New Internship and Work Posts

Internship and work related posts of immediate interest to UMass Sustainable Food and Farming students may be posted on this blog.

Other opportunities are posted at my Just Food Now blog page (to keep this one uncluttered).

And of course, there are several search engines and job boards at Finding Work in Sustainable Food and Farming.

Here are some of the jobs I posted in December and January:

Sugaring Interns Wanted in Wendell, MA

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Want to learn all the ins and outs of sugaring, from tapping the maples, collecting buckets, boiling, bottling and making syrup, creme and  maple sugar? Join me for a few hours each week from late February until early April in Wendell, MA and learn this centuries old sustainable harvest from beginning to end.

We’ll be tapping sugar maples in Wendell MA, and boiling the sap off in a timber frame sugar shack over a wood fired evaporator until the run stops in late March or early April. Best of all, you get to keep a portion of the “crop”- pure, sweet maple syrup from stately trees.  The work is physical, lifting buckets of sap and syrup and hauling firewood to the evaporator, but it’s also a lot of fun. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact :

Joe Laur

313 Farley Rd

Wendell, MA 01379



9 Jan

Cool Internship in Southampton, MA

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

General Description: Sunflower Farm (located on beautiful Tripple Brook Farm in Southampton) is proudly owned and operated by Riverside Industries, Inc.  Riverside Industries is a non-profit that provides services to developmentally disabled adults and supports them in their mission to lead full and empowered lives.  The purpose of this job is to work in conjunction with Riverside staff & clients to expand and improve Sunflower Farm and incorporate a newly constructed greenhouse into the program.  RSI/Sunflower Farm specifically seeks self-starters, students with the creative vision and follow-through needed to design and implement independent improvement projects.  Projects include: Designing and building an irrigation system; researching and implementing adaptive tools and techniques for those with physical limitations; developing an accompanying curriculum; bookkeeping; organic certification; product marketing.

Essential Job Functions:  There are many duties which comprise the full range of staff responsibilities embodied in the Sunflower Farms Internship position.  Each of these duties is considered essential for the performance of the job.  They are not listed in order of priority. 

  •  Harvesting, drying herbs.
  • Growing vegetables organically.
  • Weeding, pruning, pest control
  • Involve RSI clients with decision-making where appropriate.
  • Ensure that all participants’ rights under DDS are observed.
  • Exercise good judgment in all aspects of the job.
  • Demonstrate considerate, cooperative, and constructive attitudes and behaviors in working with participants, participants’ significant supports, other employees with the clients.
  • Ensures participants’ health and safety by adhering to safety and health standards as prescribed by regulations, company policies, assisting with fire drills, escorting participants to and from vans and other activities, taking attendance, reporting incidents, responding to emergencies and following OSHA standards.

This position is not only an opportunity to learn about small-scale, organic farming, but also to provide support to an underserved community of people.

Contact; Nick Isherwood at:

9 Jan

Farm Manger in New Milford CT needed

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Are you looking for a job like this one–full-time, with a benefit package that includes health care and the opportunity to take over management of a 100+acre preserved farm in New Milford that, for the last eight years, has built a well-respected agro-educational program for high school and college youth in our region.

Friends of Sullivan Farm is a new 501-C-3 established in New Milford to both oversee and ensure survival of the town-owned farm on Route 202.  Youth in the program raise their own produce, tap sugar maples and make maple syrup in their state-of-the-art sugar house, hay what they don’t cultivate and sell seasonal produce at their onsite farm stand, through two farmers markets and to area retail outlets.  The program has sent a number of young people on to pursue agricultural careers and related programs in college and ag schools.

I look forward to hearing from you if you know of such a candidate–or folks who would know one.  Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.  Katy Francis, a member of Friends of Sullivan Farm, who is cc’ed on this email, leads the search committee.  Her contact information is also available on the job description.

With many thanks,

Julie Bailey,
Friends of Sullivan Farm

860-350-2259 (landline)
917-825-7560 (cell)
juliane.bailey (Skype)

6 Jan

Farm Manager Wanted in Rhode Island

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Managing Director, Farm Fresh Rhode Island. Office located in Pawtucket RI.

About Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Founded in 2004, Farm Fresh Rhode Island (Farm Fresh) works to grow a
local food system that values the environment and the health and
quality of life for area farmers and eaters. Part incubator, part
activator, Farm Fresh programs link local farmers and buyers by
building RI's capacity in three areas:  growing the local food supply,
defining new models for the local food system and building local
demand for good food.

Farm Fresh’s vision focuses on preserving our farmland and
agricultural/culinary knowledge, building healthier communities,
increasing access to fresher food and improving the impact of food
production and distribution on our environment, all while
strengthening community-based businesses. Farm Fresh’s primary goal is
to support the growth of a New England abundant with diverse family
farms and fertile soils, where locally and honestly produced foods are
at the heart of every dinner table.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The FY2011
operating budget of Farm Fresh programs is approximately $2.25
million. More information and a full list of programs can be found at

Job Function/Purpose of Role:
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and partnering with the
Program Director (PD), the primary role of the Managing Director is to
develop earned-income operations in a way that advances the Farm Fresh
mission and maximizes our resources.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Managing Director acts
as an advisor to team members, the ED and the Board of Directors in
the evaluation of Farm Fresh’s financial plans and economic modeling.

The Managing Director is responsible for many aspects of the
organization and partnering with the ED and PD in the development of
Farm Fresh’s long-term business plans. This position manages the
Business Manager, Markets Coordinator and their teams.

Primary Responsibilities:
Communications & Strategy
•	Work with ED and PD on long-range organizational strategy
•	Ensure every aspect of Farm Fresh programs connects with and
communicates our mission
•	Provide staff with the training and resources to think big picture
in their daily work
•	Work with ED and PD to promote a consistent brand and message for Farm Fresh
•	Work with ED and PD to analyze and evaluate programs, and
communicate our results internally and publicly
•	Develop strategic partnerships to promote Farm Fresh, its programs
and partners
•	Work with program staff to provide consistent content and imagery
for Farm Fresh communications
•	Be able to represent Farm Fresh at conferences, events and with the media

Financial Management:
•	Oversee and analyze budget and financials
•	Provide support to Business Manager in implementing QuickBooks chart
of accounts, cash management, bank accounts, credit card systems,
Paypal and reconciliations
•	Manage program income tracking and reporting to Board and ED,
program leaders and funders
•	Work in conjunction with PD to prepare budgets and format financial
information for grant applications
•	Work with Board, ED and Business Manager to develop budget and cash
flow projections

Human Resources:
•	Optimize organizational structure towards effective operations that
fulfill our mission
•	Work with ED and PD to develop and maintain job descriptions for all staff
•	Oversee hiring processes and interviews
•	Partner with ED and PD on staff evaluation processes

Staff Support and Supervision
•	Meet with managed staff one on one and in small groups to analyze
programs and develop best practices
•	Define program metrics and monitor their progress
•	Review financial information specific to programs and prepare
budgets with program leaders

General Business Management:
•	Manage risk and oversee insurance policies for all aspects of the organization
•	Handle miscellaneous licenses and reports as necessary (Secretary of
State, Dept. of Health, Dept. of Labor, etc.)

Education, Knowledge and Experience Required:
A minimum of a Bachelors degree. Candidates should posses a passion
for the Farm Fresh mission, be a hands-on manager with integrity and a
have desire to work in a dynamic environment. Farm Fresh is a growing,
collaborative, creative and flexible organization and ideal candidates
are proactive with a strong service mentality.

Critical skills include: effective oral and written communications,
financial acumen, strong analytical thinking and experience in
interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model. Experience
with financial accounting software is required. Personnel management
experience is required. Previous non-profit experience is desired.

Full time, flexible hours with most hours worked during normal
business hours. Early morning, evening and weekend work may be

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is $42,900 with health benefits and paid vacation and holidays,
plus opportunities for education and professional development.

To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three
references to No phone calls please.
Applications are due: January 30, 2012.

City Sprouts Program Director Needed

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Cambridge Program Director 
Base level salary: $36,400                 
Start Date: February 6th, 2012

FTE (35 hours/week)

CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools to build schools’ capacity to integrate school gardens with existing curricula and school culture. CitySprouts operates as a district-wide program in Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), including a summer internship for middle school youth; and in schools in the Boston area as a member of  the Massachusetts FoodCorps Initiative.

The Cambridge Program Director is a year-round position directing the organization’s Cambridge program.


