Washington DC – Freshfarm hiring Executive Director

Washington, DC

FRESHFARM

Executive Director

FRESHFARM

FRESHFARM is a non-profit, founded in 1997, which promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access and equity in the Mid-Atlantic Region. We do this by operating producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers and through innovative philanthropic outreach programs that educate the public about food and related environmental issues.

OUR MARKETS AND PROGRAMS

FRESHFARM operates 15 producer-only farmers markets with more than 150 farmers and producers and is the largest operator of ‘producer only’ farmers markets in the DELMARVA region. Our markets attract more than 450,000 shoppers annually.  In addition, FRESHFARM operates FoodPrints – a food and nutrition education program, and conducts a variety of other education and outreach activities.  These programs inform residents about sustainable food, health, nutrition, and community engagement through the lens of locally produced food.  They promote organically grown products and help make freshly grown products available to people of all income levels.

FRESHFARM is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a current full-time staff of 11, approximately 25 part-time employees and an operating budget of over $2 million. More information is available at http://www.freshfarm.org.

THE OPPORTUNITY

FRESHFARM is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who is an experienced executive-level leader with a strong track record of success in organization management (non-profit management a strong plus). The ED is responsible for managing the senior staff, who in turn oversees the managers and volunteers in the operation of our markets and programs.  The ED is responsible for close monitoring and coordination of financial and fundraising operations of the organization to meet financial targets, developing and implementing HR policies, and modeling desired organizational behavior.  The ability to manage people effectively, foster collaboration and build a positive, high performance culture is essential.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate the organization’s vision to stakeholders; lead the team in implementation of that vision;
  • Work collaboratively with the Board and staff, and liaise between the two, to achieve Board approved financial and operational targets;
  • Meet regularly with the Board keeping the membership abreast of operations, achievements and all areas of success and challenge; receive feedback and modify approaches accordingly; make recommendations and communicate regularly with the Board regarding plans for development, budgeting, resource allocation, tracking and reporting;
  • Drive all aspects of fundraising and philanthropic development;
  • Oversee the hiring, training, workflow, retention, performance appraisals, and professional development of staff.
  • Act as principal spokesperson/liaison, and advocate with the media, farmers/producers, and other organizations, outside vendors, partners, and government agencies.
  • Promote and advance FRESHFARM’s mission and vision, and assure the organization keeps pace with marketplace and regulatory developments

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7-10+ years of experience in an integral, senior operational role leading and managing teams to tangible outcomes; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated success managing organizational dynamics and behavior including change management; non-profit management experience a strong plus;
  • Knowledge of sustainable food, related systems, public education or similar fields preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and effectively lead and manage staff, fostering a positive culture of collaboration, transparency, team building and professional development;
  • Demonstrated ability to secure grants, steward individual donors, successfully drive fundraising , and engage the Board in fundraising efforts;
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Capacity to both design and build protocols for organizational success;
  • Strong organizational financial acumen, attention to detail and a successful track record of financial management;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; technical/software proficiency (skill in use of social media, a plus)
  • Unquestioned professional and personal ethical standards and integrity

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, exempt position which involves occasional work on weekends and evenings. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, workers’ compensation coverage, earned sick leave, and paid vacation and holidays. Healthcare benefits are provided after a three-month probationary period.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to FRESHFARM ED Search Committee at careers@freshfarmmarket.org and include “FF ED Position” in the subject line.  In your cover letter, please include a statement about your experience in change management and how your experience is relevant to the organization.

All applications must be received by July 31st, 2017. All correspondence and submissions are to be sent via email. Please be prepared to have references submitted upon request.

FRESHFARM is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Washington DC – Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture hiring Mobile Market Driver/Operator

Washington, D.C.

JOIN ARCADIA’S MOBILE MARKET TEAM!

We are looking for an experienced driver to drive & operate our markets for the 2017 season!

Help bring local, affordable, fresh food to food insecure neighborhoods across DC!

Organizational Overview

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is a non-profit organization serving the Washington, DC-area. We raise awareness about healthy food and its sources, and establish innovative connections between sustainable local farms and consumers.

Arcadia is committed to increasing access to healthy, local, affordable food. We do this by applying the Food Truck model to Food Access.

Arcadia’s Mobile Markets are a retrofitted school bus and box truck that double as farmers’ markets on wheels. We take our markets to communities that don’t have grocery stores or affordable, readily available farm-fresh food.

