Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
10/22/19
Position Title
Foodshare Coordinator
Position Description
Poughkeepsie Farm Project is a farm-based non-profit organization committed to cultivating a just and sustainable food system in the Mid-Hudson Valley. On our member-supported farm in the City of Poughkeepsie, we grow fresh vegetables and fruit for our CSA, provide hands-on educational programs, and improve access to healthy locally-grown food.

The Food Share Coordinator works with the 5 other members of the farm crew, as well as with interns, members, volunteers, and youth participants to grow food for a 600 member CSA, for restaurant and institution sales, and for PFP’s Food Share program. The Food Share Coordinator maintains an active list of all emergency food providers and oversees delivery and recordkeeping for donations.

Reports to: Farm Director, Assistant Manager

Job Responsibilities:
GENERAL FARM DUTIES
• Work in collaboration with staff members to implement 2020 agricultural production plan consisting of growing, harvesting, and distributing over 200,000 lbs of vegetables, herbs, small fruit, and flowers using organic methods.
• Guide, supervise, and mentor interns, CSA members, and volunteers in various farming related tasks.
• Perform various rotating farm duties, which include record keeping, maintenance, and coordinating CSA distribution.
• Serve as a representative of Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Actively work toward the betterment of the organization.

OTHER EXPECTATIONS
• Attend weekly farm crew meetings and farm walks
• Work 45 hours/week in June, July, and August; 40 hours/week in remaining months
• Work outside of scheduled hours when needed (occasionally)
• Be a dynamic member of the farm crew and work towards advancing the mission of the larger organization

EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE
• At least 1 summer internship (or equivalent) on vegetable farm(s); full season preferred
• Experience leading work projects with others

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently in all weather conditions
• Desire and ability to share a passion for farming with members and visitors
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Good observation and critical thinking skills
• Basic computer skills
• Interest in sustainable agriculture and professional development
• Interest in tractor and equipment use and maintenance
• Understanding of ergonomics and safe body mechanics
• Capacity to lift 50lbs
County
Dutchess
Farm Name
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
How to Apply
This is seasonal position, starting February 24 and ending on November 20 with a possibility for part-time winter work 2020-21. This position is paid $14/hour plus overtime. Submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to Leon Vehaba at leon@farmproject.org. Poughkeepsie Farm Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Farm or Organization Website
https://www.farmproject.org/careers