Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 2021 Northeast Farm to Institution Summit
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The Food Bank of Western Mass The Farm Assistant will support, maintain, and organize the Food Bank farm and will provide hands-on support during the beginning stages of the farm, April-November 2021. The schedule will be 24 hours/week to start and will increase to 32 hours/week. If you’re interested, please send a resume to email@example.com with Farmer in the subject line.
FoodCorps Service Member
FoodCorps 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 delivering engaging, hands-on lessons, 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 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 and promoting food from local farms for 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 building strong, collaborative relationships with teachers, families, 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, helping FoodCorps and schools assess the impact they are having, and raising money to help support the local projects when allowable.
Red Tomato Red Tomato is a nonprofit organization and food hub based in Providence, RI, that connects farmers and consumers through the sales and marketing of fresh produce, and through programs, education and collaboration, to build a just, ecological regional food system. We seek a self-directed, enthusiastic Marketing Manager to work closely with Red Tomato staff, farmers and customers, to develop and implement a full range of marketing and communication strategies that support sales and programs, build Red Tomato and Eco brands, and position Red Tomato as a leading voice in the good food movement.
Field Production Director
Share the Harvest Farm A director that oversees Share the Harvest Farm's mixed vegetable production. This is a full-time salaried position starting March 1, with the possibility of extending year-round. Approximately 45-50 hours/week in season.
Southcoast Food Policy Council Program Manager
Marion Institute The Program Coordinator will facilitate, organize, and oversee the Southcoast Food Policy Council (“SFPC”). The SFPC’s mission is to connect, convene, and advocate for local food producers, consumers, and community leaders who seek policy and systems that strengthen our regional food system, improve community health, and eliminate food insecurity. The Marion Institute actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. This position reports to the Executive Director. Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021
University of Connecticut, UConn Extension The Department of Extension is seeking applicants for a full-time (11 month), non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, primarily based at the Fairfield County Extension Office in Bethel, CT. Extension Educators are community-based faculty who make a difference in communities by connecting community needs with University resources. Position level/rank will be commensurate with experience working with Extension. Anticipated start date is July 2021.
The successful candidate shall establish an Urban Agriculture Extension Program that meets critical needs of local and statewide communities and builds the knowledge base of clientele with a multidisciplinary, collaborative program. The candidate will provide support to underserved and diverse audiences aimed at improving plant production systems used in all facets of urban farming and gardening. The candidate will collaborate with diverse community groups, agencies, organizations, and individuals focusing on food related horticultural crops. Technical and educational elements of the program should enhance food production opportunities and market access for farmers and urban agriculture organizations of all types and sizes. These farmers and organizations may include commercial agricultural producers, community-based farms and gardens and others engaged in growing locally produced crops to improve community health and economic wellbeing.
Full Season and Summer Season Farmstand Crew (seasonal)
College of the Atlantic’s Beech Hill Farm The Beech Hill Farmstand is a vibrant and bustling on-farm store open June - November. We sell local meat, dairy and preserves in addition to our own produce and baked goods. Working in the farm-stand involves sales, customer service, display creation, restocking, organizing, managing inventory, packing up vegetables, cleaning and restocking and other tasks related to maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming retail environment. $14/hr. All crew receive free farm produce and 40% off in our farm store. Possible off-farm lodging available for rent. Summer season: June 7th - September 10th, Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm. Full season: June 7th - November 13th, EITHER Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00am - 4:00pm OR Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Common Ground Farm, Inc. Common Ground Farm is seeking a full-time Education Manager to lead, manage, and oversee all education programs, including Preschool on the Farm, programming for homeschoolers, Farm Camp, Farm to School educational programming, and adult workshops. The Education Manager will lead people of all ages to learn about fresh food, farming, and will help grow engagement and understanding of the natural world.
