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Community Harvest of Central Vermont
- Posted June 15, 2022 at 1:00pm
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Berlin, Vermont
- Type Part Time
Community Harvest of Central Vermont (CHCV), Central Vermont's gleaning organization for the past 9 years, is looking to add a part-time Gleaning Assistant for the 2022 season. CHCV brings the community together through gleaning to recover surplus food produced on area farms to feed those with limited access to healthy, fresh local food, and in the process, helps the community to gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the local food system, healthy eating, and waste reduction.
This position will work closely with CHCV’s Executive Director and volunteers to recover surplus vegetables and fruit from Central Vermont farms and other food producers. Responsibilities of this position will include the regular pickup and occasional delivery of donated vegetables from local farms to recipient sites. This position will also be responsible for general upkeep and maintenance of CHCV’s facility, vehicle and supplies.
The Gleaning Assistant should be comfortable taking direction, thinking on their feet and able to contribute in a fast-paced workplace.
Gleaning, Farm Pick-ups & Food Processing
- Support Executive Director with facilitation of gleaning and farm pick-ups by preparing supplies, communicating clearly with farmers and CHCV team, setting up for the tasks, truck organization, and record keeping.
- Instruct volunteers on proper handling, packing, safety, and quality standards.
- Motivate groups of volunteers to achieve harvest or packing goals.
- Pack and grade produce for distribution to recipient partners maintaining high food safety and quality standards.
Facility and Operational Tasks
- Oversee general upkeep, regular cleaning, and organization of CHCV’s facility, tools, supplies, and vehicle.
- Assist with compost practices, as needed.
Preferred Qualifications & Experience
- 2+ years of experience of vegetable production, either on a commercial farm, community garden, or similar setting required. Knowledge of local fruit and vegetable varieties, harvesting and/or food handling experience, preferred.
- Proven ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences in various settings both verbal and written. Experience in leading and motivating groups typically through 1+ years supervising groups and/or managing volunteers and/or teaching desired.
- Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow and internalize specific instructions and processes in a fast-paced environment.
- 2+ years of customer service experience in a fast-paced environment, desired
- Possesses an understanding and appreciation of the local food system, healthy eating, and waste reduction. Experience working or volunteering in non-profit(s) which address hunger relief, waste reduction or agricultural issues desired.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and/or G suite software.
- Must be able to repeatedly lift 50+ pounds in various conditions. This position is physically demanding and requires an aptitude for manual labor.
- Valid US driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Ability to drive a pick-up truck and mid-size cargo van required. Use of your own reliable vehicle desired.
All work will take place throughout Central Vermont, with the majority occurring in Berlin. Likely hours are 10-20 hours a week through mid-December, with potential for a year-round position for the right candidate.
Learn more about how you can help us help everyone eat local! See CommunityHarvestVT.org for program information.
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
- Posted May 27, 2022 at 11:29am
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Montpelier, VT
- Type Full Time
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Center for an Agricultural Economy
- Posted May 25, 2022 at 4:13pm
- Deadline June 17th, 2022
- Location Hardwick, VT
- Type Part Time
Just Cut Kitchen Staff
The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is looking to add a reliable individual for our Just Cut team! Experience preferred but will train motivated individuals that are a good fit.
- Posted May 25, 2022 at 7:42am
- Deadline July 12th, 2022
- Location Barre, VT
- Type Internship/Apprentice/Other
The Vermont Foodbank is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members: SNAP Outreach Systems Specialist and Network Capacity Specialist
Want to make a lasting difference through work that matters? Come join a dedicated team working to ensure that everyone in Vermont has enough healthy food to eat, every day. The Vermont Foodbank is the largest hunger-relief organization in Vermont, providing 12 million pounds of food to 153,000 Vermonters each year through partnerships and innovative programs.
We are seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members to join the Community Impact Team at the VT Foodbank. The VT Foodbank is a dynamic and progressive employer, offering fulfilling professional experience, along with a generous housing stipend.
