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- Posted September 20, 2021 at 4:26pm
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Morrisville, Vermont
- Type Full Time
This is a full-time, exempt position serving as a District representative in the local community while ensuring that the LRSWMD meets established waste diversion goals through educational programming and outreach initiatives. The Outreach Coordinator will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, social media, and public relations messages and accompanying collateral to consistently represent the mission of the LRSMWD. The successful candidate will create and implement educational programs targeting waste reduction, recycling and composting through a variety of community outreach activities and programs. Each day brings new opportunities ranging from designing and writing content for newsletters, to teaching kindergarteners about the importance of recycling, to working with a local business to implement on-site compost services.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
· Meet the requirements for 28,000 District members as outlined in the state-approved Solid Waste Implementation Plan
· Raise the profile of the LRSWMD and its mission as a local sustainable materials management resource and service provider
· Increase engagement and education of District members, staff members, stakeholders and community partners through myriad of strategies including public presentations and participation at local events
· Ensure the LRSWMD’s communication and branding are consistent, professional, and effective
· Build and grow positive relationships with colleagues, members, regulatory agencies and local organizations
· Develop and maintain supportive working relationships and open lines of communication with all staff members to support the LRSWMD mission throughout the entire organization
Qualifications and Skills Required:
· Bachelor’s degree or proven industry experience equivalent
· Strong commitment to the mission of the organization
· Experience with website management, electronic and print newsletters, social media content (including short videos), and creative communications
· Ability to transform knowledge into exciting and useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences using the best distribution methods
· Self-starter, highly collaborative yet able to perform duties independently
· Enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
· Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
· Ability to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and interests to evoke behavior change
· Reliable, with excellent attention to detail and organization
· Valid drivers license and occasional use of personal vehicle
· Microsoft Suite experience
· Graphic Design (i.e. Adobe Suite, Canva, etc.)
· Website Development (currently using WordPress)
· Experience in environmental science, solid waste or education
· 100% medical coverage; supplemental dental and vision
· Paid sick and vacation time; 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days
· Retirement plan with up to 2% match after 2 years
· Dog-friendly workplace
Working Conditions: The position includes primarily office work. Occasional work in the field at transfer stations, businesses, schools, community events or other off-site locations. Weekend or evening work is occasionally required.
Physical Requirements: Ability to work at a desk and computer station for extended periods of time. Light lifting may be required on occasion.
Reports to: District Manager
Direct Reports: Possible supervision of intern(s) or volunteer(s)
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
- Posted September 20, 2021 at 3:20pm
- Deadline October 4th, 2021
- Location Montpelier, VT
- Type Full Time
Seeking Full-Time Bookkeeper / Business Manager at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund!
Do you believe in strengthening Vermont’s economy? Do you have experience with bookkeeping, contracts management, and some HR administration? We want to hear from you! We can offer you a flexible schedule, some remote work, health and dental insurance, paid time off, retirement contribution and a fun working environment. Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Please read the complete job description before applying — see below. To apply, send cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Ellen Kahler, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please apply by 12 p.m., 10/4/21.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-time Bookkeeper / Business Manager
Reports to: Finance Director
General Work Experience: 1-3 years of non-profit and/or for-profit bookkeeping or finance experience
Education: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or a related field.
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy. We develop creative approaches and innovative models that grow Vermont’s economy by elevating the well-being of our people, communities, and the environment.
We accelerate sustainable economic development by providing business assistance, value chain facilitation, network development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food systems, forest products, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors.
The Business Manager will be responsible for a combination of bookkeeping, contracts management, and human resources support tasks. The Business Manager should have financial skills and experience, accounting knowledge, familiarity with financial software applications, and an active commitment to the values of the organization. The Business Manager will also be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives with the rest of the VSJF staff. This is a non-exempt, full-time (32-40 hours/week), permanent position, reporting to the Finance Director.
