World PEAS Food Hub Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

World PEAS Food Hub Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Location: Boston and Lowell, Mass.


The World PEAS Food Hub is a program of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry). Our Food Hub embodies a unique relationship between producers and consumers, which benefits consumers, small-scale limited-resource farmers, local communities and the environment. New Entry is committed to providing training and education to beginning, immigrant, and refugee farmers. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England.

Job Overview

Oversee operation of the multi-farmer World PEAS Food Hub distributing fresh, locally-grown produce throughout the Merrimack Valley and Boston area. Operations include a 400-share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, multiple wholesale accounts and a variety of community partnerships serving low-income and food insecure individuals. Goals include growth of the operation by expanding market channels and diversifying CSA offerings, increasing number of food access partnerships and establishing an institutional marketing program.

Key Job Elements

This position has three distinct focus areas:

1. Marketing, Sales, and Outreach

Work with Food Hub Manager, buyers and site contacts to research, establish and target annual sales goals and projections;
Establish new market opportunities and maintain or expand current partnerships with produce buyers;
Build new relationships to expand New Entry’s Food Access programs to reach more organizations in low-income communities;
Support marketing efforts through regular communication strategies and social media;
Work with Manager to continuously monitor progress in reaching sales targets, including documenting outcomes and reporting.
2. Operations Management

Establish and maintain relationships with New Entry farmers and regional farmers to manage weekly sourcing, order fulfillment and delivery systems;
Supervise Operations Assistant;
Oversee management of a group of 10 volunteer warehouse packers;
Supervise Delivery Driver; provide backup delivery driver support in the event that Delivery Drivers are not available;
Track sales, collect invoices and assist Manager with billing;
Provide excellent customer service.
3. Farmer Training

Support New Entry’s Farmer Training team to assist program farmers in the off season to develop individual production schedules, crop plans, marketing plans and sales goals for diverse markets, including the World PEAS Food Hub;
Assess and document crop quality and provide Farmer Training team with technical assistance recommendations;
Assist farmers in obtaining certifications, insurance and other compliance documents required to sell to the Food Hub and other markets;
Collaborate with Manager to monitor World PEAS Food Hub membership guidelines, including producer requirements, pricing structures, procedures and regulations.

Bachelor’s Degree required, 5 years of experience overseeing CSA operations may substitute for degree. Master’s Degree preferred;
Prior experience in managing a food-based social enterprise or agricultural business is essential. Agricultural training and experience in multiple aspects of farming is a plus.
Experience in sales, marketing, produce buying, relationship-building and customer service;
Ability to implement and oversee systems to maintain regulatory requirements for safe food handling;
Community organizing and cross-cultural experience helpful; prepared and excited to build relationships with beginning, immigrant and refugee farmer participants;
Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required;
Highly organized and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment;
Strong leadership skills;
Self-motivated and self-directed with an entrepreneurial spirit to grow programs to the next level and exceed expectations;
Effective communications, interpersonal skills and strong writing ability;
Clean driving record;
Confidence working with diverse software systems (MS Office, social media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database, supply chain management tools);
Access to reliable private transportation necessary;
Flexible schedule needed, including evenings and weekends.

Special Requirements

Ability to perform varied and repetitive warehouse tasks including manual lifting of boxes between 25-50 pounds, in conditions that vary from hot and humid, to cold and wet, and up and down stairs. Valid driver’s license and a clean Motor Vehicle Record; commercial driver’s license is preferred.


Anticipated salary is $47,500.00. Generous Benefits package included.

To Apply

We strongly encourage online applications.

Click here to apply online.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to: Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager, NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111; or send by fax to: 617.523.2070.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE and New Entry Sustainable Farming Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran or disability status.

Young Urban Farmers Program Lead Facilitator, Athens, GA

Athens Land Trust has an opening for an exciting and important position – the Lead Facilitator for our Young Urban Farmers Program. To that end, we are looking for an environmental educator who is interested in being a positive role model for high school students and engaging them in sustainable urban agriculture, entrepreneurship and the culinary arts. The ideal candidate will be flexible, self-directed and creative, and have experience working with teenagers in an after-school setting.


