Archive | Organizations RSS feed for this section

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.

Massachusetts: Red Tomato seeks Intern

16 Jul

Commitment: 10-20 hours, Monday-Friday
Salary: This internship is unpaid. However, we are committed to offering our interns ample learning, networking and professional development opportunities.

Red Tomato is a working model of a Food Hub – a coordination, distribution, and marketing hub for the region’s farmers.  We market fresh, regional, ecologically-grown fruits and vegetables for a network of 40+ family farms, to millions of consumers, in hundreds of supermarkets and retail stores throughout the Northeast. We also have a robust program of collaborative research with scientists, a strong focus on brand and market development, and a commitment to sharing what we’ve learned with our colleagues in the Good Food Movement. Since 1998, we have pushed the limits of our innovative non-profit marketing and distribution network to bring more food, from more farms, to the widest possible base of consumers. To date, Red Tomato is responsible for sales of over $17 million worth of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on family farms throughout the Northeast.  Continue reading

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

New York State: Foodlink seeks Nutrition Education Coordinator

16 Jul

Department: Programs/Community Nutrition

Reports to: Community Nutrition Program Manager

Application deadline: July 25, 2011
Foodlink, the regional food bank located in Rochester, NY and serving 10 counties, is seeking an enthusiastic, highly-motivated individual to manage and expand the nutrition education program. Foodlink partners with the national program Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matters courses to our network of agencies. Foodlink is committed to building a hunger-free community and a sustainable regional food system by distributing food to a network of agencies and empowering individuals through nutritional and agricultural programs. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who values education, collaboration, and innovation and cares deeply about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in the community. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Bowdoin Street Health Center seeks Community Health Specialist

13 Jul

Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester is seeking a Community Health Specialist (CHS) to join our community health team and work with patients, residents and health center staff. The CHS will work on initiatives including, but not limited to managing the health center’s community farmers’ market, research and develop the health center’s healthy corner store initiative, oversee community group geared towards healthy foods in the neighborhood, improving community infrastructure to support healthy lifestyles and other community identified food access issues. This is a challenging and exciting position for a seasoned organizer in a multi-cultural community.

See job posting and apply at:

https://prod.fadvhms.com/bidmc/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*2A408C68494C8C31

California: CoFed seeks Temporary Grant Writer

13 Jul

The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFed) is a network and training program that inspires and equips college students to create hubs for sustainable, local food education and access on their campus. Over the last year and a half, we’ve helped over 15 teams begin to launch cooperative cafes and have been identified by the fast food industry as viable competition on college campuses.  We’ve been featured in Good Magazine, the Huffington Post, and our director has been recognized as a Slow Money entrepreneur.

CoFed is seeking a part-time, as-needed, grant-writer to draft and polish initial letters of inquiry and grants to  medium-sized and family foundations.  A quick hand,  an understanding of sustainable food, health, environmental and educational funding are preferred. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. seeks Fall Intern

13 Jul

e: volunteer@bostonareagleaners.org

When: 2011 Fall Harvest Season, Sept – Dec
Commitment: 10-20 hours per week
Recompense: Unpaid as of yet, except in extra produce, experience, and references. This may change depending on grant acquisitions. Come and get to know local farms, farmers, and learn the ropes of a small local non-profit. Our work addresses food security issues, nutrition, and alternative practices in local farming. The scope of the work can be as broad or narrow as your time and interest allows. 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

Iowa: Seed Savers Exchange seeks Education/Interpretation Intern

12 Jul

Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a non-profit, member supported organization dedicated to the genetic preservation of heirloom and open-pollinated food crops. As part of this mission, SSE permanently maintains a collection of thousands of endangered vegetable varieties, making us the largest non-governmental, publicly accessible seed bank in the United States.  Heritage Farm, our farm and headquarters, is an 890 acre farm with certified organic gardens, located in Decorah, Iowa.  Please visit our website at www.seedsavers.org for more information. Your browser may not support display of this image. Continue reading

DC: Love & Carrots seeks Interns

9 Jul
We are two long term DC residents, Meredith and Saren, who have just initiated a home organic gardening company based out of Bloomingdale. Its called Love & Carrots, and our goal is to expand the local food movement into residential backyards, thereby getting more people to experience the benefits of home grown.
We offer custom organic garden design, installation, and maintenance services–  but that only underlies a new, unique and more hands on approach to gardening services that is intended to making home gardening as “un-overwhelming” and “un-intimidating” as possible.  Additionally, we teach gardening basics to adults and kids, provide services like harvesting if customers are away, and to top it off, we’ll preserve/can your extra garden produce for healthy eating all winter!
Here’s a website you can check out:
LoveandCarrots.com Continue reading

Midwest: Driftless Organics seeks Sales and Marketing Associate

9 Jul

Driftless Organics seeks a part-time Sales and Marketing Associate to grow their young Sunflower Oil enterprise.  This person will work directly with the grower to expand the market for this product through in-store demos, developing buyer relationships, and general product marketing.  Frequent travel within the Twin Cities, MN/Madison, WI market area will be required.  This is a 10-20 hours/week position that would begin immediately and last at least through May 2012, with potential for long-term employment.  Wage $12-15/hour commensurate with experience.  Continue reading

