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Oregon: Organic Materials Review Institute seeks Executive Director

27 Apr

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Deadline: May 10, 2010

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a leading national nonprofit organization that reviews and lists input products for use in producing, processing and handling organic food and fiber. OMRI Listed products are deemed appropriate to be used in operations that are certified as organic under the USDA National Organic Program. OMRI has a dynamic staff of 17 professionals. The Executive Director reports to and receives guidance from a national Board of Directors.

OMRI is at a pivotal point in our growth as an organization. As demand for our services soars, and need for expanded third party verification of organic inputs grows, this is a very exciting and potentially impactful time.

OMRI is looking for a proven, dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with a successful track record in the following areas to help us strategically grow quickly, yet intelligently. Continue reading

Oregon: Willamette University seeks Farm Manager/Educator

1 Apr

Location: Salem, Oregon

The Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University seeks a Farm Manager/Educator for its student initiated Zena Farm near Salem, OR.  The Farm Manager/Educator should be diligent about fieldwork, knowledgeable about organics, and enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates farming techniques during our six week summer session at Zena Farm.  We seek a graduate of a 4 -year program in organic or alternative agriculture OR a graduate of any 4-year program who also holds a certificate from a program in organic agriculture. Ideally, this person also has real farm experience both as a farm-hand and as a farm manager.   Significant farming experience may stand in lieu of an organic farming certificate.   Continue reading

Backyard Gardens seeks Farm Crew Leader and Apprentices

9 Mar

Location: Joseph, Oregon

Backyard Gardens is a small market garden operation located by the beautiful Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon. We supply quality produce to our rural community through farmers’ markets, CSA, direct sales, restaurants, and several retail stores.  2010 will be our ninth season of operation.  This is a great opportunity for the right individuals to learn hands on about the workings of a small, diversified vegetable, flower, and herb operation. Continue reading

FRESH seeks Interns

24 Feb

Location: Several cities throughout the United States

The documentary film, FRESH, is looking for one intern in each of the following cities:  New York, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Boulder/Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago to publicize and coordinate FRESH Restaurant Week, which will coincide with the theatrical release of FRESH in each of these cities (from April through June).

This position starts immediately and lasts for at least 2 months. Continue reading

Food Roots seeks two LINKS AmeriCorps Members

23 Feb

Location: Tillamook, Oregon

Application Deadline: March 15 or until filled

Position Titles:

Youth Garden LINKS Project Coordinator

Enterprise LINKS Project Coordinator

Time Frame: April 2010 to September 2010, 450 Hours Total

Garden LINKS will focus on local food production with youth and community engagement at the Sacred Heart Food Bank Garden and the Junior High Hoop House Garden. Garden LINKS will be coordinating Food Roots gardens’ production and processing the bounty for programs serving low-income families and for Food Roots’ micro enterprise programs. May will be busy with garden coordination, volunteer recruitment and production. In June the Garden LINKS will be in charge of garden management as production ramps up. July and August will include a lot of work in the community with youth and volunteers, special events at the farmers’ market and outreach. July and August will be the busiest times with planning and activities for fall garden production, along with the bulk of the harvest.  The position requires critical thinking skills; ability to plan, organize and implement plans; being computer literate with Microsoft Office, work independently and as a team. Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production techniques, sustainable agriculture skills and experience working with youth community food programs is preferred. Continue reading

Rogue Farm Corps seeks Interns

17 Feb

Location: Southern Oregon

Thanks for your interest in Rogue Farm Corps Farms Next Internship Program. Farms Next assists beginning farmers expand their knowledge and experience of sustainable agriculture by creating an exchange of knowledge and skills across a broad spectrum of small farms and ranches in our Rogue Valley community.  With over 10 participating farms, Farms Next offers interns a training curriculum, greatly expanding the opportunities for learning offered in a traditional farm internship program.  By completing the training curriculum, interns are exposed to the breadth of knowledge and skills necessary to manage a small farm of their own.

Rogue Farm Corps will assist in the recruitment and placement of interns on participating farms.  Final hiring decisions are up to the individual farmers.  Details of work expectations, living situations, stipends and other issues are worked out between individual farmers and interns.

You can expect to work hard and learn a lot.  Our community has a vast array of small farms, from market vegetable fields to grass fed livestock, seed growing to commercial dairying, poultry to CSA’s.  As a participant in Farms Next, you will be exposed to all of these diverse offerings in our Southern Oregon community. Continue reading

Stahlbush Island Farms seeks to fill Several Positions

21 Jan

Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, Stahlbush Island Farms is a family-owned, environmentally friendly farm and food-processing operation committed to responsible agriculture. We offer an exciting, fast-paced workplace committed to integrity as well as profitability. Our benefits package offers: Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Short-term disability, Long-term disability, Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, and a 401(k). We have immediate openings for the following job opportunities: Accounts Receivable Staff Position, Executive Administrative Assistant, Limited Maintenance Plant Journeyman and QA/Samples – Food Processing.
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Zenger Farm seeks Apprentices/Youth Education Intern

21 Jan

Location: Portland, Oregon

With busy Foster Road whizzing by just outside the Zenger Farm gate, first-time visitors may be surprised to find 10 acres of protected wetland and a 6-acre farm nestled just out of sight. The farm includes 2.5 acres of annual and perennial crops, a flock of laying hens rotating in their mobile coop through the fields, seasonal turkeys hunting and pecking for bugs in the orchard, and active honey bees on the hunt for flowers. Zenger Farm is currently hiring Spring/Summer/Fall Apprentices and a Youth Education Intern.

The farm was operated by the Zenger family as a dairy for almost a century (for more information, go to About the Farm ).  In 1995 Urban Bounty Farm began growing vegetables on the land and educating local kids about food and farming.  In 1999, Friends of Zenger Farm was established, and the non-profit worked in partnerships with Urban Bounty Farm and later 47th Avenue Farm to grow sustainable local produce and to teach youth and adults about healthy food and healthy farms. Continue reading

Food for Lane County (FFLC) seeks an Executive Director

15 Jan

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Deadline: Friday, February 19th at 5:00 pm

Salary range:  $74,000 – $92,000 annually DOE, plus benefits

FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) has been actively pursuing our mission:  alleviating hunger in Lane County by creating access to food, since we started in 1984. That first year we distributed less than 2 million pounds of food and now provide over 6.5 million pounds of food every year. The need is huge and we are equally committed to our vision of eliminating hunger.  We are a passionate group of people who support the dignity of those we serve and are dedicated to finding creative and sustainable solutions to hunger in our community. We believe strongly that food banking requires the participation of the whole community.

FFLC is seeking an experienced, self-directed, collegial and enthusiastic Executive Director (ED) with outstanding communication skills to continue to build on our success. The ED provides leadership and vision across the organization and to external constituents, cultivates major donors and ensures the financial integrity of the organization. Continue reading

The Community Food Secutiry Coalition (CFSC) seeks a Bookkeeper

6 Jan

Location: Portland, Oregon

Deadline: January 25 or until filled.

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a national alliance dedicated to increasing access to healthy and locally-produced food for all persons. We support the creation of programs and policies that reduce hunger, promote good nutrition, foster a sense of community, and support family farmers. Our activities encompass federal policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, research, information sharing, and networking.

We are looking for a part-time bookkeeper (8-12 hours per week) to complement our administrative staff. The ideal candidate is well versed in non-profit accounting and Quickbooks, has excellent inter-personal skills, and is highly detail oriented. Continue reading

Friends of Family Farmers seeks a Temporary Event Organizer

4 Jan

Location: Southern Oregon, Eugene or Corvallis

Hours Designated for Project: 90

Salary: $20/hour

Duration of Project: January 18, 2010 – March 15, 2010

Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) seeks to hire a Temporary Event Organizer (TEO), who has experience in event planning and working with volunteers. The ideal candidate will be based in southern Oregon, Eugene or Corvallis.

FoFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural communities.   Continue reading

Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer

8 Dec

Location: Portland, Oregon

Position closes 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009.

Janus Youth Programs, Inc./Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer to work 30 hours per week within an urban agriculture project based in North Portland and designed to bring a spirit of hope to the people within the community by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership. This position will recruit and partner with people who live in both the St. Johns Woods and New Columbia and Tamaracks public housing communities to (1) organize, implement and evaluate community-based health promotion programs and (2) promote resident leadership. Continue reading


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