By growing much of the produce ourselves at Arcadia Farm, we can offer affordable prices. By accepting SNAP/EBT (formerly known as “Food Stamps”), WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers – and by doubling the value of these benefits through a “Bonus Bucks” program – we are increasing food assistance redemption for healthier, unprocessed foods. And by making Mobile Market stops in the communities where SNAP/EBT, WIC and Senior FMNP beneficiaries live and work, we are able to effectively reach DC and Virginia residents who are in need of affordable food.

Arcadia is a small but growing organization, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to grow with us and become an integral part of our Mobile Market program. You will be the right candidate if you are able to combine a passion for building a strong, local and sustainable food system with the practical skills and experience listed below.

Job Description

Arcadia is hiring a seasonal, full-time Mobile Market Driver/Operator.  The job will entail driving one of the Mobile Market vehicles to and from market stops throughout the DC-metro area, and working with other Arcadia staff to operate the market stops. The Mobile Market Headquarters is located at 1800 Perry Street NE, 20018, approximately 1 mile east of the Brookland Metro Station. Duties include:

  • Setting-up and breaking down the market (i.e. tables, tents, shelves, etc.)
  • Conducting transactions, handling payments, and recordkeeping
  • Restocking products and maintaining the market’s appearance
  • Building rapport and mutual respect with our customers
  • Assisting in cooking demonstrations and outreach
  • Coordinating operations and outreach with partner organizations
  • Managing staff and volunteers within the market
  • Work closely with Mobile Market Director and Mobile Market Manager

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and a passion for local and sustainable food, food access, and public health
  • Excellent geographic knowledge of and experience driving in Washington, DC preferred
  • Experience driving a large commercial vehicle preferred
  • A clean driving record
  • A Servsafe or Prometric Food Safety Manager Certificate preferred
  • DOT Medical Exam certificate preferred
  • Ability to cheerfully work long days, potentially beginning early or ending late
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Customer oriented with experience in a retail setting
  • Experience working in the food industry (farming, restaurant, grocery, etc.) preferred, but not required
  • Community and team oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional in demeanor, highly organized, and accountable
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Spanish fluency a plus but not required.

Hours

The Mobile Market Driver/Operator position will run from early May through the end of October 2017 (approximately 34 weeks)

The Driver/Operator will work up to 40 hours a week.

Mobile Market stops are Tuesday through Saturday. Once hired, the Driver/Operator will coordinate with the Mobile Market Director to establish a regular work schedule that optimizes everybody’s availability and the market’s staffing needs.

Compensation

The Mobile Market Driver/Operator will be paid $18/hour.

To Apply

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, status of DOT Medical Card and Food Safety Manager Certification or any questions to Jeremy Mauck, Mobile Market Director, at Jeremy@Arcadiafood.org.  

Applications reviewed on rolling basis until position is filled. Position starts in early May.

Arcadia is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.

Middlebury College hiring FoodWorks Coordinator & Teaching Assistant

Washington, D.C.

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/12454

Middlebury College is hiring a FoodWorks Coordinator & Teaching Assistant for Washington DC

Time commitment: April 1 – August 6, varying hours week

Approximate time requirements:
April – 20 hours total plus orientation trip to Middlebury; May – 40 hours total, June/July – 25 hours of work per week plus living with students

Travel costs are covered as well as room and board from June 5 to August 5.

Ability to drive and current driver’s license without violations in the last 3 years. Must have use of a car during the 9-week session.

Position Summary:
Middlebury FoodWorks (http://www.middlebury.edu/foodworks) is a nine-week cohort fellowship program for students interested in local food and sustainable development, currently operating in Louisville, Kentucky, Middlebury, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to provide summer experiential opportunities that enhance student learning and engagement in food studies. Each student works four days a week in a paid internship focused on a different aspect of the food system. On the fifth day, students participate together in a curriculum designed to meet targeted learning objectives on sustainable agriculture and ecology; food systems; community and economic development; nutrition and health; and other topics such as food security and justice, policy, culture and traditions.

