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Local Food Jobs in Southeastern Massachusetts

On this page you’ll find listings for local food jobs and other relevant work to the farming community in Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Please check with each individual employer on their listing’s status.

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ON-FARM

Farm Stand/Field Crew & Summer Field Crew
Medway Community Farm – Medway

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Medway Community Farm is looking for seasonal, full and part time staff in 2023. MCF practices small scale, sustainable organic growing methods, and provides fresh, local produce through CSA memberships, farm stand purchases, food donations, and more.

Summer Field Crew

This position is part time, requiring approximately 24-30 hours per week. Members of our Field Crew must be willing to work in all types of weather, including extreme temps, rain, and cold. This role will suit those who are able to work in a fast paced environment, occasionally under stressful conditions. Candidates must be friendly, helpful, and comfortable interacting with consumers and the greater public.
This year we have 3 positions that will require a flexible work week. The field crew starts in June and ends in October. Those interested must be available to work the entirety of the season. MCF will require that new staff provide proof of vaccination .

Field Crew Tasks
This position reports to the Field Crew Manager and is responsible for the following but not limited to:
● Farm maintenance tasks, including cleaning and/or maintaining the property, vehicles, and equipment
● Field maintenance tasks, including weeding, watering and/or irrigation related tasks, using small machines (mower, weed whacker, etc.)
● Produce production, including seeding, planting, and/or greenhouse work
● Harvesting produce, including responsibly pulling produce from fields, entering data into harvest documents, carrying/pulling produce up to post harvest area, washing/cleaning produce, using small hand tools such as clippers, knives, etc
● Will participate in food safety practices while in the field, during post harvest work, and beyond
● Cleaning/sanitizing produce crates/bins, cooler maintenance, cleaning/sanitizing all areas of post harvest
● Preparation for farmers markets, including harvesting, loading/prepping truck, prepping market board, and more
● Washing/sanitizing seedling trays
● Assisting with farm event preparation

Position Requirements
● Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
● Preferred (but not required), 2 years of vegetable production including harvest and planting
● Excellent verbal and documentation skills
● Working knowledge of local food systems
● Commitment to quality customer service
● Preferred (but not required) knowledge of FSMA and GAP standards
On site training/review will be provided

The right candidate should be excited about working with community members of all backgrounds and ages to promote the farm’s mission. We strive to balance the high demands on our operations while integrating education, volunteerism and activism, while taking time to enjoy what we do.
Compensation
Comparable Hourly Rate 24-30 Hours a week
● Position does not include paid vacation or sick time
● This position is eligible for farm stand compensation at a $1.00 per hour worked will be added to a farm stand card. This card will never exceed the total hours in a two week period ($60.00). This benefit will start after a 30 day probationary period.

Hybrid Farm Stand/Field Crew

This position is full time, requiring approximately 40 hours per week. Twenty hours (+/-) will entail field work, while the other 20 (+/-) will be working in our farmstand and/or at farmers markets. Members of our Field Crew must be willing to work in all types of weather, including extreme temps, rain, and cold. This role will suit those who are able to work in a fast paced environment, occasionally under stressful conditions. Candidates must be friendly, helpful, and comfortable interacting with consumers and the greater public. Helpful (but not required) would be some experience working with plants and in sales.
This year we have 2 positions that will require flexibility to work weekend hours. One will begin in mid April and end in October. The second will start late May ending in October. Those interested must be available to work the entirety of the season. MCF will require that new staff provide proof of vaccination.

Field Crew Tasks
This position reports to the Field Crew Manager and is responsible for the following but not limited to:
● Farm maintenance tasks, including cleaning and/or maintaining the property, vehicles, and equipment
● Field maintenance tasks, including weeding, watering and/or irrigation related tasks, using small machines (mower, weed whacker, etc.)
● Produce production, including seeding, planting, and/or greenhouse work
● Harvesting produce, including responsibly pulling produce from fields, entering data into harvest documents, carrying/pulling produce up to post harvest area, washing/cleaning produce, using small hand tools such as clippers, knives, etc
● Will participate in food safety practices while in the field, during post harvest work, and beyond
● Cleaning/sanitizing produce crates/bins, cooler maintenance, cleaning/sanitizing all areas of post harvest
● Preparation for farmers markets, including harvesting, loading/prepping truck, prepping market board, and more
● Washing/sanitizing seedling trays
● Assisting with farm event preparation
Farm Stand Tasks
This position is responsible for the following but not limited to:
● Set up/break down/display and rotation of product as needed
● Set up/break down/display of CSA pickup area and restocking as needed
● Managing temp logs for refrigeration/freezer units
● Managing a cash box, POS System(Square), and HIP/SNAP payments
● Interacting with and assisting customers and general public
● Answering the phone and taking messages
● Changing road signs
● Cleaning and maintaining the area around the stand, including mowing and weeding (during quieter times)
● Cleaning and maintaining our cut flower garden, including mowing around it
● Cleaning and maintaining our post harvest area, including produce crates and tables
● Assisting with watering on the farm including turning on the irrigation pump and spot watering our production greenhouse. Periodically, this position will cover farmers markets. Tasks for the markets include:
● Beforehand preparation, including harvest, packing the truck, checking the cash box
● Loading produce and crates
● Transporting market items
● Set up & display of “stall” at market
● Interacting with customers/general public, answering questions related to produce
● Using a POS system and processing SNAP/HIP transactions at markets
● Breaking down and packing up of stall

Position Requirements
● Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check
● Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
● Preferred (but not required), 2 years of vegetable production including harvest and planting
● Excellent verbal and documentation skills
● Working knowledge of local food systems
● Commitment to quality customer service
● Preferred (but not required) knowledge of FSMA and GAP standards
On site training/review will be provided

Compensation
Comparable Hourly Rate 40 Hours a week
● Position does not include paid vacation or sick time
● This position is eligible for farm stand compensation at a $1.00 per hour worked to be added to a farm stand card. This card will never exceed the total hours in a two week period ($80.00). This benefit will start after a 30 day probationary period.

Application
To apply for either position, please send a resume and cover letter to info@medwaycommunityfarm.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistant Grower
Newton Community Farm – Newton

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Newton Community Farm, Inc. is hiring an Assistant Grower for the 2023 growing season. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about local, sustainable agriculture and working in a community-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will be reliable, hard-working, creative, self-motivated, and excited to work with the public.

Organization Description

Newton Community Farm is a 2.25 acre intensive market garden, including two moveable high tunnels, one smaller high tunnel, and two propagation greenhouses.

Our markets include: an 80-share Summer CSA; 40-share Late Fall CSA; three-day-per-week farm stand; weekly farmers’ market; weekly food donations; and occasional restaurant sales. In the spring we hold a seedling sale during which approximately 30,000 seedlings are grown and sold to the public. The farm is incorporated as a 501c3 educational non-profit and offers educational programming and public events.

Position Description/Responsibilities

The Assistant Grower is involved in all aspects of farm operations and reports directly to the Farm Manager. In addition to working alongside the Farm Manager in the day-to-day farming activities, the Assistant Grower takes a lead role in managing regular volunteers during the week and our drop-in volunteer program on Saturdays. The Assistant Grower also supervises our Farm Stand worker and Field Crew.

The Assistant Grower collaborates with the Farm Manager in determining CSA harvests, works with the staff to incorporate education programs and/or group visits into the farm, and assists with a number of community events throughout the year. Other primary responsibilities include greenhouse work, planting and harvesting, weeding, and field prep using our walking tractors.

The Assistant Grower position requires excellent people skills and attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment. The Assistant Grower should be able to work independently and with limited supervision, but also be comfortable leading crews of both paid and volunteer workers. Openness to learning new skills and techniques is essential and works both ways: we encourage our crew to share their skills and past experiences here at NCF. This is a physically demanding job requiring the ability to lift, bend, squat, kneel, etc., and do so in all weather conditions.

We are looking for candidates with two seasons of farm experience or more, a valid driver’s license, and a good driving record.

Hours, Salary & Benefits

The Assistant Grower position starts as part-time in mid-March, moving to full-time from April to mid-November, then back to part-time from mid-November through mid-December. Pay rate ranges from $19-$21 based on experience. Produce from the farm is included with the position, as is attendance at winter farming conferences. We also encourage our staff to attend EMass CRAFT meetings.

NCF offers 5 days of paid vacation during the growing season (this must be scheduled in advance with our Executive Director); paid lunch breaks; healthcare stipend; sick leave in accordance with the State of Massachusetts; and the option to participate in a 401k program.

Our goal is to farm in a way that is sustainable not only for the land but also for the workers. Our work week is Tuesday through Saturday and averages 40 hours per week with overtime paid beyond 40 hours. While there is some flexibility, Saturdays are mandatory from late May through the end of October.

Apply 

Send your resume and letter of interest to Greg Maslowe, Farm Manager at newtoncommunityfarm@gmail.com

Please note the title of the position in the subject line. References may be requested subsequently.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we usually fill this position by early March.

Newton Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Grower
Brookwood Community Farm – Canton

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Brookwood Community Farm is looking for an Assistant Grower that will assist in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, wash and packing, occasional operation of our stall at the Roslindale Summer Farmers Market, and tractor work (much of which we teach!). We regularly welcome volunteer groups to the farm and you may be responsible for leading youth or adult volunteers in field tasks. Additional responsibilities, such as small project management, will be delegated depending on need and abilities. We are a small crew that works fast and accomplishes a lot throughout the season! Depending on the task, staff members will be working in a group or alone.

The ideal candidate has 1+ years of farming (or comparable) experience, interest in developing their farming and leadership skills, and commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. Candidates must have a clean driving record, driver’s license, and the ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs. In addition, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently are essential prerequisites that will contribute to staff having a successful season in this role. Reliable transportation is needed and only local applicants will be considered, since we do not provide on-farm housing (unfortunately public transportation options are limited to the farm).

Duration: The position begins the last week of March/first week of April and goes through November 19. Our typical schedule is Monday-Friday (March-mid May) and Tuesday through Saturday (mid-May-November), with rotating weekend greenhouse duty April-August. Hours during the main season are 7 am – 3:45 pm, with an unpaid lunch break 12-12:45, and hours during early spring and late fall are closer to 30-35 hours. Brookwood aims to keep staff schedules 40 hours/week, although there are occasionally opportunities for overtime (especially during peak season). Overtime hours are paid at a rate of time and a half.

Compensation: $18/hour, PTO, free farm produce and pick-your-own crops and flowers, discounts on bought-in products, and an educational stipend for use during the season.

Folks of diverse and marginalized identities and communities are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We value respect, dignity, and inclusivity, and work to be an affirming workplace for LGBTQ and BIPOC people. If you need accommodations or have questions about accessibility in this role, please do not hesitate to ask.

Manifest Love Farmer & Gardener/Field Worker
Round The Bend Farm – Dartmouth

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Round the Bend Farm (RTB), a Center for Restorative Community, is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a 115-acre working farm and educational non-profit. Our non-profit mission: We are a living laboratory that cultivates, educates, and empowers people of all ages. We are devoted to the global paradigm shift toward hope and abundance by valuing diversity,
modeling nature, and redefining wealth.

Gardener/Field Worker – view Full JD
RTB is seeking a passionate and motivated individual to join our team as a Full-Time Gardener/Field Worker. We are accepting applications until FEBRUARY 3, 2023. Anticipated start date of employment is late March/early April 2023. As a Gardener/Field-Worker, this position entails working under the direction of our Garden Manager in the operation of RTB’s diversified agricultural cropping. We are currently growing a wide range of vegetables, fruits, nuts, edible perennials, mushrooms and medicinal herbs across three tightly knit adjoining properties, to feed and heal our community, source for farm events and sell to the public. Work will be centrally focused on 1-2 acres of highly diversified cultivation at our main property, along with a beginning agroforestry project on our adjacent land; with occasional participation in larger field cropping when full team efforts are needed.

At RTB, we use a synthetics-free farming philosophy, rooted in regenerative relationships and a mix of biodynamic, permaculture and soil remineralization practices. We emphasize sustainability, natural relationships, ecological vibrancy and working in ways that mirror our mission of valuing diversity, modeling nature and redefining wealth.
Working alongside the Garden Manager in a daily capacity — and in concert with our extended RTB team and volunteers — this position will be involved with all aspects of growing agricultural produce at the farm. Duties may include, but are not limited to: seed sowing, nursery care, soil preparation, transplanting, weeding and cultivation, perennial and tree care, mulching, greenhouse crops, harvesting, seed saving, propagation, food storage, food processing, and preparation (harvesting, washing, bagging) for distribution.

While not a primary focus, this position will at times (when needed) act as a liaison with the RTB educational team to support in providing tours, demonstrations, direction and educational contexts for our agricultural work to visiting students and the general public.

