passionate individuals supporting local food businesses has quickly grown and developed a reputation for helping entrepreneurs kick-start their goals into reality.

We are searching for smart, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individuals with a flair for marketing and a shared love for small business. We are NOT a corporate organization. Individuality is what makes the Sweet Leenie’s brand special.

We are a quickly growing business, so all positions offer the opportunity for further promotion within the company. This could entail any of the following potential rolls: sales, account acquisition, administrative duties, merchandising, social media consulting, and truly any way you could think to apply your natural skills to a developing business (photography, videography, systems consulting, brand development, etc.)

JOB FUNCTIONS

Field/grassroots marketing in local sales locations to provide exceptional customer service to stores and consumers. You will be expected to relay product knowledge to consumers and interact with store staff in a way that reflects positively on our clients, generating higher sales, brand loyalty, and positive store relations. Innovating demonstration displays and coordinating with store staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Self-motivated
  • Friendly
  • Must own vehicle/have valid driver’s license
  • Outgoing- “social butterfly” friend at the party/gift of gab
  • Entrepreneurial/problem solver
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience communicating with strangers
  • Understands importance of small business/community

Part-time
$18/hour (starting wage)

HOW TO APPLY

Email shelbykalm@gmail.com
Please include “Local Business Advocate” in the subject line, along with a resume, references, and a cover letter specifying why you have a strong passion for local food, and what you might bring to an entrepreneurial environment.

Massachusetts – The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hiring Food Hub Operations Assistants and Drivers

Lowell, Massachusetts

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is hiring for two Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver positions. Both positions are part time and seasonal (late May through late October)—one position is 30-40 hours per week and the other position is 15-20 hours per week.

This position will assist in operations of the World PEAS Food Hub, a local food aggregation facility in Lowell, MA. Responsibilities include assisting in operations and delivery of a 300 plus member, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and as well as variety of wholesale accounts providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to customers around the Boston area.

Follow links below for more details and to apply:

Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver (30-40 hrs per week):

http://tsne.org/food-hub-operations-assistant-and-driver-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project-temporary-part-time

 

Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver(15-20 hrs per week):

http://tsne.org/food-hub-operations-assistant-driver-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project-temporary-part-time-15-20

Colorado – Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge hiring Seasonal Chef

Grand Lake, Colorado

Eco Lodge Seeks Seasonal Chef

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit educational lodge and retreat center located at 8,400 feet of elevation in heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado. We believe that connection and renewal are essential to the health of the human spirit, and we bring that to the world through our mission of operating an eco-mountain sanctuary where together we are creating a climate for a restorative world.

Shadowcliff’s Compassionate Kitchen is not a restaurant, but a commercial kitchen where we provide nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners to our workshop groups of 15-40 persons and our staff.

Our Chef will plan menus to make the best use of seasonal and local foods, work with vendors and suppliers in food purchasing, train and direct rotating kitchen assistants, educate our staff and guests on our Compassionate Kitchen philosophy. Prior experience in these areas is essential. Our Chef will be experienced in a variety of styles of food preparation, including experience with vegetarian, vegan and other specialized diets.

Our Chef will be knowledgeable about Colorado food service and kitchen operation laws and regulations, and will be responsible for assuring compliance with applicable kitchen health and safety regulations.

Shadowcliff is a seasonal operation, commencing in mid-May and running through the end of our season which is anticipated to be around October 1, 2017. Please visit our employment page to learn more about the job, our Compassionate Kitchen page to learn more about our thoughts on food, and Our Story to learn more about who we are. Thanks so much!