The 3SquaresVT Outreach Systems Specialist will focus on initiatives that elevate awareness of 3SquaresVT. Opportunities will include applying an equity lens to outreach efforts, building upon partnerships with community organizations, evaluating current outreach systems, developing customer-centric tools, targeted outreach to unique groups like college students and older adults, other initiatives to diminish stigma and increase access.
The Network Capacity Specialist will focus on initiatives to better understand the charitable food system in Vermont and ultimately help to build the capacity of the Foodbank’s network of 215 food shelves and meal sites statewide. Opportunities will include partnership building, furthering a community needs assessment, and implementing solutions that improve capacity, communication and processes.
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
- Posted May 24, 2022 at 1:52pm
- Deadline June 10th, 2022
- Location East Thetford, Vermont
- Type Part Time
FLOWER HARVESTER/ ARRANGER for FLOWER FARM
Mid June- October 1st (year-round potential for qualified candidates)
Part time, Wednesday- Friday
Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center features a 1.5 acre organic cut flower field. We are open to the public for pick-your-own flowers and bulk flower orders. We also host pick-your-own wedding appointments here on the farm, where we guide bridal parties through our flower field and assist them with the harvesting and arranging process.
We are seeking a creative and energetic individual to join our cut flower crew! Candidate’s responsibilities will include harvesting flowers, processing bulk flower orders, and creating wedding arrangements (i.e. bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, flower crowns, etc.). The candidate will help with the set up for wedding appointments and guide bridal parties through the field on Thursdays and Fridays.
Candidates must be able to work in all weather conditions, be comfortable with standing, walking, kneeling and lifting throughout the day. Attention to detail and ability to work quickly is a must. Previous flower experience is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLS
Assembling bouquets for our farmstand and farmers markets
Arranging floral bridal party items
Leading on-farm wedding appointments
Processing bulk flower orders
Preparing orders for delivery
Duties may also include field maintenance, seeding, harvesting, deadheading, watering, and transplanting.
You love building your team and developing the skills of your co-workers
You are approachable and friendly
You remain flexible and are open to learning new skills and methods
You like taking on responsibilities and helping to contribute to the overall goals of your team and employer
This is a seasonal position, part-time June through October. This is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $15-18/hour, depending on qualifications.
Year-round potential for candidates with the right skill set to join our annual and perennial production team.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or through our employment application online. Apply by June 1st for first consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the position is filled.
Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Posted May 23, 2022 at 4:06pm
- Deadline June 30th, 2022
- Location Lyndon, VT
- Type Full Time
Sous Chef Position
We are a small artisan pasta maker & farm growing heirloom Italian vegetables and raising pasture hens making amazing pasta, sauces, artisan breads, desserts and more. We are looking for the right person to join our team to help expand our production to accomplish our goals of farm to table Italian delicacies with a Vermont spin. This position requires a person driven by farm to table cooking with a passion for learning.
We hold our kitchen to the highest standards in all areas. Our kitchen and farm is a prestigious Slow Food Snail of Approval site. No detail or ingredient is too small to be treated with the utmost respect and care. Therefore our Sous Chef must be a detail oriented person with the ability to see beyond their daily task list to ensure all team members are supported and thriving. Our kitchen and farm teams work together in order to provide and create the best pastas, sauces, breads, desserts and more using our farm grown vegetables and eggs. We are a tight knit company and treat our employees like family. Everyday is different in our kitchen so this person must enjoy and be able to roll with the punches.
This position requires a full commitment in order to ensure the proper function of our farm & kitchen system. We are a team and any work required will be taught and guided by us. We are looking for someone excited to learn and grow with us. While not every day is glamorous, there are many learning opportunities available to this person. We are a unique farm and kitchen system so a desire to see the food system from seed to plate is a must!
Other Tasks Include but are not limited to:
Working closely with the Chef to continue fostering and developing an engaging team environment that we have created and that is critical to the future growth of our farm & kitchen.
Must be able to work independently to execute one's daily tasks.