- General bookkeeping
- Payroll and annual audit support, as needed
- Compile documentation for annual workers’ compensation audit and contractor 1099s
- Compile documentation for federal grant reimbursements and produce financial reports
Human Resources Support
- Benefits management (health, dental, etc.)
- New hire documentation management
Contract / Vendor Management
- Lead and manage all vendor contracts, client agreements and grantee agreements from start to finish
Flexible Capital Fund – Fund Management Support Tasks
- General bookkeeping and month end closing
- Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable and liaison with loan servicing contractor
- Support annual distribution check process
- Administrative support related to investor relations, such as Schedule K-1 mailings to investors
- Manage conflict of interest policy and disclosures with board and staff annually
- Maintain office supplies
- Collaborate with VSJF staff to forward the organization’s work and mission
Core Competencies and Qualifications:
- Financial Management software – NetSuite and QuickBooks preferred
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
- Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
- Proficient data and file management skills
- Some knowledge of VSJF primary areas of focus (i.e., food system, forest products, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology economic sectors) is a plus
- Passionate about VSJF’s mission
- Creative, with a good sense of humor
- Detail oriented
- Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
- Quick learner and thrives in a multi-task environment
VSJF is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. VSJF makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.
Bennington County Conservation District
- Posted September 20, 2021 at 11:28am
- Deadline October 5th, 2021
- Location Rutland, Vermont
- Type Full Time
Southwest Vermont Regional Conservation Districts
(Poultney Mettowee, Rutland, and Bennington NRCDs)
Located in Rutland and Bennington Counties, Vermont
Agricultural Outreach Specialist
Introduction: Three Natural Resource Conservation Districts (NRCDs) are working together to support an agricultural water quality staff position responsible for working with local farms to identify and address water quality concerns. The new staff member will focus on farms with animals, annual crops, and farm nutrient management.
Position Title: Agricultural Outreach Specialist
Who we are: Vermont’s Natural Resource Conservation Districts (NRCDs) were established to protect and enhance the soil and water resources of the State by providing education, outreach, and implementation of best land stewardship practices in coordination with area towns and landowners. Each District has a 5-member board comprised of local landowners and promotes natural resources conservation through education, conservation programs, and technical services. Conservation Districts are an independent, non-regulatory subdivision of Vermont state government, which means that landowner engagement with the District is voluntary and incentive-based.
Job summary: The Southwest Districts (Poultney Mettowee (PMNRCD), Rutland (RNRCD), and Bennington (BCCD)) are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess technical knowledge and work experience in agriculture and natural resources management to provide support to farmers and members of the public.
Tasks will include planning and holding workshops; preparing and distributing outreach materials; conducting farm field visits; assisting with Nutrient Management Plan development, implementation, and annual updates; and assisting with Best Management Practices identification, planning and implementation. Substantial on-the-job training will be provided. This position is grant funded and is under the general supervision of the District Managers of PMNRCD, RNRCD, and BCCD. The successful applicant will also work to increase Conservation District operational functions, financial sustainability, community engagement, and coordination with NRCS, VAAFM, UVM Extension, and other partners.
Minimum Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or a combination of applicable work experience and education. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of current water quality issues in Vermont, preferably have hands-on experience working on farms, be familiar with agricultural equipment, and have excellent writing and map making skills (ArcMap preferred). Experience with grants administration and record keeping is ideal, but not required.
Wage, Benefits and Work Schedule:
This is a non-salaried position starting at $20/hour, for roughly 30 - 40 hours a week. Once a six-month probationary period is completed benefits, including 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave and vacation, will be available. Additional benefits including a health care stipend are also available. This position is funded through grant sources and is an at-will position. The initial position is for two years. There is a possibility of extending this position for more years, depending on performance and funding.
