Massachusetts – Grow Food Northampton hiring Community Engagement Coordinator

Northampton, Massachusetts

Community Engagement Coordinator with Grow Food Northampton  (AmeriCorps Position)

TerraCorps, a national service organization located in MA, is looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) to service with Grow Food Northampton for the coming service year (October 9th , 2017- July 27th, 2018). The CEC will help to develop Grow Food Northampton’s portfolio of public educational and engagement events and refine and implement the overall communications plan to reach potential program participants, event attendees, and general audiences. The CEC will also assist with program evaluation and re-design to increase effective communication and ensure that those who could benefit from programs and events, and the conserved land that Grow Food Northampton steward, are aware of the opportunities to do so. Applicants must have: A strong interest in serving diverse program participants, volunteers, and audiences; Comfort presenting in front of groups; Strong writing, communication, and networking skills; ability to organize and able to balance multiple tasks; Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team; Familiarity with and ability to quickly learn a variety of computer systems. TerraCorps members will receive a living stipend, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements: A US citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. and/or tribal member; At least 18 years old; A minimum of a high school diploma or GED; No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member; Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check. For more information about the position, visit our website (https://terracorps.org/become-a-member/) or reach out directly to Hanna Mogensen (mogensen@mountgrace.org).

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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!

Michigan – GrowTown hiring Market Garden Grower

Detroit, Michigan

Market Garden Grower 2017 season

GrowTown is accepting applications for a market garden grower(s) to participate in the development of the Penrose Market Garden in Detroit, MI. This opportunity is for landless but skilled growers ready to take initiative and who can work collaboratively with GrowTown and other community stakeholders towards an extraordinary outcome and exciting urban agriculture model. Onsite housing is provided.

The Penrose Market Garden is a GrowTown project with the following mission:

A Viable Market Garden demonstration project: Financially viable and replicable demonstration of the Small Plot INtensive SPIN-Farming business model that has been documented to generate $68,000 and more per ½ acre.

2017 is the second season of development for this entrepreneurial market garden business in Detroit, Michigan. The Penrose Market Garden is being developed by GrowTown to be a profitable sub-acre urban market garden business that generates significant income for a market grower. The GrowTown model integrates this local food business into an urban affordable housing development and neighborhood.

This is a pilot project of the neighborhood development concept GrowTown which was a 2010 Buckminster Fuller International Challenge semi-finalist. The project is also a recipient of a 2015 Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grant.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of an innovative community development project. Our work environment is highly disciplined and entrepreneurial. We are looking for a grower or partner growers to bring their skills and enthusiasm to the Penrose Market Garden and participate in building a successful, groundbreaking urban agriculture model.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and management of Market Garden operations.
  • Crop Care: Growing, maintenance, management and sales of crops.
  • Manage crops using organic, high productivity practices.
  • Insect and weed control, fertility monitoring and general field observation.
  • Practice 4 season vegetable production and season extension.
  • Manage, maintain and perform simple repairs of all Market Garden equipment: irrigation, tunnel house, cooler, gates, fences, etc.
  • Keep detailed records of expenses, sales, crop schedules, yields, successes and failures.
  • Manage and direct supplemental labor, if required, for market garden operations.
  • Maintain Market Garden and grounds in a professional and attractive condition.
    The Penrose Market Garden is a neighborhood center and community asset and appropriate maintenance of the facility is required, just as in any other urban business or endeavor.
  • Friendly and open interaction with neighbors and visitors and ability to positively engage in community relationships at the garden.
  • Work as a team member with community partners.
  • Work respectfully and cooperatively with the Penrose Village property management team.

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Apple Seeds Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Apple Seeds in Fayetteville Arkansas is hiring!

We’re looking for three AmeriCorps VISTA service members to join our team beginning this August! The three positions are:
 
Farm Lab Coordinator
Farm to Table Coordinator
School Garden Market Coordinator
 
Detailed job descriptions can be found here: http://appleseedsnwa.org/jobs/
 
This is an opportunity to be a part of a new endeavor and provide a unique service in a supportive community. We’re looking for entrepreneurial and enthusiastic self-starters who are excited to help grow this social-entrepreneurial non-profit. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to kyra@appleseedsnwa.org. Please no calls.

Oran Mor seeking Volunteers, Interns, and Members

Ozark County, Missouri

Accepting volunteers, interns, and members! We are working on several natural building projects utilizing timber framing, cob, and rock. Our gardens are taking off and we are in the process of adding layers (shrubs and trees) to our primary vegetable gardens, as well as adding annual veggies to our wilder spaces.

We are a small egalitarian community and organic farm established in June of 2003 and situated on 113 acres in the hills of Ozark County, MO. The terrain is rocky with several creeks and we enjoy four distinctly, beautiful seasons.