Michigan: The Ecology Center seeks Healthy Food in Health Care Program Associate

7 Jul

The Ecology Center is seeking a talented person to assist our Healthy Food in Health Care Program in educating health care professionals about the link between a healthy food system and public health; in recruiting clinicians to be spokespeople and advocates for a healthier and more equitable food system within their healthcare facilities and communities; and in supporting greater engagement of health professionals with their patients around the importance of healthy, sustainable foods. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Equal Exchange seeks Natural Foods Sales Representative

7 Jul

West Bridgewater, MA
For information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.equalexchange.coop/natural-foods-sales-representative Continue reading

DC: Organic Farming Research Foundation seeks Policy Intern

7 Jul

Deadline for Applications:  Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Duration:  Fall/Winter 2011

Compensation:  Modest stipend.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) seeks a Policy Intern to support its policy program activities in Washington, D.C.  OFRF is a farmer-directed, national non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.  OFRF’s Policy Program works to integrate organic agriculture into federal programs and policies.

In the coming months OFRF will continue to gear up for the 2012 Farm Bill campaign, and the Policy Intern will be responsible for certain policy-oriented research projects relevant to the development of that campaign.  Additionally, the Policy Intern will support general policy program activities and have the opportunity to attend meetings, events, and hearings on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and at other agencies.  Continue reading

Maryland: Community FARE seeks Web and Social Media Intern

7 Jul

Community FARE supports efforts to grow healthy, local food by fostering collaborative partnerships and providing resources and education for diverse individuals, schools, and organizations who want to grow gardens in underutilized spaces.

Our organization seeks a Web and Social Media Intern meeting the following criteria:
– Basic web design and maintenance skills
– Social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, etc.)
– Ability to work 10 hours per week
– Proximity to Downtown Frederick Continue reading

Oregon: The Organic Materials Review Institute seeks Review Program Administrative Manager

6 Jul

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) plays a critical role in the organic industry as the leading organization providing professional and transparent independent review of material inputs for use in organic production, handling, and processing. OMRI was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1997 by a partnership of certifiers, the industry, and organizations that have an interest in organic farming.

OMRI publishes its comprehensive list of OMRI Listed® products suitable for use in organic production and other reference information in print and online.  Farmers, certifiers, gardeners, and agricultural professionals depend upon the OMRI lists of commercial products and generic materials permitted according to the USDA National Organic Program standards.

Overview of Position: Review Program Administrative Manager

OMRI seeks to fill a vital role in its team with the Review Program Administrative Manager.  This position presents a tremendous opportunity to contribute to and participate in upholding the integrity of the organic industry.   Continue reading

Washington State: GRuB seeks two Americorps VISTA Associates

6 Jul

Position Title VISTA GRuB in the Schools Project Assistant

Hours:  40 hours/week, 9am – 5:30pm; Monday-Friday with some weekends and evenings as needed

Primary Responsibilities

This Vista member will support the launch of the new “GRuB in the Schools” pilot project as well as strategic behind-the-scenes support to make this work replicable in new sites.  This person will work on key capacity building and evaluation systems related to program activities including sustainable farming, community education, and volunteer coordination. In addition, this person will play a role in integrating the new pilot into our Kitchen Garden Project (free garden building for low-income families) and Education Program (field trips on the farm for pre-K through Middle School students). Continue reading

Washington State: GRuB seeks Americorps Backyard Garden Coordinator

6 Jul

Visit: http://www.goodgrub.org/about/jobs for more information

Position Dates:  Varied.  Vista is 1 year service, Sept 1ststart.  Americorps is 10.5 months, Sept 1 or Oct 1 start.

Wages:  $1125 monthly living stipend (before taxes), $5,550 educational award at end of serviceGRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty) is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to inspire positive personal and community change by bringing people together around food and agriculture.  We implement this mission by:  Partnering with youth and low-income families to create empowering individual and community food solutions; and Offering trainings, tools and resources to help build a just and sustainable food system. Continue reading

Iowa: Seed Savers Exchange seeks Genetic Resources Preservation Intern

6 Jul

Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a non-profit, member supported organization dedicated to the genetic preservation of heirloom and open-pollinated food crops. As part of this mission, SSE permanently maintains a collection of thousands of endangered vegetable varieties, making us the largest non-governmental, publicly accessible seed bank in the United States.  Heritage Farm, our farm and headquarters, is an 890 acre farm with certified organic gardens, located in Decorah, Iowa.  Please visit our website at www.seedsavers.org for more information. Your browser may not support display of this image. Continue reading

New York State: CNY Bounty LLC seeks General Manager

6 Jul

CNY Bounty LLC, a regional food hub and local food distribution company based in Syracuse, NY, seeks a full-time General Manager.

The General Manager reports directly to the Central New York Bounty Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of CNY Bounty. In addition, the manager is responsible for progress towards attaining the business goals as set by the Board of Directors and the operating financial performance of the Bounty. Continue reading