A passion for sustainable agriculture, local food systems and community development
A strong desire to work with and inspire high school students
Strong computer, organizational and time management skills
Excellent communication skills
Experience working with diverse audiences
Willing/able to work outside in all kinds of weather
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
The ability to facilitate discussion about sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, nutrition and food/social justice
The ability to lead students in a variety of occupational & educational activities

The main component of the Young Urban Farmers (YUF) program is education in the areas of sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, cooking/nutrition and food justice. During each 14-week semester, two 2-hour sessions per week will be spent either tending to the West Broad Market Garden or practicing culinary skills in a community skills. Each Saturday, a 3-hour session is devoted to tending to the Williams Farm. Through these work sessions, students will learn about and put into use the basic practices of sustainable agriculture, nutrition and food justice. Furthermore, these work sessions will also help to instill in the students the value of teamwork and effective communication, and help them to develop leadership skills and self-confidence.

The YUF Lead Facilitator will a play key role in achieving all of the above goals. Specific duties will include:

Leading work sessions on Tuesdays & Thursdays at either the West Broad Market Garden or the Athens Community Career Academy
Leading work sessions on Saturdays at the Williams Farm
Assisting Entrepreneurship classes Wednesdays at the Athens Community Career Academy
Coordinating with ALT farmers to determine weekly farm tasks
Leading high school students with farm basic tasks: weeding, watering, planting, etc.
Planning and leading high school students in team-building activities
Attending YUF program meetings
Modeling & engaging students in positive conversation
Leading discussions about sustainable agriculture, nutrition and food justice
Assisting with Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

This is a part-time position. Pay will be commensurate with experience. You will also receive extensive educational opportunities, real world experience and the satisfaction of greatly contributing to your local community!

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Seth Nivens
Subject header: YUF Facilitator Application

Williams Farm Manager, Athens, GA


Located just one mile from downtown Athens at 235 Northside Drive, The Williams Farm is an oasis in the city where ALT staff, community members, and volunteers work together to grow produce, flowers, and herbs for our weekly farmers markets, CSA program and flower-share, and for donations to local food banks and soup kitchens.

The Williams Farm has a three-part mission:

Grow and market affordable produce to community residents and businesses, utilizing organic and sustainable production methods to generate a self-sustaining income
Serve as a model whereby the community will be able to learn about the importance of sustainable farming, healthy diets, and the value of smart and equitable land use
Provide employment and skill-building opportunities to underserved youth and the low-income community, while contributing to the local economy

Develop and manage all aspects of production, including soil care, pest management and irrigation management
Manage the greenhouse/high tunnel
Develop crop plans and budget plans
Develop and implement daily, weekly and seasonal activity plans
Manage farm staff, interns and volunteers
Manage CSA operations
Deliver to farmers markets and satellite markets
Manage the farm business and work to increase the production, sales volume and income of the business
Keep detailed records of production and sales and collect data for grant reports
Maintain equipment and do basic carpentry and construction projects
Collaborate with Young Urban Farmers program coordinator to deliver sustainable ag education to underserved high school youth
Coordinate educational opportunities for students, community members and small farmers

Strong, practical knowledge of sustainable agriculture and farm management, as well as a passionate commitment to education
Minimum 2 years’ experience of full-season, preferably organic farm management (equivalent educational experience will be considered)
Demonstrated farm planning experience, including farm plan development, infrastructure creation and maintenance and planning and implementation of both short- and long-term planting and harvesting schedules
Proven success in cultivation and harvesting of organic food products
Working knowledge of farm infrastructure and machinery
Experience in educational or youth-related programs is a plus

Excellent communication skills, solid organizational and record-keeping skills
Ability to work both independently and on a team
Commitment to helping engage and educate youth and community members

This is a full-time position with benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Stephanie Simmons
Subject header: Williams Farm Manager Application


West Broad Farmers Market Manager, Athens, GA

West Broad Farmers Market Manager

Job Description


Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Farmers Market (WBFM) is looking to fill an important role! We are hiring a Market Manager. We are looking for a self-starter, who is excited to take ownership of the WBFM and work toward building market sustainability. People with a passion for local food and community and market experience are encouraged to apply. We envision the market manager position as one that supports our vendors beyond the hours of the market by finding new market opportunities, building collaboration among vendors through collective or cooperative models, engaging with vendors to identify their needs towards expanded sales and finding solutions for those needs including educational offerings, mentorships, and coaching sessions. We are also looking for someone who sees possibilities where others may not and is excited about growing the neighborhood economy through food-based businesses and partnerships.