Duties and Performance Requirements:
Required Agricultural Practices and Best Management Practices Education and Outreach
Provide education and outreach to farms in Rutland and Bennington Counties related to RAPs and BMPs, including:
providing farm-specific information on RAPs and BMP implementation opportunities
sharing information about applicable VAAFM and partner cost-share programs
developing outreach materials/methods such as workshops, flyers, newsletters, etc., to share information with local farms
Visit farms and identify potential water quality concerns
Research potential funding and/or BMP options and review appropriate solutions with the farmer
Assist farmer in writing for funds and/or implementing the identified solutions
Nutrient Management Planning
Provide field support to farms and partners and collect information needed to complete a Nutrient Management Plan.
Assist farms and partners with completion of Nutrient Management Plans.
Provide administrative and technical assistance to farms with existing UVM GoCropTM NMPs and assist farms with annual updates to their plans.
Obtain appropriate certifications for nutrient management planning and attend appropriate continuing education offerings.
Track progress in delivering technical assistance and conservation practice implementation.
Assist with application and implementation of District grants.
Collaborate with UVM Extension, VAAFM, NRCS, VTDEC staff, and other partners
Perform additional, related responsibilities as need arises (this position will be supplemented with other grant work, some of which may include tree planting, report writing, data analysis, etc).
Work will be approximately 50% field-based and 50% office-based.
Needed for Success:
Strong customer service, interpersonal and public relations skills.
Passionate about farming and natural resource conservation.
Willingness to learn or experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and management programs including Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Familiar with relevant state, and federal programs, laws, standards and specifications.
Comfortable being around livestock, farm equipment, driving on farm roads, being in remote farm fields/streams, and working independently in a rural setting in a variety of weather conditions.
Skilled at organizing, planning, and presenting to citizen groups, organizations or committees.
Ability to plan and carry out assignments independently, while meeting deadlines and managing time effectively.
Grant and project management experience including ability to successfully apply for grants and report on deliverables.
Working knowledge of watershed issues, non-point source pollution and remediation strategies.
MUST be proficient in Microsoft programs, general social media, and computer use in a variety of applications.
Knowledge of agriculture and farm technology.
Experienced with study design and data tracking, monitoring, and analysis.
Knowledge of agronomic principles, such as regional practices and procedures related to proper crop selection, crop rotations, nutrient management, utilizing manure nutrients and commercial fertilizers, etc.
The employee must be able to sit, stand, and walk in a variety of terrain. The employee is occasionally required to climb and kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 50 pounds and to walk over rough fields and in streams, if necessary. Tree planting for several weeks in spring may be required and involves standing, digging, carrying water and tools, etc.
An office will be provided in Poultney, Vermont, with some time for work with partners at their locations in Rutland and Bennington. A laptop will be provided. A phone or some consideration of a stipend for a phone may be discussed.
The job requires use of a private vehicle that is in good shape, can haul materials, and can drive over rough ground. Mileage is reimbursed at the Federal rate.
How to Apply:
Please apply by emailing the BCCD District Manager, Katy Crumley, email@example.com. Include a cover letter, resume, and three references. There will be a 180-day probationary period for this position. The application deadline is rolling until the position is filled. This position was posted on September 20, 2021.
Conservation Districts offer a unique service and voice within the agricultural conservation field. Please take a minute to look at our websites to review our current programs and learn more about the history of Conservation Districts nationally and in Vermont.
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School
- Posted September 16, 2021 at 9:13am
- Deadline October 22nd, 2021
- Location South Royalton, Vermont
- Type Full Time
The fellow will work with CAFS and our partners at the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) on the Legal Food Hub, a program that connects farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations with free legal assistance and educational resources. CLF launched the first Legal Food Hub in Massachusetts in 2014 and now operates Hubs in Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. CAFS operates the Legal Food Hub in Vermont, which launched in January 2020.
The Fellow will be a key part of the Legal Food Hub team, advancing the goals of the Hub in Vermont and across the New England region. This will likely include developing legal resources for food and farm stakeholders on relevant legal topics; working with our network of volunteer attorneys to strengthen and expand legal capacity to work on farm-related legal issues around the region; and conducting legal training for farmers and other key stakeholders. The Fellow may also have the opportunity to work on Legal Food Hub matters placed in our Food and Agriculture Clinic.
