Various Location – The Biodynamic Association hiring Staff

Various Locations Nationwide

Employment Opportunity at the Biodynamic Association

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food system, and build bridges and partnerships to deepen and evolve the movement toward regenerative agriculture and social justice.

The BDA strives to embody biodynamic principles in how we operate as an organization, and we have an agile, living approach to organizing our work. Drawing inspiration from Reinventing Organizations and Holacracy, our organization is structured into self-managing circles made up of a number of roles focused on different needs of the organization. Most people on BDA staff fill multiple roles, and the structure of circles and roles evolves to meet the changing needs and opportunities that the BDA encounters and the developing interests and capacities of staff.
Position Summary

In our current phase of growth, we are seeking one or several new people to join our geographically-distributed staff team in filling the following open roles. Continue reading

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Various Locations – FoodCorps hiring Service Members

Various Locations

Position: FoodCorps Service Member

Service Term: August 1, 2018 and July 15, 2019.

Apply at foodcorps.org/apply by March 15

Who We Are

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:

  • Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
  • Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
  • Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure our success in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.

What You’ll Do

Service members work with schools, service site organizations and local communities to build healthy school food environments. They do this in a variety of ways:

  • Service members focus on teaching children in grades K-8 about food and nutrition in the classroom by developing and teaching lesson plans, integrating activities into subjects such as math, science and history, working with teachers and school administrators to increase food and nutrition education in curricula, and more.
  • Service members grow healthy food with students, teachers, and community members in school and community gardens, dynamic educational settings where kids can get their hands dirty and experience what they’re learning first-hand. While some service members expand/maintain already-existing school gardens, greenhouses and hoop houses, others work to establish new gardens. Service members develop garden sustainability plans and recruit community volunteers to ensure that the projects they start last into the future.
  • Service members impact what’s for lunch by sourcing food from local farms for cafeterias, promoting local foods through cafeteria taste tests, working with school food directors and staff to integrate healthier foods into breakfast, lunch and snack programs, and more.
  • Service members help build schoolwide cultures of health by working closely with teachers and school administrators, recruiting and training volunteers, organizing committees and running meetings, talking to press and public officials.
  • Service members spend time learning and participating in trainings, raising money to help support the local projects, and helping FoodCorps and schools assess the impact they are having.

What You’ll Gain

  • Up to $22,000 living stipend for Service Members in NY and CA, paid bi-weekly
  • Up to $18,250 living stipend for Service Members in other states, paid bi-weekly
  • $5,920 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your term of service
  • Health insurance*
  • Partial childcare reimbursement, if you qualify
  • Student loan forbearance, if you qualify
  • Training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities

*Participation in the FoodCorps health insurance option is required if you cannot provide proof of existing coverage.

What We’re Looking For

  • Passion for building a healthier future for schoolchildren
  • Commitment to working hard in order to make a difference
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Motivation to serve full-time in a limited resource community
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solutions
  • Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
  • Experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, or public service
  • Experience working or volunteering in education, youth development, or other teaching setting
  • Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience for your career
  • Demonstrated ability or dedication to performing the activities listed below

To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older by the start of your service term
  • Be a legal, permanent resident of the United States
  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

Individual service positions differ by location. There may be additional requirements depending on the site to which you apply.

Where You’ll Serve

FoodCorps offers service positions in 18 states and cities, including communities throughout AZ, AR, CA, CT, DC metro area, GA, HI, IA, ME, MA, MI, MS, MT, NJ, NM, NYC, NC, and OR. To see a list of our State Partners, please visit https://foodcorps.org/about/sites/.  To see our local Service Sites, visit:https://foodcorps.org/apply/where-youll-serve/.

Various Locations – Brookford Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations

Sales and Distribution Coordinator

Brookford Farm is seeking a full time Sales and Distribution Coordinator who has a passion for local organic food, and the sales skills needed to grow sales in New Hampshire and southern New England.

