Mobile Market Coordinator

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

 

The Mobile Market Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the Fresh for Less Mobile Market Program with Farmshare Austin and the City of Austin. The goal of this program is to provide fresh, seasonal produce at accessible prices at identified sites in communities facing socioeconomic and geographic barriers to healthy food access. The Mobile Markets serve a diverse population, including a significant portion of Spanish-only speaking customers.

The Mobile Market Coordinator will be primarily responsible for operating up to four Mobile Markets, including driving the van, setting up the site, making and accurately recording sales, conducting market outreach, and gathering customer and community feedback. The Mobile Market Coordinator will also be responsible for making recommendations for operations improvements based on experiences and feedback at the markets.

Members of the Mobile Market 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 alongside Farmshare’s students. There will also be 2-3 hours per week devoted to staff meetings and administrative work. Employees may also be expected to attend and/or assist with Farmshare community events and fundraisers and other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Conducting Mobile Markets, including:

    • preparing for markets

    • driving to market sites

    • setting up the market

    • maintaining a safe and comfortable shopping environment

    • communicating with customers

    • promoting fresh produce and healthy cooking techniques

    • completing transactions

    • reporting sales

    • and leaving sites in a clean and respectful condition.

  • Outreach for markets including:

    • ordering, picking up and distributing printed materials

    • attending school and community events

    • 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

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

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

  • 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

  • Ability to comport oneself in a way that always reflects well on the organization

 

Preferred: Education, Experience, and Skill

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

  • Retail experience or experience in marketing and produce sales

  • 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

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter along with two references to info@farmshareaustin.org.

This position is seasonal (October-June annually), approximately 25-30 hours per week and starts in January 2020.

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