  • Background in public education setting, preferably classroom experience in public schools
  • Knowledge of the following fields: urban agriculture, food education
  • Experience with middle school youth
  • Strong organization skills; strong writing and verbal communication skills; comfort in public speaking
  • Proven skill and experience in supervising and evaluating staff
  • Access to car

Job Responsibilities

 School-year program

§  Supervise garden coordinator staff in implementing Teacher Support Plans, including maintenance of the school gardens as outdoor classrooms

§  Liaison to CPS teachers in developing garden-based lesson extensions

§  Overseeing district-wide data collection and evaluation of teachers’ garden use

Summer program

§  Oversee implementation of summer curriculum, including fieldtrips and community partnerships

§  Supervise program staff: garden coordinators and summer fellows

§  Oversee recruitment, selection and matriculation of youth interns 

Community partnerships

§  Collaborate with community organizations and municipal departments on projects that further program goals

Facilitate the on-going development of CPS school gardens as outdoor classrooms; oversee gardens’ health and maintenance

Be an advocate for CitySprouts’ programs and school garden model

Send resume and cover letter by January 13th, 2012 to:

Jane Hirschi, Executive Director:


25 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

17 Dec

Job: Sustainable Food Enterprises in Lowell, MA

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

United Teen Equality Center

Fresh Roots Culinary Program Manager/Executive Chef

General FunctionThe Kitchen Manager/Chef Instructor is a full-time position that will oversee the growth and development of the Fresh Roots Culinary Program, which includes:

·         Job training for at-risk youth
·         Management of a catering and baking business
·         Expansion into full-service café
·         Community kitchen rentals
·         Incorporation of locally sourced food and catalyzing local food culture.


·         Strong leadership skills, organizing, facilitation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are a must in this fast-paced, key role;

·         Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing environment is crucial;

·         Strong background in culinary arts is a must and a sense of small business development and management is helpful

·         Ability to work with diverse group of young people, meeting them where they are with skill level and individual need

·         Ability to design and run multi-faceted program, integrated many young people and other staff members

·         Ability to work well in a team, and be flexible to accommodate programmatic and organizational changes

·         Sense of humor.

Application process:

Email resume and letter of interest to Derek Mitchell at or call at (978) 856-3910


The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), founded in 1999, was the result of an organizing movement driven by young people to develop their own teen center in response to gang violence. Today, our mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell’s most disengaged youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. Nationally recognized, UTEC is guided by its core values of peace, positivity, and empowerment within a culture that places high value on youth-involvement.  Our programming model begins with intensive street outreach and gang peacemaking, reaching out to the most disconnected youth by meeting them “where they are at” (specifically targeting those ages 16-23 who have dropped out of high school and have other high risk factors). With a holistic and relentless approach to case management throughout our work, we engage youth in workforce development programming with an emphasis on social enterprises in food services, multimedia, and maintenance/cleaning. We provide an educational pathway that focuses on both GED and an alternative diploma program. And the values of social justice and civic engagement are embedded in all programming, with special emphasis in our organizing and policymaking work.  Ultimately, UTEC’s unique model can provide a pathway from the street to the state house for older youth most often overlooked and considered disengaged.  UTEC’s long-term vision is to serve as a model for other youth agencies across the Commonwealth and beyond.

For more info on UTEC:


14 Dec

Nature and Kids Job in Montague, MA

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Check out this sweet job opportunity!

21st Century After School Program needs 2 people who are enthusiastic about nature and kids. Co-teach two hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-5:15. Compensation $15/hour. Requirements: two year degree or equivalent experience, must LOVE kids, have experienced nature intentionally through time, have good boundaries, pass a CORI, and possess small group management skills. Other small opportunities may come available as time goes on… Submit letter of interest and resume with relevant experience via electronic or snail mail to:

Christine K. Bates
21st Century Program Director
Montague Elementary School
413-863-9326 x228

12 Dec

More Sustainable Food and Farming Jobs

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

The latest NESAWG newsletter lists the following job opportunities:

Urban Grower (full-time)
Common Good City Farm
Washington, DC

The Urban Grower is responsible for planning, organizing and managing all the activities of the half-acre Farm. The Farm produces food using sustainable agriculture and permaculture ethics and practices. For full description and to apply, visit

