New York – Revolution Foods hiring Regional Partnership Manager

Albany, New York

Regional Partnership Manager

Revolution Foods is igniting a healthy food revolution and believes that all children deserve access to healthy, wholesome food. We have revolutionized the school lunch line by providing healthy, affordable and fresh meals to hundreds of thousands of students every day and have served over 200 million meals, to date.

Regional Partnership Manager

Revolution Foods is hiring a Regional Partnership Manager (RPM) to manage and ensure operational excellence at the schools Revolution Foods serves. The RPM works as a designated account manager to a specified client group within the region. They define, quantify, and analyze the relationship with key partners ensuring they receive the highest quality products and exceptional customer service. Regional Partnership Managers cultivate win-win relationships with clients to help Rev Foods deliver healthy foods to kids across the region! They are empowered to take responsibility for their accounts to ensure contract renewals and sales growth year over year.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide overall planning, direction and control to assigned school partners within a defined Market, to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, operating and financial goals.
  • Manage/inform what is ordered for each school, ensuring the highest student satisfaction.
  • Ensure client pays within the contractual agreement.
  • Establish and maintain effective customer rapport and maintains a win-win relationships with our customers.
  • Assist in ensuring that operations are meeting expectations of Revolution Foods and the customer in every way.
  • Maintain positive community relations, participating in professional and community events and activities.
  • Work cross-functionally with customer management team and establish and maintain effective customer relations.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments and team members such as Culinary Center GM, Market Team, and Home Office Team.
  • Participate in the development of market forecasts with GM and Financial Manager and develop plans to optimize financial performance and productivity.
  • Perform audits as assigned and make recommendations to optimize financial performance or operational standards.
  • Lead renewal process through contract signing and participates actively in the sales process.
  • Identify opportunities to implement new products and services to support sales growth, client retention, and happy kids!

Requirements:

  • You are self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and people with whom you work see you as a leader.
  • You’re known for being extremely results-driven, connecting details to the bigger picture.
  • You’re skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple projects. You are responsive without fail, and address urgent priorities without dropping the ball on other essential tasks.
  • You’re a gifted communicator, at ease presenting to diverse groups, leading meetings with internal or external teams, or building trusting relationships one-on-one.
  • We work in a constantly changing environment that demands flexibility, good humor, and a willingness to pitch in and support each other – you are excited to be a great teammate and not afraid to roll up their sleeves!
  • Most importantly, you have a genuine passion for our core values: respect, care for all, learn/teach/grow, deliver excellence, and live our mission of real food for all.

In order to apply, candidates can email their resumes at jmcclendon@revolutionfoods.com.

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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.

New York – Bear Creek Farm hiring Farm Supervisor

Stanfordville, New York

Bear Creek Farm is an innovative and growing flower farm that uses sustainable practices to grow premium dahlias and peonies in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. Recognized by New York Magazine as the “Best Dahlias” in this our third year, we are seeking an energetic, self-starter with an organized mind who enjoys working on complex multi-faceted projects to join our team.

Passionate about flowers, the farm supervisor will be directly managing and coordinating activities of horticultural workers and will help add structure to all operations from the seeding schedule, to weeding, to harvest and post-harvest handling both in open fields and high tunnels. The supervisor is directly responsible for keeping workers on task and ensuring that flowers are properly grown, harvested and distributed. At times, the physical duties of the job may include assisting in soil prep and harvest. This will enable the owner to focus more on marketing and rapid growth. The supervisor will be involved in every aspect of creative problem solving and managing people.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Crop production health and yield for flower acreage from 3 to 8 acres
  • Managing daily schedules of harvesting and packing
  • Quality control and inventory procedures
  • Soil analysis, pesticide and fertilizer scheduling and application
  • Proactively troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Mentoring and motivating growing farming team
  • Ensure equipment is well maintained
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs
  • Lead continuous improvement to operating efficiencies knowing the confines of a small budget

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3 years commercial farming experience, 2 years in a managerial role
  • Ability to work carefully and quickly, with precision and extreme attention to detail
  • Positive, upbeat, can-do attitude, willing to get hands dirty and work hard, not just supervise
  • Be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have a clean drivers license
  • Knowledge of farm equipment machinery and repairs

Please note that we are very sorry but given time constraints, only those applicants with commercial farming experience will be considered for this position and will receive a response. Applicants with other very positive experiences such as landscaping, gardening, etc., though very viable and interesting, unfortunately will not fit these requirements.

Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience; above average remuneration for floriculture training. Bonus program based on individual and farm performance. Weekly flowers.

Our farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to info@bearcreekfarm.com

Pennsylvania – Greener Partners hiring Assistant Farmer/Educator

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Assistant Farmer/Educator at Delema G. Deaver Wellness Farm

Greener Partners (GP) seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Assistant Farmer/Educator for our ½ acre Deaver Wellness Farm (DWF) at Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) in Wynnewood, PA. A partnership between GP and LMC, the DWF serves as a community resource for fresh food and education. As an extension of Lankenau’s Health Education Center, the farm is a field trip site for school-aged youth from the surrounding five county area. Through experiential learning in our half-acre living outdoor classroom, youth make connections between growing healthy food and growing healthy bodies. The farm also serves as a production site for over 30 varieties of chemical-free vegetables. Supporting Lankenau’s commitment to patient well-being, the produce is donated to primary care practices within the medical center and beyond. Patients of these practices receive fresh produce at their doctor’s visit, along with cooking and nutrition tips.

About Greener Partners

Greener Partners’ mission is to strengthen community health through food, farms and education. Since our founding in 2008, we have partnered with hospitals, schools and community organizations to farm and provide research-based education. Our programs are designed to improve access to fresh local food, increase fruit and vegetable consumption and empower individuals, particularly those in under-resourced communities, to grow their own food. Our mobile farm and food education program, Farm Explorer, gives people a direct experience with where their food comes from and motivates healthier eating. Our High School Leadership Program uses urban gardening, cooking, education and entrepreneurship as vehicles to develop leadership skills. Last year, our food security initiatives and programs on wellness and nutrition positively impacted more than 10,000 children and families from the five-county Philadelphia region.

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center is an acute care hospital and medical complex located just outside the western city limits of Philadelphia on a 93-acre campus in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Part of Main Line Health since 1985, Lankenau Medical Center has been devoted to the health and wellbeing of the community since 1860, with a founding mission to serve all those in need. Its continued dedication to service, compassionate patient care, and superior clinical programs make Lankenau a preferred destination for care by people throughout and far beyond the Philadelphia region. As a longtime teaching hospital, Lankenau Medical Center is committed to maintaining high-level expertise across all clinical areas—from primary care and disease prevention to medical and surgical management of all organ system disorders.

DWF Assistant Farmer/Educator

The ideal candidate will be an engaging, creative and flexible educator skilled at delivering quality programs to diverse audiences in a wide range of settings. In addition, s/he will have some vegetable gardening and/or farming experience and a passion for healthy, whole food cooking. Most importantly s/he will possess the following: a strong and collaborative work ethic; commitment to GP’s mission; pro-active approach and flexibility; problem-solving skills; willingness to learn; attention to detail; receive constructive feedback, ask clarifying questions and take responsibility; ability to productively manage time; open communication; sense of humor; and an open mind. This position is ideal for individuals who enjoy cooking, working outside, manual labor, and who possess a positive, can-do attitude. This individual will report to the DWF Farm Manager/Educator. There is opportunity for growth with a successful candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead engaging and inspiring farm-based lessons focused on connecting youth to where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and how to make healthy recipes
  • Collaborate on the development of engaging lessons that support farm and food education
  • Assist the Farm Manager with the coordination and implementation DWF programming at the farm and in various hospital and community settings
  • Develop educational materials and hand-outs for both youth and adult education
  • Assist with crop production: seeding, maintenance, harvesting, post-production
  • Gather relevant data for use in measuring program impact and outcomes
  • Manage a budget for Youth Education materials and supplies and report to DWF Farm Manager
  • Collaborate with the Lankenau Medical Center community, including health educators, medical professionals, community partners, and patients
  • Collaborate with LMC Health Educators to incorporate the DWF into specified classroom lessons at the Health Education Center
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
  • Support outreach efforts about the program and develop community connections
  • Provide onsite tours and engage with diverse stakeholders and visitors
  • Participate in other GP Education programming and projects related to DWF, as needed
  • Complete assigned continuing education and training per Main Line Health requirements

