Farm to School Coordinator, Long Island, New York

The East End Farm to School Project consisting of the Southampton, Bridgehampton and Tuckahoe School Districts is seeking applicants for a Farm to School Coordinator (F2SC) to work closely with various stakeholders (food service directors, farmers, etc.) to increase the amount of local produce procured by school food service programs for integration into the school meal program and to educate students about healthy eating practices. Farm to school empowers children and families to make informed food choices, while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

Position Description:
The East End Farm to School Project is seeking a dynamic candidate for the position of Farm to School Coordinator. This is a part-time grant-supported position. The selected candidate is expected to work approximately 20 hours/week year-round for the remainder of the grant cycle (June 2019) with the potential for extended employment if the grant is renewed. The F2SC will report to Southampton Union Free School District and the Farm to School Coordinating Committee comprised of individuals, administrators, community and business members from the three school districts. The selected candidate will receive compensation of $25.00 an hour from Southampton UFSD, the designated fiscal agent, of the NYS Department of Agricultural and Markets Farm to School Grant.

Required Qualifications:
BS preferred, plus minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field
Experience and/or knowledge of school food service, farming, education, nutrition, farm to school programming and/or food procurement preferred
Knowledge of USDA nutritional requirements
Experience working in a food related endeavor and/or a school business environment
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to facilitate communications among different stakeholders
Experience working with local and social media;
Demonstrable verbal and written communication and presentation / public speaking skills
Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working collaboratively with a wide range of partners;
Detail-oriented and well organized;
Hard working and dependable, ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines;
Strong computer competencies
The successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.
Must possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:
Experience and interest in farm to school, local/regional food systems, school nutrition, or public health;
Experience working with networks, coalitions or government-based organizations;

Responsibilities:
The selected candidate:

Develops and maintains working partnerships with personnel in the three school districts, local farms and other stakeholders involved in Farm to School.
Facilitates local food purchasing from farms and food distributors by school districts.
Conducts a needs assessment with the three food service directors to determine existing healthy local food options and to identify procurement products that can be locally sourced.
Develops a database of existing supply chain partners to the schools and identifies and makes contact with additional farmers within the region.
Understands the financial constraints and budgeting process of school districts and the requirements of the National School Lunch Program.
Works with local farmers to create a production schedule that coincides with the needs of the school districts (Sept-June)
Develops food production and distribution systems for school districts and local food producers.
Develops and distributes farm to school education and promotional tools; resources based on identified needs
Oversees the scheduling and delivery of educational programs and events, including taste testing, farm field trips, and in-class workshops.
Participates in grant-sponsored food service training programs and professional development.
Designs and distributes outreach and publicity materials.
Collects, analyzes, and reports data for program evaluation.
Assists in the development of school gardens.
Keeps current on the farm to school movement in the region and nationally.

For more information: https://www.pnwboces.org/teacherapplication/JobDetailInfo.aspx?JobNumber=SOHN0107571-0000

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Community Outreach Coordinator, Farmer Foodshare, Durham, NC

Posted On: Tuesday, 17th July 2018
Location: Durham, North Carolina
902 N Mangum Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Job Type: Full Time

About the Position:
The Community Outreach Coordinator leads Farmer Foodshare’s volunteer and sponsorship recruitment efforts and provides ongoing communications, marketing, and donor stewardship support. This full-time (40 hours/week) position reports to the Director of Development and Communications and partners closely with the Program Manager(s). The Community Outreach Coordinator is expected to be a high-integrity, high-energy, responsive team player dedicated to operational excellence, relationship-building and expanding Farmer Foodshare’s social impact. There is an opportunity for the duties of this position to grow. Flexibility, a willingness to go the extra mile for the team, and a strong work ethic are critical success factors! Key

Responsibilities:
Volunteer and Sponsor Recruitment/Engagement (45%)

Research, schedule and meet with businesses, community groups and individuals who have the potential to provide volunteer and/or sponsorship support for Farmer Foodshare’s programs. Introduce engagement opportunities and steward these relationships.
Identify and coordinate group volunteerism opportunities.
Coordinate and maintain standardized processes for volunteer intake, orientation and training (screening applications, interviewing applicants, planning new volunteer orientations, etc.), to facilitate the movement of potential volunteers into active volunteers, with support from program manager(s).
Develop regular orientation/training opportunities for volunteers with support from the Program Manager(s).
Manage volunteer appreciation efforts, with support from program manager(s).
Serve as a liaison between volunteers, donors, recipient agencies, farmers, and media outlets, and represent Farmer Foodshare at tabling and other community-based events.
Development Coordination (25%)

Fulfill regular donor stewardship tasks, including acknowledging gifts, preparing and disseminating appeals, maintaining donor records, reconciling accounts, and creating reports.
Assist in event planning, promotion and execution.
Communication and Marketing Coordination (25%)

Maintain a dynamic social media presence for Farmer Foodshare.
Maintain Farmer Foodshare’s website.
Compile content for electronic and print newsletters, blog posts, and event listings in support of Farmer Foodshare’s overall editorial calendar.
Design collateral in support of programs, campaigns and events.
Maintain and curate photo and presentation archive.
Other Projects (5%)

Serve as primary liaison with 4-5 UNC undergraduate Bonner interns, assigning each to a Farmer Foodshare program area.
Maintain and synchronize records across a variety of systems, including Constant Contact, VolunteerSpot, and DonorPerfect.
Other projects as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:
Two to four years of experience in development, marketing and/or communications.
Be a customer service-oriented self-starter with the ability to initiate prospecting activities, sales calls, and face-to-face meetings.
Have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with an eye for detail.
Demonstrated success in detailed work requiring accuracy and high level of productivity with disciplined follow-up skills.
Ability to take initiative, problem solve and exercise independent judgment. Ability prioritize diverse responsibilities and meet demanding deadlines; demonstrated flexibility in handling assignments.
Experience with database management.
Professional experience with social media, web design and email communication tools.
Be tech-savvy and comfortable with working in web-based applications, with the willingness and ability to learn and use SquareSpace, Constant Contact, DonorPerfect, SignUp.com, Google Drive and Microsoft Office, among others.
Be flexible, both in hours of availability and in willingness to work locally and occasionally outside of the Triangle area.
Be passionate about building a social enterprise that connects people who grow food with people and agencies that want healthy, fresh food, and be able to communicate with people from all walks of life with tact and respect.
Have the ability to lift event boxes, tables and chairs that can weigh 25-30 lbs.
Possesses reliable access to transportation on a variable schedule.
Spoken and written Spanish preferred.
Event management experience preferred.

Compensation & Hours:
The position is full-time, non-exempt, and is “at will.” Farmer Foodshare’s offices are based in Durham, NC. The Community Outreach Coordinator will work 5-6 days a week, with occasional evening and weekend hours required. This is a salaried position with a starting range of $29,120-$33,260; pay commensurate with experience. Benefits include health care, retirement benefits, and generous vacation and paid time off.

For more information: http://www.farmerfoodshare.org/jobs/

 

Farm to Early Care and Education Program Coordinator, NC

Working Title Program Coordinator
Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Raleigh, NC

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is a partnership of NC State University, NC A&T State University and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

NC Farm to Early Care and Education (NC F2ECE) connects local farms with local childcare centers to empower the development of community-based, equitable food systems. To achieve this goal, CEFS and its partner organizations assist in developing food procurement systems, connecting resources and people across food systems and early childhood education, and providing children with experiential ways to engage with food.

Essential Job Duties
The NC Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Program Coordinator will lead the Resources, Curriculum Development, and Training (RCDT) Working Group of the NC Farm to ECE Initiative. This working group is a cross-sector team, with representatives from GO NAP SACC, NC Cooperative Extension, Shape NC, Wake County Smart Start, Natural Learning Initiative, the NC Division of Public Health, and the NC Farm to Preschool Network. The Program Coordinator will synthesize the expertise in this working group to create training programs for statewide Farm to ECE Technical Assistance providers including but not limited to Cooperative Extension, the NC Partnership for Children, and other partners with expertise in the ECE setting including Child Care Health Consultants. The Program Coordinator will also work with the project’s evaluator to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

The incumbent will lead this working group in creating, disseminating, and evaluating Farm to ECE professional development materials and training programs for early education teachers and their TA Providers. The incumbent will also work to integrate Farm to ECE concepts into materials being developed at the state ECE level where feasible and reasonable. The training programs will include train the trainer modules, as well as modules for virtual learning platforms.

The incumbent also will work with the Program Manager to plan and implement the second Farm to ECE Collaborative, a professional development hub that connects counties to one another, each forming community teams that work toward Farm to ECE best practices and become model sites for the state and nation. In partnership with the Project Manager, the Program Coordinator will recruit counties to participate, visit teams to answer any questions they may have and help them build their teams, and organize learning sessions and professional development opportunities for participants.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Facilitate regular Resource Curriculum Development & Training (RCDT) working group meetings.
Working with project partners to develop a training program and training modules for Cooperative Extension, NC Partnership for Children, and other technical assistance providers.
Secure contact hours credit for workshop participants through credentialing organizations.
Provide strengths-based training, consultation and coaching to technical assistance organizations across the state.
Attend conferences statewide to train various ECE stakeholders in Farm to ECE.
Coordinate training’s and workshops for teams in the Farm to ECE Collaborative.
Amplify the Farm to ECE Initiative’s resources by identifying training needs of Collaborative participants and working with project partners to develop resources that meet those needs.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners across the state to successfully develop and sustain Farm to ECE model sites.
Preparing publications and reports and present results at conferences and educational workshops statewide.
Willingness to travel statewide and occasionally out of state in order to disseminate successful strategies and lessons learned.
Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s degree in early education, public health, food systems, health education, or related field and work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in above noted disciplines with at least 3 years of relevant related work experience.
Knowledge of how racial equity shapes our education and food systems, and willingness to continue to gain understanding in this area and integrate this understanding into work products.
Departmental Required Skills
Understanding of Farm to Early Care and Education environments and settings.
Experience working with growers or working in the Farm to ECE supply chains.
Ability to develop professional relationships and work as a team member.
High level of initiative, creativity, and flexibility.
Outstanding training, presentation and facilitation skills.
Ability to identify and assess knowledge gaps and communicate recommendations for improvement.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Understanding of early care and education system in NC.
Understanding of North Carolina geography, communities, and their local assets.
4+ years of related work experience.
Experience developing curriculum and training modules.
Knowledge of adult learning principles.
Required License or Certification
A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
Special Instructions
Please attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date: 07/17/2018
Job Close Date: 07/31/18
Proposed Hire Date 08/14/2018

 

For more information: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/104101

Program Manager, Regional and Sustainable Food Systems, Notre Dame

Job Description
This position is responsible for the growth and success of the implementation of programs and outreach for Notre Dame’s Campus Dining “Regional and Sustainable Roadmap and Action Plan”. This person will research, consult, and assist the Associate Director of Sourcing and Sustainabiity in researching and sourcing items which fit the University’s goals. The position will help create and facilitate compelling food systems training and community engagement for students, staff and guests, with the Associate Director, other internal and external partners, and peer institutions.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (4 years) with 3-4 years of experience. Must be able to communicate with a wide variety of people from the President of the University to students to the newest temporary worker and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Must be professional, hospitable, and empathetic to bring the best to the surface of all university students, faculty/staff, religious and guests. Be welcoming, sincere and provide a great hospitality experience for all university students, faculty/staff, guests, and visitors.

Preferred Qualifications
A degree in Hospitality Management, Sustainability, Horticulture Science, Environmental Science, EcoGastronomy. This position must be an effective communicator, both written and verbal. They will have strong interpersonal skills, experience developing social media content, aptitude for applying new technology, strong presentation skills and creativity, and advanced competency using MS Office Suite, and Google Drive. ServSafe and Aller-Train, (can be obtained at the next session offered after hire). A strong understanding of University dining program business systems (CBORD, Food Management System Provider), FNS (Food Nutrition Services), LeanPath, NetNutrition, Banner, and others.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Department Campus Dining Administration (55055)
Department Website dining.nd.edu
Family / Sub-Family Auxiliary Svcs / Food Svcs (Admin)
Career Stream/Level EIC 2 Professional
Department Hiring Pay Range $38,000-$55,000

For more information: https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/13458

FoodCorps Garden Education Service Member, Monroe, GA

Title: FoodCorps Garden Education Service Member
We are hiring a FoodCorps service member to serve under the Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District in Monroe, Georgia. FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps program that serves to create healthier school environments.This position will be based at a local elementary school and will involve direct education with elementary students through hands on garden and nutrition based education. The school has a substantial school garden that will be maintained and utilized under this position to teach with and to provide food to the students with as well.
Qualifications:
-Experience with gardening, growing food, and/or working with elementary aged children is needed
-Must be able to relate well to teachers, administration, faculty and staff of the school environment
-Must be well organized and a self starter
-A passion for local food, sustainable food, and food education is a major plus
-Communication skills are essential
-Must have access to reliable transportation
Service members receive a $18,250 stipend paid in biweekly installments over the 11 month term. Upon completion of the term, service members receive a $5,815 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award for paying off loans or for additional schooling. FoodCorps offers health insurance, some childcare, and numerous training and professional development opportunities- some of which may be out of state.
If interested or for more information please contact Katie Sanders at katie.sanders@gacd.us. This position technically begins August 1st but the position is open until filled.