To a great degree, the above work will be performed outdoors (directly in agricultural systems); however, this position may also include participation in shared community cooking, post-harvest processing & preservation, monthly Open Farm Days, potential support for the care of RTB’s garden chickens & pigs, and occasional support of other farm projects as needed.

This work will be physically demanding and challenging, but also grounding, nourishing and rewarding. We aim for a 40-hour per week commitment, however natural variations in seasonal workload and conditions will require openness and flexibility around work hours in the high season, and some days may run longer than others.

Manifest Love Farmer – View full JD
As our ML Farmer, this position requires a highly motivated and energetic individual- someone who is passionate about RTB’s mission, local food systems, and plant-based foods. This employee will work closely with our Manifest Love team in all aspects relating to vegetable production and land management for our Manifest Love project. The ML Farmer will be expected to keep farm work happening at an efficient pace. It is expected that this employee will participate in the overall mission of RTB.

Manifest Love – a collaboration between RTB, YWCA Southeastern MA, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) and NorthStar Learning Centers – is a free weekly food share for approximately 100 families in New Bedford. Share contents are grown on approximately 3 acres at RTB and occasionally gleaned from nearby farms.

At RTB, we use a synthetics-free farming philosophy, rooted in regenerative relationships and a mix of biodynamic, permaculture and soil remineralization practices. We emphasize sustainability, natural relationships, ecological vibrancy and working in ways that mirror our mission of valuing diversity, modeling nature and redefining wealth.

Working alongside the Manifest Love farm team in a daily capacity — and in concert with our extended RTB team and volunteers – this position will be involved with all aspects of growing & harvesting agricultural produce for our Manifest Love program. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: seed sowing, greenhouse and nursery care, soil & field preparation, transplanting, weeding and cultivation, perennial and tree care, harvesting, seed saving,  propagation, food storage, food processing, and preparation (harvesting, washing, bagging) for distribution of Manifest Love food shares. Winter tasks may include, but are not limited to: food processing, supporting education initiatives for the Manifest Love program, and various duties that support the multifaceted nature of our non-profit organization.

While not a primary focus, this position will at times (when needed) act as a liaison with the RTB educational team to support in providing tours, demonstrations, direction and educational contexts for our agricultural work to visiting students and the general public. To a great degree, the above work will be performed outdoors (directly in the garden systems); however, this position may also include participation in shared community cooking, post-harvest processing & preservation, monthly Open Farm Days, and occasional support of other farm projects as needed.

This work will be physically demanding and challenging, but also grounding, nourishing and rewarding. We aim for a 40-hour per week commitment, however natural variations in seasonal
workload and conditions will require openness and flexibility around work hours in the high season, and some days may run longer than others.

Field Crew
Roots Farm – Tiverton, RI

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Roots Farm in Tiverton, RI is hiring for full-time positions for 2023, with the option for part-time work this winter. They are looking for hardworking, self-directed individuals with a strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail.  Crew members are involved in many aspects of the farm including:  harvesting, bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, cultivation, and farmers markets.  Applicants should be in good physical shape as the majority of work is done by hand, and be able to lift 50 lbs regularly.  Previous experience is a plus.  Applicants should be able to work well with others but also independently.  We have been farming for 12+ years, have a successful farm business, and it is a pleasant place to work.  We have a positive work environment here at Roots Farm and keep that standard when hiring.

Full-time work would begin in March/April and go through November/December.  Work days are 8 hours/day, with full-time at 5 days/week, and part-time at 2-3 days/week.  Exact start and end dates are flexible. No housing is provided. Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.

Compensation: 

— Hourly pay (starting at $15/hr or higher, depending on experience)
— Farm veggies
— Paid time off accruing after three months employment
— Paid holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas
— A 401K plan for employees who work over 1000 hours per year, with a 4% employer match
— Year-end bonus
— A 50% reimbursement for farm gear purchases (work-related footwear, work clothes, rain gear)
— Winter work for employees returning the following season
If you are interested in working with us at Roots Farm, email your relevant experience, interests, and resume to kelli@roots-farm.com.

About Roots Farm:

We are a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm in Tiverton, RI.  We practice regenerative farming, and building healthy soil is our focus.  We grow year-round using no-till, intensive farming methods on our market garden scale farm (1.5 acres). We use six unheated, moveable high tunnels for year-round growing, producing fresh veggies that are sold primarily through our summer and winter farmshare (CSA) programs and three farmers markets. We strive to produce the most nutrient dense crops for the health of the soil, vegetables, and customers.

You can find more info about the farm at https://www.rootsfamilyfarm.org/

Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Farm Manager
Barrington Farm School – Barrington, RI

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The Opportunity

The Barrington Farm School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to grow food, inspire learning, build community, and foster connection to the land. We are seeking an experienced farmer and team leader to manage crop production on our historic farm, following regenerative practices. The Farm Manager will work to plan, manage, and optimize farm resources to grow a wide variety of crops on about 1.5 acres. The Farm Manager is responsible for all aspects of crop production. The Farm Manager will oversee both the field crops and the farm’s high tunnel.

Reporting and Collaboration

The Farm Manager reports to the President of the Board of Directors and provides formal reports at board meetings. The Farm Manager collaborates with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the farm meets its mission to grow food and to engage the community in learning about local food, sustainable farming, and the environment.

Qualifications Required

At least two years of experience running an organic vegetable garden production and/or greenhouse
Ability to work as a team leader with people of all backgrounds and ages
Able to prioritize and manage a full and diverse workload and take initiative in changing situations
Commitment to community development and progressive social change
Effective communication skills
Openness to ideas and inputs while actively leading and planning
The ability to travel daily to the farm
High school diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred)

Hours and Compensation

This position is 15-20 hours/week, 5 days per week, with some flexibility depending on the current workload. The term of appointment is March 1 through October 31. The wage rate is based on experience.

Seasonal Grower, Visiting School Program
The Farm School – Athol

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The Farm School’s Program For Visiting Schools (PVS)  in Athol, Massachusetts is looking for a highly motivated, energized individual who wants to help us give authentic farm experiences to over fifteen hundred students a year while holding core components of our production vegetable growing operation.

In collaboration with a team of food growers/distributors and the PVS farmer/teacher team, the seasonal grower will provide direct vegetable operation support in growing food for our partner school communities (especially those facing food insecurity) and in our local Orange/Athol community.

Working alongside youth in every aspect of the PVS schedule, the seasonal grower will help to provide beautiful, healthy and nutritious crops, honor the land and build more reciprocal relationships with those in our community as well as the visiting teachers and youth who help us plant the seeds and care for the land creating a direct link to the source of the food they eat.

Core responsibilities:

— Participate and collaborate with growing team to meet vegetable production goals and to maintain all vegetable systems, equipment and infrastructure

— Ability to be timely, task oriented and work independently when needed; fulfilling delegated growing tasks from start to finish including harvest, wash up, pack out and delivery support as well as weeding, watering, compost application, bed preparation and greenhouse support

– Participate in initiatives and goals related to our food distribution and correspondence with partner organizations

— Participate in PVS and all-staff meetings

– Participate as scheduled in all aspects of the PVS program including farm work with youth, circles, dishes, chores, games, options etc.

— Participate in weekend chore rotations, federal holiday chore rotations and group work projects outside of the vegetable work area including hay loads, off loading supplies, fundraising events etc.

— Work alongside youth and integrating them into all aspects of the production vegetable operation

The Seasonal Grower’s typical week will include a mix of integrating youth into all aspects of the production vegetable operation as well as fulfilling your tasks on the weekly to-do list of the vegetable operation goals in our 2 acre market garden.

In addition to the particular aspects of this position, the unpredictable nature of farming/working with youth and our shared responsibility for the care of the farm requires that all employees engage in the process of meeting the needs of the farm/program- gardens, fields, forest, barns, bunkhouses, kitchens etc. and to do so in communication with the PVS Program Director, Co-Directors and fellow farmer/teachers.

Compensation/benefits:

● Salary commensurate with experience, range: $13,500 to $16,000 for the full season

● Full health insurance coverage (no dental)

● 5 flex days off

● Participation in our Simple IRA retirement plan

● On-site housing as available and access to Farm School produced food

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@farmschool.org with title: PVS Seasonal Grower.

We will review applications on a rolling basis and look to fill the roll as soon as possible. We will review all application submissions and will follow up with candidates who have been selected to continue in our search process.

We serve diverse communities of students and we are striving to develop a staff that reflects that. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply to our open positions. The Farm School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in any of its school administered policies or programs.

Farm Crew Positions
Roots Farm – Tiverton

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Full-time positions for 2023, with the option for part-time this winter. Roots Farm are looking for hardworking, self-directed individuals with a strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail.  Crew members are involved in many aspects of the farm including:  harvesting, bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, cultivation, and farmers markets.

Applicants should be in good physical shape as the majority of work is done by hand, and be able to lift 50 lbs regularly.  Previous experience is a plus.  Applicants should be able to work well with others but also independently.  Roots Farm have a positive work environment here at and aim to keep it that way.  They have been farming for 12+ years, have a successful farm business, and it is a pleasant place to work.

Full-time work would begin in March/April and go through November/December.  Work days are 8 hours/day, with full-time at 5 days/week, and part-time at 2-3 days/week.  Exact start and end dates are flexible.

No housing is provided. Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.

Compensation:

— Hourly pay (starting at $15/hr or higher, depending on experience)
— Farm veggies
— Paid time off accruing after three months employment
— Paid holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas
— A 401K plan for employees who work over 1000 hours per year, with a 4% employer match
— Year-end bonus
— A 50% reimbursement for farmgear purchases (work-related footwear, work clothes, rain gear)
— Winter work for employees returning the following season

If you are interested in working with us at Roots Farm, email your relevant experience, interests, and resume to kelli@roots-farm.com.

Seasonal Field Crew
Powisset Farm – Dover

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The Opportunity.

General farm work: planting, seeding, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, post-harvest vegetable handling,  and fall farm cleanup.

Tractor work: each crew member will be trained in the safe operation and maintenance of the CSA’s tractors and implements. 

Applicants should be responsible, flexible, and able to work both alone and as part of a small farm crew. We are looking for employees who can approach the physical demands of farming. Please submit application and a cover letter if you are ready to learn, take and give direction, and enjoy working with a wide range of people. The position is exempt, 40 hours/week , $17-$19/hr., from April 1 – October 2023.

Qualifications

  • Some farm experience is preferred, but not necessary

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to work outside in all weather conditions 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

  • Valid driver’s license required CORI background check required 

Work Schedule

  • Full-time seasonal, end of April through October 2023

  • Weekly hours will be between 40 hours and 50 hours per week

Compensation:   

  • Compensation is per hour based on experience

  • Housing is not available for this position

  • Farm produce: farm-grown produce for individual use

Multiple Positions
Siena Farms – Sudbury

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Siena Farms is an award-winning, 75-acre market farm growing diversified produce on the fertile soils of the Sudbury River valley, twenty-five miles west of Boston, as well as on a satellite field in Sterling, MA. We distribute our produce through our year-round CSA membership, our two Boston farmstores, and area restaurants including family-owned Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma. We grow our produce using regenerative, biological farming practices; free of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers.

We are now hiring for the following positions; please click on the links below to read the individual job descriptions.
If you are interested in one of the positions listed above (and described in detail at the individual job description links), please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Assistant Growers
Chestnut Hill Farm – Southboro

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Chestnut Hill Farm is hiring two season Assistant Growers for the 2023 growing season.

The Opportunity:

The Assistant Grower positions are ideal for farmers who want a wrap-around understanding of how a small-scale vegetable farm operates. Assistant Growers will participate in:

  • General farm work: planting, seeding, weeding, tool cultivation, harvesting, post-harvest vegetable handling, and farm maintenance.
  • CSA pick-ups: assist with CSA pick-ups occasionally and in rotation with other farmers, meet customers and manage inventory
  • Participate in Trainings: tractor safety/work, greenhouse management, field operations, food safety, crop planning etc.
  • Applicants should be responsible, able to work rain or shine, and to work independently or part of a team.
  • The position is 40-45 hours/week, $17-$18/hr., from April – October 2022 (end date flexible).
  • A typical schedule will be Monday through Friday and every third Saturday in rotation with other farmers.
  • Please apply with a resume and cover letter (see link below) if you are interested in joining our team.

