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Community Food Programs Coordinator - Food Gatherers

Community Food Programs Coordinator

Reporting to the Manager of Community Food Programs, the Community Food Programs Coordinator provides support and management of Food Gatherers' direct client distribution programs and serves as a liaison to partner programs and represents Food Gatherers to all stakeholders in accordance with the established guidelines and values.

The Community Food Programs Coordinator serves as the point of contact for partner agencies, performs monitoring site visits, develops and implements training for partner programs and oversees special programs, such as the Summer Food Service Program. 

Job description and application instructions HERE.

To apply, submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. Resume (word or pdf)
2. Cover Letter (word or pdf)
3. A separate document (word or pdf) with answers to the following questions:

a ) What makes you a unique candidate, and what strengths will you bring to this position?

b) What experience do you have with various communication methods (phone calls, meetings, trainings, workshops, presentations, etc...) to diverse stakeholders (community partners, clients, government partners, etc..)?

Applications are considered as we receive them, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Food Hub Manager at Sprout Urban Farms

Sprout Urban Farms is seeking an experienced, hands-on, creative and determined Food Hub Manager to lead and grow the organization’s Food Hub efforts. The Food Hub Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

The Food Hub Manager’s primary role is to understand the needs of and provide support to Sprout staff to ensure excellence in all aspects of processing, packaging, aggregation, and distribution. A successful candidate for this role will work to create and manage systems that streamline work and product flow while ensuring standards are met. We are looking for a collaborative but independent thinker, who is naturally curious about how things work, is numbers savvy, and has an analytical mindset. The Food Hub Manager reports to the Executive Director. S/he must develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, suppliers, members, and customers. The Manager will work in a team approach with the Operations and Farm Manager. The Manager may at times be asked to help out in other areas not listed in this summary as needed.

For more information and to apply, please visit their website.

Food Tank Paid Research Opportunities

Food Tank, a non-profit organization, publishes original research daily and is working to build a better food system. Food Tank works with more than two dozen partners worldwide including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Slow Food USA, Oxfam America, the McKnight Foundation, and the James Beard Foundation. Food Tank also has publishing relationships with the Christian Science Monitor, Thompson Reuters, About.com, the Huffington Post, and many others. 

1. We are hiring three fellows to help us with three upcoming research reports (graduate level only). These reports are part of our “Food Tank by the Numbers” series and will require intensive research. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 20 hours a week (PAID). Fellows can work remotely. 

2. Research and Writing Internships (undergraduate or graduate). We are looking for students who are strong researchers and writers to commit to writing one article a week (potentially PAID) for Food Tank as research interns. We expect a three-month commitment (a minimum of 12 articles). Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Interns will conduct interviews with major thought leaders, have the chance to get their names published, work with our partners, and much more. Interns can work remotely. 

3. DC Based Interns to Help Coordinate our Upcoming Food Tank Summit at The George Washington University (undergraduate or graduate). On January 21-22 we are hosting the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University, which will be a two-day event bringing together 75 speakers from all sectors of the food system. We are looking for three interns (PAID and UNPAID) to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week helping us to coordinate logistics for the summit. Must be DC-, MD-, or VA- based. 

Interested applicants should send an email to research associate Sarah Small at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and include a brief cover letter explaining interest, a resume, and official/unofficial transcript. 

Brines Farm - Part or full time help

Brines Farm is looking for part to full time help starting now through the end of October, and then possible continuation part-time help through winter. Optional housing available. Work hours are flexible within a 9-5 Mon-Fri window. Some weekend hours possible for those with lots of farming experience. Pay is $8-$10 per hour based on experience. Please contact Shannon Brines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fill out the internship form at brines.net. Brines Farm is a diversified fruit & vegetable permaculture farm on over 80 acres in northern Webster Township, 12 miles from downtown Ann Arbor.

Position Opening - Sustainable Food Systems - School of Natural Resources and Environment

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The position is part of a cluster of hires in the area of sustainable food systems, which brings together a number of faculty from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the School of Public Health, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning within the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and SNRE in a cross-disciplinary teaching and research effort.

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