Community Food Access Programs Coordinator

General Description

 

The Community Food Access Programs Coordinator will help plan and implement Foodlink’s four Food Access Programs including Community Gardens, Curbside market, Urban Farm Stands and Healthy Corner Store Initiatives.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Gardens:

  • Site assessment, preparation, planting, and tending of 10-15 community gardens with the assistance of site coordinators and volunteers.
  • Provide technical assistance and workshop opportunities for each site.
  • Prepare monthly reports that document garden site activities, amount of produce harvested, people served, etc.
  • Oversee operation of Lexington Avenue Urban Farm, a 1 acre plot with a hoop-house that is subdivided into family plots for refugee communities in Rochester.

Curbside Market:

  • Liaise between Foodlink and 50 sites for the Curbside Market, a “farmer’s market on wheels” that goes to public housing facilities and community health centers
  • Operate the Curbside Market as needed (no special license required).

Urban Farm Stands:

  • Coordinate 12 Urban Farm Stands throughout Rochester, ensuring all 12 sites are properly equipped, staffed with volunteers, and supplied with local produce.
  • Operate Urban Farm Stands as needed.

Healthy Corner Store Initiative:

  • Monitor partner stores, aid them in creating healthy opportunities.
  • Build new partnerships with stores throughout Rochester.

Nutrition Education:

  • All 4 programs include opportunities for nutrition education like cooking demonstrations and distribution of recipe cards.  Coordinator will support Foodlink’s Nutrition Education team to develop materials schedule, and conduct workshops for Food Access Programs.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Horticulture, Botany, Agriculture, Science, Natural Resources, or a related field.

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in horticulture, greenhouse, and/or gardening work, including experience in planning, cultivation, planting, and harvest.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience facilitating and organizing diverse community groups
  • Strong interest in food systems work—agriculture, public health, food access, etc.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, have access to a vehicle, and be willing to travel within Foodlink’s 10-county service area.

Skills:

·         Familiarity with gardening and garden-based education

  • Experience with collaborative projects and the design/implementation of programs
  • Independence, flexibility, attention to detail
  • Physical ability to complete garden related tasks (including lifting 50 lbs)
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Nutrition Education experience a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish, Burmese a plus

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all- inclusive. Employees will follow other instructions and perform other related duties as required.

 

 

Application:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Foodlink

1999 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14615

Or email to hr@foodlinkny.org

Only serious candidates should apply.

 

 

Rochester, New York
2014-01-31
Foodlink
Human Resources
hr@foodlinkny.org

1999 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14615
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