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve on the spot as well as knowing when to ask for help.
Create and execute recipes with the Chef.
Proper time management and deadline execution is a must.
Be able to run the kitchen smoothly in the Chef’s absence, after proper training and guidance.
Desire to learn, better our team, and grow together.
Work directly with our farm team to assist in the proper storage, cleaning & harvesting of ingredients.
Work with both our farm and kitchen teams so all staff are appropriately trained and supported in their tasks.
Prepare items in accordance with recipes and standards set by the Owner and Pasta Maker.
Assist in food inventory and control while properly receiving and storing delivered items.
Clean food prep areas, equipment, utensils and strictly adhere to sanitation, food safety, hygiene, and other health and safety guidelines.
Working with a “sense of urgency” and team first attitude is a must.
Maintain strict food safety & sanitation requirements.
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and precents. Ability to apply basic math and algebraic math skills for food production applications like food costing.
Applicant must be able to lift 50# repetitively and stand for 8 hours.
Minimum two years of culinary preparation experience.
Provide 3 References (only 1 may be personal, 2 must be work related)
Applicant must have or complete Serve Safe manager’s training prior to start date.
Applicants must possess current & valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a current working smartphone with gps capabilities.
Applicants must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination or submit & provide weekly self testing.
- Posted May 23, 2022 at 12:31pm
- Deadline May 31st, 2022
- Location Barre, Massachusetts
- Type Part Time
Part time: 28-32 hours/week
Primarily a remote position, but some in-person work within Massachusetts is required.
Application deadline: 5/31/22
Note: If you are interested in only some parts of the job but not all, please apply, as we can potentially segment this job into multiple positions.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association / Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) seeks an Administrative Services Manager to support the Administrative Director, Executive Director, and programs across the organization. Responsibilities include managing event registration, maintaining the database, tracking membership and donor engagement.
Our ideal candidate will be organized, flexible, resourceful and have strong skills in verbal and written communications, customer relations, advanced tech skills, record keeping, and event coordination. Experience running and maintaining a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database is required.
- Event Registration Management (50%, 10-15 hours/week)
- Organizational Administrative Support (25%, 7-9 hours/week)
- Database Management (10%, 3-4 hours/week)
- Member & Donor Management (10%, 3-4 hours/week)
- Individual Administrative Organization (5%, 2 hours/week)
The successful candidate will offer:
- A strong commitment to and knowledge of organic and regenerative farming practices
- Strong technology skills
- Ability to work independently from home with minimal supervision and maintain a collaborative approach as a team member
- Motivation to research new subjects, platforms and organize data and content for redistribution
- Proficiency with Google Workspace, Slack, Zoom, Wix, WordPress and event management platforms such as Whova
- Strong commitment to working toward dismantling racism in the food system; previous experience with working toward racial equity within an organization or community
- Experience running and maintaining a CRM
Ideal candidate may also have:
- Experience in communications, marketing, food and agriculture, or policy process
- Knowledge of agricultural issues, programs, and policies at the state or federal level
- Spanish fluency
$18.00/hour – $22.00/hour based on experience. Monthly stipend for internet, phone and approved travel expenses. Annual stipends for technology and professional development. New hires start with two weeks of paid vacation time and up to two weeks of paid sick/personal days. No health insurance available at this time.
Vermont Community Loan Fund
- Posted May 20, 2022 at 2:22pm
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Montpelier, VT
- Type Full Time
The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) is a nonprofit financial institution that provides loans and other resources to local businesses, community organizations & nonprofits, early care & learning providers and developers of affordable housing. We develop and promote innovative capital-based solutions to issues of poverty and opportunity. With over $50 million in assets, VCLF is Vermont’s largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). VCLF is a mission-driven lender, creating opportunities that lead to healthy communities and financial stability for all Vermonters. Learn more at www.investinvermont.org.
Diversity, justice, and inclusion are key values within VCLF. We are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive, equitable working environment for our staff. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.