Common Ground Farm Common Ground Farm is seeking a part-time, seasonal Market Manager for the Newburgh Farmers’ Market. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about supporting the local food system, increasing food security, and growing community engagement in the City of Newburgh. The position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to think on one's feet, comfort in assuming a leadership role, and a willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Employment Coordinator for Food and Transportation
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Develop and maintain strategic relationships with employers for the purpose of generating job orders and retention services
Leverage knowledge of labor market trends in food and transportation sectors to anticipate strategies to best position Restoration members for high-quality career opportunities
Engage employers and serve as the point person on industry partnerships for the purpose of staying up to date on key skills critical to career advancement in the food and transportation sectors
Review completed employment readiness assessments with clients and provide career coaching to members seeking careers in the food and transportation sectors
Identify opportunities for clients’ professional development in support of economic mobility and career growth
Provide ad hoc services to engage the Spanish speaking community as needed
Maintain metrics-driven, data-informed, results-oriented accountability entering pertinent client data and case notes in real-time basis into various database systems as soon as new data is available
Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Personal Financial Health and the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods to ensure that clients meet the best possible outcomes and are connected to all relevant services.
Provide reports to the Assistant Director of Training and Placement on a weekly basis
FoodCorps Service Member
FoodCorps 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 delivering engaging, hands-on lessons, 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 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 and promoting food from local farms for 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 building strong, collaborative relationships with teachers, families, 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, helping FoodCorps and schools assess the impact they are having, and raising money to help support the local projects when allowable. Stipends range from $23,000-$26,000 depending on the state. More information can be found at www.foodcorps.org
New Venture Advisors New Venture Advisors is a business consultancy specializing in food system planning and sustainable food business development.
We are currently speaking with qualified candidates for our Engagement Leader, Project Manager and Financial Specialist roles. These are part-time roles for independent contractors with experience in local food system planning, food enterprise development and food & agriculture entrepreneurship. Work schedules may fluctuate from 10-40 hours per week based on consultant availability, staffing plans and project opportunities. Please see link for full job descriptions and to apply.
We have a flexible, remotely-based staffing model. We engage consultants on a project basis to create diverse, dynamic, experienced teams to meet the needs of our clients.
Odyssey Family Executive Center of South Norwalk, Inc. ABOUT US: The Odyssey Family Executive Center of South Norwalk’s mission is to work in partnership with families, community organizations and industry leaders to provide access to information, resources and career pathways that will position families to improve outcomes for their children and themselves. The Center recognizes that socio-economic disparities are the breeding grounds for generational poverty which drives our commitment to tackle the opportunity gaps that have hindered the families of South Norwalk for far too long.
ABOUT THE ROLE: In a respond to the growing needs and emerging opportunities to provide healthy food to young kids and their families, the Center is hiring a part-time Food Access Manager (FAM). The FAM will inform and enroll families into nutrition programs like SNAP through direct support while also providing other forms of food access to families in need, but ineligible for nutrition programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Promote awareness of and increase participation in nutrition programs like SNAP
Enroll families in nutrition programs like SNAP through direct application support (online and in-person)
Promote and provide access to healthy food sources (ex: local farmers markets)
Provide direct and indirect education to families about affordable ways to get the most out of a shopping list (ex: recipe guides, budgeting tips, etc.)
SELECTION CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS
Commitment to equity
Culturally responsive communication skills
Experience working with culturally diverse communities
Fluency in Spanish (required)
Knowledge of federal and state nutrition programs like SNAP
Commitment to the Center’s mission
Experience working as part of a collaborative team
Familiarity with public benefit systems
Strong communication and writing skills
Youth Program Manager-Gardening the Community
Gardening the Community he Youth Program Manager directs and manages GTC’s youth development program and supports young people engaged with GTC in becoming strong, confident leaders who think critically about the world around them, understand the importance of access to healthy and locally grown food for all families, and advocate for food and racial justice.
