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FoodLab Membership Services Administrator

FoodLab Detroit is a community of good food businesses and partners who are committed to growing a just, green, healthy, and thriving “good food” economy in Detroit.

Position Summary:

This is an ideal role for someone who is dedicated, detail-driven, and looking to support a great organization working towards a more just, green, healthy, and delicious Detroit.

 

Have you been looking for a way to get more involved with the FoodLab community? Are you detail-oriented and organized? This position might be for you!

 

This is a part-time position paid hourly with a guaranteed 10 hours/week of work (up to 20 hours of work on busier weeks). There may be opportunities for increased hours or transition to a salaried role, dependent on performance and funding.

 

The Membership Services Administrator will report to and be coached by FoodLab’s Membership Director. We are looking for someone who can start work in August or September 2015.

 

Read more about this opportunity and how to apply here!

Nutrition/Gardening AmeriCorps Position

It is that time of year again, the Power of We Consortium is recruiting 8 new AmeriCorps members for the fall 2015!

Members will serve October 6, 2015-September 30, 2016 and receive training, a living allowance, an educational award at the completion of the service term, and loan forbearance for qualified student loans.

Commonly known as the “Domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program that offers paid positions with significant professional development opportunities to individuals of all ages looking to make a difference in our community. They spend their days face-to-face with community members and volunteers. The Power of We Consortium focuses on two goals to increase food security and reduce obesity and related chronic disease for Ingham County residents:

1) adult and youth nutrition education

2) food donation and gardening

Please check http://powerofwe.org/americorps/americorps-state/position-openings/ for position details and application instructions. Deadline to apply is August 3, 2015 by 5p.m.

For more information about the Power of We Consortium and the AmeriCorps State program, please go to powerofwe.org or https://www.facebook.com/pwcamericorps

If you have any questions, please contact AmeriCorps program director, Andrea Villanueva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Allen Neighborhood Center - Exchange (Food Hub) Manager

Established in 1999, Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing, MI serves as a hub for capacity building, neighborhood enhancement, and for activities that promote the health, safety, stability, and economic well-being of Eastside residents and other stakeholders.   Signature projects include the Hunter Park GardenHouse, Allen Street Farmers Market, and Allen Market Place, a multi-functional food resource center and food hub.  These programs have emerged from ANC’s inclusive neighborhood forums, designed to address emerging issues, (e.g., food security and food access), and ensure the development of pioneering, resident-driven strategies for community improvement.

We are seeking a full-time Exchange Manager who will:

Provide aggregation and distribution services to increase sales of regionally grown food and food products to commercial and institutional buyers, e.g., restaurants, hospitals, schools, caterers, grocers, buying clubs, etc.

·Manage the online website (www.allenmarketplace.org), an online marketplace associated with the Exchange.

·Coordinate Veggie Box program (multi-grower CSA) logistics, marketing, sales, etc.

·Manage dry & cold food storage operations.

·Develop newsletters & other marketing materials for buyers and producers.

·Develop, coordinate & promote a robust schedule of educational workshops & events (ex. business planning, food safety, marketing & branding, etc.) taught by educators from partnering organizations.

·Support the development of the local value-added industry by linking growers and food entrepreneurs with the AMP Kitchen to create value-added products, with the option of distribution through the Exchange.

·Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns involved in the Exchange.

·Link growers & food producers to proper licenses and food safety procedures.

·Evaluate and write reports showcasing program effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

· A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player.

·Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail as they manage multiple tasks/projects.

·Experience in managing and creating relationships with multiple partners, patrons, and neighbors.

·Entrepreneurial energy, high level of initiative, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, and teamwork.

·Excellent verbal, written, communication and customer service skills.

·Ability to develop, implement, nurture and evaluate programs.

·Skills in web management and other computer & online programs.

·Passion for strengthening the local food system and for the ANC mission.

·Commitment to Lansing’s Eastside, its residents, stakeholders as well as strategic partners throughout the mid-Michigan region.

·A bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study, or professional experience in relevant area.

·Flexible availability required (some nights and weekends).

·Experience in food programs and Michigan produce seasonality.

·Valid Michigan driver’s license.

·Management experience in business or non-profit organization preferred.

Compensation

Full-time position (40 hours/week) to begin end of August 2015.

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits available.

Cover Letter & Resume due Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Submit to: Rita O’Brien, Allen Market Place Associate Director

Allen Neighborhood Center

1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912

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Communications Director Staff Position

The Berkeley Food Institute is seeking a Communications Director to develop and execute a comprehensive multidisciplinary communications program. The position is 50% (20 hours per week), with the possibility of converting to a career staff position, funding pending. Application deadline: Friday, July 24, 2015. More information here.

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