Qualifications  

  • Some vegetable farm experience is preferred, but not necessary
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid driver’s license and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) background check required

Compensation and Benefits  

  • Compensation is per hour based on experience, $17-18/hour
  • On-farm housing is available for this position for a small rental fee (living on the farm will not increase your hours or increase expectations of your involvement)
  • Farm produce
  • Trainings and professional development opportunities, including optional attendance at biweekly EMASS CRAFT workshops
  • Free admission to Trustees of Reservations properties

Chestnut Hill Farm is on ancestral and unceded lands of the Nipmuc people-presently called Southborough. Today, Chesnut Hill Farm is a diversified vegetable and livestock operation that supplies food for a 250 member CSA (community supported agriculture) program. We also host an on-site Farm Store, so that members of the public have access to Chesnut Hill produce. We are currently working to accept SNAP EBT at our farm store. At Chesnut Hill Farm we are committed to building a healthy community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows, through increasing access to produce, public walking trails, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Our vegetables are grown on 7 acres of land using organic and reduced till practices. The vegetable operation is managed by our Field Crop Manager, Erin Espinosa whose approach to management values both efficiency and a deep respect for the land and the people working it. Erin is committed to leaning on grower’s already valuable skills and knowledge and helping farmers grow their skills and understanding of the greater food system through working closely with team members in the field and exposing farmers to learning opportunities.

Please see more details about the position and apply hereSeasonal Assistant Grower- Southborough, MA (paycomonline.net)

2023 Field Crew Member
Gaining Ground – Concord, MA

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Gaining Ground is a 3 acre non-profit, no-till, organic farm in Concord, MA that grows produce for 15 hunger relief organizations with the help of community volunteers. We donate 100% of the food we grow.  We are currently hiring for a full-time 2023 Field Crew Member. The position is from April to September (precise start/end dates TBD).

Gaining Ground uses farming practices centered around ecosystem health.  We strive to farm alongside nature and to encourage biological diversity below and above the soil. The farm has been recognized for bio-intensive farming practices and has been part of no-till studies led by NOFA, MDAR and USDA/NRCS, testing the soil health and nutrients of our produce.

Start: April 4th (flexible)

End: October 28th (flexible)

Schedule:  Average 40 hours per week, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with one Sunday per month for greenhouse watering duties

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with farm managers and other farm crew members to implement all aspects of the farm including; greenhouse and high tunnel work, field preparation, planting, irrigation, cultivation, harvest, wash/pack, and pest management
  • Lead and work alongside volunteers of all ages and abilities on a regular basis
  • Watering/Farm chores one Sunday per month

Qualifications:

  • Positive and compassionate attitude
  • Desire to learn and be curious
  • Excellent work ethic and reliability
  • Excited to work outside in all types of weather conditions!
  • Interest in and/or experience with no-till farming practices
  • Ability to work with members of a six person farm team and at times independently
  • Ability to lead and work with volunteers of all ages and abilities on a regular basis
  • Comfortable interacting with an engaged board of directors and our 15 partner organizations
  • Ability to lift 30-40 pounds and perform repetitive physical tasks
  • Satisfactory background and reference checks
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Cell phone communication
  • Reliable transportation

Compensation:

  • $17/hour with paid lunch hour
  • 6 days paid vacation
  • 2 days paid sick/personal days
  • $500 health stipend
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Fresh farm veggies

Please note that we are unable to provide housing as part of this position. Having your own means of transportation (car or bike) is strongly encouraged, as we are unfortunately not located close to public transport.  Possible carpool available from Somerville.  To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume and 2-3 references to hiring@gainingground.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Farm Manager, Greenhouse Manager
Holly Hill Farm – Cohasset

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The Friends of Holly Hill Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational farm that grows and sells certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers in coastal Cohasset, MA. Growing takes place on 2 of our 5 acres, utilizing 2 greenhouses, 2 high tunnels,  and 2 caterpillar tunnels for year-round production. Sales take place at our historic barn farm stand, farmers market and online for pickup at the farm. The Spring Plant Sale is a major source of our annual revenue. Our education department depends upon the farm providing seedlings for school gardens and our onsite education garden. The Farm Manager must make decisions that uphold the mission of the Friends Holly Hill Farm including but not limited to a commitment to regenerative no-till agriculture, our community and our environment.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Management of all plant propagation activities including seeding and care of plants for the farm, education department and annual plant sale
Responsible for planning and execution of the annual plant sale
Support farm sales including on and offsite markets and wholesale accounts

More information/Compensation:

  • Competitive salary, including a generous paid-vacation package
  • On-farm housing
  • 75% employer sponsored health insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Veggies for personal use

To apply email the farm co-manager, Matt Saburn, at matt@hollyhillfarm.org

Please include a brief description of why you would be a good candidate for this position and a copy of your resume.

Field Manager
Sharing the Harvest – Dartmouth

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Position Summary:
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is looking to hire a hardworking, self-motivated individual to manage new staff and volunteers on a 5-acre production vegetable farm. Fieldwork will be done both independently and alongside volunteers. Great communication and leadership skills are required. Candidate must be willing to work with and teach volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Individual must be hardworking and willing to work in all types of weather conditions for long hours.

Position is full-time seasonal March 1st through November 1st, 40 hours per week. Interested parties can send resume, cover letter and references to abrister@ymcasc.org.

Essential Functions:
 Engage in field preparation, cultivation and harvesting of crops.
 Plant, tend, monitor crop growth
 Transport, store, and record yields.
 Assist with orientation, education, and recruitment of volunteers.
 Identify and correct potential safety issues.
 Maintain equipment.

Qualifications:
 Previous experience working on farms
 Ability to engage and instruct non-farm workers in harvesting techniques.
 Ability to provide an instructional, productive, and a sense of achievement environment to volunteer workers.
 Experience operating various pieces of motorized and manual farm equipment.

Compensation: $18 to $20/hr., experience depending
40hrs/week March 1, 2023 – November 1, 2023

Part-Time Farm Educator
Natick Community Organic Farm – Natick

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Come grow with us, in a job with a purpose! A beloved fixture of the MetroWest community, the Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) is a non-profit, certified-organic farm focused on educational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Our farm-based, outdoor programs focus on joyful play, purposeful work, and connecting with nature and one another. We encourage people of any race, background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status to apply to join our team, whether or not you think you meet every qualification.

The Role: NCOF programs are rich in community and connection, both with each other and the natural world. We are seeking teachers for one or more of the following programs:

● Outdoor Explore and Play, for ages 1.5 – 3, with a caregiver. These one-hour long classes offer our youngest farmers an introduction to farm life. We’ll wake up the animals and feed them breakfast, and round out the morning with a song, a story, or another seasonal activity. This class meets multiple times a week, and some days have back-to-back sessions, e.g. a 9:30 and 10:30 class.

● Woodland Adventures, for ages 3-5. Children gather at the farm for a hike to the Forest Gnomes woods, where free play and nature exploration is the order of the day. Digging, climbing, balancing, swinging might be accompanied by a nature hike, ponding or a story. This class meets Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm.

● Fridays on the Farm, for ages 3-5. We meet on the farm to feed the animals their breakfast before having our snack, then we then hike to the woods for free play the rest of the morning. This class meets Fridays 9 am – 12 pm.

● Middle School volunteer programs, typically Fridays 12:45 – 2:45, fall through early winter, with a break before resuming in the spring. Partner with the farm team and classroom teachers to lead middle school farmers at an area Montessori school through an afternoon of farm chores and learning. The teacher will also periodically check in with school teachers and/or administrators.

All of these programs can, and, we hope, will incorporate our educator’s interests! If there are areas of nature, science, arts/crafts, agriculture, animals, and more, we hope you’ll share them with our kids at the farm.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates are energetic and enthusiastic about kids, nature, and youth development, and can adapt on the fly while prioritizing safety for all (humans and animals). While our educators are independent and creative, they’re also part of our all-farm team, so we seek individuals who communicate effectively, ask questions when they don’t understand, and are eager to help where needed. In short: if what we’ve described above sounds fun, we want to talk with you!

Must-haves:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Ability and willingness to teach outdoors, in all weather, year-round.
  • Have some experience working with children and/or youth. This may be in a professional or volunteer setting.
  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Background or education in life, earth, or environmental sciences, agriculture
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Experience with positive behavior management
  • Exposure to and/or experience with outdoor schools, Montessori, Waldorf and/or Reggio Emilia programs.

Logistics and Compensation: This is a year-round, hourly position. Pay rate is $17-19/hour. Precise schedule will depend on the program(s) one is teaching. We are happy to discuss schedule and compensation with you early in the interview process

Other Requirements: Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check before their first day of work.

To Apply: Again, if what we’ve described above sounds fun, we want to talk to you! Contact NCOF’s Assistant Director, Catherine Sullivan in any of these ways:

  1. Submit a brief application here (no cover letter of resume required)
  2. If you have one, email Catherine a resume and/or and a brief cover letter/statement of interest.
  3. catherine@natickfarm.org // 508-618-7479

Urban Farm Manager
Haley House – Boston

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Haley House uses food and the power of community to break down barriers, open opportunities, and strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. Founded in 1966, Haley House has grown to include five interconnected branches: direct services (soup kitchen, food pantry, meal for elders), permanent affordable housing, urban agriculture, education and
training (Take Back the Kitchen and LiFT: Re-Entry Program), and social enterprise. Our direct services are located in the South End and Roxbury.

Role:
The Urban Farm Manager is responsible for overall management and direction of Haley House’s urban farming initiative, primarily stewarding the Thornton Street Farm in Roxbury.
Reports to:
Haley House Program Director

Key Responsibilities:
● Using sustainable growing practices, steward a productive urban farm and implement, direct and coordinate all necessary farming duties
● Set and meet goals for providing fresh, nutrient-dense produce for Haley’s House’s various food distribution programs : Highland Park Senior Distribution Program, Bakery Cafe, Soup Kitchen, Take Back the Kitchen, LiFT, etc. and programs of partner organizations
● Plan, manage and teach educational programs about sustainable urban agricultural practices and food systems for teen employees, local school students, community members and groups, volunteers and staff
● Work and coordinate with neighbors, community garden network, and other local community partners to execute community building events and vision long term for the farm
● Supervise 1-2 part time/seasonal farm and garden employees
● Propose and design new urban farming initiatives as appropriate which contribute to Haley House’s mission
● Establish and maintain partnerships with partner organizations in urban agriculture, food access and community work

To Apply:
● Send cover letter and resume to Anna Pierce-Slive at farm@haleyhouse.org
● First round of applications closes on Friday October 14th at 5pm

Multiple Positions
Ward’s Berry Farm – Sharon

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Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon is hiring for:

  • Field Hand/Produce Harvester and Packer
  • Bakery, Kitchen, Apple Cider Donut Makers
  • Farmers Market Help
  • Retail/Farm Store Worker

Applicants should email their resume/application to jobs@wardsberryfarm.com.

OFF-FARM

Multiple Positions
Coastal Foodshed – New Bedford

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Delivery Driver

Coastal Foodshed is seeking team members to join our virtual market operations to conduct deliveries through the Southcoast. Deliveries are made on Wednesdays and Fridays typically between 12-6pm. Delivery Drivers are responsible for accurately and safely packing their vehicle, fulfilling orders during their route, and successfully completing local, home deliveries for aggregated consumer orders of local food. Drivers must be able to use their personal vehicle for mileage reimbursement and utilize the delivery software on their personal smart phone. >> Click here for full job description

Part-Time Market Associate

Coastal Foodshed is seeking one part-time Market Associate for the indoor season. This positions will support operations of farmers markets, farm stands, and virtual market. The position floats between these programs and assists with the implementation of operations at the markets and reports directly to the Program Manager. The applicant must be able to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a vibrant work environment and be willing to work with people from varied backgrounds. An ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, organized, and passionate about community connections, local food systems, particularly food access and food security mission driven work. >> Click here for full job description

Local Food Access Americorps Vista

As the Local Food Access VISTA, you will play a critical role in educating residents about the SNAP and HIP programs, while spreading the word about Coastal Foodshed, and where and how SNAP users can purchase local foods to ultimately increase the number of SNAP customers purchasing food from Coastal Foodshed and accessing additional HIP benefits. The ideal Local Food Access VISTA will speak English and Spanish, understand the diverse communities they are working in, and be friendly, self-motivated, and a strong communicator. >> Click here for full job description

LFPA Project Coordinator, Full Time, Grant Funded

Coastal Foodshed is seeking a full-time, LFPA Project Coordinator to assist with the coordination and implementation of the LFPA grant project. The position will primarily work directly with the Sales and Procurement Director to procure and source local foods specifically for this project, while also recruiting and engaging new farmers- with a focus on socially disadvantaged farmers. This position will be responsible for attending markets to distribute local food boxes while also working with PACE to distribute to their food bank. The applicant must be able to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a dynamic work environment and be willing to work with people from varied backgrounds. An ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, organized, and passionate about community connections, local food systems, particularly food access and food security mission driven work. >> Click here for full job description

LFPA Outreach Coordinator, Part Time, Grant Funded

The LFPA Outreach Coordinator will work to promote the LFPA project, participation and awareness of SNAP (previously known as the Food Stamp Program) and HIP at CFS’ market locations both in-person and online. This position will provide grassroots marketing and outreach to New Bedford residents throughout the city and at CFS markets. This position will also work with the CFS team on distribution days at the markets while educating customers on utilizing their benefits to purchase local food. The ideal candidate will be very outgoing, energetic, organized and have a self-starter mentality as they will primarily be responsible for creating their own outreach schedule. The candidate will be knowledgeable about the communities in New Bedford and ideally have strong ties within the community or be enthusiastic and dedicated to building relationships with partner organizations and community members. The candidate should also have a strong interest in local food systems, particularly food access and food security mission driven work. >> Click here for full job description

Interim Executive Director
Groundwork Somerville – Somerville

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Groundwork Somerville is a community-based non-profit with primary focus areas of youth development, food and farms, building a sustainable environment, and working for racial justice and health equity. Established in 2000, Groundwork Somerville (GWS) has led efforts to create jobs and career pathways for youth, and to pioneer urban agriculture. GWS has a team of dedicated staff members, employs 15-20 youth, engages with dozens of interns and volunteers, and has a Board of Directors with 8 members.
GWS is part of Groundwork USA, the only national network of local organizations devoted to transforming the natural and built environment. “Trusts” across the nation develop community partnerships that empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.