The Director of Business Resources will be responsible for VCLF’s advisory and resource services, including the oversight and management of the Business Resource Center (BRC) and its staff. The Director of Business Resources leads the BRC in providing an evolving program of technical assistance to a diverse and growing portfolio of clients throughout the state of Vermont. This position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the senior management team.
Currently, VCLF staff works in-person, out of our offices in downtown Montpelier, where we adhere to strict COVID-19 safety protocols. Infrastructure and tools have been put into place to facilitate remote work, communications and the remote/virtual provision of technical assistance as needed. Under normal circumstances, travel throughout the state is required, and will continue as/whenever it is safe to meet with clients in person. In addition, there is flexibility in the work schedule, as there may be night and weekend hours on a case-to-case basis and/or for special events.
Duties & Responsibilities:
· Management of the Business Resource Center (BRC) including identifying, assessing, and developing services, resources, tools, and technical assistance for current and prospective VCLF clients, including educational and learning opportunities. Maintain, refine, and improve internal processes, framework and structure for the operations of the Business Resource Center.
· Management and supervision of BRC staff including developing and managing performance and professional development goals.
· Continue evolution of the BRC into an equitable program that identifies and removes barriers to advisory support and assistance for Vermont’s BIPOC, New American, and other underserved communities.
· Oversee relevant projects and programs of the BRC, including interpreting and sharing performance metrics against relevant grants and program budgets.
· Develop BRC’s growth and management strategy; identify and review program metrics, and implement, manage, and measure program performance against program and organization goals. Identify, collect, track, and benchmark BRC’s metrics and report results and impacts to VCLF Directors, Staff, and Board as requested.
· Ensure effective and quality communication and collaboration between the BRC and other VCLF departments.
· Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to review, implement, manage, and measure program performance against TA grant and program budgets.
· Support and assist VCLF Business Advisor, Business Navigator, and BRC clients with direct advisory services, resources, and tools.
· Work in tandem with VCLF’s lending team to deploy business advisory services to all borrowers and prospective borrowers. Support and assist VCLF Loan Officers with financial, strategy, and resources as requested. Support and assist VCLF Business Advisor, Business Navigator, and BRC clients with direct advisory services, resources, and tools.
· Participate in panels, develop and conduct workshops, and other public outreach efforts, including tabling and presenting at conferences.
· Participate in working groups and committees for small business, early care and learning, and agricultural/food systems.
· Supervision of third-party resource deployment.
Successful Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for this Position:
· Strong experience with business, operational, and financial management, preferably with small and microbusinesses.
· Strong ability to communicate effectively, empathetically, professionally, and efficiently, both orally and in writing, to a varied audience.
· Demonstrated management and leadership experience.
· Strong understanding of and ability to deploy instruction around the principles, standards and practices of micro- and small business operations, and nonprofit operations, including basic business accounting, planning and operational best practices. Demonstrated ability to develop and present programs and training in an engaging manner, to either a virtual or in-person audience.
· Understanding of characteristics and components of a successful commercial loan proposal, or the desire and ability to develop this skill set.
· Ability to develop business plans, marketing plans, financial planning documents and strategies, organizational and communication plans.
· Demonstrated experience with spreadsheets, and technologically proficient with cloud and software platforms widely used in business settings.
· Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports and summaries as needed.
· Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, and ability to manage time and priorities independently.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and collaboratively.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the Position:
· Experience in marketing, communication and organizational development.
· Experience in personal and professional financial and credit management.
· Experience in personal and professional financial record keeping.
· Resourceful, creative, flexible, and curious.
Farmers To You
- Posted May 19, 2022 at 9:16am
- Deadline June 17th, 2022
- Location Middlesex, VT
- Type Part Time
On Tuesdays, Farmers To You packs and processes all of our weekly orders. We are looking for hardworking, detail-oriented people to join our packing team. We're looking for weekly regulars and subs. This is a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs repetitively, handle repetitive tasks in a food distribution hub, and have good communication skills. Flexible start time, shift ends when all orders are packed (typically between 8-10pm). Locally-sourced staff dinner is provided.