The FoodWorks Coordinator/T.A. will oversee day to day operations of the program. The coordinator will organize and manage locations and activities for each 5th Day, live with students in student housing the entire 9 weeks, encourage weekly dinners with fellows, and participate in organized social and civic events and activities. The coordinator is the daily contact person for the students at each site. They assist the FoodWorks Site Director with student life and all program elements to ensure the fellows experience a meaningful summer. They are in contact with the lead Faculty, FoodWorks Director, and Site Director and facilitate key discussion topics for 5th Days. The FoodWorks Coordinator/T.A. will be supervised by the Site Director and FoodWorks Director.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend two day training and student orientation in April in Middlebury, VT.
  • Coordinate and manage site specific orientation upon arrival in June.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the program. Prepare for arrival of interns , maintain regular communication with interns, have emergency forms and other documentation signed, conduct employer meetings, coordinate interns’ arrivals and meet them at the airport as needed, help them acclimate and form a community
  • Oversee residential arrangements for summer interns.
  • Collaborate with FoodWorks Faculty to plan course components.
  • Organize 5th Day activities in collaboration with FoodWorks Director, Site Director and Faculty.
  • Fifth Days: Contact key local food stakeholders to gather ideas and feedback as well as insert them into the program as appropriate; conduct appropriate groundwork and investigation through site visits, presenter preparation, etc. to ensure quality programming.
  • Coordinate logistics, materials, transportation, meal and agenda for each session within the budget provided;
    Provide adequate communications to interns to participate fully in 5th Days;
  • Serve as the 5th Day discussion and reflection leader. Connect 5th Day themes to what is happening locally, nationally, globally and to internships and coursework.
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as appropriate.
    Provide regular updates and check-ins with FoodWorks Director, Faculty, Site Director to ensure smooth implementation and coordination;
  • Facilitate informal weekly dinner and discussion with interns to expand upon internship, 5th Day, and community experiences.
  • Help students network and connect with leaders in the local food movement. Serve as a resource to interns.
  • Help Site Director with any housing pre-summer work.
    Troubleshoot employer and intern issues with FW Site Director.
  • Create weekly newsletter with employers, interns, mentors and Middlebury alumni.
  • Coordinate closing event and intern departures.
  • Conduct evaluation in coordination with other FoodWorks staff and faculty.

Qualifications
Education: Current graduate student or recent graduate of Food Systems master’s program preferred. Will consider undergraduate with food-related degree and at least 2 years of food systems work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate expertise and familiarity with food leaders and businesses in city where candidate is applying.
  • Knowledge about food system issues, organizations and approaches to solving problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including strong oral and written communication abilities.
    Passion for educating others about food systems.
  • Patience, flexibility, tact, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Compassionate and eager to work with college students.
    Able to work well with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to drive and current driver’s license without violations in the last 3 years. Must have use of a car during the 9-week session.
  • Ability to manage and defuse conflicts.
  • Simple computer skills (e-mail, word-processing, blogging, spreadsheet manipulation).

Applicant Document

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V

Middlebury FoodWorks hiring Coordinator & Teaching Assistants

Various Locations

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/12454

A FoodWorks Coordinator & Teaching Assistant will be hired to work in each of the three locations:
Louisville, KY, Washington DC, Middlebury, Vermont

Time commitment: April 1 – August 6, varying hours week

Approximate time requirements:
April – 20 hours total plus orientation trip to Middlebury; May – 40 hours total, June/July – 25 hours of work per week plus living with students

Travel costs are covered as well as room and board from June 5 to August 5.

Ability to drive and current driver’s license without violations in the last 3 years. Must have use of a car during the 9-week session.

Position Summary:
Middlebury FoodWorks (http://www.middlebury.edu/foodworks) is a nine-week cohort fellowship program for students interested in local food and sustainable development, currently operating in Louisville, Kentucky, Middlebury, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to provide summer experiential opportunities that enhance student learning and engagement in food studies. Each student works four days a week in a paid internship focused on a different aspect of the food system. On the fifth day, students participate together in a curriculum designed to meet targeted learning objectives on sustainable agriculture and ecology; food systems; community and economic development; nutrition and health; and other topics such as food security and justice, policy, culture and traditions.