Brookford Farm is in persistent pursuit of a high quality, diversified product line to match its grass based diversified organic farm:

  • Dairy–yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, milk, butter, quark
  • Cheese–Raw Cheddar, Raw Blue, Camembert, Brie, Feta
  • Meats–Grass Fed Beef and Veal, Pasture Raised Pork and Chicken
  • Organic Vegetables–Year round supply, seasonal variations
  • Creative Krauts–Lacto-fermented vegetables inspired by european and korean traditions

Sales and Distribution Coordinator  Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Sales software specifically designed for farms to maintain and grow existing accounts.
  • Search on route for new accounts.
  • Inform Drivers of route changes and manage routes for profitability.
  • Maintain accurate inventory in sales software.
  • Stage orders preparing for delivery.
  • Work up to 10 hrs each week on the different areas of the farm to deepen relationships with the people, the products and the community.
  • Contribute to Brookford Farm Social Media accounts to help build a bridge between the farm and the community
  • Assist with public outreach for events

Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated, highly organized and quick to solve problems.
  • Be dynamic with customers, excellent communication skills.
  • Have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Have a passion for grass-based and organic farming.
  • Have a desire to strengthen regional food systems.
  • Geographical understanding of New Hampshire and Greater Boston.

Please email resume and cover letter brookfordfarm@gmail.com explaining why you want to work for our company. We will contact you for a list of references.

Greater Boston Sales Rep

Brookford Farm is seeking a full time Greater Boston Sales Representative who has a passion for local organic food, and the sales skills needed to grow sales in the Greater Boston area.

Brookford Farm is in persistent pursuit of a high quality, diversified product line to match its grass based diversified organic farm:

  • Dairy–yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, milk, butter, quark
  • Cheese–Raw Cheddar, Raw Blue, Camembert, Brie, Feta
  • Meats–Grass Fed Beef and Veal, Pasture Raised Pork and Chicken
  • Organic Vegetables–Year round supply, seasonal variations
  • Creative Krauts–Lacto-fermented vegetables inspired by european and korean traditions

Sales Forager Responsibilities:

  • Search out and establish relationships with new restaurants and retail establishments who will buy our food regularly.
  • Generate weekly orders from accumulated account list
  • Search out potential CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) opportunities with businesses and places where many people can pick up at one location
  • Keep a constant communication with the farm staff to determine what is available to sell.

Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated and highly organized
  • Be dynamic with customers and have excellent communication skills.
  • Have a passion for grass-based and organic farming.
  • Have a desire to strengthen regional food systems.

Please email resume and cover letter brookfordfarm@gmail.com explaining why you want to work for our company. We will contact you for a list of references.

Various Locations – TerraCorps seeking Applicants

Various Locations

2018 Position Openings with TerraCorps 

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This winter we are looking for 4 members to serve in full-time, 24-week (900 hour) positions. Interested individuals can apply to serve with Gardening the Community (Springfield) as a Land Stewardship Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Partnership (Lowell) as a Community Engagement Coordinator, or Urban Farming Institute (Roxbury) as a Regional Conservation Coordinator.

These 900 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. Members will join our current 2017-2018 TerraCorps team and serve from 2/12/18 – 7/27/18.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at terracorps.org.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-January, and we aim to fill all positions by February 5th, 2018.

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. No medical screening is required.

TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service: nationalservice.gov.

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.

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.

Remote Work Opportunity – MA Food System Collaborative hiring Communication Specialist

MA Food System Collaborative

Position: Communications Specialist
Reports to: Director
Hours: 20 weekly
Wage: $20/hour, (IRS-1099, no benefits)
Term: One year with possibility of extension depending upon grant funding.
Location: Remote
Start date: ASAP
About the MA Food System Collaborative:

The MA Food System Collaborative was established in 2016 to promote, monitor, and facilitate implementation of the MA Local Food Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of recommendations toward a sustainable, equitable food system for the Commonwealth. The Collaborative works to encourage progress toward the goals of the Plan through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more about the Collaborative at www.mafoodsystem.org.

Position description:

The Communications Specialist will work with the Director to plan and execute a communications strategy that amplifies the work of the Collaborative and its allies, encourages broad engagement in projects the Collaborative supports, and educates the general public about the value of a sustainable, equitable food system. This is a new position, and is critical to the success of the Collaborative.

Job functions:

  • Help develop and refine organization’s messaging.
  • Develop, manage, and edit e-newsletter.
  • Maintain and promote social media accounts.
  • Maintain website.
  • Support Collaborative’s projects with earned media strategies, where appropriate.
  • Coordinate and support regional and statewide meetings and events.
  • Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
  • Other editorial duties, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years professional public communications work, or substantial experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting with some communications expertise
  • Ability to distill complex issues into accessible language that prompts action.
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
  • Experience working with reporters.
  • Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
  • Ability to travel throughout state, as needed. (Travel costs reimbursed.)
  • Interest in food, agriculture, and systemic change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of MA food system a plus.
  • Experience/comfort with CMS systems a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.

Send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples (links OK) to Winton Pitcoff, Director: winton@mafoodsystem.org.
Applications accepted until April 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.