This fellowship is designed for a recent graduate or a practicing lawyer seeking to transition to a food/ag-oriented practice. The Fellow will be housed within CAFS and work primarily with the CAFS Legal Food Hub team but will have the opportunity to work directly with CLF’s Legal Food Hub team also.
Salary: $50,000 plus benefits
- JD from an ABA-accredited law school
- Strong legal research, writing, interpersonal, and communications skills
- Experience and/or strong interest in a transactional legal practice
- Demonstrated commitment to sustainable agriculture and local/regional food systems
- Active bar admission (Vermont preferred)
- Experience working in Microsoft Office and Windows environments; ability to learn student-specific databases quickly.
- Ability to perform work remotely for emergencies as needed.
- This position requires candidates to reside within commuting distance to the VLS Campus in South Royalton, Vermont
- All Vermont Law School employees must be fully vaccinated for Covid19 prior to their first day of employment, barring approved medical exemptions, which require weekly Covid19 testing to access campus.
- Please submit both a resume and cover letter here.
- Applicants must also submit a writing sample, not to exceed 5 pages.
- Final candidates will be required to present educational transcripts and at least three (3) professional references as well as undergo a background check.
CAFS believes a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to the success of our organization, and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment that encourages racial and social equity. We strongly encourage applicants from all walks of life, including but not limited to BIPOC/people of color, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates, and members of other marginalized communities, because we know that our work has greater impact when we center diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
- Posted September 13, 2021 at 1:22pm
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Burlington, VT
- Type Full Time
Reports to: Conservation Nursery Services Coordinator
Status: Full-time; Hourly; Seasonal
Term of Employment: October 4 – November 19, 2021
Summary of Position:
The Conservation Nursery Planting Crew will support the Intervale Center’s conservation efforts by providing assistance in tree harvest, planting, and in the nursery in general.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Helping with tree harvest, including processing trees for sale (root pruning, sorting by size, and bagging orders)
- Participating in large-scale conservation-based tree planting projects (carrying trees and equipment long distances and manually planting trees based on site-specific requirements)
- Assisting with nursery specific tasks when needed (weeding and transplanting trees in the field as well as taking inventory for spring harvest)
Work well in a team environment
Ability to work outside for extended periods of time in various weather conditions
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Ability to lift at least 50 pounds continuously
- Ability to represent Intervale Conservation Nursery to the public
- Driver’s license and car ownership are preferred, but not required
Position starts: October 4, 2021
Position is based in Burlington, Vermont.
The Intervale Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pumpkin Village Foods
- Posted September 9, 2021 at 6:55am
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Burlington, Vermont
- Type Part Time
Food Delivery Job – Driving and Delivery
Pumpkin Village Foods is small, but growing food delivery business with three different loops in VT and a NYC component. We are looking for a driver to join us in order to execute Friday (and depending on interest Thursday) routes in NW Vermont. Pay is $18 per hour to start.
Part-Time employment – 1.5 or 1 day depending on candidate interest
Route can start from and return to Fairfield or Burlington depending on employee location.
Thursday Route – Pick-up products at three locations and deliveries in Chittenden County (3 – 5 hours)
Friday Route – Pick-up products at locations in Fairfield, Enosburgh, Bakersfield with deliveries throughout Franklin and Chittenden County. (9 – 11 hours)
Driving / Delivery Skills
· Comfortable driving a small box truck in all weather conditions and in tight parking lots with other moving vehicles and people – CDL not required
· Basic monitoring of truck health, i.e. reporting noises, malfunctioning components, etc.
· Able to represent Pumpkin Village Foods professionally and carry out all tasks in a respectful manner
· Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Position open until filled.