Farm Store Manager-Gardening the Community
Gardening the Community This role oversees the day-to-day farm stand operations. including managing staff, inventory and planning, inventory and financial goals. Also promotes educates and promotes the farm stand the EATS program. Manages relationships with clients, vendors and youth participants.
Gardening the Community The Donor Development & Events Coordinator is a newly created integral position at Gardening the Community, supporting the organization's fundraising strategies including events and communication, stewardship, and research and tracking. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Systems & Communication Coordinator in ensuring the database systems are supported and utilized, in planning and executing events, and in organizational communication strategy.
Organic Policy Coordinator
NOFA-NY The Organic Policy Coordinator works with the Executive Director and other team members to manage NOFA-NY’s political advocacy, education, organizing, and outreach in order to grow the organic movement and build a more equitable food system. This position reports to NOFA-NY’s Executive Director.
Black Farmer Fund In this newly created position, the Communications Lead is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and monitoring Black Farmer Fund’s communication strategy and communications plan in order to increase brand awareness and further our mission. This position will guide and lead the Communications area of our work, with support and involvement from others on the team. This position will work closely with and report to our Program Director. Salary $65,000-$85,000 + WFH stipend; Health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
Black Farmer Fund In this newly created position that the selected candidate will help shape, the Operations Director leads the BFF in operationalizing our values effectively as we work towards achieving our mission and goals. We are looking for a systems thinker to provide leadership in systems management and compliance. The Operations Director will report to the President. Salary $90,000-$100,000 + WFH stipend; Health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
Farm to Institution New England (FINE) FINE seeks 2 or 3 part-time interns/associates to join the team to work on several projects and activities in the summer of 2021 (with potential for continued employment). We are eager to work with individuals who are excited about creating a more resilient, just, sustainable regional food system and we will work with the interns/associates to identify the activities that are most aligned with their interests and skill sets. Work areas include Research and Evaluation, Communications, and Programs. Please submit your application, resume (1 page preferred), and cover letter to our careers portal by April 21, 2021. For more information on these positions, follow the link above!
NC Farm to Senior Services Project Coordinator
Center for Environmental Farming Systems/NC State University The primary purpose of this full-time, 2.5 year position is to develop and lead programming for the North Carolina Farm to Senior Services (F2SS) Project. This new project brings together a large team of statewide community-based food system experts and county-based teams to address food needs of senior populations in three counties of North Carolina by developing model pathways for fresh and healthy local foods in county-based senior food services and encouraging new markets for small and mid-sized farmers and fisheries in North Carolina. Project Info: https://cefs.ncsu.edu/food-system-initiatives/farm-to-senior-services/ Apply here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/141859 Applicants with an interest in developing strategies for building racial equity in food systems are encouraged to apply.
FoodCorps Service Member
FoodCorps FoodCorps Maine is Hiring!
What you'll do: As a FoodCorps service member, you will work together with communities and within one school to work towards a future in which Maine children––regardless of race, place, or class––know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and eat it every day. FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of full time paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Benefits: Service members are paid $22,000 for 11.5 month term (extendable up to 2 years) and awarded an education award of $6,345 (for up to 2 years) to pay off loans or go back to school. They will also be eligible for excellent medical and dental insurance.
FoodCorps Maine is Currently Hiring for Positions in: Katahdin School (RSU 89) Stacyville, ME - 1 service member Etna Dixmont School (RSU19) Etna, ME - 1 service member Windsor Elementary School (RSU 12) Windsor, ME - 2 service members: one education focused position, and one who will work primarily with school nutrition services Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (RSU 71) Belfast, ME RSU 71 - 1 service member Stratton Elementary School, Stratton/Eustis - 1 service member Cultivating Community (Portland) - 1 service members St.Mary's Nutrition Center (Lewiston) - 2 service members
How to Apply: Interviews have begun for these positions. To be considered, please submit an application as soon as possible! The application will close when all positions are filled.
Reach out to FoodCorps Maine leads Malia Demers firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ryan Parker email@example.com with any questions!