What We Seek
Groundwork Somerville seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and mission-driven Interim Executive Director to help transition GWS into its third decade. The Interim Executive Director will assume responsibility for big picture budgeting, assessing staff capacity and developing new processes and procedures to leave behind at the end of their tenure. The Interim Executive Director will also assume daily administrative duties of the organization including finances (budgeting, accounting), personnel management, fundraising projections, and organizational development. The Interim Executive Director requires a variety of skills and a passion for approaching environmental challenges through a community-driven lens. This new staff person will benefit from the strength of our history, a motivated team, and innovative programming. They will find ample opportunities to develop creative solutions to the community’s needs.

Qualifications
● Strategic and visionary nonprofit leader with at least 8 years experience in leadership roles, with success in managing programs, teams, budget development, and contract management
● Demonstrated success in developing and executing fundraising strategies, 5-8 years experience supervising a diverse staff with a strong, successful track record
● Commitment to Groundwork Somerville’s mission, youth empowerment, and addressing the impact of racism and other oppressions on health equity and local food, environmental, and social issues
● Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple competing priorities
● Connection to and knowledge of the Somerville community, or a desire to build these connections
● Demonstration of excellence in fast-paced environments; ability to innovate and lead efforts within a mission-driven organization
● Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency (verbal and written) in another, non-English language preferred (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole)

Groundwork SOMERVILLE
337 Somerville Avenue, Somerville MA 02143 • groundworksomerville.org

Responsibilities:
Organizational Leadership
● Assess compliance for all operational procedures including legal, fiscal, and administrative
processes, (billing & contracts, HR compliance & payroll, financial management, annual review, funder reports, and compliance with state and federal laws) in collaboration with the board of directors
● Uphold the values and culture of the organization by fostering a positive, team-oriented, environment, while putting a premium on racial and social justice, both internally and externally
● Work closely with the Board Executive Committee and attend monthly meetings
● Attend meetings with our community members, organization, city agencies, elected officials, charitable foundation and other funders when possible. Staff Management
● Assess staff capacity, delegation of responsibility, team building and evaluation, and build organizational diversity on staff
● Hold bi-weekly staff meetings to ensure quality project management
● Lead the search for immediate hiring needs, including a permanent Executive Director, Green Team Manager, and seasonal Farm Manager
● Drive Climate Safe Neighborhoods Initiative forward in partnership with Groundwork USA Financial Assessment, Budgeting and Fundraising
● Oversee all budgeting efforts, including financial management and reporting, finalize the 2023 budget in collaboration with the board, analyze funding sources and provide financial projection, identify gaps and opportunities, assess whether a contract grant writer is needed
● Work with board fundraising committee to set fundraising goals, plan communications strategy and events schedule

Salary and Benefits
Groundwork Somerville offers a competitive salary and benefits package, with an hourly rate based on a full-time salary of $80K annually (for approximately 15 – 20 hours/week), 50% coverage of health insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time, and more. GWS is operating remotely for office tasks, requires regular site visits to our programs, and occasionally works nights and weekends.

How to Apply
To apply, send a resume and cover letter detailing how you are qualified, and what you will bring to this position as a PDF document to jessie@groundworksomerville.org.

Operations Manager
Digger Foods – Brockton

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Digger Foods is a food-access nonprofit based in Brockton. We hold farmer’s markets in housing projects and deliver packed bags of local fruits and veggies to food-insecure homes in the Brockton area. We launched in September 2022, and we’re expanding.

The operations manager is responsible for managing four year-round farmer’s markets at housing projects in Brockton, MA. This role includes overseeing market staff and volunteers, managing inventory and setting prices, managing all equipment, interacting with customers and the public, and driving a refrigerated box truck. The ops manager also oversees Digger Foods’ home delivery program — in this role, she oversees volunteer groups who pack bags of fruits and veggies, devises delivery routes, and leads the group in charge of making deliveries.

Candidates must be outgoing and friendly, organized, and passionate about local agriculture and food justice. They must also be physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly.

View the full job posting, and apply by February 3rd.

Part-Time Delivery Driver
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project – Beverly

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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (based at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA) is looking for a part-time delivery driver this winter – one day/week (8 hours) or every other week to help deliver winter crops to markets on the North Shore and to Medford, MA.  Pay is $21.60/hour for 8 hours/week or every other week from January – March with the possibility to extend into the spring/summer months or become more full-time during the season if desired.  No special driver’s license is required, but a good driving record is appreciated!  Attached is the full job description.

Essential Job Functions:
Delivery Driver: The Delivery Driver role will take care of produce deliveries for New Entry Food Hub, a local food aggregation facility in Beverly, MA, by transporting produce from the Food Hub to winter wholesale customers (schools and food access organizations) in the North Shore and Medford, MA. Responsibilities include loading and driving a transit van to deliver to a variety of wholesale accounts providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to customers around the Boston area. Driving shifts will be 6-8 hours per day on one consistent day per week (or bi-weekly).

Driving duties include:
• Deliver wholesale produce orders to locations in the Northshore and Medford area on time and during scheduled pickup windows;
• Organize produce for wholesale deliveries;
• Clean and sanitize Food Hub packing areas and delivery vehicle to ensure food safety;
• Provide friendly customer service;
• Work with customers to trouble shoot delivery or pickup concerns and communicate issues back to Food Hub Program Manager;
• Monitor operational and maintenance needs of delivery vehicle (gas, oil, windshield-wiper fluid) and report issues to Food Hub Program Manager;
• Occasionally pick up produce from area farms
• Perform other Food Hub-related duties as needed.

Food Hub Site and Vehicle Maintenance: When not delivering produce, the position will support New Entry’s Food Hub as needed by cleaning the Food Hub (coolers, packing surfaces, etc.) and cleaning the delivery vehicle.

Qualifications
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
• Clean Driving Record;
• Ability to safely drive a Transit Van (no special license required) in urban settings (narrow streets, tight loading docks, and alleyways);
• Delivery experience loading and unloading boxes;
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and move hand trucks with stacked boxes repeatedly in and out of vehicles, trucks, and buildings
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• Friendly, reliable, high energy level, comfortable with multi-tasking;
• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Team player, ability to interact with diverse personalities; tactful, respectful, flexible;
• Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment;
• Self-motivated and directed;
• Access to reliable private transportation to reach New Entry in Beverly, MA required.

Preferred Qualifications
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Customer service experience.
• Experience driving a larger vehicle in an urban setting preferred.
• Experience handling produce and food safety training preferred.
• Fork-Lift experience preferred.

To Apply for this open position, please send a brief letter of inquiry including a summary of your experience, availability to meet the qualifications and a resume. Email to: Sara Poggi Davis, Food Hub Program Manager, sara.davis@tufts.edu. Candidates will be required to complete a background check and demonstrate a clean driving record.

Part-Time Mentorship Assistant
Food Animals Concern Trust (FACT) – Remote

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FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) is seeking a part-time Mentorship Assistant to join our growing team. The Mentorship Assistant will assist with implementing FACT’s Humane Farming Mentorship Program and other related program services under the direction of FACT’s Humane Farming Program Associate.

FACT is a national non-profit organization that works to ensure that all food-producing animals are raised in a humane and healthy manner. We accomplish this by supporting humane farmers, promoting policies that make foods from animals safe and healthy to eat, and helping consumers make informed food choices.

Tasks and responsibilities for FACT’s Mentorship Assistant include but are not limited to:

  • Helping to develop mentorship applications and materials for new applicants.

  • Providing insight and evaluation of mentorship program materials and processes.

  • Communicating with farmers regarding participating in program individually and via listserv.

  • Reviewing new mentee and mentor applications.

  • Contacting applicants to arrange for initial screening interviews.

  • Conducting interviews and preparing notes.

  • Tracking application status of farmers in shared documents and files.

  • Consulting with FACT staff to match farmers based on priorities.

  • Conducting outreach to find mentors with specific expertise and/or location.

  • Managing an on-boarding/orientation event.

  • Checking in with current cohort of farmers on a monthly basis.

  • Organizing regular gatherings and quarterly check-in meetings.

  • Developing case studies and testimonials that profile program participants.

  • Promoting the mentorship opportunity among farmers, including emails, posts and newsletter, webinars.

  • Curating tools and resources that may be useful for mentors.

  • Additional program services as discussed.

Desired experience, skills and qualifications. Ideally, we would seek someone with many of the following characteristics:

  • Experience participating in and (ideally) coordinating a mentorship program.

  • Farming experience and/or working with farmers and ranchers.

  • Expertise with Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Zoom applications.

  • Ability to take initiative and direction to accomplish tasks both independently and as part of a team.

  • Detail oriented; able to manage multiple deadlines and assignments simultaneously.

  • Enthusiastic about learning and contributing ideas to expand and improve programmatic activities.

  • Interest in and knowledge of regenerative grazing and sustainable agriculture issues.

  • Excellent people and communication (both verbal and written) skills.

  • A positive, upbeat, open-minded attitude and outlook.

Schedule and location: This is a remote position that can be performed anywhere in the United States. Work hours are flexible and can generally be performed outside of regular business hours as needed.

Compensation: The Mentorship Program Assistant will be compensated at the rate of $24 per hour for 10 hours per week during calendar year 2023, with the possibility of extension through 2024. This position is not eligible for benefits.

To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter describing your experience and why you are interested in this position to our application portal at https://form.jotform.com/223113974727156.

FACT is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All applications will be handled confidentially.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The portal will be open until February 3, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Volunteer Coordinator
Barrington Farm School – Barrington, RI

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Volunteer Coordinator 2023

The Opportunity

The Barrington Farm School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to grow food, inspire learning, build community, and foster connection to the land. We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to manage and build our volunteer base. Duties include supervision of all aspects of the volunteer program, including needs assessment, recruiting, training, communication, scheduling, on-going support, and public relations with volunteers and organizational partners. The Volunteer Coordinator will create opportunities for volunteer growth, development, and training and will work to ensure that the farm activities are properly staffed and scheduled.

The Volunteer Coordinator maintains a volunteer database and collects accurate data and statistics on volunteer participation for evaluation and reporting. The Volunteer Coordinator works to provide educational opportunities in field crops, the farm’s high tunnel, and the farm’s composting operation.

Reporting and Collaboration

The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the President of the Board of Directors and provides formal reports at board meetings. The Volunteer Coordinator collaborates with the Farm Manager to ensure the farm meets its mission to grow food and to engage the community in learning about local food, sustainable farming, and the environment. The Volunteer Coordinator works with the Farm Manager to identify experiential learning opportunities that support the farm’s production and mission.

Qualifications Required

Experience coordinating volunteers
Ability to work as a team leader with people of all backgrounds and ages
Able to prioritize and manage a full and diverse workload and take initiative in changing situations
Commitment to community development and progressive social change
Excellent communication skills
Openness to ideas and inputs while actively leading and planning
The ability to travel daily to the farm
The ability to work on Saturdays
Technical proficiency with office software
Experience with social media (some knowledge of graphics is preferred)
High school diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred)

Hours and Compensation

This position is 20 hours/week, 5 days per week, including most Saturdays, with some flexibility depending on the current workload. The term of appointment is April 1 through October 31. The wage rate is dependent on experience.

To Apply:

Send an e-mail with resume to rpittrep5@gmail.com.