Please send resume / contact Seth – pumpkinvillagefoods@gmail or 802.825.7982
- Posted September 3, 2021 at 9:01am
- Deadline September 14th, 2021
- Location Brattleboro, VT
- Type Full Time
Position Title: Farm to School Program Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Employee Status: Full-Time Exempt
Accepting applications until 9/14
Farm to School Program Manager for Food Connects
Come join our team! The Farm to School Program is expanding to new areas and developing new services for schools. We’re seeking a motivated and creative Program Manager to guide the Program in this next phase of growth.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Who We Are
Headquartered in beautiful Brattleboro, VT, Food Connects is a food-systems non-profit organization with two flagship programs. The Farm to School(FTS) program supports school implementation of food, farm, and nutrition education, strengthening their school nutrition programs. Our Food Hub delivers regionally produced foods to co-ops, markets, schools, and hospitals. We build strong relationships with schools, working in partnership to transform the food system. We are a dynamic non-profit organization with strong roots in the community and a commitment to challenging the status quo. Find out more about us here.
In Search Of
Are you passionate about local food? Do you believe in the importance of young people knowing where their food comes from and feeling empowered about growing and preparing their food? Do you want to support school food service professionals, administrators, and teachers in food systems change? Do you want to do meaningful work that supports our local agricultural economy while ensuring access to nutritious food for local youth?
What You Will Do
In this position, you will guide the strategic direction of the Farm to School Program and manage daily program operations (budget, managing staff, program delivery). You will support the Development Team in fundraising (grant writing and donor relations) for the program. As a Leadership Team member, you will also play a key role in developing Food Connects as an organization.
Additionally, you will serve as a motivational guide and knowledgeable resource for teachers, food service professionals, and school administrators to further develop and support Farm to School Programs throughout the region. You will build capacity for schools to improve food, farm, and nutrition education and increase local food purchasing and school meal participation. In support of your schools’ FTS teams, you may find yourself facilitating meetings, action planning, writing up newsletter articles, or organizing FTS events.
Experience and Knowledge Needed
This position requires an organized individual who is excited to have a varied workload. Experience and/or knowledge of school culture and curriculum is important, given your primary stakeholders will be school-based staff. You should find supporting school staff energizing, as this position will not regularly work with students. Knowledge about gardening, local farms, and community food systems is useful but not required; there will be plenty of learning opportunities on the job!
The right candidate will be skilled at:
Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.
Empowering Others: The ability to convey confidence in employees’ and partners’ ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; delegating significant responsibility and authority; allowing employees freedom to decide how they will accomplish their goals and resolve issues.
Establishing Focus: The ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the organization’s mission.
Managing Performance: The ability to take responsibility for one’s own or one’s employees’ performance by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
Strategic Thinking: The ability to analyze Food Connects’ strategic position by considering industry trends, existing and potential customers (internal and external), and strengths and weaknesses compared to similar organizations.
You will be meeting with school staff at locations throughout southeastern Vermont and the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, so reliable transportation is a must (mileage reimbursement is provided). The work schedule is flexible, with school-based meetings a priority. There will also be occasional meetings and events on evenings and weekends, with plenty of advance notice.
Compensation and Benefits
This position has the following benefits after a 90-day introductory period:
Paid time off: vacation, sick, personal, and holidaysas outlined in the Employee Handbook
176 hours of Paid Time Off - this is a combination of Vacation, Holiday Pay and Personal Days
40 hours of Paid Sick Time
Short-term disability insurance
Access to vision and dental insurance
15% Employee Discount on Food Purchases
2% Retirement Match.
The compensation for this position is $39,000 - $45,000, depending on experience. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position.
Littleton Food Co-op
- Posted September 2, 2021 at 10:55am
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Littleton, New Hampshire
- Type Full Time
The Littleton Food Co-op in Littleton, NH has openings for culinary professionals. Daytime hours only! Join a super friendly, creative, fast paced environment as:
PT or FT cook
Assistant Food Service Manager
Benefits!benefits!benefits: Insurance, Retirement, Paid holidays and vacation, employee discounts.
$13.35-$20 per hour based on experience
Apply on-line at https://littletoncoop.com/about/employment/ or call 603-444-1430 x 203 for more information.
- Posted August 31, 2021 at 10:51am
- Deadline September 20th, 2021
- Location Richmond, VT
- Type Part Time
The Local Food Access Coordinator (LFAC) is a member of NOFA-VT’s Local Food Access team, which strives to ensure that all Vermonters have equitable access to local and organic food in both consumer and institutional settings, while simultaneously supporting farm viability and market development. The LFAC is primarily responsible for implementing our local food access programs, Crop Cash, Farm Share, Senior Farm Share, and technical assistance for farms and farmers markets that wish to accept 3SquaresVT/SNAP benefits. With support from the Food Access Programs Director, the LFAC will play a key role in evaluating, expanding (where appropriate and feasible) and improving the local food access programs. Additionally, the LFAC contributes to the fundraising, grant writing, and advocacy that supports and sustains our local food access programs.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Crop Cash (and Farm Stand Match)
- Enroll, train and provide technical support to 20-40 farmers markets and 2-4 farm stands annually who participate in the Crop Cash/Farm Stand Match Program
- Coordinate outreach, payments, data collection, and evaluation for participating markets and farms
- Farm Share
- Coordinate summer and fall/winter application cycles serving 500+ households and 50+ participating farms annually
- Conduct outreach to bring new farms into the program
- Coordinate annual program evaluation by soliciting participant and farmer feedback
- Assist with grant proposals and support the annual Share The Harvest fundraiser and other fundraising efforts that support the program
- Senior Farm Share
- Coordinate outreach to 60-70 senior housing sites statewide
- Support ~1000 seniors and younger adults with disabilities to participate in the program
- Coordinate share distribution between participating farms and housing sites, reimbursement to farms and serve as liaison to partners at the Dep’t of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living
- Direct Market 3SquaresVT/SNAP Support
- Provide technical assistance to farmers and farmers markets to increase 3SquaresVT/ SNAP access and awareness
- Collaborate with state partners (Dep’t of Children & Families; Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; Dep’t of Health) and nonprofit partners and coalitions (Hunger Free VT; VT Foodbank; 3SquaresVT working group, SNAP Ed working Group, Farm to Plate Food access group, etc.) to stay informed of policy and technology trends
The LFAC possesses expertise in federal and state food assistance programs as well as strong knowledge of local and organic farms, food systems and direct markets. The LFAC also has strong written and oral communications skills, the ability to manage several projects at once, and a proven ability to work with diverse groups of people. The LFAC is highly organized, attentive to details, customer-service-oriented, and is experienced with both Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
The NOFA-VT office is in Richmond, Vermont, and staff may opt to have a permanent work station available in the office. Remote and hybrid work settings will also be considered, though the position will require occasional travel within Vermont, and applicants must be able and willing to come to the office regularly for meetings and to conduct some program business.
Black Dirt Farm
- Posted August 30, 2021 at 1:36pm
- Deadline September 30th, 2021
- Location Greensboro Bend, Vermont
- Type Part Time
Black Dirt Farm is a diversified family farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. We operate a year-round food scrap collection route to collect organic discards from our community. We strive to put this "waste" to as much positive use as we can. Being a part of Black Dirt Farm means working in an environment that is both caring and efficient. The farm requires creative and driven individuals who can work as part of a dynamic and often fast paced team but also be individually responsible for managing their own tasks with professionalism and quality.
The Hen Wrangler plays a critical role in the daily operations of Black Dirt Farm. The Hen Wrangler is responsible for routine care of our flock of 1,200 laying hens. The job including daily chores, weekly coop clean-out, egg washing and packaging, order fulfillment, and related seasonal tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as needed and time allows. This is a physical job, requiring the lifting and movement of 50+ pounds. We seek a Hen Wrangler who is committed to working at a good pace, prioritizing hen health, utilizing existing operational systems and focusing on efficiency.