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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Oregon – Adelante Mujeres hiring Distribution Driver and Packing Assistant

Forest Grove, Oregon

ADELANTE MUJERES
Distributor Driver and Packing 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 Distributor Driver and Packing Assistant will be to provide logistical and customer service support to the Adelante Mujeres Distributor and CSA Program.  S/he will support the weekly intake, packing, and delivery of fresh produce sold to wholesale buyers and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members.  We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about local food and sustainable agriculture. 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 June- October 2018; work days are Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, and Monday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete consistent and on-time deliveries to customers
  • Keep a record of all produce delivered as well as customer feedback, comments, and concerns
  • Handle invoicing and communications related to delivery; deliver the necessary invoices at the time of delivery, and pick up any distributor boxes from previous deliveries
  • Plan for, solicit, and respond to customer and partner feedback, comments, and concerns; report any problems or concerns to Distributor staff
  • Assist in all aspects of produce packing including washing, grading, weighing and packaging
  • Model excellent health and safety standards
  • Perform other related duties per manager’s request

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • English speaking proficiency
  • Experience driving vans and small trucks in city areas
  • Knowledgeable about safe food practices and comfortable handling all food
  • Good speaking and writing communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills and ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to travel locally
  • Good sense of direction
  • Ability to lift up to 20- 30 lbs repeatedly. This is a *very* physically demanding job
  • Drug-free individuals only
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Adelante Mujeres

Preferred Qualifications

  • Conversational Spanish speaking ability
  • Understanding of sustainable agriculture methods and produce distribution
  • Knowledge of Washington and Multnomah County geography

HOURS/ BENEFITS

  • Seasonal: June – October 2018; work days Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Part-Time, hourly nonexempt: 15-20 hours per week
  • Hourly rate: $14 per hour
  • Benefits: Limited Sick Time Off

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Oregon – Misty Mornings Farms hiring Farm Manager

Deer Island, Oregon

Farm Manager Position

Misty Morning Farms
Misty Morning Farms are a set of three sustainable and organic farms (6, 37, and 100 acres) all within 1 mile of each other. The farms are located 35 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon in Deer Island, a soil rich and beautiful rural area adjacent to the Columbia River. We specialize in naturally grown produce, heirloom varieties of livestock and Christmas trees.
Job Description:
Manage daily operations of the farms and care of animals including sheep, goats, cows, horses, alpaca, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and pigs. The position includes overseeing organic crop production and distribution from a 1 1/2 acre area with greenhouse and raised beds, hayfield and a small Christmas tree operation.
Qualifications:
Experience in animal husbandry and farm management (or educational background with some farm work history-we are open to helping agriculture students to have an opportunity at obtaining management experience). Marketing insight, tractor experience, foresting skills, and fencing repair knowledge are helpful.
Required:
Hands on participation and supervision of work teams using motivational leadership, organization and direction.
Responsible and hardworking qualities along with a positive outlook are important.
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation essential as the farms are in a rural area.
Work Schedule:
Hours vary due to farm needs depending on the season. 40 hour week with long term commitment of at least 1 to 2 years but we are hoping to find a manager who will see the potential of our farms and stay to help them develop and grow.
Wage Range:
Salary negotiable on experience. Comfortable housing available if needed.
To apply:
Email cover letter (describing why you are interested in this job and what you feel you have to offer the position) and resume with references to:
Or mail them to:
Misty Morning Farms
31100 Harris Road
Deer Island, Oregon, 97054

Connecticut – Simpaug Farms hiring Farmers Market Sales & Delivery

Ridgefield, Connecticut

FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Simpaug Farms is committed to feeding our communities with clean, high-quality, flavorful food. Our farmers employ sustainable practices that uphold small-farm values and reverence for the land. Our vegetables and fruits are grown naturally, without the use of synthetic pesticides. Our animals are pasture-raised without hormones or antibiotics.

The farm is located on 250 acres of preserved farmland in West Suffield, with the main business office in Ridgefield. All produce sold is grown on our farm. Simpaug Farms has been delivering Connecticut Grown produce to Fairfield and Hartford Counties since 2011. We operate a 200 member CSA with weekly pickup at several Fairfield County locations. Simpaug Farms is a regular vendor at the Fairfield Farmers Market and Ellington Farmers Market. Our produce is favored by some of Connecticut’s best farm-to-table chefs and is featured on restaurant menus across the state.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Our FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY staff will be based out of the Ridgefield business office, and will be responsible for driving our delivery van from Ridgefield to the farm in West Suffield to pick up and deliver CSA shares, restaurant wholesale orders, and farmers market produce (about 200 miles daily round-trip). They will report directly to the Sales Manager and Operator to coordinate deliveries and other tasks as needed. Strong communication skills are a must. The Driver will also be responsible for setting up the CSA drops for the customers at each location. Strong organization skills and attention to detail is crucial to ensure customer satisfaction and accuracy.
On Saturday and Sunday, we are full-season vendors at farmers markets, which require all sales staff to be on duty. Staff will be responsible for unloading, setting up, creating displays, labeling prices, restocking throughout the market, interacting with customers, answering questions, tracking sales, breaking down stand, and delivering remaining produce to customers.

