California – UC Santa Cruz hiring Field Site Assistant Manager

Santa Cruz, California
We’re excited to announce that the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz is hiring a Field Site Assistant Manager!
The Field Site Assistant Manager will aid in all aspects of education, production, and research in the Field Site, which currently covers  ~11 acres of tractor cultivated grounds.  The assistant manager will be heavily involved in facilitating the management of the fields to support the diverse programmatic offerings at CASFS including  but not limited to: the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, Mentoring advanced apprentices, UCSC undergraduate internships, faculty and graduate/undergraduate research trials, ENVS class trials and visits, and more.
Daily actives will involve crew management, marketing management and support, irrigation management and support, tractor driving and implement use, purchasing, and various record keeping and reporting duties.
The assistant manager will report directly to the Field Production Manager, Kirstin Yogg.
For additional questions on the position and timelines please contact Kirstin Yogg (kyogg@ucsc.edu).
TO APPLY: Look for position #1707440 or follow this link.  The initial review date for this position is 9/28/2017.
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Maryland – The Sweet Leenie hiring Local Business Advocate

Baltimore, Maryland

HIRING HIRING HIRING for a Local Business Advocate!

The Sweet Leenie marketing team helps local 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.

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 team brand special. If you have your own passions, we’d like to make your schedule fit your goals – artists, from actors to painters, passionate non-profit volunteers, we work with them all!

All positions offer the opportunity for further promotion within the company.

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/full-time
$18/hour

HOW TO APPLY

Email hello@sweetleenie.com
Please include resume, references, and a cover letter specifying why you have a strong passion for local foods, why you are interested in field marketing, what you might bring to an entrepreneurial environment.

California – Beltane Ranch hiring Inn & Event Chef and Organic Garden Manager

Glen Ellen, California

Inn & Event Chef and Organic Garden Manager

Prepare and serve dynamic full breakfasts for 4-16 guests 5 days a week, multi-course dinners, food & wine pairings and tasting events for 12 – 150 guests 25+ evenings a year, pack seasonal picnics and prepare meals for special projects. Chef works in an open kitchen and holds multiple additional responsibilities.  As Organic Garden Manager, Chef works directly with Garden & Produce Foreman to grow produce and herbs for all meals served.

Candidate should demonstrate an interest in and appreciation for creative wine country cuisine, wine-pairing, agritourism, sustainability and the ability to converse comfortably with guests and clients.  Ideal candidate enjoys preparing inspired food with fresh ingredients and creatively using seasonal harvests on the fly.  Knowledge of and interest in seasonal agriculture is important, as well as the desire to be hands-on in the garden. Working with a close team at a small business in a historic building, candidate should be a quick-thinking team player and creative problem-solver, who works calmly and effectively with multiple distractions.

Responsibilities include: Designing custom menus, planning, cooking, baking, plating, serving, clearing, washing dishes, kitchen clean-up; Hiring and managing additional kitchen help for larger events; Working with Produce Foreman to grow as many ingredients as possible, sourcing and ordering others and being accountable for maximizing this opportunity while minimizing waste; Reporting food cost and event expenses; Communicating directly with special event clients; Preserving seasonal foods in useful and creative ways for future use (canning, dehydrating, pickling, curing, freezing); Taking and modifying reservations and processing sales on occasion.

Skills and Charateristics Desired:

 

  • Cooking & baking
  • Food Preservation
  • Ability to accommodate dietary restrictions when necessary
  • Excellent intrapersonal communication skills
  • Computer-proficiency

 

  • Creativity, Flexibility, Ability to take and give direction well.

Breakfast 5 days a week 7am-11am plus additional hours planning & executing day and evening events and projects. Event Season requires long hours and many weekends. While breakfast is served year round, the slower season offers more flexibility and fewer hours overall with time focused on garden & menu planning.

Compensation: Salary, Commensurate with experience. Benefits available after trial period include employer-paid health insurance and paid vacation. On site housing is available for the right candidate and can be included.

International applicants and those looking for a short term Chef-in-Residence program are encouraged to apply.

Six generation family-owned and operated Beltane Ranch prides itself in offering a fun and supportive work environment. Our culinary offerings have grown extensively in the last few years and we would like to find the right candidate to grow with us.

Our team is dedicated, talented and friendly, and many have been with us for over 20 years.

Cover letter and resume should be sent to

Beltane Ranch Attn: Lauren Krause, lauren@beltaneranch.com (mailing address is P.O. Box 415, Glen Ellen, CA 95442)

Massachusetts – Rein in a Dream hiring Multiple Positions

Lancaster, Massachusetts
STABLE MANAGER

Candidate must have significant experience in equine and stable management along with training and conditioning skills to oversee the physical and mental health of the herd.
Responsibilities include but not limited to;

*         Supervision and management of staff,
*         Direct care of horses and small farm animals.
*         Schedule and assist equine professionals, maintain inventories, etc.