Summer Counselors & Assistant Director
The Farm School – Athol

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The Farm School is Hiring Summer Program Counselors and an Assistant Director
-Dates: Seasonal Position runs from June 20th to August 15th 2023.
-Compensation $6750 to $8750 depending on role and experience. Housing and Farm Fresh foods provided.
-Location: Athol, MA
-Description: Help create a fun and engaging experience for youth on a fully dynamic farm.  We have goats, pigs, chickens and dairy cows, a forestry program, garden programs and a complete commercial kitchen. Youth join in all parts of the farm as well as games, art and music. If you love working with youth, farms, nature, playing and making others feel welcomed, we encourage you to apply.   See the job descriptions below.
-Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@farmschool.org
View the full job description for the Summer Program Assistant Director and Summer Program Counselor

Food Access Coordinator – Western MA
NOFA/Mass – Remote (w/ travel)

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Part-time: 15-20 hours per week

Compensation: $18-22/hour based on experience
Application deadline: January 19, 2023
Remote position but must live in Massachusetts or neighboring states. Some travel within Massachusetts is required.

Opportunity:

The Food Access Coordinator is responsible for organizing food access programming in the western region of Massachusetts. They will work with partner organizations to facilitate programming related to community garden organizing, food preservation, cooking, and CSA farm share matchups. The Food Access Coordinator will also work with Food Access Instructors to schedule classes with partner organizations, and network with local groups. They will work with the Food Access Director in developing new relationships in various communities and tracking the success and improvement of the Food Access Program.

The Western Massachusetts region’s Food Access Coordinator covers the Springfield area and the Berkshires.

Two Openings
MA Farm to School – Remote

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1) Supply Chain Coordinator – This role will support the successful implementation of a new federally funded program called Local Food for Schools. Coordinator will work closely with the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure that schools effectively utilize new, federal funds to increase their purchasing of locally grown foods, with a focus on procurement from producers that have historically been excluded from these programs including BIPOC and women-owned farms. The job will include extensive outreach to schools, producers, and food hubs, planning and implementing a variety of group training opportunities, and providing individualized technical assistance to schools. Learn more here.

2) Grant Program Coordinator – This role will support the successful implementation of a new statewide farm to school grant program: MA FRESH. The Coordinator will work closely with the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support Massachusetts K-12 schools and early education and care sites to apply for the grant opportunity, will coordinate professional development for grant recipients, and support evaluation of and communications about grantee projects. The job will include extensive outreach to schools and early education centers as well as planning and implementing a variety of group training opportunities, and offering individualized technical assistance. Learn more here.

Compost Driver
City Compost – Westminster

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City Compost provides a home compost collection service.

Every week our average collection creates a new square foot of growing space. Join in creating new soil to to bring about an abundance of fresh food for all.

Responsibilities

  • Engaging with Those Using City Compost’s Service
  • Collection of Compost Containers
  • Checking For and Separation of Non-Compostables
  • Pile Management and Turning
  • Sharing What We Do, How, and Why
  • Educating the Community on Our Differentiated Approach

Requirements

  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Attention to Detail
  • Personal Transportation
  • Ability to Frequently Lift up to 30 lbs, 12 lbs on average
  • Good Communication Skills

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: From $22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Passenger ride along program
  • Pet rider program

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Home daily
  • Home time
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • Year round work

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

Trucking driver type:

  • Owner-operator
  • Solo driver

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Westminster, MA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • When are you available to start?
  • A personal vehicle and/or trailer is used for the work. What year, make, and model would you be using? Also, please answer yes or no if you have a trailer hitch installed?

Please email adamj@citycompost.com or call 978-378-3048

Project Manager & Two Project Coordinators
Southern New England Farmers of Color Collaborative

The Southern New England Farmers of Color Collaborative is a majority BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving organization of beginning farmers of color and collaborators who want to increase the success of farmers of color in our New England states. We aim to position farmers of color to be ready for new opportunities that will arise, and to provide them with the necessary skills and capabilities to build and sustain successful farm enterprises now and in the future. AARI is the fiscal sponsor for SNEFCC.

The Southern New England Farmers of Color Collaborative (SNEFCC) is reaching out with exciting news that we are hiring for three positions! Please help spread the word among your networks or consider applying. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and work closely with farmers of color in the region. All team members will contribute to the completion
of deliverables associated with grant-funded projects. SNEFCC commits to hiring each of these positions for up to 20 to 24 months. We anticipate filling all positions as soon as possible.

All of these positions require: 1) One-two weekday evening time commitments between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm and possibly Saturdays on rare occasions; 2) ability to work year-round at a consistent level of time commitment; and 3) access to own means of transportation in order to travel within the region of CT, MA and RI.
Qualified applicants will need:

● Excellent organizational and communication skills, reliability, and a commitment to
meaningful social change and food justice.
● Strong competency with computer and communication technologies including
Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Zoom.
● Experience serving in a leadership or coordinating role with a network, coalition, or
alliance.
● Understanding of the challenges that farmers of color face and/or a demonstrated
passion for BIPOC-led farms and food businesses.
● Farming experience is a plus.

SNEFCC is recruiting for:
1. Project Manager – Part Time – Up to 800 hours per year (potentially more, if required)
○ Compensation: $35/hour
○ The Project Manager will be responsible for guiding the successful delivery of four SNEFCC activities, including:
i. SNEFCC Land Access Course targeting farmers/market gardeners who identify as BIPOC. The course will run in each state (6 days total), and will cover topics such as land assessment, preparing to find land, local and state regulations, land sovereignty, and connecting with service providers. This course was successfully implemented for the first time in Spring 2022.
ii. SNEFCC Shared Equipment Libraries – whereby SNEFCC will purchase farm equipment for shared use and arrange for storage, borrowing, and maintenance in partnership with community-based organizations in CT, MA, and RI.
iii. SNEFCC Farmer Circles – a peer-to-peer learning experience for farmers who identify as people of color who meet regularly from late fall to early spring to share and learn together.
iv. Professional Development – coordinating opportunities for BIPOC farmers to attend regional conferences and meet-up opportunities.

○ This position requires maintaining strong communication and interaction with the SNEFCC Executive Team, Steering Committee, and its subcommittees. The Project Manager will ensure overall continuity between the vision of SNEFCC leadership and the implementation of activities by staff. The Project Manager will also support frequent interaction with SNEFCC’s partner organizations.
○ Manager must maintain continuous communication and coordination with two Project Coordinators in order to implement project deliverables.

2. Project Coordinator I – Part Time – Up to 800 hours per year
○ Compensation: $27/hour
○ The Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing SNEFCC’s Land Access Course targeting farmers/market gardeners who identify as BIPOC. The course will run in each state (6 days total), and will cover topics such as land assessment, preparing to find land, local and state regulations, land sovereignty, and connecting with service providers. This course was successfully implemented for the first time in Spring 2022. Guided by a course planning subcommittee, the Coordinator will assist with event announcements, communicating with participants, scheduling presenters, and arranging for translation, child care, facilities, refreshments, and travel stipends.
○ The Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementation of the launch of three Shared Equipment Libraries, whereby SNEFCC will purchase farm equipment for shared use and arrange for storage, borrowing, and maintenance in partnership with community-based organizations in CT, MA, and RI. The Coordinator will work with a subcommittee to inform decision-making and planning for the purchase of equipment, arranging for storage, and developing shared management plans with partners.

3. Project Coordinator II – Part Time – Up to 800 hours per year
○ Compensation: $27/hour
○ The Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementation of SNEFCC
Farmer Circles in four states (CT, MA, RI plus NH). Farmer Circles are a model of peer-to-peer learning groups who meet regularly from late fall to early spring. This activity includes intensive networking, working closely with facilitators of each Farmers Circle, scheduling, and ongoing check-ins with participants.
○ The Coordinator will be responsible for identifying and coordinating access to Professional Development opportunities for farmers of color in the region (e.g. handling registration and travel logistics in order to attend a regional conference or training) and arranging for networking/meet-ups at these events.

To Apply: Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter expressing their interest in the position(s) below. Email your application package to: Karen Spiller at
kspiller4@gmail.com by December 16th, 5:00 pm. In the subject line of your email please use: APPLICATION TO SNEFCC – [FIRST & LAST NAME]

Farm & Food Business Finance Specialist
Franklin County Community Development Corp. – Remote

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More About Us
The FCCDC is a nonprofit community economic development organization based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, that since 1979 has helped entrepreneurs and business owners of all types at every stage—from assistance writing a business plan to flexible financing and connections to resources. Through our Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center (WMFPC) and Massachusetts Agriculture Innovation Center (MAAIC), we work with farmers and food entrepreneurs to strengthen the food system, offering rental manufacturing space, co-packing services, and business assistance. We also operate a small business incubator and administer a variety of other programs. This work creates opportunities and employment for low- and moderate-income residents throughout western Massachusetts, which is our primary mission. The FCCDC employs 20 hardworking staff committed to the organization’s overall success. We have an operating budget of $2.7 million and assets of $9 million. We believe a strong local economy builds community and benefits everyone and we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace.
Position Description
We are looking for an experienced business advisor to work with both farm and general food businesses in Massachusetts as they launch value-added food products and other consumer packaged goods. The Farm and Food Business Finance Specialist will work directly with clients through individual meetings and educational programming to provide general and financial management business assistance to help producers grow and stabilize their start up or existing business. This role involves supporting FCCDC outreach efforts to engage farmers and local food producers, onboarding and coaching clients, and collaborating with food system stakeholders to facilitate access to resources and specialized support when necessary. This position will manage their own day-to-day work but will work closely with the MAAIC Director and other FCCDC programs (Western MA Food Processing Center, Business Assistance, Racial Justice, Lending) as well as collaborate with project partners from Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, The Carrot Project, and New Entry Sustainable Farming, among others.
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Assistance
▪ Conduct outreach to and build engagement with farm and food entrepreneurs with an emphasis on reaching more people from underserved populations
▪ Work directly with farm and food clients to conduct intake and provide general business assistance
▪ Provide one-on-one counseling with a focus on business financials, including but not limited to financial statement analysis, cash flow projections, bookkeeping/accounting, costing/pricing, scenario planning, and financing options
▪ Support clients in assessing business viability and/or capacity and help producers develop and implement business goals and strategies
▪ Coordinate additional support for farm and food businesses by connecting them with relevant FCCDC staff and/or outside professionals and resources when appropriate
▪ Support development and execution of educational workshops and create resources and tools in collaboration with the FCCDC team and other stakeholders
▪ Follow-up with and monitor clients to track progress and outcomes

Administrative & Organizational
▪ Maintain client database and assist with program evaluation and reporting
▪ Support program promotion to farm and food businesses and collection of client success stories
▪ Maintain and assist in the development of strategic partnerships with other business assistance providers and food system stakeholders
▪ Support program planning and expansion to better serve farm and food clients
▪ Build awareness of FCCDC programming and represent the organization at events and other channels as needed
▪Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
▪Help meet organizational goals and mission; participate in anti-racism activities; and help work for racial, social, and economic justice
▪ Participate in FCCDC client and staff meetings, team meetings, and professional development activities
▪ Ensure FCCDC values are brought to all aspects of the work: sustainability, equity, collaboration, inclusion, transparency, and innovation
Requirements
Minimum Requirements
• Similar work experience or an equivalent combination of work experience and education in business, finance, marketing, food systems, food production, food industry, farming, or related field
• Experience in client-centric work including assessment, counseling, and training/education with an emphasis on financial management
• Understanding of small food businesses and agricultural operations in Massachusetts and the region
• Self-motivated with strong organizational and networking skills
• Ability to work with people of wide-ranging backgrounds
• Ability to communicate clearly and compellingly with farmers and food producers, team members and partners, as well as other food system stakeholders
• Proficient with computers, Microsoft Office Suite, CRM databases, and accounting software

If you are excited about this role and have relevant experience that does not align exactly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience working with value-added agricultural products (including specialty crop, livestock, dairy, and seafood) and/or specialty food products a plus
• Experience with marketing, sales/distribution, local/regional supply chains, and regulatory compliance a plus
• Fluency in a language other than English a plus

Additional Information
Job Environment
We work 37.5 hours per week, and many of our staff work a hybrid schedule. We provide flexible schedules when possible so that each employee is productive in a way that works for them and their family. We are a pet-friendly office.

Salary Range/Benefits
Salary range $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience
Retirement plan with a 3% employer match
Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
Health insurance and health savings account

The position reports to the Massachusetts Agriculture Innovation Center (MAAIC) Director and has regular contact with FCCDC staff, collaborators, consultants.