The Market Manager’s general responsibilities include: Working to build a sustainable farmers market, overseeing market operations, fostering community support for the market, promoting the market, managing the market’s educational activities and events, supporting vendor development, collecting market data and keeping accurate records. Successful managers understand both the vendors’ and the market goers’ needs and, in collaboration with other ALT staff, design and implement strategies to meet these needs. The manager is required to be on-site at every market and available to vendors and market goers for the entirety of the market’s hours.

The Market Manager is expected to support and grow the WBFM, while also building sustainable systems for collecting and tracking market data. The Manager is responsible for supporting vendors – through educational workshops and one-on-one coaching – throughout the market season. Additionally, the Manager is tasked with the responsibility of communicating the values of community building, food justice and education.

The Market Manager is the “go-to” person for vendors and market goers during market hours and serves as the liaison among all market participants. As such, the Market Manager must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people. The Market Manager must be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team of ALT staff and volunteers.

The Market Manager is also responsible for convening monthly WBFM Advisory Council meetings for the purpose of discussing market direction, setting market guidelines and policies, reviewing vendor applications and discussing local food issues.


Recruit new vendors with a special focus on cultivating and supporting neighborhood vendors.
Monitor compliance with relevant regulations and codes.
Review the market budget and maintain records of market expenses and income.
Ensure that all vendor forms are completed properly and retained.
Facilitate market orientations for market staff, volunteers and vendors.
Engage with the neighborhood where the market is located to ensure that the market is serving their needs.

Oversee all market operations.
Enforce the WBFM Operating Policies.
Coordinate and manage the opening and closing of each market.
Manage the collection of market data and ensure that all necessary information is tracked and recorded.
Manage the EBT/Debit/Token table.
Manage the vendor fee collection process.
Maintain an information booth.
Assist with booths when necessary.
Serve as the quality control person for produce and craft items, as well as for the market’s general appearance and cleanliness.
Ensure safety and cleanliness of the site before, during and at the conclusion of each
Handle emergencies and complaints.

Represent the market in meetings with community members and growers.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with ALT staff, volunteers, vendors, market goers, sponsors and community organizations.
Coordinate and encourage volunteerism from sponsors and community groups.
Build positive customer relations.
Distribute a weekly WBFM newsletter.

Educate and assist vendors with merchandising, pricing and other marketing and business skills.
Support vendor development through one-on-one coaching.
Facilitate vendor development workshops on various business topics.
Create new market opportunities for vendors.
Support the Farmer Network CSA program.
Look for inefficiencies in the system and work to eradicate through creative problem solving.

Work with ALT staff and interns to promote the market and develop new promotional ideas.
Review marketing tools with the outreach and development team as necessary.
Create and plan an annual calendar of events.
Educate market goers about locally grown produce.
Lead and manage the market’s community education component, including cooking demonstrations, sustainable agriculture and environmental education and health education.
Regularly research best practices to inform market activities and programming.
Coordinate market volunteers.

Conduct surveys to measure market’s impact on shoppers and vendors.
Invite, listen to and use input from vendors and others to improve the market.
Lead in monitoring and, when necessary, revision of the market’s mission, goals and strategies.
Submit monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports, as required by grants.