We raise dairy goats, egg chickens, geese, guineas, dogs n cats, and various vegetables using local organic inputs and no-till design. We work to put the principles of Permaculture into daily practice, using clean energy resources and recycling our waste as best we can. We are stiving to minimize our reliance on fossil fuels and electricity as much
as possible, while still being involved in our broader community.

We offer a wide range of skilled and unskilled work experiences in gardening, cooking, canning, fermentation, sustainable construction, milking, cheesemaking, forestry, salvage, maintenance, and more. We have an ongoing need for alternative, ecologically aware construction, organic permaculture style gardening, home and land improvement, and hard workers with thoughtful conversations.

Current Projects – milking goats, lots of permaculture gardening, tree planting, landscaping, making herbal remedies, goat fencing, solar oven, shower and more!

Our commitment to living simply translates to many lifestyle choices here. Our main communal building runs on solar power and has few ammenities. We do have internet! We have a trailer connected to the grid primarily to power our chest freezer. We do all of our cooking on woodfires year round, which means cooking in our outdoor kitchen in the
warmer months. Our laundry is done by hand and dried on clothes lines.  Our dishes are done by hand using water heated on our woodfire. These are some central differences to what most folks are used to. It is a commitment of time and effort, and we feel it is rewarding and pays off. We love life and we have fun with our commitments.

Length of stay is entirely negotiable. We are accepting new members. Meals are communal. WWOOFers will be expected to attend daily priority meetings and to take an active part in chores and projects. Opportunities are available year ’round. Very limited transportation is available. Children and pets are welcome with prior approval.

Alcohol is enjoyed on holidays and special occasions.

We respect tobacco as a very energy intensive indulgence, but also respect the bodily sovereinty of our members who do smoke. Tobacco is not used as a social habit and smokers are asked to step away when they do smoke.

To apply for a normal visit, we encourage folks to fill out our visitor questionnaire here: http://oranmorcommunity.org/visitor.html or to give us a phone call at 417-250-9252. For folks interested in membership, here is our membership questionnaire: http://oranmorcommunity.org/membership.html . We have a 28 day visitor period where we will all feel things out and see if it is a good fit for the interested person and all the current members here. If we are getting along there is a 1 year provisional membership period, and after that the person could become a full member. All members (provisional and full) share land, labor, and income in common. We are egalitarian so we have shared ownership of all resources here. Folks are welcome to stay as long as we get along, without seeking membership. We have internship and volunteer opportunities open for extended durations. Currently we are really interested in herbal interns to help with our herbal business and cob interns to help with our many cob projects!

Capital Roots hiring Delivery Specialist

Troy, New York

Delivery Specialist

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.

TITLEDelivery Specialist                          

REPORTS TO: Food Hub Coordinator

The Delivery Specialist works alongside the Food Hub Coordinator, performing various tasks essential to the operation of Capital Roots’ Virtual Veggie Mobile; an online marketplace where wholesale customers can order and receive fresh, local produce and value-added goods. The Virtual Veggie Mobile® is an integral part of Capital Roots’ food hub, delivering produce to inner-city communities with limited access to fresh food.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

This position requires excellent customer service and sales skills, a friendly and enthusiastic disposition and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Excellent problem solving, interpersonal communication skills, punctuality and reliability are essential.  This candidate must have a familiarity with the Capital Region and be comfortable making deliveries throughout our service area.  The successful candidate must display a commitment to the mission of Capital Roots.  Must be comfortable driving a 16’ box truck and/or a cargo van (no CDL required); must possess a clean driving record; must be able to lift boxes in excess of 50 pounds.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Deliver fresh food (produce) and value-added goods ordered through our regional Food Hub in a friendly, efficient, and safe manner
  • Maintain positive, responsive relationships with wholesale customers
  • Assist in the packing, organizing, and loading of deliveries; keeping orders and invoices organized
  • Safely operate a 16’ box truck or cargo van for deliveries, keeping vehicles clean and functional
  • Participate in Capital Roots events, staff meetings, and other duties as needed.

 SALARY & BENEFITS:  

This is a part time, 10 hour per week, year-round position, paid on an hourly basis ($11/hour). The schedule is fixed:

Tuesdays 9am-12pm, Wednesdays 8am-12pm, and Thursdays 11am-2pm.

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:

Will Malcolm, Food Access Program Manager
Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
email: foodaccess@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

Growing Places Indy hiring Apprentices

Indianapolis, Indiana

Growing Places Indy announces its 2016 application for the Summer Apprenticeship Program, and 8-week intensive in urban farming, food sustainability, community development and self-exploration in downtown Indianapolis.

The application can be downloaded here:
http://www.growingplacesindy.org/apprenticeship-program

Application, resume and letter of recommendation must be emailed to Program Coordinator, Sarah Adams by March 18, 2016. <saraha@growingplacesindy.org>