Type of Position
Location: This position allows for remote or hybrid work anywhere in Massachusetts with site visits to meet clients at their farms/business. Outreach will be done online as well as in-person meetings and events with some in the evening and on weekends.
Employment Status: Full-time position; note that we are willing to consider multiple part-time positions. This position is grant funded with likely continuation of funding.
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt
Application Instructions
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to resumes@fccdc.org. Please address the following in your cover letter:
• Why are you interested in working at the FCCDC?
• How do your past experiences and future ambitions make you a good fit for this role?
• How do you see yourself as contributing to FCCDC’s racial, social, and economic justice mission?
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you need an accommodation to apply, please call (413) 774-7204 or email resumes@fccdc.org with the subject line
“Application Accommodation.”

Education Coordinator
Soule Homestead – Middleboro

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The Soule Homestead Education Center is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization that is currently in its 31st year in operation, on 120 acres in Middleborough, MA. Our mission is to preserve and enhance the historic Soule Homestead and utilize it as a place for hands-on, farm-based learning experiences for children and families, passive recreation and to create community through our traditional craft workshops and our cultural events. You can find more information about Soule at www.soulehomestead.org or our Facebook page.

About the position:

The Soule Homestead is currently seeking an Education Coordinator to develop and lead the farm based educational programming aimed at children aged 3.5 and up. This position is part-time, averaging 32 hours a week, with slightly fewer hours Oct-March, more hours April-Sept. Previous teaching experience is required for this position.

Programming at Soule currently includes but is not limited to farm based educational programming aimed at: local area elementary school field trips, homeschool group curriculum, early education programs, afterschool programming, summer camps, various scouting programs, community educational outreach programs (which require some local travel), etc.

General Responsibilities:

– Develop, manage, and lead various educational nature and farm based programming for kids (with occasional family programming) that Soule offers

– This includes the development and execution of curriculum for these offerings.

– Register and maintain records/paperwork for all students in Soule programming

– Hire and oversee necessary teaching staff for various programs

– Coordinate daily preparation and clean up of educational materials

– Communicate with Soule Education families

– Ensure all on-site Educational programming is run in accordance with all requirements of Middleboro Board of Health

– Coordinate all educational on-site inspections

– Keep up to date with all educational on-site regulations

Admin/Marketing Responsibilities:

– Online registrations for child programs

– Program development

– Record keeping/end of year reports

– Board of Director Meetings/Monthly Education Reports

– Advertising – help to promote the program in local spaces.

– Marketing – gathering new and maintaining relationships with current families/schools who use our programs. Physical posting and maintaining records of all student participants.

There is some flexibility with on-site hours during slower months for outreach/planning but daily availability on the farm during April -Sept is a must.

$18 hourly to start, possibility of consistent full time hours if program revenue increases.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • After school
  • Self-determined schedule
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Middleboro, MA 02346: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Education: 1 year (Required)

School Education Coordinator
Mill City Grows – Lowell

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Position: School Education Coordinator

Employment Status: Full-Time, Benefitted

Organization Description: Mill City Grows (MCG) was founded in 2011 as a catalyst for food justice, ensuring that all people of Lowell have access to culturally connected food, land, and education. Our programs have grown from a single community garden to include: food, nutrition and advocacy education for people of all ages; community, school and market gardens; working urban farms; mobile markets and farm shares; and above all encouraging and supporting people to grow their own food. MCG infuses food production spaces with food education to increase food sovereignty, universal access to fresh produce, and promote environmental sustainability throughout Lowell.

Position Description: The role of the School Education Coordinator will be based in Mill City Grows’ Education Department and will function as a liaison with Lowell Public Schools staff and faculty. The primary focus of the School Education Coordinator is to promote and create a network within our 19 School Gardens and Farm to School initiatives. The Coordinator will also work closely with our School Garden Leadership Teams providing Professional Development opportunities, technical assistance, and co-teaching in-school and after school programs. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. This position is a great opportunity for candidates seeking community-driven, food justice work!

The School Education Coordinator reports to the School Education Manager.

Responsibilities:

School Garden Program

  • Maintain School Gardens by rebuilding garden beds and compost structures, wood chipping, and other projects as assigned.
  • Performing and teaching others how to perform general garden tasks; weeding, transplanting, harvesting, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Develop, design, write, edit and send a Monthly School Garden Newsletter for the district, using Canva, MailChimp and/or other tools.
  • Support design and delivery of professional development opportunities for LPS teachers in the district (Spring Happy Garden Hours, End of School PD, In-School PD’s)
  • Plan and attend Family Work Days in the garden
  • Coordinate planting, compost delivery, and other garden tasks as needed by coordinating with MCG program staff and school garden contacts throughout the year.
  • Maintain and build relationships with our School Garden Leadership Teams: attend bi-annual meetings, check in periodically, and provide garden related assistance as needed.
  • Work directly with program partners and educators in the Lowell Public School district, supporting strong and effective relationships with these partners.

Youth Education Program

  • Support Lowell Public School teachers by planning and facilitating/co-facilitating in-school and afterschool programs
  • Provide support opportunities for LPS teachers outside of your host programing sites, on an as requested or as assigned basis
  • Support Lowell Public Schools field trips to any of our Mill City Grows sites including greenhouses, farm, teaching kitchen, and community gardens.
  • Attend Lowell Public School events when necessary (field days, open houses, fundraisers)

Data Collection & Evaluation

  • Implement vegetable preference surveys at the beginning and end of the academic year to show impact of MCG programming on students food preferences
  • Procure program supplies in accordance with approved budget
  • Collect weekly data on program outputs, and write monthly reports, including storytelling.

Work Environment: Work to be conducted primarily at Mill City Grows HQ, however some work will be conducted at:

  • Lowell Public Schools (LPS) premises or LPS School Gardens
  • Community or Community Gardens
  • Urban Farm locations
  •  Opportunity for some remote work during November – March

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting (up to 30 lbs)
  • Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking
  • Low postures such as bending, kneeling, and crouching
  • Exposure to various weather conditions
  • Keyboarding/screens
  • Working around crowds

Qualifications:

  • Driver’s License Required
  • Familiarity with Lowell Community and Lowell Public Schools is strongly preferred
  • Strong communication skills with students and teachers of all ages
  • Organizational skills and competency utilize Google Suites (Drive, Sheets, Doc, Form, Slides)
  • Experience working with K-8 students on hands-on engaging food justice based curriculum
  • Design skills using software such as Canva, MailChimp, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Interest in gardening, cooking, nutrition, local food systems, and sharing with others
  • Eagerness to participate in and learn from challenging conversations about race, gender, class,
  • privilege, etc.
  • Bilingual preferred: Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer
  • ServSafe and CPR/AED certifications are a plusCandidates must have the ability to not only see obstacles, but craft feasible solutions to meet goals; demonstrate a commitment to cultivating community and promoting equity and inclusion; be a great team player; team-minded but able to work independently and passionate about food justice; possess an interest in sustainability; have a love of learning, and a desire to grow professionally and personally.

Compensation: $40,000 – 42,000/year

The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits Offered: Mill City Grows offers a strength-based collaborative team environment; a supportive and creative work setting; and professional development opportunities. Mill City Grows is proud to support all our staff in professional growth and advancement. Parking and an accessible office location in Lowell is available. This position will require some evening/weekend hours. Benefits include: health, dental, & vision insurance employer pays 75%, short term disability, 401K with employer match, 13 paid holidays, vacation, sick, & personal time off, bonus week off between Christmas and New Year’s off not deducted from PTO, and farm-fresh veggies!

To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to hr@millcitygrows.org with the subject line “School Education Coordinator”

Mill City Grows is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized bassist including but not limited to: veteran status, uniform member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other protected class under federal, state or local law. Consistent with the policy of nondiscrimination, Mill City Grows will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability as defined by the ADA and similar state laws. Mill City Grows especially encourages local residents to apply.

Two Positions
NOFA/Mass – Remote

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About NOFA/Mass:

NOFA/Mass is the Massachusetts state chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass is a non-profit organization with approximately 1000 members, focusing on education and advocacy around organic agriculture in Massachusetts. Our members include farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, consumers, land care professionals, and food activists. NOFA/Mass staff are allowed and encouraged to exercise self-motivation and in large part to be their own boss.

Communications Director

NOFA/Mass seeks a Communication Director to oversee all external communications for the organization.

Part-time: 20-25 hours/week Location: Remote, but must live in Massachusetts or a neighboring state. Some travel within Massachusetts required Compensation:$18-$25/hour based on experience

Deadline: Rolling, with interviews beginning the week of 12/19/22.

The Communications Director shapes the narrative and presentation of our mission, vision, strategy, impact, identity and brand. They work closely with all program staff to provide appropriate support and manage initiatives to improve and streamline communications; to develop a clear, distinctive, positive identity for NOFA/Mass; and to ensure all external communications have consistency, professionalism and appropriate tone to reach intended audiences. Our ideal candidate will be organized, flexible, resourceful and have strong skills in writing, editing, visual imagery and digital media.

The Communications Director reports directly to the Executive Director and receives guidance from the Board of Directors. They manage the Communications Department, including supervision of the Graphic Designer, Community Engagement Coordinator, IT Support Specialist, and Website Developer.

See the full job listing here: https://www.nofamass.org/classifieds/7797/nofa-mass-communications-director/nofa-mass-jobs/

Website Developer

NOFA/Mass seeks a Website Developer to develop, maintain and troubleshoot website-based technical needs for the organization.

The Website Developer will be responsible for building new areas of our websites, managing website integrations, researching, installing and maintaining plugins to meet the organization’s needs, and ensuring that our current WordPress and Wix websites are set up to be secure and remain in good working order.

Location: Remote, contract position.
Part-Time: Approximately 5-10 hours per month plus special projects as needed
Compensation: Please indicate your typical contract rates in the application process.
Application deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis up until February 1, or until the position is filled. We encourage you to apply for any and/or all open positions that you are interested in.

Apply for either position here: https://www.nofamass.org/online-job-application/

Fisheries Policy Manager
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance – Chatham

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The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance is a progressive leader that promotes stewardship of coastal ecosystems and community-based fisheries management through outreach, economic development, and policy programs. Started in 1991 by a small group of commercial hook and line fishermen from Cape Cod, the organization quickly developed into an effective voice for all local fishermen. The operating theory is straightforward: responsible fishing practices and conservative regulations will generate healthy fish stocks and revitalize the region’s fishing communities. The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance works closely with fishermen, public officials, scientists, and other non-profits to advocate for a sustainable small-boat fishing fleet while creating smart policies that promote habitat protection, community decision-making, and a viable fishery for the next generation. Learn more at www.capecodfishermen.org.

Initially, this position will manage and execute all policy and campaign activities, working with the CEO/Policy Director to develop policy positions and strategize advocacy campaigns. The Fisheries Policy Manager will attend state and federal regulatory meetings to monitor proposed changes and represent the local fleet, analyze fishery policy options, build relationships and credibility within the fishing industry and with elected officials, organize fishermen meetings to discuss fisheries issues, write comment letters on proposed regulatory changes (for the organization and for the fishermen), and organize fishermen and the public to participate in advocacy campaigns. Within 2-3 years, with mentoring from the CEO/Policy Director, it is expected that this position will take over the public policy roles and responsibilities currently held by the CEO and advance to the role of Policy Director. Additionally, the Policy Director will manage a team of 1-2 team members and provide ongoing strategic leadership regarding fisheries policy and advocacy campaigns. The full job description is available HERE.

Managing Director
Island Grown Initiative – Vineyard Haven

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Island Grown Initiative seeks a seasoned professional to serve as Managing Director

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Financial operations

The position reports to the Executive Director

Qualifications:

  • 15 years experience, at least 10 as a manager:
  • Strong communicator
  • Team oriented
  • Significant supervision experience

Go to igimv.org for more info about the organization and a full job description. Send resumes to office@igimv.org.

New England Policy Associate
American Farmland Trust – Remote (New England, Maine)

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Description

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities.

Our programming across the country, but especially within New England has grown exponentially. That growth has been focused on supporting, building relationships with, and more deeply connecting to farmers, thought leaders, and policymakers across the region as we seek transformative change to our agricultural systems within the region.

The Position

Reporting to the New England Policy Manager, AFT is seeking a Policy Associate in the region to increase our capacity to advance policies that save farmland, promote sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land. This position is remote, but the candidate must be located within New England, and will, preferably be based in Maine.