Qualifications:

* Requires 10 years of experience working in the equestrian field with a focus on management, training and conditioning horses.
* Formal training such as Equine Science and Management, Certified Horsemanship Associated, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International and/or Natural Horsemanship, Pony Club, 4-H.
*  Strong Communication skills and computer skills
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task
* Requires strength and stamina to work in inclement weather and lift 50 pounds
* Strong work ethic
* Requires compassion to work in a program that serves children and adults with special needs.

Reports to Director of Therapeutic Riding Program
Interested candidates contact Cherie Ansin, Program Director: cansin@perkinschool.org

SENIOR STABLE OPERATIONS AND LESSON SUPPORT STAFF
This is a position that requires experience and compassion. We seek someone who loves working with animals and children. The Senior Stable Operations Employee provides daily care to the horses and small farm animals at our program for children with a spectrum of special needs. Duties include assisting the riding instructor during lessons as a horse handler or side-walker.

We seek candidates with 5 years’ experience caring for horses in an equine facility, strong horse handling skills, ability to identify illness in animals and the skill to administer minor medical care. The position requires a strong work ethic and ability to self-direct as well as be part of our team. Please be aware that physical strength, stamina and ability to work in inclement weather conditions are essential. Experience operating small farm equipment would be a big plus.

Shift 1
Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Requires some flexibility to meet the needs of the program

Shift 2
Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 8am-4pm Requires some flexibility to meet the needs of the program

Hours……… Part-Time. 20 Hours per week. Additional hours available Type……… Permanent
Year-Round
Time……… Accrued sick and personal time Experience… Mid-level; 5+ years
Report to….. Program Director Cherie Ansin Contact……. 978.368.4804
Responsibilities
This position is responsible for providing daily care to the horses and small animals. Duties also include providing support to the riding instructor pre, post, and during lessons. May include assistance conditioning horses.
Duties
• Conduct morning and, or evening feeding of horses in accordance with the posted menu.
• Turn out horses in accordance with procedure, schedule and paddock designation as established by the Director.
• Clean out stalls in accordance with technique and procedure established by Director.
• Maintain aisleways, tack room, offices and storage areas to free from debris, dust and trash.
• Maintain cleanliness and appearance of the barn, outside paddocks, riding rings and
surrounding exterior grounds.
• Receive and stack barn supplies such as grain, supplements, tack and horse maintenance items.
• Perform daily visual inspection of each horse, looking for anomalies. Record and report any concerns to the Director.
• Provide basic medical care to horses and small animals as required.
• Assist riding instructors with grooming and tacking horses as needed for riding lessons.
• Provide lesson support to riding instructors during assigned lessons as a leader or
side-walker.
• Assist with the conditioning of horses under the direction of the Lead Riding Instructor, and or Barn Manager.
• Monthly supervisory meetings with the Director.
• Attend staff meetings and trainings.
• Other reasonable duties as assigned by the Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be:
– 18 years or older.
– Experienced working at an equine facility.
– Experienced working with horses and small animals for more than five years.
– Interested in working with children with special needs.
– Proficient providing minor medical care to equines and small animals.

Must have:
– A strong work ethic.
– Ability to be self-directed as well as cooperative.
– Ability to perform duties requiring physical strength and stamina.

New York – Capital Roots hiring Marketing Coordinator

Troy, New York

Marketing Coordinator

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, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all. The Marketing Coordinator will assist in the development of Capital Roots’ public communications strategy and help guide regular communication with stakeholders, media, funders, public officials and the general public via traditional and emerging media and communications platforms.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field.
  • Experience with graphic desig
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment, meeting multiple deadlines with accuracy and attention to d A self-starter.
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and w
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management
  • Must possess excellent computer skills (MS office products, web and desktop publishing – Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Concrete5).
  • Experience using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, )
  • Be committed to the mission of Capital
  • Must be flexible and creati
  • Photography and video

RESPONSIBILITIES  INCLUDE:

  • Layout and design of newsletter, flyers, posters, and other promotional
  • Create and coordinate content for all social media
  • Manage organization’s w
  • Manage photography and interview opportunities as it relates to the organizations
  • Draft press releases, media advisories and marketing
  • Work with our volunteer Communications Committee to execute particular p
  • Assist with coordination of all public relations and marketing efforts for the organiz
  • Develop working relationship with media to promote organization’s programs and events.
  • Order and correspond with local printers on at least a bi-weekly
  • Manage the publicity for event and programs of Capital
  • Recruit and manage marketing
  • Manage the ordering and selling of all promotional products for the organization

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 ded
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal
  • 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:

 Rebecca Whalen, Communications and Development Manager Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180 email: devmanager@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

New York – Capital Roots hiring Farm to School Organizer

Troy, New York

Farm to School 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, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties.  Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all.

