Job Opportunities

Farm Truck 912 Coordinator

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and references to farmtruck912@gmail.com   

Deadline to Apply:

12/20/2018

 

Education and Outreach Coordinator

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and references to farmtruck912@gmail.com   

Deadline to Apply:

12/20/2018

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

Position: Farm Truck 912 Coordinator

The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Overview:

The Forsyth Farmers Market is seeking a Farm Truck coordinator for our Farm Truck 912 program.  Farm Truck 912, a farmers’ market on wheels, is a project of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market and primarily serves neighborhoods with little access to fresh, healthy food. The Farm Truck 912 coordinator  will be responsible for the operation of most mobile market sites, coordination of associates or volunteers, procurement of stock and other duties that promote the success of Farm Truck 912. The hourly wage starts at $16 per-hour.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Director of Community Programs to plan and schedule Farm Truck 912 stops/events

  • Work with Director of Community Programs to order all product/maintaining proper food storage

  • Receive, store and input data to Shopkeep application for all products

  • Driving and maintenance management of 20’ step van (stick shift)

  • Coordinate with the Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Director of Community Programs to plan and organize outreach and educational activities related to Farm Truck 912

  • Promote FFM’s SNAP enrollment services and EBT doubling program; assist customers with SNAP applications/renewals

  • Training/Scheduling/Managing volunteers to support Farm Truck 912 activities

  • Coordinate with Americorps VISTA volunteer to manage social media/marketing for Farm Truck 912

  • Recruit for, and participate in Farm Truck 912 committee activities

  • Other duties as assigned by Forsyth Farmers’ Market Executive Director, Board of Directors, or Director of Community Programs

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working/organizing in diverse communities, especially in low-income communities of color (predominantly Black)

  • Possess a strong understanding of food justice concepts, a nuanced anti-oppression lens, and experience in practically engaging in justice work in areas such as, but not limited to food, economics, race, gender, immigration, LGBTQ, ableism, etc.

  • 2+ years experience working in retail, customer service, and/or business management at a managerial level

  • Excellent organizational, writing and social skills

  • Confident and impactful public speaking skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and documents

  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and training

  • Experience utilizing application software such as Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets

  • Experience using social media applications, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

  • Spanish Speaking preferred  

Requirements:

Candidate must have a clean (no more than two moving violations in the past two years) driving record (will be checked) and current, valid Georgia Driver’s License and must be able to drive a manual transmission (stick-shift).  Candidate should also be comfortable with physical labor, working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, and able to lift at least 40 pounds of weight. This job is 32-40 hours per week. Candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends.  

Reporting:

The Farm Truck 912 coordinator reports directly to the Director of Community Programs.  

Compensation:

This is an hourly position with no benefits included.  Compensation is $16/hour.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator

The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation

in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local

products.

Overview:

The Forsyth Farmers Market is seeking an Education and Outreach Coordinator to work

alongside the Director of Community Programs and Farm Truck 912 Manager to support

the Farm Truck 912 program. Farm Truck 912, a farmers’ market on wheels, is a project of

the Forsyth Farmers’ Market and primarily serves neighborhoods with little access to fresh,

healthy food. The primary responsibility of the education and outreach coordinator will be

to support Farm Truck 912 through the development of educational and outreach activities.

The hourly wage starts at $16 per-hour.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Farm Truck 912 Manager/Director at stops in communities served

  • Participate in Farm Truck 912 team meetings and professional development activities

  • Develop and maintain record keeping systems for educational and outreach activities

  • Develop and maintain systems of communication with community partners

  • Identify, develop and maintain strategic partnerships in community to promote and advance Farm Truck 912 activities

  • Coordinate with the Farm Truck 912 Manager and Director of Community Programs to organize outreach and educational activities related to Farm Truck 912, as well as other community programs by Forsyth Farmers Market

  • Promote FFM’s SNAP enrollment services and EBT doubling program; assist customers with SNAP applications/renewals

  • Training/Scheduling/Managing volunteers to support educational and outreach activities

  • Coordinate with Americorps VISTA volunteer to manage social media/marketing for Farm Truck 912

  • Recruit for, and participate in Farm Truck 912 committee activities

  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director Forsyth Farmers’ Executive Director, Board of Directors, or Director of Community Programs

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience organizing in a diversity of communities, especially in low-income communities of color (predominantly Black)

  • Possess a strong understanding of food justice concepts, a nuanced anti-oppression lens, and experience in practically engaging in justice work in areas such as, but not limited to food, economics, race, gender, immigration, LGBTQ, ableism, etc.

  • Excellent organizational, writing and social skills

  • Confident and impactful public speaking skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and documents

  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and training

  • 2+ years’ experience developing and facilitating educational programming

  • Experience utilizing application software such as Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets

  • Experience using social media applications, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

  • Spanish speaking preferred

Requirements:

This job is 32-40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work some evenings and

weekends. This is an hourly position with no benefits included. Candidates must also have

access to reliable transportation, as the job will require frequent movement throughout

Savannah/Chatham county. Mileage is reimbursed for all work-related travel.

Reporting:

The Farm Truck manager reports directly to the Director of Community Programs.

Compensation:

This is an hourly position with no benefits included. Compensation is $16/hour.