This is an exciting opportunity to help carry out the policy agenda of a growing, forward-thinking, agricultural conservation organization. This exceptionally organized and highly motivated individual will have two primary roles: 1. Advocating for and advancing policies that save the land that sustains us and 2. Supporting the New England Policy Manager and other regional staff with coordination, outreach, regular communications, and providing research to key stakeholders. Under the guidance of the New England Policy Manager, the Policy Associate will create a detailed advocacy strategy for AFT New England’s policy work in Maine; coordinate and elevate the Working Lands Alliance project in Connecticut; and play a supportive role in advancing policy work that is being led by key regional partners whose mission aligns with AFT.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about agriculture, energy, and farmland protection policy in New England and will be an experienced collaborator. This supportive role will aid the New England policy team in expanding and diversifying AFT’s reputation and relationships with allied organizations, policymakers, State Department of Agriculture officials, farmers, and thought leaders. They will also work closely with other AFT team members on both the New England team and the Federal Policy Team. This role will communicate key policy initiatives related but not limited to farmland protection, farmland access, climate-smart agriculture and soil health, smart solar siting, and PFAS contamination in farmland to stakeholders, policymakers, and the public.

Requirements

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who shares in our passion to advance conservation and agricultural policies in the region. A strong candidate for this role is a versatile and persuasive writer, detail and task oriented, collaborative in nature and is good at building and maintaining relationships with others. This individual will have experience coordinating group meetings, setting agendas, taking minutes, and is timely in meeting follow-up. Candidates that are based in Maine, understand Maine agriculture, energy policy, and farmland protection, or have experience working on public policy in Maine with be prioritized.

 Knowledge, Approach and Know-how:

  • You are curious and approach new groups with an open mind and are thoughtful in how you engage with diverse stakeholders. You can successfully build and maintain productive relationships with these stakeholders.
  • You are highly organized, a quick learner, have an ability to adapt to new processes and context. You can juggle multiple tasks, policy issue areas, and competing priorities in a high-energy environment.
  • You are committed to creating diverse coalitions and promoting/centering issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in American Farmland Trust’s policy work.
  • You are outgoing and energetic.

 Nuts and Bolts Experience:

  • You have a basic understanding of farmland protection, farmland access, soil health, and solar siting policies in New England, as well as a familiarity with State and/or Local policy-making processes
  • You are extremely independent
  • You are a strong writer and can demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively to diverse stakeholders (e.g. how would you explain soil health policy to a farmer vs. explaining it to a public official?)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Docs is required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint and Teams a plus.
  • Additional computer skills, including experience with web design, Salsa, social media or GIS are preferred
  • Fluency in a second language is desired but not required

Education and Experience

  • 5 years’ experience working in one of the following areas: farmland protection, energy, or agricultural conservation, with at least one year focused on policy work in these areas, OR
  • An advanced degree in law or public policy with demonstrated expertise in agriculture, sustainable development, climate policy, conservation, farmland protection, or natural resource planning.

Travel 
The position requires travel around New England to attend conferences and events, conduct partner and community outreach, and host technical assistance workshops, but such travel is not more than 25% of the time. In addition, infrequent overnight travel or travel to other national locations may be required when directly connected to AFT outcomes.

Compensation
American Farmland Trust offers excellent vacation, medical, retirement, and other benefits. The salary range for this position is from $52,000 – $57,000 depending on experience.  

Timeline
While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, applicants who apply with a resume and cover letter prior to November 22nd will be given primary consideration.

Executive Director
The Carrot Project – Remote (Based in CT, MA, RI)

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The Carrot Project envisions a just and resilient farm and food system, where successful farms and agricultural businesses are increasing in number and racial diversity, and are contributing to New England’s economic, environmental, and social well-being. Our mission is to break down financial barriers for agricultural businesses and support them in building a path to sustainability. Through education, advocacy, and research, we address the most important gaps at the intersections of financial security, racial and economic justice, financial barriers to farmland access, and farmers’ abilities to weather major disruptions.

Our client work is focused in Southern New England – specifically CT, MA, and RI – where we work directly with farmers who use sustainable farming methods, food entrepreneurs who source their ingredients from this type of farm, and, who, in both cases, sell some or all of their products locally or regionally. These entrepreneurs predominately operate startup and early-stage farms and agricultural businesses. A majority of our clients are low-to-moderate income.

Responsibilities

The Carrot Project is looking for an inspiring leader to be its next Executive Director. This person will need experience in systems-thinking to analyze complex problems down to the root level, the vision to design responsive and sustainable solutions, the start-up mentality to adapt and pivot as the landscape shifts, the patience and resolve to fully implement extensive projects, the passion and skill to engage and maintain diverse partnerships, as well as an ability to craft compelling narratives for fundraising and development. We seek a leader who is energized to establish and pursue long-term strategic objectives, while working alongside a staff of five to realize those goals on the ground.

The successful candidate for the Executive Director position will demonstrate the commitment and experience to advance The Carrot Project’s work centering racial and economic justice in its organizational values and programs, including reaching and effectively supporting the diverse agricultural entrepreneurs of Southern New England. They will be a collaborator with the board, staff, consultant team, lending and program partners, and our farm and food business clients in reaching these objectives. This is a remote position from a home office in CT, MA, or RI.

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of The Carrot Project, securing and managing a current annual operating budget of approximately $450,000. This individual must have strong financial acumen and will report to a fiscal sponsor. Working closely with an engaged Advisory Board, the Executive Director provides leadership to set and carry out the organization’s vision and strategic plan, and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the organization’s operations and programs.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Non-profit project and executive management experience
  • Experience managing staff of all levels and consultants
  • Expertise in fostering collaborative relationships and convening strong and productive networks, internally and externally
  • Proven success as a leader who is attentive to multiple constituencies and delivers results
  • Demonstrated ability for vision, strategy, and implementation, seeing the macro and micro levels of issues simultaneously
  • Proven success raising and increasing amounts of charitable gifts, grants, and donations — and securing state and federal awards
  • Experience managing program and organizational budgets
  • Ability to both articulate vision/strategy and be directly involved in implementation
  • Knowledge of and passion for sustainable agriculture, equitable food systems, business advising, agricultural lending, and social impact investing
  • Demonstrated expertise working effectively with non-profit boards
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial thinking and problem-solving; experience increasing the capacity of a non-profit organization
  • Familiarity with food systems advocacy work at the state and federal level is a plus
  • Excellent public speaking abilities
  • Experience researching and developing new programs
  • Graduate degree in related field or equivalent experience and expertise
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, willing to independently learn and apply new virtual office tools as needed

Attributes

  • A leader who is charismatic, thoughtful, approachable, and inspiring
  • Comfort with ambiguity and complexity, and willingness to ask and seek answers to hard questions
  • Adaptability and nimbleness
  • Commitment and experience in crafting creative, community-centered solutions to address systemic injustices in farming, food systems, and entrepreneurism
  • A commitment to serving the needs of farmers and food entrepreneurs

Special Requirements

  • Regional Travel
  • Occasional availability nights and weekends for travel or special events
  • Successful background check
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and successful Driver’s License Check

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed from remotely from home office located locally in the MA, CT, RI areas. Will be in person for some meetings, as required.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $100,000/yr and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • …and more!

To Apply

  • Apply directly through TSNE’s ICIMS portal.
  • All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential within TSNE and TCP search committee. Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of TCP. The search will remain open and applications will be accepted until the right candidate is identified.
  • Background and reference checks and writing skills evaluation are part of the recruiting process for final candidates. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email.

Adjunct Faculty – Sustainable Agriculture
Bristol Community College – Fall River

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POSITION TITLE:  Adjunct Faculty – Sustainable Agriculture

DEPARTMENT: Natural Sciences

PRIMARY LOCATION: Fall River

REPORTS TO: Dean of STEM

STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Adjunct Faculty – Sustainable Agriculture will be responsible for, but not limited to, teaching and developing curriculum/course material for Sustainable Agriculture courses and offering student support through varied interaction. A list of potential courses can be found online in the Course Catalog. As part of our strategic goal to advance equity for underrepresented student populations, Bristol embraces and encourages the use of social justice, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogies, and multicultural curricular initiatives.  Adjunct Faculty will engage in a critical role in the teaching and learning process, contributing to student learning outcomes and success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach, and as appropriate, design Sustainable Agriculture course material to meet learning outcomes, and promote students’ active participation in their own learning.
  • Assess student learning and assign grades through equitable and inclusive pedagogies and assessment strategies.
  • Contribute to a climate of multicultural empowerment, affirmation, understanding and appreciation.
  • Create an effective learning environment that fosters students’ intellectual curiosity and helps students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies and High Impact Practices.
  • Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course.
  • Help students reach their academic, personal and professional goals and foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.
  • Contribute to and provide leadership in the student’s academic communities, promoting collaboration and teamwork.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to address the college’s goals related to technology, academic innovation and equity.
  • Complete required trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.
  • Adhere to workload as specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, to include duties such as, but not limited to, completing book orders, creating syllabi, verifying student enrollment, and submitting final grades by the contractual deadline.
  • Be available to students either virtually or in-person for assistance meeting course requirements and supporting student academic success.
  • Foster student success across the college’s diverse student body.
  • Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
  • Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in related field, such as but not limited to sustainable agriculture, permaculture, horticulture, botany, or agriculture.
  • Demonstrated experience with college level teaching or as a facilitator in a corporate or non-profit environment.
  • Proven technological proficiency, which may include Microsoft Office 365 applications.
  • Prior online teaching experience using a Learning Management System.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As of January 2022, candidates for employment should be aware that Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in related field preferred.
  • Evidence of scholarship.
  • Experience using High Impact Practices.
  • Experience teaching at a community college.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Blackboard.
  • Graduate of Bristol’s Adjunct Certificate Program.
  • 18 graduate credits in the area of sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management, horticulture, botany, agriculture or a related field.
  • Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.


Additional Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

POSITION STATUS: MCCC/DCE unit position, non-benefitted.

Adjunct Faculty are part-time instructors hired on an as needed basis. Courses may be offered in online, hybrid, or face-to-face modalities in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and/or Taunton, as well as other contracted locations. Courses may be held during the day, in the evening, and on weekends (Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays).

Please note: Positions will be available pending sufficient enrollment.

STARTING DATE: Academic Year 2022-2023

SALARY:  Minimum salary is $1,291 per credit hour. Actual salary is commensurate with the DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for pay rate for laboratory courses.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Bristol Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Title IX & Equity Compliance Officer, Gia Sanchez at diversitytitleix@bristolcc.edu or 774.357.2264; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button.

COMPLETION OF THE ADJUNCT INFORMATION SESSION OR THE ADJUNCT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM REQUIRED PRIOR TO INTERVIEW. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.bristolcc.edu/bristolcommunity/facultystaff/academicresources/lashctl/adjunctfacultyinfosessions/

THIS POOL IS VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2023, AT WHICH TIME APPLICANTS SEEKING TO REMAIN IN THE POOL MUST REAPPLY AND UPDATE THEIR INFORMATION.

REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS:

1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

4) A copy of your transcripts for all degrees earned. Upon hire, the candidate must supply official transcripts and/or certifications. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred. Failure to provide transcripts may result in your appointment being revoked.

5) Those interviewed will be required to present a 15-20 minute teaching demonstration on a topic of the committee’s choice.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

Development Coordinator
CISA – Hamden, Hampshire and Franklin County

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Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy. We run the Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® marketing campaign, educate the public about buying local, offer training and support for farmers, and support programs to increase access to local food in our region.

Our team has a range of skills and life experiences and is a mix of trainers, former farmers, communicators, and administrators. We work to build a diverse and resilient food economy with viable farms, fair and just working conditions, strong environmental stewardship, and equitable local food access in all of our communities. We are committed to understanding the history and current impacts of racism in the food system and actively work towards equity. We strive to recruit and retain creative, ethical, smart, and innovative people and to foster an inclusive and diverse culture.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Our ideal candidate has experience with, and enjoys, creating memorable experiences for people to connect to local agriculture and is enthusiastic about helping to build a vibrant local food system. This candidate has strong verbal and written communications skills and can envision and create meaningful events. Candidates should be capable project managers, be detail oriented and able to see the big picture and have organizational systems to manage multiple events in different stages of development and a suite of communications needs.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Implement CISA’s cultivation, engagement, and stewardship strategies as a member of the Development Team:

  • Help plan and execute a range of events, from farm tours and house parties to large public celebrations
  • Develop effective and creative communications for donors
  • Research, develop materials, and solicit business sponsorships
  • Track and maintain records and data related to individual giving and solicitation
  • Conduct donor prospect research
  • Regularly connect with program staff to maintain up to date knowledge of CISA’s work

2) Stay informed about and bring creative and strategic thinking about development efforts that can further CISA’s mission.

3) Represent CISA at public presentations and other venues/channels as needed.

