Food Access Coordinator

Full time (35-40 hrs/week), $16/hr

Farmshare Austin has a mission to grow a healthy local food community by increasing food access, teaching new farmers and preserving farmland.

 

The Food Access Coordinator will be responsible for supporting and implementing Farmshare Austin’s Fresh for Less Food Access Programs, including the Mobile Markets and Curbside Delivery. The goal of these programs is to provide fresh, seasonal produce at accessible prices in communities facing socioeconomic and geographic barriers to healthy food access. Fresh for Less serves a diverse population, including a significant portion of Spanish-only speaking customers.

 

The Food Access Coordinator primarily will be responsible for operating up to three weekly Mobile Markets and/or weekly Curbside delivery routes, including packing and delivering Curbside orders, driving market vehicles, setting up market sites, making and accurately recording sales, and gathering customer and community feedback. The Food Access Coordinator also will be responsible for assisting with updating and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures, including making recommendations for improvements. The Coordinator will be expected to follow all Farmshare Austin safety protocols (such as limiting customer contact during order delivery and adhering to mask policy) relating to their position.

Depending on experience and interests, the full-time Food Access Coordinator will also assist with a variety of other program tasks, including operations-related tasks (cooler management, fleet maintenance, etc.) and/or website/graphic-design based work. Proficiency in any of these fields is a plus but not required. However, enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things is a must!

 

Members of the Food Access team may be required to work a small number of hours (1-2) weekly on the farm. This time is spent working in the field and/or in post-harvest activities under the guidance of the Farm team. There will also be 2-3 hours per week devoted to staff meetings (currently held virtually) and administrative work. Employees also may be expected to attend and/or assist with Farmshare community events and fundraisers and other duties as assigned.

 

This is a full time (35-40 hours/week) position beginning in mid-June. Farmshare Austin offers staff benefits including farm fresh veggies, paid time off, a gas reimbursement stipend, a healthcare reimbursement stipend, and professional development opportunities. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 11.

JOB DUTIES:

  •  Conducting Mobile Markets and/or Curbside Delivery Program activities, including packing and delivering customer orders, preparing for markets, driving to market sites, setting up the market, maintaining a safe and comfortable shopping environment, communicating with customers, promoting fresh produce, completing transactions, and leaving sites in a clean and respectful condition.     

  • Outreach for markets and delivery program including attending school and community events, ordering, picking up and distributing printed materials, posting on social media and other duties as assigned.

  • Uploading market reports, preparing deposits, adding to Standard Operating Procedures, and other administrative tasks. 

  • Other duties as assigned (assist with events, volunteers, etc.)
     

REQUIREMENTS: Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Highly trustworthy and responsible. Able to manage cash, credit, and SNAP transactions.

  • High School or equivalent completion

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record

  • Passion for food access and building an equitable local food system

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly and work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to help develop new programs, identify opportunities for improvement and take initiative

  • Ability to communicate cordially, professionally and effectively with the public

 

PREFERRED: Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Solution-oriented and quick to learn new skills and concepts

  • Retail experience or experience in marketing and produce sales

  • Experience with Wix or Local Food Marketplace web platforms

  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite

  • Fleet management experience

  • Educational or professional experience with non-profit organizations

  • Educational or professional experience in food access, food justice, hunger alleviation, and/or community development

  • Experience with and sensitivity to working with ethnically, culturally and socio-economically diverse groups

 

Pay for this position is $16/hr plus veggies and employer benefits.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to info@farmshareaustin.org by June 4, 2021.