R’Garden Director, UC Riverside

Full Time
8AM – 5PM
$53,700 – $79,800

Position Information
The purpose of this position is directing the R’Garden Program in consultation with the Advisory Committee. The 4.5 acre community garden site is centrally located in the University and will showcase sustainable agriculture through University-level courses, research, service learning, community events, and a variety of student-led initiatives. The University community, local community groups, organizations, and schools will participate in garden activities.

Education Requirements:
Required: High school diploma or equivalent certification.
Preferred: Academic prep in horticulture.
QAL (Qualified Applicators License – pesticide applicators license) may be required.

Experience:
Minimum of 6 years of related experience.

Minimum Requirements:
Working decision making and reasoning skills, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems and conduct operations analysis and quality control analysis.
Supervisory experience.
Working knowledge in landscape/groundskeeping services.
Working, effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Ability to provide plant and pest identification.
Working verbal and written communication skills in the English language, including active listening, flexibility, critical thinking, and the ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management.
Successfully working independently as well as part of a team. Ability to lead and organize others.
Basic computer applications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to communicate in Spanish.

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
View complete Job Description for this position: https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_detail&requisition_id=201807031802&profile_id=&module=jobs

Farm Manager & Educator Bard College, NY

Open Date
Jul 12, 2018

Description:
We are seeking an environmentally and socially motivated, creative, and well-rounded leader to manage Bard’s 1.25-acre working farm. This position is equal parts grower, seller, innovator and educator. Students are integral in the process and our goal is to have a welcoming and inclusive farm that produces as much food as it can and works with all of those who are interested. The Farmer/Educator is expected to grow about 20,000 pounds of produce, which is sold to Bard’s dining service and at the weekly Bard Farm Stand. This position also supports Bard’s other food and agricultural programs and overall food sustainability efforts.

While housed within the Office of Sustainability, the nature of the position is such that farm manager/educator is expected to work largely independently, and primarily with student workers. This is a 10-month contract position with benefits, it begins February 1st and runs through November, with the potential to renew. This is primarily an 8:00-4:00 pm M-F position with flexible hours as needed during the growing season or to accommodate outreach activities or other responsibilities related to the Bard Farm. A mandatory two-week paid training period will occur in September or October.

Responsibilities:
Supervise student farm workers and volunteers;
Operate the weekly farm stand and coordinate deliveries to the dining halls;
Execute a well-devised farm plan;
Manage budgets, ordering and outreach related to farm operations;
Cultivate relationships through events, projects, and communications between students, faculty and staff at the college and community members across the Hudson Valley

Qualifications:
Applicants should have a thorough understanding of the physical requirements of working on a farm and being outside in all kinds of weather, the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and have a valid US driver’s license with clean driving record and the ability to pass a background check is required.
Applicants will have at least three full-seasons of experience working on a diversified vegetable farm. Preference will be given to those with farm management experience, preferably in a university or college farm setting, and experience supervising staff and volunteers. To ensure that Bard Farm staff and volunteers are knowledgeable about food safety and take efforts to reduce risks, applicants should likewise be familiar with Good Agricultural Practices and relevant food safety protocols and be willing to take required training as the college requires.
The Farm Manager & Educator will have a passion for the sustainable agriculture and the good food movement, enthusiasm for educating and engaging students, for fostering equitable and just food systems and excitement to work with faculty and staff, and knowledge of marketing and promotional techniques, including social media.

Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of agricultural business management and organic crop production planning, risk management, soil fertility management, safe operation of farm equipment, disease and insect management, harvest and post-harvest handling, Good Agricultural Practices, water systems, composting systems, fundraising, and marketing is desired. Demonstrated ability to create and manage sales invoicing and the farm budget, to manage assets such as equipment and labor resourcefully, to organize staff schedules, and to maintain records. Strong communication skills including the ability to develop marketing materials, annual reports and to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders from faculty and staff to a class of undergraduate students.

For more information: https://apply.interfolio.com/52392