Other Duties

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Development Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of development or similar work experience or an equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Experience and comfort with event planning.
  • Experience with project management, including timeline organization, coordinating with others in the organization, and the ability to handle multiple projects and .
  • Ability to communicate clearly and compellingly (verbally and in writing).
  • Self-motivated with the ability to collaborate well with a team.
  • Comfortable reaching out to people on the phone and over email for deadline driven work.
  • Comfort working with or learning relational databases, such as a donor database.
  • Computer fluency and experience with MS Office suite, with demonstrated ability to create and use spreadsheets.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

BONUS SKILLS (let us know if you have these additional skills)

  • Experience with written storytelling.
  • Grant writing experience
  • Working Spanish proficiency or fluency in Spanish.
  • Other relevant skills/experiences, share them with us in the application.

 REPORTING and SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Development Director. May include opportunities to occasionally supervise interns or volunteers.

Hours and compensation: $22-$24.25/hour, depending on experience. This is a 35-40 hours/week, non-exempt position. Health care, vision, dental, long-term disability, 401K matching, sick time, holidays, and vacation are offered. Access to a car and some weekend and evening availability are required.

CISA is currently operating with a hybrid office model with at least two days a week in the office and up to three days from home. We allow staff flexibility in their regular schedules and understand that flexibility can support a healthy work-life balance. Frequent travel within CISA’s service area (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, MA) for events and donor cultivation will be required.

CISA is an equal opportunity employer. CISA will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with CISA on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

Please complete applicant questions and attach your resume via our online application form. Questions can be directed to jennifer@buylocalfood.org. Writing samples and references may be requested.

Cover letters are not required and will not be reviewed.

Farm Administrator
Brookwood Community Farm – Canton

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Brookwood Community Farm is a non-profit (often female and/or non-binary run) production-focused farm with robust CSA, market, and donations outlets. To us, sustainability means on-going improvements to our systems so we can maximize production without stressing our land or the staff. We also provide a space for our staff to learn farm-specific technical and mechanical skills, which is often hard to find! We are production-focused in order to provide the most food to our community.

The Farm Administrator will be responsible for managing Brookwood’s 225-member CSA and Farmstand distribution, bookend events, and duties such as processing paperwork, marketing, community engagement, social media, and grant writing. Additional responsibilities will be delegated depending on needs and abilities. Brookwood’s CSA and Farmstand run for 26 weeks between May-November, with pickups 3x per week. Our annual Seedling Sale runs for one weekend in May and our End of Season Sale occurs the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Key responsibilities:

  • Streamline and maintain CSA member and farmstand administrative tracking for budgetary and production needs
  • Streamline and maintain communications with members, workshares, and vendors
  • Supply inventorying and ordering
  • Planning and overseeing annual Seedling Sale and End of Season Sale, as well as other events as needed
  • Volunteer management

This position is 10-20 hours per week depending on time of year; the position would be a hybrid of on site and WFH and reports to both the Farm Manager and Board President. The Farm Administrator will work closely with Farm Manager, but most of the day-to-day tasks will be performed solo.

Ideal candidates would have a strong background in Excel, Square, Squarespace or other CRM platforms or similar apps and over all data sets.  A person with great interpersonal skills and background in social media is important.  Organization and attention to detail are vital to this role. Farming background is preferred as well as commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. The position would not require field work.

Compensation includes an hourly rate of $18-20/hour DOE, accrued PTO, free farm produce, and discounts on bought-in products.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to hannah@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org

Multiple Positions
World Farmers – Lancaster

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Job Title: Evaluation & Reporting Coordinator
Position Type: Full-Time, year-round
Salary: $50,000
Direct Report: Executive Director

The Evaluation & Reporting Coordinator will be responsible for grant reporting and corresponding program and project evaluation. We are looking for a passionate individual versed in nonprofit data management and compilation, and communications and messaging across several program areas. World Farmers enjoys working for and with a diverse staff to tell the stories of World Farmers’ work in ways that support the organization’s growth and farmer-driven evolution. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker who understands the connection between communication, relationship management, and community-based evaluation practices. World Farmers takes a shared approach to evaluation, communications, and reporting, and this position will lead in supporting staff across these efforts, and will guide and implement our work in these areas.

Job Title: Development Manager
Position Type: Full-Time, year-round
Salary: $50,000
Direct Report: Executive Director

The Development Manager will be responsible for implementing, in coordination with the World Farmers Leadership Team, all organizational fundraising and grant writing efforts.  This position will identify grants and project manage grant proposals from proposal creation to submission.

This position will also coordinate across staff once a grant is awarded to ensure the entire team understands the project and coordinate with key staff to establish all evaluation and benchmark tools as well as communicate out reporting needs and ensure report processes according to funder requirements are in place. This position will assist and/or lead in communication to funders, depending on the funder. We are looking for a passionate individual versed in nonprofit communications, fundraising, and project development across several program areas.  World Farmers enjoys working for and with a diverse staff to tell the stories of World Farmers’ work in ways that support the organization’s growth and farmer-driven evolution. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker who understands the connection between communication, relationship management, fundraising, and community-based project development. World Farmers takes a shared approach to fundraising and communications, and this position will lead in guiding, and implementing our work in these areas.

SNAP/HIP Engagement Coordinator
Coastal Foodshed – New Bedford

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The SNAP/HIP Engagement Coordinator will work to increase participation and awareness of SNAP (previously known as the Food Stamp Program) and HIP at Coastal Foodshed’s market locations both in person and online. This position will provide grassroot marketing and outreach to New Bedford residents throughout the city and at CFS markets, attend partner organization meetings, and conduct trainings/information sessions to both residents and partner organizations.

The major goals of this grant funded position will be (a) to increase the number of SNAP customers who know where and how to access CFS’ Farmers Market, Mobile Farm Stand, and/or Virtual Market through education, (b) to increase the number of SNAP customers who know how to earn HIP benefits, and (c) to increase the number of SNAP customers who purchase local foods at one of CFS’ points of sale.

This position requires weekly offsite travel throughout New Bedford, and occasional weekend work when necessary.

The ideal candidate will be very outgoing, energetic, organized and have a self-starter mentality as this position will be responsible for creating their own schedule. The candidate will be knowledge about the communities in New Bedford and ideally have strong ties within the community, or be enthusiastic and dedicated to building relationships with partner organizations and community members.

Please submit your resume & a cover letter explaining why you would like to work in this position at CFS in MS Word or PDF format to stephanie@coastalfoodshed.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Multiple Positions
Pasa Sustainable Agriculture – Western Pennsylvania

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We’re hiring a full crop of new positions to strengthen our farm-based research and grow our technical support for urban farmers and growers the western part of Pennsylvania.

Postdoctoral Research Analyst (full time, Western PA) Dig into the data from our farm-based benchmark studies and help farmers answer their most pressing questions.

Urban Farming Research Associate (part time, Western PA) Expand our farm-based research studies to urban soils and support urban growers.

2 AmeriCorps VISTA positions
United Way of Greater New Bedford – New Bedford

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United Way of Greater New Bedford is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members for the Hunger Commission and the Southcoast Food Policy Council.

As UWGNB‘s Hunger Commission Program VISTA, you will be addressing food insecurity and hunger in our community. You will build the capacity of our United Way and partner organizations to empower BIPOC families living in poverty so that they are better able to access nutritious food and receive health education that helps them maximize their food budgets and cook healthy meals. As a result of your efforts, UWGNB will better understand what food services are currently available in our area, where service gaps are, and which best practices can be adopted to enhance program impact and leverage resources to better achieve program goals.

As UWGNB‘s Southcoast Food Policy Council VISTA, you will assist us with addressing food security issues, specifically in the BIPOC communities, and expanding opportunities to provide local residents with healthy, culturally-relevant food options. You will engage residents to elicit feedback regarding creating an equitable food system for all its members and help build the capacity of UWGNB, the SFPC, and our partner organizations as we empower BIPOC residents living in poverty to access nutritious foods, receive strategies to help them maximize their food budgets, and tips for cooking healthy meals for their families. As a result of your efforts, UWGNB and the SFPC will better understand our BIPOC communities need and want to see changed, and improved upon, as we collectively work toward building an inclusive regional food system.

Both positions require applicants to be 18 years old or older and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please email a resume and cover letter to vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org, with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Community Engagement Coordinator
Southside Community Land Trust – Providence RI

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TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. Working at the intersection of the land conservation and urban agriculture movements, our vision is to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community.

This year’s TerraCorps program will support up to 60 full-time AmeriCorps Members across Massachusetts and Rhode Island each serving in one of five positions: Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC), Land Conservation Coordinator (LCC), Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC), Youth Education Coordinator (YEC), or Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (SAC). Members will serve in full-time, 11-month terms (August 29th, 2022-July 28, 2023) in which they complete at least 1,700 hours of service with one of our partner organizations. Members receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits (see full list at end of announcement).

Southside Community Land Trust will host a Community Engagement Coordinator for the 2022-2023 service year. Information about all TerraCorps positions is available at terracorps.org.

Southside Community Land Trust’s mission is to provide access to land, education, and other resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable and healthy food is available to all.

Formed initially as one community garden in 1981 in the Southside neighborhood of Providence, SCLT has transformed nearly 10 acres of urban parcels into 20+ community gardens and urban farms in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Tiverton. We also manage a 50-acre farm in rural Cranston and recently acquired an adjacent property, a certified-organic farm and store called, The Good Earth. Most recently, we have focused on farmer and food systems training, as well as helped found the RI Land Access Working Group, a statewide effort to match farms and landowners with land seekers. We help fund 4-6 on-farm, season-long apprenticeships at regenerative farms in our network each year, and support beginning farmers, especially immigrant and low-income farmers, with building their farm businesses. Our programs provide free training, technical assistance, resource distribution, and marketing services to farmers and gardeners who need it.

Lastly, SCLT is currently in the final construction phase of the building of a new headquarters (404 Broad Street) located in the historic Trinity Square area, just a few blocks away from our current office. The

12,000 sq.ft. facility will house all of our program and administrative staff offices as well as an FDA- compliant Farm-to-Market Center, commercial kitchen, and three retail food businesses.

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by developing and leading culturally inclusive programming, events, and volunteer opportunities that provide broad social and environmental benefits to underrepresented beneficiaries. Member projects address inequities in public health, economic opportunity, education, land accessibility, and environmental sustainability. Through engaging diverse peoples and collaborating with community partners, CECs build bridges that reinforce the connection between land and a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future for all people.

TerraCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers. Southside Community Land Trust has proposed the following potential project(s) for their Community Engagement Coordinator:

  • Develop an event to bring together various stakeholders surrounding the land trust to learn and talk about the intersections of food and environmental justice and the importance of building equitable community-level food
  • Develop a series of community engagements, inviting neighbors of the gardens and farms to a social gathering at the gardens and farms to learn and hear from them about their connection to the land trust, its work, food access and food
  • In conjunction with the Community Partnerships Manager and other key stakeholders, develop a community advisory board, to develop a two-year community outreach and engagement plan for 404 Broad
  • Assist in SCLT’s produce aggregation and produce prescription programs (VeggieRX), distributing produce to participants and partner sites, relationship building with farmers, participants and partners, and developing outreach and education materials for the development of these and other projects will occur during the first two months of service and consider the Member’s interests and skills.

Required  AmeriCorps Qualifications

  • A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • At least 18 years old
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps Member
  • Pass a criminal history background check, for recurring access to vulnerable populations, including a search of the National Sex Offenders Public Website, a Rhode Island criminal record check, state of residence if different than Rhode Island, and a finger-print based FBI background check

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfort navigating computer software programs
  • Training and experience pertinent to the Youth Education Coordinator position and projects listed above
  • Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
  • Skills in any of the following languages including Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Hmong, French, Kunama, Burmese Haitian Creole, Khmer, and Lao. Or any language spoken by under-resourced communities in South Providence, Pawtucket and Central
  • Demonstrated experience with, and commitment to efforts that advance race equity and social justice
  • Experience collaborating with diverse communities and creating inclusive programming/events

For questions about Southside Community Land Trust’s service positions, contact Jazandra Jazandra@southsideclt.org.

Market Associate, Two Openings
Coastal Foodshed New Bedford

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Coastal Foodshed is seeking two part-time, seasonal Market Associates for the 2022 outdoor season. The position will support operations of farmers markets, farm stands, and virtual market. The position floats between these programs and assists with the implementation of operations at the markets and reports directly to the Assistant Manager under the supervision of the Program Manager. The applicant must be able to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a vibrant work environment and be willing to work with people from varied backgrounds. An ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, organized, and passionate about community connections, local food systems, particularly food access and food security mission driven work.

Hours and Compensation:
This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly position. This position will typically work 20 hours/week Monday through Friday with potential to work more hours and the ability for year-round work. Hourly rate is between $14.75-$16.75/hr. Compensation determined by experience.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to work in this
position at CFS to stephanie@coastalfoodshed.org with subject line:”Market Associate”
in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is
filled.

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