Additional Qualifications:

  • Several years of experience leading experiential education, whether nature, farm/garden-based for various age groups, including lesson planning and group management
  • Experience with sustainable farming/gardening and seasonal cooking
  • Experience working with a diverse range of ages and populations in a variety of settings
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of food justice issues and the local food community a plus
  • Experience with program development or curriculum development a plus
  • Ability to work independently AND ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Positive and flexible in handling challenging situations or uncertainty
  • Well-organized and able to work flexible hours
  • Up-to date FBI, PA Criminal, and PA Child Abuse clearances (or ability to obtain)
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., bend, move quickly and work outside
  • BA preferred, but not require

How to Apply:

Greener Partners seeks qualified candidates to grow our team with creative, hardworking and motivated individuals who are committed to Greener Partners’ mission and programming. Greener Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a progressive work environment for employees. This is a part-time, position with paid time off.  Salary starts at $17,000, based on experience.  We encourage people of color, LGBTQ, religious minorities, recent immigrants, and applicants from all generational, economic, and educational backgrounds to apply.  Please send resume and cover letter to jen.malkoun@greenerpartners.org

 

 

New York – Hudson Valley Farm Hub hiring Tractor Operator

Hurley, New York

Job Location:

Hudson Valley Farm Hub
1875 Hurley Mountain Rd.
Hurley, NY 12443

Job Description:

Title: Tractor Operator Appointment: Full Time, Salaried

Position Summary – Under the guidance of the Vegetable Production Manager, the Tractor Operator’s primary responsibility will be to operate tractors, implements, and other farm machinery relating to the Farm Hub’s organic vegetable production. The Tractor Operator will also perform general fieldwork for the vegetable operation, as needed.

The Tractor Operator will work as part of the Farm Hub Team and report to the Vegetable Production Manager. She/he will participate in trainings, workshops, and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with any and all tractor and equipment operation pertaining to vegetable production included, but not limited to:
    • Tillage, cultivation, spraying, fertilizer application, irrigation, mechanical harvest, direct seeding, transplanting, mowing, mulching, cover cropping
    • Assist in record keeping
    • Operate tractors and implements safely and effectively
    • Conduct routine equipment maintenance and adjustments as needed
  • Perform general farm work, as needed, including, but not limited to: o Greenhouse operations
    • Field preparation
    • Hoeing/hand weeding
    • Planting
    • Harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with training Farm Hub employees in safe and effective equipment operation.
  • Participate in training, workshops and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Required experience includes:

  • 5 or more years of organic vegetable production experience
  • 3 or more years operating tractors and equipment in a vegetable operation, including routine maintenance and adjustment
  • Willingness to have a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours as required
  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Strong commitment to the Farm Hub’s mission and values of equity and ecological resilience
  • Demonstrated ability participate in a work environment of mutual respect, team building, and collaboration
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with people across different backgrounds

Preferred experience includes:

  • Use of Microsoft Office software and production record systems (e.g. AgSquared)
  • NYS Pesticide Applicator license
  • Spanish language proficiency

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license

The Farm Hub Tractor Operator is a full-time, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to profarmer@hvfarmhub.org.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

 

New York – Hudson Valley Farm Hub hiring Tractor Operator

Hurley, New York

Job Location:

Hudson Valley Farm Hub
1875 Hurley Mountain Rd.
Hurley, NY 12443

Job Description:

Title: Tractor Operator Appointment: Full Time, Salaried

Position Summary – Under the guidance of the Vegetable Production Manager, the Tractor Operator’s primary responsibility will be to operate tractors, implements, and other farm machinery relating to the Farm Hub’s organic vegetable production. The Tractor Operator will also perform general fieldwork for the vegetable operation, as needed.

