Executive Director job announcement (2014) (see attached)
Montclair Community Farms Coalition is a partnership of local community organizations committed to providing community farm sites to create a sustainable healthy food enviornment and access to affordable local organic food. We are located in Montclair, New Jersey. We are seeking someone with farming and agricultural expertise to be in charge of two community farm sites. This position requires 15-20 hours per week from March 2014 through October 2014 and a stipend will be paid.
Job Description: MCFC Farmer
The farmer will be responsible for the following:
· Plan MCFC site planting schedules and farm maps for the 2014 growing season to meet MCFC goals.
· Work with Essex 4-H urban youth farmers, Master Gardeners and other farm volunteers to build a productive garden at the MCFC sites for the purpose of generating farm stand sales to fund MCFC and educational programming.
· Coordinate farm stand volunteers and youth farmers about produce to be picked, prepared and sold weekly at the farm stand and coordinate distribution of unsold produce as donations to identified organizations in need of locally grown produce.
· Provide a weekly and on going list of farm needs to be completed by volunteer groups and urban youth farmers.
· Oversee and participate in all group community work and service days at the MCFC sites.
· Work with MCFC program coordinator to order necessary supplies for farm maintenance.
· Work with the MCFC program coordinator to oversee the function of the farm, volunteers and related educational programs associated with the farm sites.
HOW TO APPLY
Email Karen Lee at email@example.com
We are looking to fill this position as quickly as possible. If interested,
please email your resume to us.
Job Opening: Associate Consultant
Friday Consulting helps social impact startups grow, from concept stage through scaling and beyond. With Friday Consulting’s guidance, these businesses use financial, social, and environmental metrics to measure success and return value to investors and stakeholders. Friday Consulting provides clients with the skills and tools they need to bring their products and services to a scale that fits their goals and values, thereby increasing
social and environmental impacts and financial profitability. Friday Consulting works with clients that embody a triple bottom line philosophy. Clients are primarily engaged in sustainable food, technology, and other innovative social ventures.
The Associate Consultant provides support on client projects. This is an hourly paid position that also offers professional development opportunities, as Friday Consulting is growing quickly. Friday Consulting fosters an atmosphere of open communication and collaborative learning.
The position is 10 to 15 hours per week, depending on needs, at $25/hour. The Associate Consultant will work primarily remotely, with occasional in person meetings at Hub SOMA and on site with clients. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Client support
- Project management: task management, scheduling, creating agendas, etc.
- Contributions to client deliverables: templates, models, presentations, etc.
- Client management: communicating and maintaining project scope
- Creation of resources and documentation for clients
Qualifications and skills:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 2 years of work experience
- Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
- Excellent communication skills (writing, presentation, and meeting
- Understanding of basic accounting principles preferred
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of Friday Consulting’s client sectors:
- nonprofits, food & beverage, health & wellness, and/or innovative technology
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Passion for social entrepreneurship
- Prior project management experience preferred
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Slow Food USA seeks a Policy Intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in food policy issues.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers and good for the planet.
The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff based in Brooklyn, NY and over 200 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Policy Intern will assist with managing Slow Food USA’s Policy Task Force and Policy Steering Committee, overseeing the determination of policy priorities, helping manage Slow Food action alerts, and acting as the central resource for organizational questions related to policy. He or she will learn valuable management, research, and communication skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.
- Track and maintain the list of Slow Food USA members who are interested in being on the Policy Task Force and Steering Committee, and maintain record of which Steering Committee members are connected to which organizational partners.
- Monitor food policy issues and help keep Policy Task Force members up to date with important issues taking place both regionally and nationally
- Manage implementation of a survey for Policy Task Force members to determine policy priorities for the organization
- Act as central resource for determinations and next steps related to supporting/signing on to external policy initiatives
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Background in and/or knowledge of food policy preferred
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Interest in and knowledge of policy issues such as the Farm Bill, Ag-gag, GMO labeling, etc. is strongly preferred.
Minimum commitment: 15 hours per week. Start date is as soon as possible. To apply, email cover letter and resume to email@example.com by March 14, 2014.