Green Mountain Farm-to-School
- Posted May 18, 2022 at 1:43pm
- Deadline July 1st, 2022
- Location Newport, VT
- Type Full Time
If you have a passion for food systems and farm-to-school education, explore an AmeriCorps opportunity with Green Mountain Farm-to-School as an AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator. Why you should consider an AmeriCorps opportunity?
AmeriCorps is a great opportunity for those looking to gain new skills and build networks while serving with organizations that improve lives and strengthen communities. There are many benefits to being an AmeriCorps member.
· Time for Reflection. Serving a year or two in AmeriCorps gives the time to reflect and learn. During the course of the year members are supported in pursuing career and educational interests for the next step in their life.
· New Skills. During the AmeriCorps service members learn many new professional development skills and are offered trainings to serve the communities they work in.
· New Networks. Many AmeriCorps programs are based in non-profit organizations giving the members valuable career experience. The AmeriCorps structure also supports members networking with each other and other organizations throughout the year of service.
· Camaraderie. AmeriCorps members meet other members with a passion for serving a community for the greater good and make connections in the communities they serve.
· Benefits. Full- time AmeriCorps members receive a cost of living stipend, Health care, Loan forbearance during service, and an educational award at the end of service.
Who we are at Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and well- being of Vermont's children, farms, and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2021-2022 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve school communities in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming, and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 5,000 students. You can learn more about our organization at www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
What is unique about being an AmeriCorps member at GMFTS?
● History - Our program has been running successfully for multiple years, giving us the experience to help you be successful and have a great year. We offer training for programs, support systems, and schedules.
● Hands-on experience - At GMFTS, you will have direct responsibility for implementing our Farm-to-School program. That means you get direct experience at schools, in gardens, and working with kids, teachers, and parents. Although there is also an office component to the job, this is primarily a hands-on job!
● Perks - We offer subsidized housing, Health Insurance, you receive student Loan Forbearance, an Education Award of $6345.00, set rate Mileage reimbursement for business travel, a Living Stipend and many Training opportunities. Plus the outdoor recreation opportunities are endless in Northern Vermont.
● Friends - You will be part of a team of ACs, all of whom are at similar points in their careers and share many of your interests in education, food, and agriculture. You will have the opportunity to live with, work with, and learn from this team, as well as to make new friends in the process.
● Independence - We have developed the necessary program structure and materials to allow you to work autonomously, to control your own schedule, and have ownership over your school relationships. It’s a great combination of support and freedom.
● Entrepreneurship - Because we are a rapidly growing nonprofit, you may have the opportunity to create new pieces of the program from scratch, whether that is writing a new lesson plan or building a clay oven for a school! Although you’ll need to be responsive to the school’s needs and respectful of our time and resource limitations, there is still room to take initiative and be creative.
What does a year of AmeriCorps (ACs) service with GMFTS look like?
GMFTS is an action-packed, fast-paced place to work. Over the course of the year ACs work on a wide variety of tasks that change by the day, the week, and the season. There are very occasional evening and weekend events throughout the year.
● The Fall (~September to October) ○ACs members focus on building relationships with the schools they work with, teach garden workshops with students and host school harvest celebrations
● The Winter (~November to March) ○ ACs members focus on program planning, teaching unit lessons, planning field trips to Maple Sugarhouses, and have some office based work.
● The Spring (~April to May) ○ ACs members on starting seeds with the students, planning the gardens, teaching after school programs and teaching unit lessons.
● The Summer○ ACs members plant the school gardens, maintain the gardens over the summer, harvest for the community free lunch program for youth, do some educational programming and wrapping up paperwork.
How to Apply:
This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP) (https://www.leapinthenek.com/serve) LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the NEK of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely
To apply to GMFTS please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to email@example.com by July 1st or visit http://greenmountainfarmtoschool.org/employment/
You can also visit the AmeriCorps website, and search by state for Vermont, and by program by entering LEAP.