This full-time position provides an exciting opportunity to work in the rapidly developing field of Farm-to School. Candidate will work closely with staff deeply knowledgeable of local food system, but will be actively involved in program creation and managing relationships with partners. Requires an organized and self-motivated candidate committed to local food. We are looking for someone with experience in project management, who can work as well alone as they do in team settings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of professional work experience preferred.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are
  • Clean driving record required
  • Must have a positive attitude, high energy level, ability to work with a diverse community and possess a genuine interest in Capital Roots’

RESPONSIBILITIES  INCLUDE:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with several school districts and dozens of farm partners
  • Serve as primary school district contact
  • Identify and help mitigate barriers to Farm to School for these districts and farms
  • Work closely with Capital Roots food hub staff and partners to avoid duplication of services
  • Connect districts to resources to increase local food purchases
  • Work with school administrators, food service directors and suppliers to implement the program
  • Maintain aspects of project data collection and grant rep
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of local food surveys, tastings and trainings

USEFUL  KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Food service/safety
  • Knowledge of school systems/ bureaucracies
  • Farm and/or food advocacy
  • Produce distribution

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate of $13.00/hr.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and dedu
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal day
  • 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 envi

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates, 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 (no calls please!) to:

Matthew Schueler, Grow Center Planner Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

Or by email: edcenter@capitalroots.org

Maine – Maine Coast Heritage Trust hiring General Manager for Aldermere Farm

Rockport, Maine

MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST

 GENERAL MANAGER, ALDERMERE FARM/ERICKSON FIELDS

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is looking for a general manager for Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields in Rockport, Maine.  We need a person who is passionate about community conservation and agriculture. The manager supervises a professional staff, and must have hands on farming experience, as well as budgeting, communications, community engagement and excellent people management skills.  This is a job for someone who wants to jump in, become engaged, and support the work of the Farm, and of Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Stewardship, and working with a professional staff, both at the Farm and throughout Maine Coast Heritage Trust, manages all aspects of operations and programming for Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the land and resources of Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields, including maintaining the Farm’s blue ribbon herd of cattle and its many buildings and performing tasks such as haying, wood cutting, snow removal, shingling, and other light carpentry on a seasonal or year-round basis.
  • Supervises management staff at Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields.
  • Develops and implements programs and projects that further MCHT’s mission and meet community objectives. Identifies and creates programs related to agriculture, community well-being, etc.
  • Markets and sells cattle, beef, semen, hay, vegetables and farm equipment.
  • Develops and manages a budget of over $785,000 for Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields. Approves most expenditures and participates in fundraising efforts.
  • Establishes and maintains effective public, consumer, and customer relations. Establishes and maintains MCHT’s presence in the community and strives to build community good will and respect for the Trust whenever possible.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises all Farm staff to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an effective and timely manner. Assigns work and reviews performance.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Long work days, including night and weekend work, are expected.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Supervises the staff at Aldermere Farm and at Erickson Fields.  Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing and selection, training and development, adherence to safe working practices, scheduling, counseling, discipline, termination, evaluating performance, and recommending pay increases.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with seven to ten years of experience in farming and operations management and communications. Master’s Degree helpful.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to promote and maintain positive public relations and to interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Working knowledge of and on the ground experience with farm operations, budget development and administration and small business functions. Cattle breeding experience is very important.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively oversee and supervise staff and operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively operate computers and assigned software.
  • Physical ability sufficient to perform required tasks, including farm work (haying, tractor operation, cattle management).

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Some work is performed in an office environment in an old house on the Farm which may be cool in the winter. Operates computer, printer, projector and other office equipment.

Land and resource management is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and requires frequent walking, climbing, bending, and lifting.  Operates tractor, wood splitter, truck, and other equipment, and handles cattle, hay, etc. Ability to lift hay bales weighing up to 75 pounds and bales averaging 50 pounds on a repetitive basis. Able to operate a chainsaw to fell trees. Will be required to work with cattle and an aggressive bull possibly weighing 2000 pounds. May be called in at any time of day/night for farm emergencies.

REQUIREMENT:  To fulfill the duties of this position, on-farm housing is provided and acceptance is required.

This is a permanent, full-time position with a benefits package including health insurance, vacation time, and retirement.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to search@mcht.org with “General Manager” in the subject line.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 14, 2017

Please visit http://www.aldermere.org to learn more about the farm and http://www.mcht.org to learn more about Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis

Maine Coast Heritage Trust values diversity and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer