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Florida: Earth Learning seeks Office Manager

16 Jul

Payment: Dependent upon experience

Start Date: Immediately 

Description: 

Earth Learning is a nonprofit 501 (c) located in Miami. We at Earth Learning believe that our food culture is at the core of our relationship with Earth, as individuals and communities.  For this reason, Earth Learning has begun to fashion its programs around inspiring the birth of a local, just, and sustainable foodshed in our home bioregion, the Greater Everglades.  For more information about our company please visit Earth-Learning.org. We have recently been expanding and will be needing an Office Manager to handle all the day-to-day responsibilities of the various projects. Candidates should have a strong background with at least 5 years experience in an office setting. We are looking for someone with solid organizational skills, the ability to coordinate with multiple projects, work on marketing endeavors and have some accounting skills. Computer skills are required.  We are hoping to find someone who is as dedicated to our vision as we are! To find out how to apply please contact Mario Yanez at Mario@earth-learning.org or Elena Naranjo at Elena@earth-learning.org.

LA/Miami: Back to the Roots Ventures seeks Business Development Leaders

16 Jul

We’re building a new business development and sales team to create, execute and continuously evaluate BTTR’s go-to-market strategy, with a critical role in prospecting and cultivating our most important customer relationships and business opportunities.

As a Business Development Leader, you will be responsible for owning and driving the growth and evolution of Back to the Roots in your region.  Primary responsibilities include maintaining and growing sales in established retail channels, as well as identifying and opening new retail accounts, in your region.  Activities will include conducting in-store demonstrations, managing relationships with store staff, as well as other support activities to monitor and maintain sales.  Activities may also include participation in trade shows, special events, marketing activities, and other work relevant to marketing and selling BTTR’s products within your region, and outside of your region if needed.  You will work closely with BTTR’s management team to coordinate strategies for achieving company goals, as well as receive all necessary support you might need in your new role. Continue reading

North Carolina: ASAP seeks Program Coordinator

13 Jul
ASAP is hiring a Program Coordinator for farm outreach and our Appalachian Grown program. Continue reading

Missouri: Aquaponics Greenhouse seeks Manager

9 Jul

Large Aquaponics/Greenhouse operation located in Trenton, MO is seeking a highly motivated individual to supervise the aquaponics/greenhouse/field vegetable production. Continue reading

North Carolina: Poplar Ridge Farm seeks Chef

7 Jul

Position Available: Part-Time Chef on Certified Organic Produce, Flower and Herb Farm

Waxhaw, North Carolina

The owners of Poplar Ridge Farm are seeking a part-time chef for weekly lunch and dinner food preparation, cupboard stocking and menu planning. The chef will work four to five hours each day, Monday-Friday, and some weekends, on the farm beginning  August 29 or September 5.  A sooner start date is possible. Continue reading

North Carolina: Pullen Place seeks Cafe Manager

3 Jul

Be a part of our start up team, providing fresh, locally sourced food for customers of all ages and backgrounds in Raleigh’s historic Pullen Park. As part of an innovative public/private collaboration, Pullen Place is responsible for serving high quality yet affordable food in a unique, family friendly setting. After being closed for an extensive two year renovation, the park and café are slated to open in late Fall of 2011. Pullen Place is looking for a Café Manager to be responsible for the successful operation of the café. S/he will hire, train, manage, and oversee the café team to ensure that all customers receive exceptional food and service.  Continue reading

North Carolina: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle seeks Two Interns

27 Jun

Local Food Outreach Intern:   10-15 hours each week, 3 month commitment desired

This intern will support IFFS programs to assist farmers and gardeners in donating fresh produce to feed people in need. Through our Field Gleaning program we visit area farms and glean excess produce. Plant a Row for the Hungry provides opportunities for gardeners to donate homegrown produce through drop-off sites in the community.

Activities may include:

  • Conduct program outreach and volunteer recruitment
  • Identify local gardening publications and groups to promote programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Help plan volunteer appreciation and/or recruitment events
  • Assist in publishing a newsletter (PAR)
  • Write feature stories, design flyers, take photographs at local gardens
  • Create and conduct presentations at farmers market meetings
  • Assist in setting up new donation sites Continue reading

Florida: Earth Learning seeks Managerial Apprentice

25 Jun

Payment: $8,000 stipend
Application due: July 5th, 2011

Start Date: August 1st, 2011

Description: 
Earth Learning is a nonprofit 501 (c) located in Miami hoping to expand the Greater Everglades FoodShed in an environmentally sound way. Community FoodWorks is a project funded by the USDA through the grant to train new and beginning farmers.  For more information about our company please visit Earth-Learning.org. All levels of apprentices will have the opportunity to learn the many different facets of food growth and distribution.  The program trains individuals in organic and farming practices through three different farm sites, offers a free permaculture design certification class, and allows for them to work at a Farmers’ Market run by Earth Learning.  Continue reading

Florida: Earth Learning seeks Farmer Apprentice

25 Jun
Payment: $5,000 stipend 
Application due: July 5th, 2011
Start Date: August 1st, 2011

Description: 
Earth Learning is a nonprofit 501 (c) located in Miami hoping to expand the Greater Everglades FoodShed in an environmentally sound way. Community FoodWorks is a project funded by the USDA through the grant to train new and beginning farmers.  For more information about our company please visit Earth-Learning.org. All levels of apprentices will have the opportunity to learn the many different facets of food growth and distribution.  The program trains individuals in organic and farming practices through three different farm sites, offers a free permaculture design certification class, and allows for them to work at a Farmers’ Market run by Earth Learning.  Continue reading

Florida: Earth Learning seeks Beginning Farmer Apprentice

25 Jun
Payment: $1,000 stipend 
Application due: July 5th, 2011
Start Date: August 1st, 2011

Description: 
Earth Learning is a nonprofit 501 (c) located in Miami hoping to expand the Greater Everglades FoodShed in an environmentally sound way. Community FoodWorks is a project funded by the USDA through the grant to train new and beginning farmers.  For more information about our company please visit Earth-Learning.org. All levels of apprentices will have the opportunity to learn the many different facets of food growth and distribution.  The program trains individuals in organic and farming practices through three different farm sites, offers a free permaculture design certification class, and allows for them to work at a Farmers’ Market run by Earth Learning.  Continue reading

Missouri: MU Extension seeks Farm to School/School Garden Coordinator

23 Jun

This position is located in Blue Springs, Missouri

MU Extension is an academic division consisting of approximately 1500+ faculty and staff throughout the state within 22+ departments including Cooperative Extension and Continuing Education. For more information about Extension, visit http://extension.missouri.edu/.

This position works within the Kansas City area in the MU Extension Nutrition Program, implementing activities associated with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Food from the Farm and Early Sprouts grant-funded programs. This is a 1-year grant-funded position. Continue reading

Texas: The Urban Gardening Coalition seeks School Garden Coordinator

22 Jun

About the Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition

The Urban Gardening Coalition (UGC) partners with numerous community organizations in and around Waco, TX – planting gardens and building relationships – at the grassroots level. UGC connects young people to the land while teaching them about agriculture, healthy eating, and sustainability. The youth learn about food access, hunger in Texas, and how they can be part of the solution. The skills and life lessons they gain from working with UGC empowers them to be lifelong advocates of community service. UGC is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the School Garden Coordinator. Continue reading

Georgia: Daily Groceries Co-op seeks General Manager

13 Jun

JOB SUMMARY Daily Groceries Co-op invites applications and nominations for the position of General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for the achievement of Daily Groceries Co-op organizational results as defined in policies developed by the board of directors and embodied in the strategic plan. The general manager reports to the seven-member board of directors, which is elected by the members of the cooperative. The board operates under Policy Governance, a system that emphasizes vision and values empowerment and accountability. The board uses policy to define the results the general manager is expected to achieve within defined limits of prudence and ethics. The general manager has the authority to hire, direct, structure, and evaluate all other staff. Continue reading

Texas: Sustainable Food Center seeks AmeriCorps*VISTA Community Health Organizer

7 Jun

Overview

Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.  Sustainable Food Center is hiring three (3) individuals through the Americorps*VISTA program of the Corporation for National and Community Service to organize school-based wellness teams that will plan and implement comprehensive health programming.  SFC’s Sprouting Healthy Kids project is a farm-to-school and food-systems education initiative that includes incorporation of locally grown fresh foods into school cafeterias, plus in-class and after-school gardening and cooking educational activities.  Marathon Kids is a free six-month endurance building running/walking and nutrition program for K-5th public, private and home-schooled children and their families. We are looking for a dynamic, bilingual, relational individual to organize community members in schools and neighborhoods for a Sustainable Food Center/Marathon Kids partnership project.  Monthly living allowance and end-of-service stipend or education award provided through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Continue reading

North Carolina: The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy seeks Membership Services Manager

1 Jun

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC), a national non-profit conservation organization located in Pittsboro, NC, is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join its team as the Membership Services Manager. The Membership Services Manager will coordinate and grow ALBC’s membership services. The position will combine both creative and administrative skills to serve over 3,000 active ALBC members while serving the needs of ALBC’s ever-growing membership base. The Membership Services Manager will be an integral part of ALBC’s Development Team, helping to grow ALBC’s membership base and fundraising capacity. The position will also be part of the marketing and communications team and will be supervised by the Marketing and Communications Director. The Membership Services Manager will be the first point of contact for ALBC members interacting with the organization. Continue reading

North Carolina: The Carraboro Farmers’ Market seeks part-time Assistant Manager

23 May

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is hiring a Part-time Assistant Manager position to start June 6th, 2011. The position is part-time, non-exempt, scoped at 10 hours per week for a rate of $15 per hour.  Continue reading

North Carolina A&T State University Cooperative Extension Program seeks Horticulture Specialist

19 May

Title:  Extension Horticulture Specialist

Dept: The Cooperative Extension Program

Position Number: 8074

Department/Program Overview: North Carolina A&T State University is an 1890 land-grant university located in Greensboro. – N.C The Cooperative Extension Program is a campus-based department in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension is responsible for providing educational information, programming and technical assistance to limited-resource audiences in four program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community and Economic Development, and 4-H and Youth Development. Cooperative Extension staff is dedicated to the development of programs that impact the lives of North Carolina citizens. Programs provided by Cooperative Extension are offered in partnership with North Carolina State University and the state’s 101 Cooperative Extension Centers. Continue reading

North Carolina: The Farmhand Foods Sausage Wagon seeks Cook

19 May
The Company

The Farmhand Foods Sausage Wagon is a mobile food unit that serves up a unique selection of locally-sourced, handcrafted sausages and other pork specialties.  In addition to operating the Sausage Wagon, Farmhand Foods is building a wholesale business that will deliver local, pasture-raised beef and pork products to retail grocers and fine dining establishments.  For more information about our company please check out our website at www.farmhandfoods.com.

Position Description

This is a full-time position.  Hours will include nights & weekends.  Flexibility is critical to success in this position, as hours will vary from week to week.  The Full-Time Sausage Wagon Cook will report directly to Farmhand Foods’ Distribution & Sales Manager, Drew Brown.  Continue reading

Kentucky: Local Foods Restaurant seeks Manager/Chef

19 May

Local organic restaurant startup seeks executive manager/chef.

Located in historic Stanford, KY and surrounded by farms from which to source produce, the proposed site is well positioned to become an agricultural tourism destination.  The city is involved in extensive restoration and plans to launch itself as a rural destination in Kentucky.  Only 45 minutes from Lexington, KY (Conferences, University of Kentucky, Keeneland Race Track) and 90 minutes away from Louisville, KY (Conferences, University of Louisville, International Airport, Churchill Downs), Stanford is in a prime location to draw Agricultural Tourism.

In this process we are developing an organic, local restaurant in downtown Stanford.  We are seeking a qualified, experienced restaurant Manager/Chef to spearhead development and operation.  The Manager will receive an equity stake in the venture, must have good credit.  A desire for rural, small town life and a values-oriented culture is a must.  The Restaurant will be closed on Sundays. Housing is available.  Continue reading

North Carolina: Edible Schoolyard Greensboro seeks Director

17 May
The Director is responsible for the leadership, development, and supervision of the ESY program as it relates to Edible Schoolyard National’s (Chez Panisse Foundation) guiding principles and standards. The Director serves as the public face and chief representative of ESY to the media, at conferences and other events. The Director is a member of the Museum leadership team working closely with Fundraising, Marketing, Education and Operation to ensure ESY is integral to the business of the Museum. The Director reports to the Greensboro Children’s Museum CEO. Continue reading
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