Workshop Coordinator (part-time)
Common Good City Farm
Washington, DC

The coordinator is responsible for overseeing the programming, promotion, and logistics of our series of educational workshops on the farm. For full description and to apply, visit

Mobile Market School Educator
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Washington, DC

Like kids, local food, food justice, and child nutrition?  This could be the job for you! Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is hiring a part-time Mobile Market School Educator to lead educational programming on Arcadia’s traveling farmers’ market bus, and coordinate local food taste tests in DC cafeterias.  Full application information at

Assistant CSA Manager
Farmer Dave’s
Dracut, MA

Full-time position. Application details can be found here:

Fair Food Fund
Boston area

The Fair Food Fund to invests in enterprises that connect New England family farms with the growing demand for local/regional, sustainably-produced food. In doing so, our goal is to enhance the financial viability of small- and medium-sized New England farms. Fair Food Fund is seeking an intern to help develop the Fund’s business plan. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Alex Linkow, Fair Food Fund Program Director, at This is a part-time contract position, with compensation of $15/hr, paid monthly, 5-10 hours of work per week for 12-15 weeks with the possibility of extension. Application deadline: December 16, 2011

Public Relations/Communications Intern 2011-2012

Interns are expected to contribute between 5-10 hours per week for publicity tasks. To apply, please send letter of inquiry, resume, and 3 references to Mindy Harris, PR Coordinator –, or call 781-209-1233.

Culinary Class & Special Events Intern
Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Full or Part Time Flexible/Nights/Weekends. $10 per hour. Contact:,

Lead Gardens Educator
Gardens Coordinator
Groundwork Somerville
Somerville, MA

Lead Gardens Educator to begin January 2nd 2012 to manage and run Groundwork Somerville’s nature and garden-based elementary after school programming. The Lead Gardens Educator will support our Gardens Coordinator with our additional winter and spring programming including: The Somerville Maple Syrup Project, April Vacation Week Camp, and Gardens Consulting.

Gardens Coordinator to start March 26th.  The Gardens Coordinator will supervise and/or run all “healthy EDUCATION” programming.  It is our hope that this will be a stepped process with the Lead Gardens Educator transitioning into the role of Gardens Coordinator to ease into management of such a multifaceted position in our vibrant community-based environmental non-profit organization.

Both positions are contingent on continued funding. As a core program, Schoolyard Gardens is a primary priority for the organization. For more information or to apply, please visit

VISTA Position
Sustainability and Nutritional Program Utilization Coordinator

The Pennsylvania Afterschool /Youth Development Network, in collaboration the Afterschool Alliance, seeks a AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to serve as the Sustainability and Nutritional Program Utilization Coordinator from February 1, 2012- January 31, 2013. Fifty percent (50%) of the member’s time will be devoted to  working state-wide and specifically in five targeted 21st Century Learning Center Program /communities in the south central and southeastern regions of the state  to develop systems that promote and support the provision of afterschool and summer enrichment program meals and snacks. The VISTA candidate must be identified by December 14. If you are interested or have any questions, please  contact Kacy Conley at or call 717-763-1661 ext 210.

Director of Food Services
Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Public Schools seeks applications from dynamic and innovative food service professionals to manage and develop the food service program for an urban school district with 13 schools and more than 6000 students. The Food Service Director oversees a budget of $2.5M, one Assistant Director and all full and part time Food Service staff district wide. In addition, the Director is responsible for supervising district-sponsored programs such as: the school breakfast program, the school lunch program, the afterschool snack program and the fruit and vegetable snack program. The ideal candidate will possess a keen understanding of the changing landscape of child nutrition programs and be committed to change and improvement. More information and application instructions at:  Wait a few seconds for the Cambridge Public Schools Human Resources page to come up and then  look under Administrative Job Postings.

Apprentices and Interns
Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Farming for the City Program
Poughkeepsie, NY

Apprentices and interns work with PFP staff and members to grow mixed vegetables on 14 acres, operate a CSA, run a farmers market, teach children and teenagers about food and farming, and lead outreach efforts to increase food access and awareness of food in the CIty of Poughkeepsie.  They also have the opportunity to participate in two Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) programs. Interested candidates are requested to apply by December 15 (apprentices) or February 15 (interns), however, positions will remain open until filled. For more information and an application, visit our website at

Youth Programs Coordinator
Community Cooking Educator
Nutrition Center of Maine
Lewiston, ME

The Nutrition Center of Maine (NC) was founded by St. Mary’s Health System to promote community healthy through organizing, advocacy and education. Located in the heart of downtown, the Nutrition Center serves as a healthy food hub in the midst of Lewiston’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. These are full-time positions eligible for benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. To learn more information about the positions, contact the Nutrition Center Director: Kirsten Walter at or (207) 513-3845. To apply visit: and search under “service”.