The Tractor Operator will work as part of the Farm Hub Team and report to the Vegetable Production Manager. She/he will participate in trainings, workshops, and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with any and all tractor and equipment operation pertaining to vegetable production included, but not limited to:
    • Tillage, cultivation, spraying, fertilizer application, irrigation, mechanical harvest, direct seeding, transplanting, mowing, mulching, cover cropping
    • Assist in record keeping
    • Operate tractors and implements safely and effectively
    • Conduct routine equipment maintenance and adjustments as needed
  • Perform general farm work, as needed, including, but not limited to: o Greenhouse operations
    • Field preparation
    • Hoeing/hand weeding
    • Planting
    • Harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with training Farm Hub employees in safe and effective equipment operation.
  • Participate in training, workshops and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Required experience includes:

  • 5 or more years of organic vegetable production experience
  • 3 or more years operating tractors and equipment in a vegetable operation, including routine maintenance and adjustment
  • Willingness to have a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours as required
  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Strong commitment to the Farm Hub’s mission and values of equity and ecological resilience
  • Demonstrated ability participate in a work environment of mutual respect, team building, and collaboration
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with people across different backgrounds
  • Preferred experience includes:
  • Use of Microsoft Office software and production record systems (e.g. AgSquared)
  • NYS Pesticide Applicator license
  • Spanish language proficiency

Additional Requirements:

  • • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • • Valid driver’s license

The Farm Hub Tractor Operator is a full-time, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to profarmer@hvfarmhub.org.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

New York – The Abode hiring Food Service Positions

New Lebanon, New York

The Abode
5 Abode Rd, New Lebanon NY 1212
https://www.theabode.org/

The Abode of the Message is a Sufi Interfaith community and retreat center with focuses on Spirituallity, Philosophy, Cultural/Religious Diversity, Ecology and and Environmental Activism.

The Abode has positions open in its food services operations, beginning in May 2018.  If you are interested in helping nourish our visitors, guests and community, or know someone who might be, please let us know!

Abode Program Kitchen

The Abode Kitchen is a community-focused, predominantly organic and locally-sourced operation.  During events, the Kitchen serves between 25-150 guests at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Weekend availability is mandatory. Paid or Volunteer/Work Exchange positions available.

Head Cook

The Programs Kitchen Head Cook manages food preparation and service for event programs in two kitchens: one on our Main Campus and one as part of our Mountain Retreat Center. The Head Cook works closely with the Kitchen Manager planning schedules, menus and projects for volunteers, while acting as our primary Head cook for programs.

  • Ability to cater large events for up to 175 people
  • Ability to create and implement healthy, vegetarian menu plans utilizing local, seasonal produce.
  • Ability to manage kitchen staff in conjunction with kitchen manager.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with Abode community, staff and program guests.
  • Paid or work-exchange positions for room and board are available

Abode Café

The Village Café’ located at the Abode of the Message is looking for a few good men/women!  We are a spiritual community nestled in the mountains on New Lebanon NY and recently opened an exciting new coffee house and café.

Café Manager

The café’ manager is responsible for leading a team in an efficient and profitable operation at The Village Café’ for the Abode. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day store operations, maintaining sanitary standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment, which provides friendly service and a welcoming experience for both our residents and guests.

  • Maintains a clean well-merchandised café’ following visual presentation plans and food quality standards.
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and special events if needed.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities
  • Friendly, positive and a can-do attitude a MUST!
  • Accountable for growing sales and controlling costs of goods, inventory levels, labor, supplies and expenses.
  • Ensures proper team coverage by scheduling according to the needs of business especially during peak season and major events.
  • Trains and on-boards all new associates with daily functions of the POS system, café’ house policy and procedures. Ensures each team member can provide a welcoming environment and customer service.

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