A passion for sustainable agriculture, local food systems, community development and/or local economies.
Understanding of and experience with farmers market management.
Strong computer, organizational and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience working with diverse audiences.
Must be able to make a full season commitment.
Willing/able to work outside in all kinds of weather.
Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
COMPENSATION: This is a full-time position with benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Heather Benham
Subject header: Market Manager Application

Community Garden Volunteer Group Leader

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary Range: $13.75 – $15.75 /hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Full
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Community Services
Description: The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization supplying food and grocery items to over 600 partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and North Georgia counties.

Position Description:

The Community Garden Volunteer Group Leader is to support the Community Service Group’s Community Gardening services. This position requires that you work Tuesday through Saturday work schedule with availability needed for most mornings. The Volunteer Group Leader will report to the Community Garden Manager.
Duties: Purposes, Responsibilities and Duties

1. To support the ACFB Community Gardening volunteer program as a group leader.
a. Communicate with scheduled volunteer group contacts in advance of scheduled work days
b. Training and supervising volunteers on site on day of service.
c. Providing tools, materials, refreshments for garden workdays.
d. Care for safety and appreciation of volunteers.
e. Lead groups in clean-up of work areas and equipment at end of shift.
f. Give written evaluations on volunteer experiences.
g. Keep accurate inventory and volunteer data records.
h. Communicate volunteer needs to the Community Garden Manager and Volunteer Department liaisons.
2. To Support Community Gardens and ACFB programs and facilities.

a. Work collaboratively with other Community Services Group community building initiatives, including Food Oasis.
b. Coordinating the Atlanta Area Plant a Row for the Hungry data collection process, including training and assisting Community Garden interns.
c. Working collaboratively with and provide support to the Food Well Alliance, the Captain Planet Foundation, the Atlanta Local Food Initiative and others that also provide services to our shared network of community, learning and therapeutic gardens.
d. Coordinate inventory and distribution of vegetable seeds to community partners.
e. Maintaining the Community Garden storage area and tool inventory at acceptable levels of cleanliness and order.
f. Ensure an adequate inventory of bottled water and snacks required for garden work days.
g. Provide other assistance to Community Gardens, including technical and mechanical support.
h. Other duties as assigned by ACFB Community Garden Manager.
Qualifications: Qualifications

1. High school diploma or equivalent. Education in the horticulture field preferred.

Required qualifications

1. Minimum one (1) year outdoor gardening experience; Ability to operate power and standard equipment (rototiller, rakes, shovels, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner (training available)
2. Intermediate MS Office and Outlook skills.
3. Good verbal and written communication skills.
4. Enjoy working with individuals of all ages.
5. Dependable, a team player, and work with little supervision.
6. Ability to safely operate gardening tools and equipment and follow safety policies and procedures.
7. Comfortable working outdoors in the open environment with varying temperatures and be able to lift up to 50-70 pounds routinely.
8. Able to work in a fast paced environment.
9. Able to work a flexible work schedule.
10. Able to qualify to drive a fleet cargo van with trailer, have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record and familiarity driving within the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Preferred qualifications

1. 1 year volunteer management experience
2. Experience with community outreach programs and training/leading participants.
3. Experience with meeting and event planning.

Urban Agriculture Fellowship

Overview. With up-coming announcements of City of Atlanta’s first food forest, urban allotments gardens, and several new community gardens across the City, Atlanta is gaining national attention for its innovative urban agricultural development and policy. To provide the necessary support for these and future initiatives, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Food Well Alliance are looking for an Urban Agriculture Fellow to help make Atlanta a top-tier city for sustainability, strengthen our local food economy and the bring food access within .5 of a mile to 75% of Atlanta residents by 2020. The urban agriculture fellowship provides a substantive experience that serves as a basis for a fellow to attain professional skills in a variety of leadership fields such as sustainability, community engagement, urban agriculture development and management, urban planning, and many other related disciplines.

Compensation and Terms. Urban Agriculture Fellow is $32,000 for 48 weeks over one calendar year. Fellows typically work approximately 40 hours a week, attendance at some events on Saturdays are expected.

Term. This fellowship will be one year: October 3rd, 2016 – September 29th, 2017.

Typical Qualifications. Seeking an applicant with a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university. Applicant must be highly motivated, great attitude, creative thinker, able to tackle complex problems while exemplifying professionalism at all times. Must be able to utilize computer applications as necessary to complete routine assignments.