29 Nov

Position with CISA

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Job Opening at CISA: Part-time, one year Program Assistant position
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is a non-profit organization that strengthens local agriculture by building connections between farmers and the community. The Program Assistant will support CISA staff in program implementation, communications, grants and event management. Tasks will include event logistics, phone inquiries and reminders, writing and proofreading, and support for grant reporting and submissions.

Please find full job description here. CISA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color and women to apply. Please send cover letter and resume to CISA, One Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA  01373 or email to Review begins 12/7/11, position open until filled.

28 Nov

Farm internship in NE Mass

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Moraine Farm

We are looking for responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic apprentices
to assist with all aspects of our 23-acre farming operation.
Responsibilities include greenhouse work, field preparation,
transplanting, tractor cultivation, harvest and preparing produce for
our CSA, wholesale, restaurant and hunger relief accounts. We are a
production farm and are constantly seeking ways to maximize production,
increase of efficiency and improve our land stewardship. Apprentices are
expected to master use of our primary tillage and cultivating tractors.
Apprentices work closely with the farm manager on all aspects of
production. We are looking for individuals who are excited about
sustainable farming and who are up to the challenge of the physically
demanding schedule, tasks, and pace of the farm season.

Apprentice positions start in April and end in November.

Apprentice Qualifications:

Ability to handle physically strenuous, repetitious tasks in all weather
We work fast, so apprentices should possess the ability to work quickly,
and desire to learn to work faster
Good communication skills, sense of humor, upbeat attitude
A valid driver's license
Farming experience preferred

Apprentice Work Schedule:

April to November
Mondays-Fridays, 7AM - 5PM. One-hour lunch. Saturdays, 7AM to 12noon.
Rotating weekend responsibilities: One weekend a month for greenhouse,
fencing and irrigation chores. Comp time is not given for weekend chores.

Apprentice Compensation:

Stipend is $400/week
Worker?s compensation insurance is provided
Employer sponsored health insurance available
Vacation: five days paid vacation in September or October
Farm produce: as much farm grown produce as the apprentice can use,
including putting up for the winter
Off-farm housing may be available
Training: Access to planning software, documents and records, farmer's
library, farm safety training, tractor operation and maintenance
training, option to participate in eastern Mass CRAFT program
Up to four working visits to area farms
Free admission to all Trustees of Reservations properties, including
nearby Crane Beach.

If you are interested in an apprentice position, please send letter of
interest and resume to Farm Manager, Gretta Anderson,

Gretta Anderson
Farm Manager

The Trustees of Reservations | Moraine Farm
733 Cabot Street | Beverly, MA 01915
978.969.1738 tel

27 Nov

Organic Grower Wanted

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Unique opportunity for seasoned organic grower, on large, idyllic farm estate in
Long Valley, NJ

The Farm:
A National Historic Landmark, this preserved farm covers the floor of a verdant
alluvial valley consisting of prime soils. The farm is situated 1 hour from NYC
in one of the nation's most affluent counties, where demand for locally grown
organic produce/CSA far outstrips supply.
The grower's challenge:
To eventually provide a year-round, complete plant-based diet for a medical
doctor's projected 250 patients, in lieu of the standard drug-based medicine

You will be in charge of all farm operations and the returning 30 of the 170
acres of conventionally-farmed, excellent  soil to organic.
On this you will grow vegetables, grains, fruits, flowers and herbs.

The 2012 season will be devoted to infrastructure (fencing, irrigation and barn
repairs), soil improvement, and perennial plantings.

In 2013 we hope to provide much of the diet for 100 patients.

This might be the first HMO/ CSA in the USA !

We're looking for a grower with
-        Extensive vegetable-growing experience
-        Some experience with grains and small fruits
-        Basic construction skills
-        Good management competence
-        Boundless energy, and a
-        Commitment to a plant-based diet

   If you are interested, please contact me.