The FoodWorks Coordinator/T.A. will oversee day to day operations of the program. The coordinator will organize and manage locations and activities for each 5th Day, live with students in student housing the entire 9 weeks, encourage weekly dinners with fellows, and participate in organized social and civic events and activities. The coordinator is the daily contact person for the students at each site. They assist the FoodWorks Site Director with student life and all program elements to ensure the fellows experience a meaningful summer. They are in contact with the lead Faculty, FoodWorks Director, and Site Director and facilitate key discussion topics for 5th Days. The FoodWorks Coordinator/T.A. will be supervised by the Site Director and FoodWorks Director.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend two day training and student orientation in April in Middlebury, VT.
  • Coordinate and manage site specific orientation upon arrival in June.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the program. Prepare for arrival of interns , maintain regular communication with interns, have emergency forms and other documentation signed, conduct employer meetings, coordinate interns’ arrivals and meet them at the airport as needed, help them acclimate and form a community
  • Oversee residential arrangements for summer interns.
  • Collaborate with FoodWorks Faculty to plan course components.
  • Organize 5th Day activities in collaboration with FoodWorks Director, Site Director and Faculty.
  • Fifth Days: Contact key local food stakeholders to gather ideas and feedback as well as insert them into the program as appropriate; conduct appropriate groundwork and investigation through site visits, presenter preparation, etc. to ensure quality programming.
  • Coordinate logistics, materials, transportation, meal and agenda for each session within the budget provided;
    Provide adequate communications to interns to participate fully in 5th Days;
  • Serve as the 5th Day discussion and reflection leader. Connect 5th Day themes to what is happening locally, nationally, globally and to internships and coursework.
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as appropriate.
    Provide regular updates and check-ins with FoodWorks Director, Faculty, Site Director to ensure smooth implementation and coordination;
  • Facilitate informal weekly dinner and discussion with interns to expand upon internship, 5th Day, and community experiences.
  • Help students network and connect with leaders in the local food movement. Serve as a resource to interns.
  • Help Site Director with any housing pre-summer work.
    Troubleshoot employer and intern issues with FW Site Director.
  • Create weekly newsletter with employers, interns, mentors and Middlebury alumni.
  • Coordinate closing event and intern departures.
  • Conduct evaluation in coordination with other FoodWorks staff and faculty.

Qualifications
Education: Current graduate student or recent graduate of Food Systems master’s program preferred. Will consider undergraduate with food-related degree and at least 2 years of food systems work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate expertise and familiarity with food leaders and businesses in city where candidate is applying.
  • Knowledge about food system issues, organizations and approaches to solving problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including strong oral and written communication abilities.
    Passion for educating others about food systems.
  • Patience, flexibility, tact, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Compassionate and eager to work with college students.
    Able to work well with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to drive and current driver’s license without violations in the last 3 years. Must have use of a car during the 9-week session.
  • Ability to manage and defuse conflicts.
  • Simple computer skills (e-mail, word-processing, blogging, spreadsheet manipulation).

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate which location you would prefer to work.
  • Middlebury, Vermont
  • Washington, DC
  • Louisville, KY

Applicant Document

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V

Note: Application Deadline is January 31, 2016. Apply on the Middlebury College website: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/12454

 

EatWell Natural Farm hiring Farm Hand

LaPlata, Maryland
EatWell Natural Farm in LaPlata, MD hiring seasonal Farm Hand
 
Job Title: Farm Hand
 
Who we are:
We are a small farm growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers for four restaurants in Washington DC, a small CSA and one farmers’ market. We strive to work with nature and grow clean food in a sustainable manner without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
 
General description:
We are seeking someone who is interested in working and learning on a small-scale farm operation. This position will work directly with the Farm Manager on all aspects of vegetable, herb and flower production. These tasks will include, but are not limited to, planting, weeding, irrigation, greenhouse work, harvest, washing, packing and selling at a farmers’ market on Saturdays in LaPlata, MD.
We are looking for someone who is flexible, eager, easy to work with, trustworthy, and responsible. Reliable transportation is a must. Previous farming or gardening experience is preferred, but not required.
 
The work is physically challenging as we do the vast majority of our work by hand. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs, repeatedly. We will be working outside in all weather conditions. The hours will vary but will average 40 hours per week.
 
The position begins early May and runs through the end of October.
 
Specific responsibilities:
·      All basic farm tasks including cultivating, harvesting, irrigating, washing and packing produce, seeding, transplanting, weeding, and other field chores as needed
·      Run the farmers’ market stand on Saturdays during the season (exact dates TBD but approximately June-October). This includes set up, sales, accounting for sales and inventory, break down and transporting set up and produce to and from market on your own, after training.
·      Provide excellent customer assistance and education about the farm.
·      Responsible use of equipment and facilities with a priority in safety
·      Work effectively and cooperatively with other EatWell staff
·      Complete special projects as assigned by the farm manager
·      Assist with on and off farm events directly related to the farm
·      Supervise and work along side volunteers
 
Qualifications:
Must be passionate about clean local food and sustainable agriculture. Experience on similar farm operations is desirable but willingness to learn and eagerness to work will go a long way in the decision process.
 
Compensation:
$10 per hour, fresh produce to take home, discounts at our restaurants in DC, and a great opportunity to learn hands on about growing clean food in a sustainable manner. You will be working with other passionate individuals and helping to bring good food into the community.  There will also be opportunities to visit other local farms and participate in events within the local food community.
 
How to apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and three references to Erica S. Elms, Farm Manager at farm@eatwelldc.com