SCHEDULE
June through October (may be extended to year-round with reduced winter hours)
3-5 days per week, including weekends. Saturday and Sundays are a must in order to staff our Farmers Markets. We are looking for two drivers for this position so work schedules will change week to week giving both drivers a chance to have weekends off.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced driver with valid driver’s license and clean driving record (No Exceptions)
  • Available to work scheduled shifts with some flexibility on daily start and end times
  • Available to work all weekends, with limited time-off requests during peak season (Time off must be pre-approved by manager)
  • Fast learner, able to solve problems as they arise with little direction
  • Outgoing and personable attitude
  • Able to learn quickly and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Punctual, reliable, efficient, and able coordinate delivery routes and schedules with sales team.
  • Professional in communication, customer service, and sales
  • Friendly, fun, welcoming, and ready to engage with customers
  • Able to work long shifts 8-10 hours
  • Must maintain professional appearance at all times
  • Enthusiastic about local food and farming, and committed to quality

    COMPENSATION
    $12-15/hour

    TO APPLY
    Send a resume with cover letter to max@simpaugfarms.com
    Use subject line FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY

Feel free to call about the job as well 203-984-7289

 

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Youth Programs Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Youth Programs Coordinator

Now Hiring: Youth Programs Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Youth Programs Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work to expand EarthDance’s Youth Exploring Agriculture & Health (YEAH!) programs to serve more children and families by developing new partnerships with groups that serve youth to provide farm-based education and enrichment to more low-income youth. The Youth Programs Coordinator will work with young people ages 5-21 around fresh food, nutrition awareness and cooking skills, and empowering youth to become food leaders.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Youth Programs Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, educational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Youth Programs Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of youth education, nutrition and cooking awareness, organic farming/ gardening, and passion for the good food movement.

The Youth Programs Coordinator will:

-Develop partnerships with groups that serve youth

-Provide farm-based education and enrichment to more low-income youth

-Recruit, train, and retain adult volunteers to serve as Field Trip Docents in order to increase EarthDance’s capacity to serve large groups of youth.

-Develop “on the road” food and farming related eating lesson plans for drop-in school visits

-Promote EarthDance’s programs– seasonal youth employment, teen volunteer opportunities–through outreach to schools and other avenues for connecting with young people. Continue reading

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Volunteer Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Volunteer Coordinator

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Volunteer Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will build the capacity of EarthDance through the exploration of available community volunteer support, improvement of the organization’s ability to train, track, and appreciate volunteers, and continual commitment to maintain highly effective volunteer management practices.

The position will begin in July 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator’s time will be spent on the farm, leading farm tours and volunteer crews; in the office scheduling, tracking and strategizing; and in the community, recruiting volunteers and communicating with partner organizations.

The Volunteer Coordinator will:

-Develop EarthDance’s volunteer management system

-Coordinate volunteer activities on the farm and at special events

-Follow up with volunteer groups and individuals to build lasting volunteer relationships

-Create documents and databases, and establish protocols for recruiting, training, and retaining and tracking volunteers

-Research best practices for volunteer management

-Implement new procedures

-Write a monthly Volunteer Newsletter

-Promote, schedule, and lead private farm tours

-Coordinate with EarthDance staff to determine the organization’s volunteer needs for on farm and special events

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Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Now Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work with community members and organizational partners to build EarthDance’s capacity to serve low-income individuals by conducting outreach to build relationships with Ferguson community members and increase community awareness of EarthDance’s offerings. The Outreach & Marketing Coordinator will make Earthdance’s services and information about food security and healthy eating more visible to Ferguson neighbors and surrounding communities by engaging these groups through the organization’s social media channels and communication with local media outlets.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance grows food, farmers, and community through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, marketing, and interacting with diverse communities and public audiences.

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will:

-Regularly attend community meetings and events (City Council, Neighborhood Association, Ferguson Florissant School District, etc.) in order to develop and strengthen relationships with Ferguson residents

-Coordinate and serve as point person for off-farm outreach events to promote awareness of EarthDance (tabling at events such as back-to-school/health/green fairs)

-Write for local media outlets on behalf of EarthDance

-Create and execute a social media plan and content

-Strengthen relationships with organizational partners (St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, United People Market, Emerson YMCA)

Requirements:

-Experience working with diverse populations

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor

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