Role and Responsibilities. Urban agriculture fellow will report to Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (suite 3450) in City of Atlanta – City Hall (55 Trinity Ave. Atlanta, GA 30506.) Tasks include: • Identify parcels of currently underutilized land owned by the City that have the potential to provide access to those that wish to grow food; • Collaborate with community organizations and various City departments to improve growers’ access to public and private land; • Work with new and existing urban farmers to facilitate the permitting process for hoop houses, washing stations, farmers’ markets, market gardens, and urban gardens; • Identify funding opportunities through marketing as well as private sector investment to build local food access for the City; • Support the deployment of Atlanta’s first food forest, urban allotment farms, and other special projects and programs; and • Engage with local non-profits, the academic community, and City departments to help make Atlanta a Bee City USA.

Please submit a one-page resume in .pdf format to with “Urban Agriculture Fellowship” in the subject line by 11:59pm, Saturday, September 24th, 2016.

Edible Campus Initiative Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill

Position Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Budgeted Hiring Range: $33,000 – $36,000
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 1 year
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Weekdays; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Department Name and Number NC Botanical Garden-525000
Date First Posted 08/10/2016
Closing Date: 09/07/2016
Position Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Department Description
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is an environmental education center consisting of approximately 700 acres, including 10 acres of display gardens, one quarter-acre community garden, nature trails and preserves, and indoor and outdoor classrooms and meeting facilities. NCBG’s mission is “To inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.” The Garden is a national leader in southeastern native plants and environmental issues, including sustainable practices in horticulture and conservation.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description
The Edible Campus Initiative (ECI) creates vibrant spaces on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus that encourage community engagement with food systems and sustainable thinking. ECI promotes interactive food and sustainable landscape education and integrates edible and native plants into the university’s campus through the creation of educational gardens. Students, faculty, staff and community volunteers participate in all educational activities.

The Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to horticultural management of campus garden sites, educational programming and evaluation, communication and cultivating relationships with the University and the larger community
Garden Management *
• Design, plant and maintain ECI gardens
• Purchase seeds, plants, tools, soil amendments, garden infrastructure, etc.
• Coordinate horticulture management and site selection with UNC Grounds Services
• Coordinate volunteer work days
• Collaborate with the horticulture community
Education and Outreach *
• Provide on-site education through signage and programming that encourage the use of new healthy foods, food preparation, and nutritional impact and sustainable landscaping
• Collaborate with faculty and staff to provide technical assistance for UNC courses, research projects and/or engagement activities
• Develop, implement and coordinate educational workshops
• Serve as a preceptor for interns, work study students
• Advise garden-focused student groups such as the Urban Youth Learning Garden and Gardening and Ethnobotany in Academia
• Provide advice and resources to other universities and community groups interested in learning from the ECI experience
• Train and manage volunteers, including students enrolled in service-learning classes
• Establish and implement on-going assessment and evaluation of all ECI educational programming
• Assist with grant proposals for innovative learning opportunities and courses
Communications *
• Communicate regularly with stakeholders
• Publicize the ECI through the media and campus and community events
• Identify, publicize and coordinate garden workshops for campus and community
• Present to UNC and community groups
• Communicate regularly with UNC Grounds Services about satellite sites
Administration & Fundraising *
• Keep records and statistics on measureable outcomes
• Fundraise by writing grants, encouraging individual and in-kind contributions and events
• Provide reports as needed by funders and the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG)
• Attend NCBG meetings and events

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
This employee must possess knowledge of organic gardening and native plants and excellent interpersonal communication, management, and organizational skills.
• Working knowledge of organic gardening and sustainable agricultural and landscape practices
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-motivated, creative and detail-oriented
• Excellent team-building skills
• Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends
• CPR Certification

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
• Fundraising experience and demonstrated success preferred.
• Minimum of five years of experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of environmental/science educational programs preferred.
• Volunteer or professional experience with coordinating a community garden preferred.
• UNC community member preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
CPR Certification
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