   Thank you,

   Ron Weiss, M.D.
   Cell: (201) 725-6524

10 Nov

NY – NOFA Position Open

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit





The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is the oldest and largest organization in New York devoted to organic and sustainable farming and gardening, and counts over 800 farms among its 1600 members of farmers, gardeners, and eaters.


We are seeking a half-time Organic Fruit & Vegetable Coordinator to work with the Education Director and other staff to lead the organization’s technical assistance and outreach to organic fruit and vegetable farmers.  Estimated weekly hours are 20-31 hrs/week depending on available funding.  Hours may increase as this position grows.


The position requires a creative and organized self-starter with a background in and/or experience in organic fruit and vegetable farming. The person must be passionate and knowledgeable about organic fruit and vegetable farming and gardening and have project management experience. The Organic Fruit & Vegetable Coordinator is based in the NOFA-NY office in Rochester, NY and reports to the Education Director.  Exceptional candidates who wish to work from a home office will be considered; monthly staff meetings in Rochester would be required for a telecommuting position.


Specific Responsibilities

•Responsibilities include providing technical assistance to organic vegetable and fruit producers, organizing fruit and vegetable technical workshops and field days, and responding to gardener and homesteader inquiries.

•In coordination with the Education Director, sets annual education and outreach goals for fruit and vegetable technical assistance, education, and outreach, develops strategies, and coordinates initiatives to meet these objectives.

•Coordinates all fruit and vegetable workshops for the annual NOFA-NY winter conference for 1,000+ attendees.  Attends and helps staff the conference each year.

•Coordinates and staffs fruit and vegetable on-farm workshops for the NOFA-NY field day series across NYS.

•Provides some technical assistance to fruit and vegetable farmers and gardeners through phone and email.

•Manages the production of the Organic Farm Resource Guide, a guide to organic farm inputs.

•Manages the new NOFA-NY Bulk Order Program (to launch early 2013).

•Notifies membership of educational events via the newsletter, e-news, listserves, and website.

•Occasional public speaking.

•Writes grants to support fruit and vegetable education and technical assistance work.



Competitive salary, dependent on experience. We offer a benefits package that includes 70% employer-paid medical insurance, 50% employer-paid dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan for half-time employees.



•Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, required.  Master’s degree in related field, preferred.

•Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of organic and sustainable agriculture and the educational needs of fruit and vegetable farmers.  Experience: Minimum 5 yrs experience in organic fruit and vegetable agriculture, additional experience: event/program planning and working with volunteers.

•Required Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; strong computer skills; Beneficial Skills:  Familiarity with database programs, graphic design interest, Spanish language skills.

•Capabilities: High energy and enthusiasm. Ability to work well in a team and with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.

•Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of NOFA-NY.  Frequent statewide travel required during the growing season.


How to Apply

Position open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, three references, and a short writing sample to by November 18, 2011.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you are able to work out of the Rochester office, or if you are applying as a telecommuting candidate.

10 Nov

Project Manager Needed

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) seeks to hire a Project Manager to coordinate the Heifer International Seeds of Change Initiative in the Appalachian Region (Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes County, NC, and Johnson County, Tennessee). The Seeds of Change Initiative aims to increase access to healthy, local food, increase houshold income and conserve natural resources in the High Country. Coordination of this initiative involves recruiting stakeholders, designing a governance structure for a coalition of stakeholders, facilitating the assessment of community needs, and leading fundraising efforts. The position is available until filled. Please mail a cover letter and resume to: Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, PO Box 67, Boone NC 28607. No calls please. For more information, visit our website:

Mel Weiss

Director of Programs

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

P.O. Box 67

Boone, NC 28607

NOFA-NJ Beginning Farmer Job

Posted by jgerber123 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment | Edit

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is seeking to fill a newly created, grant-funded Beginning Farmer Program Manager position. This staff person will work with NOFA-NJ’s partners to launch a comprehensive Beginning Farmer program in New Jersey. The Project Manager will develop and implement all aspects of this program, including the development of tools, creating an application process for participants, coordinating learning opportunities and launching an incubator location for beginning farmers at Duke Farms Foundation’s property in Somerset County, NJ.

For a full description and how to apply, visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s