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Consumer Education and Food Access Coordinator (Green Mountain Farm-to-School)

Organization Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Location 115 2nd Street
Newport, VT 05855
Description

Location:Newport, Vermont

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont's children, farms, and communities by connecting schools and farms through food and education.We do this by building school gardens, delivering local food to schools and institutions, and educating the community about healthy food choices. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description

Green Mountain Farm-to-School seeks a dynamic, mission-driven local-food systems professional with strong project management and customer service skills to manage our community focused programs and increase access to healthy local foods in the community. The Consumer Education and Food Access Coordinator reports to the Program Director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School.

The Consumer Education and Food Access Coordinator will:

  • Serve as customer service representative for  Green Mountain Farm Direct, GMFTS’ food hub, by building and maintaining relationships with customers, including schools, grocers, other institutions

  • Coordinate food nutrition incentive programs in collaboration with major partners and stakeholders

  • Coordinate the Lunchbox Food Truck, GMFTS’ 10-week summer meal program

  • Coordinate Vermont Harvest of the Month, a web-based marketing campaign to promote seasonal local food

  • Coordinate monthly local food tastings at independent grocery stores

  • Develop compelling brochures, flyers, and fact sheets about our programs and accessing local food

  • Develop and implement evaluation tools; collect, analyze, and report data for program evaluation 

  • Organize, attend and present at business, community, and neighborhood group meetings

  • Supervise seasonal intern for summer meal program

  • Plan and organize annual series of on-farm community dinners

  • Implement promotional and marketing plans

  • Conduct community outreach and marketing efforts to raise awareness about the importance of eating healthy and available resources, services, and supports related to healthy food.

  • Act as the back-up for Green Mountain Farm Direct Coordinator during vacations and holidays, as needed

  • Provide general support to Green Mountain Farm-to-School, as necessary                                                                                                                             

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree

  • Experience in outreach or community engagement; demonstrated ability to establish effective and productive working  relationships with diverse groups

  • Experience in customer service, sales and marketing

  • Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong, public speaking, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working in a low-income, community-based setting a plus

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • Self-directed and can take initiative

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload  in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment

  • Valid driver’s license

Date Posted October 17th, 2017
Deadline November 16th, 2017
Categories Marketing, Child meal site / nutrition programs, Support organization: Food Access and Nutrition
Type Full Time
Compensation This is a full-time position (40 hours/week, Monday – Friday with occasional weekends) with salary range $32,000-$35,000 and benefits commensurate with experience.
How to Apply To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@gmfts.org. No phone calls please. GMFTS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is November 16, 2017.