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Food Hub Driver (part-time, temporary)

New Entry Food Hub is a project of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Our Food Hub embodies a unique relationship between producers and consumers, which benefits consumers, small-scale limited-resource farmers, local communities, and the environment.

POSITION SUMMARY
This person will assist in delivery operations of the Food Hub, a local food aggregation facility in Lowell, MA, by supporting transportation of food from farms to the Food Hub and from the Food Hub to customers. Responsibilities include assisting in delivery of a 400 plus member, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and as well as variety of wholesale accounts providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to customers around the Boston area. Driving shifts will vary depending on need, but this position is likely to be around 5-6 hours per day, up to three days per week, from June to October.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The candidate will support the Food Hub Coordinator with the following tasks:

  • Pickup produce from area farms;
  • Deliver CSA shares and other produce orders to 20+ locations per week in the Lowell/Boston area on time and during scheduled pickup windows;
  • Work with customers, site coordinators, and volunteers at various pick-up locations to trouble shoot delivery or pickup concerns and communicate issues back to Food Hub team;
  • Provide friendly customer service to stakeholders at Pick-up Locations;
  • Monitor operational and maintenance needs of delivery vehicle (gas, oil, windshield-wiper fluid) and schedule maintenance;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Clean Driving Record;
Ability to safely drive 14 foot and 16 foot box trucks in urban settings (narrow streets, tight loading docks, and alleyways);
Delivery experience loading and unloading boxes;
Customer service experience;
Friendly, reliable, high energy level, comfortable, with multi-tasking;
Good interpersonal and communication skills;
Team player, ability to interact with diverse personalities; tactful, respectful, flexible;
Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment;
Self-motivated and directed;
Ability to work a flexible schedule with on-call availability Tuesday-Thursday;
Access to reliable private transportation to reach Food Hub required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Experience handling produce preferred;
Previous experience in commercial farming or wholesaling preferred;
Experience driving a box truck in an urban setting preferred;
Cross-cultural experience preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to perform varied and repetitive warehouse tasks including manual lifting of boxes between 25 – 50 pounds, in conditions that vary from hot and humid, to cold and wet, and up and down stairs and in an out of box trucks with no lift gates;
Ability to work varied hours, including some evenings and weekends;
Valid driver’s license and a clean Motor Vehicle Record; Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.

COMPENSATION
The pay for this position is $16.00 per hour.

TO APPLY
We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and a cover letter. Applications are accepted through our fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks.

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111
Or fax to: 617.896.9393.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/New Entry Sustainable Farming Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and veteran or disability status.


National Farmer Training Networks Manager

Position Status: Full-Time salaried, commensurate with experience
Reports To: National Technical Assistance Manager
Posting Date: 3/22/18. Position open until filled.

Job Overview
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious and culturally appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.  In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers. The National Farmer Training Networks Manager will work as part of New Entry’s National Programs Team to oversee the administration of New Entry’s National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI), Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network (ALN) and other nationally-focused projects. This involves managing partner networks; scheduling, planning and hosting professional development events and conferences; developing educational resources, toolkits and guidebooks; and supporting beginning farmer training programs with ongoing project planning, development, advocacy, and evaluation.

New Entry operates under two fiscal sponsors – Tufts University and TSNE MissionWorks. While this is one unified full-time position, half of the responsibilities fall under projects/funding via Tufts and half under TSNE. The position is therefore technically employed by Tufts 50% and TSNE 50%, and will require your job application be submitted to both entities.

Key Job Elements
• Conduct national planning, outreach, and technical assistance (TA) to emerging or developing beginning farmer training and incubator farm programs through recruiting clients and engaging partners in TA and community of practice (CoP) efforts.
• Help develop TA protocols in areas of financial literacy, land and credit access, and metrics and evaluation for farm incubator projects.
• Maintain national NIFTI TA request and referral system.
• Develop national webinars on beginning farmer training program topics.
• Refine and expand upon web-based national clearinghouse for farm incubator resources.
• Develop case studies, success stories, and best practices.
• Organize multi-day NIFTI Field Schools and CoP national meetings/conferences.
• Facilitate ongoing CoP strategies for beginning farmer program staff.
• Document and evaluate program outputs and outcomes.
• Collaborate on development of national metrics and evaluation of beginning farmer training projects.
• Collaborate on national-level research on beginning farmer training projects.
• Promote and distribute existing toolkits, fact sheets, and other materials.
• Collaborate with national partners on local and regional-level projects to encourage and strengthen farm beginning farmer training programs by partnering and serving in an advisory capacity as requested.
• Work with New Entry’s National Programs Team on other national projects as needed.
• Promote New Entry’s work on a national scale by attending and presenting at relevant conferences and events.
• Participate as part of a team to support the mission of New Entry by working with staff to develop robust program metrics and evaluation tools to share nationally and to educate New Entry staff members about best practices gleaned from national organizations.
• Create and manage consulting agreements and contracts with program partners.
• Develop and maintain operations manuals for all aspects of National TA program administration.

Supervisory responsibilities:
This position provides supervision to graduate student interns and work-study students and manages technical assistance partner contracts with collaborating organizations.

Special requirements:
• Access to reliable private transportation necessary and ability to travel nationally.
• Flexible schedule needed, including evenings and weekends.

Qualifications
• Prior experience in national outreach, adult education theory, beginning farmer and rancher training strategies, local and regional food systems, educational resource development, and organizational development preferred.
• Cross-cultural experience helpful.
• Experience with programmatic evaluation and assessment desired.
• Experience with event planning desired.
• Demonstrated leadership skills, strong project management experience, and attention to detail required.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse ethnic and economic groups.
• Self-directed and able to work well in a rapidly changing, high-performance environment.
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Proficiency with standard computer software (MS Office, Social Media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, with a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply
New Entry encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and experience. As mentioned above, New Entry operates under two fiscal sponsors – Tufts University and TSNE MissionWorks. While this is one unified full-time position, half of the responsibilities fall under projects/funding via Tufts and half under TSNE. The position is therefore technically employed by Tufts 50% and TSNE 50%, and will require your job application be submitted to both entities. You must submit your cover letter and resume through both application systems to be considered for the full-time role.

Tufts Application Instructions: Visit the Tufts Careers website jobs.hr.tufts.edu. Click External Candidate, or Internal Candidate if within Tufts University. Navigate to the job opening:

Title: Apprenticeship Program Coordinator - New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Friedman School of Nutrition
Requisition ID: 18001150
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Mar 21, 2018
Click Apply and create a New User in the application system (or click Login if you have an existing account). Submit your application.

TSNE Application Instructions: Visit the TSNE employment website www.tsne.org/nonprofit-jobs. Navigate to the job opening:

Title: National Incubator Farm Training Initiative Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (part-time)
Click Apply online to submit application. As mentioned above, submit your cover letter and resume through both application systems to be considered for the full-time role.

Please contact Kristen Aldrich (kristen.aldrich@tufts.edu; 978-654-6745 xt.105) with any questions!

 

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To Apply for all New Entry open positions:  We strongly encourage online applications per instructions above and provision of a writing sample as needed. We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to: TSNE MissionWorks, Attn: Employment Manager, NonProfit Center, 89 South Street Suite 700, Boston, MA  02111; or send by fax to: 617.523.2070.