Job Summary:

-  The Gleaning Assistant helps the Gleaning Coordinator connect growers who have extra fresh produce to needs assistance agencies, working to to reduce food loss on farms and improve food security in Adams County. We do this by effectively managing a volunteer corps of approximately 500 individuals while encouraging a thriving, equitable, and sustainable local food system. This position encourages ample room to learn and grow.
-   Job will consist of 40 hours per week, June-November with the potential for ongoing employment.


Compensation: $12 per hour plus paid time off and holidays​


Responsibilities:


-Recruit and effectively communicate with local farms, orchards, businesses, and volunteers via phone, email and social media

-Maintain and improve a storage and distribution network involving physical infrastructure, donation and delivery traceability, scheduling, and relationships with food assistance and human services providers in the county


-Engage gleaned produce recipients to improve education regarding preparation and preservation of food


-Outreach into the community through presentations, speeches, and participation in collaborative events with local/regional hunger, poverty, nutrition, and agriculture organizations


-Coordinate in-field and pick-up gleaning events with growers and volunteers


-Coordinate fundraisers and search for additional sources of funding


-Attend meetings of local, state, and federal organizations which relate to food insecurity


-Strategize long-term sustainable growth for The Gleaning Project


-Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:


-Willingness and ability to learn and innovate

-4 year degree or experience in related field
-Must hold a current valid driver’s license
-Must be able to routinely lift objects over 50 lbs
-Knowledge of harvesting, safe storage and handling of various fruit and vegetable crops
-Familiar with local nonprofit culture and economy
-Can confidently supervise groups and/or manage volunteers
-Able to deal with people of all walks of life
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
-Detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and planning skills.
-Excellent computer skills (Excel, Publisher, MailChimp, and social media)
-Confident in public speaking
-Must be able to work after typical business hours including nights and weekends
-Ability to quickly adapt to changing situations in a fast-paced environment
-Dedication to relieving local food insecurity and improving the environmental and economic efficiency of our local food system
 

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Bridget Schell- bschell@sccap.org by May 23, 2016

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will take place ASAP. 


EOE- This organization reserves the right to revise and change job descriptions as the need arises.  This   job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment

​​​We're hiring in
​Adams County!!


Position: Gleaning Assistant
Supervisor:
Gleaning Coordinator
Main Location: 
Gettysburg, PA

Compensation: $12 per hour

Full time- 40 hrs/week   June-November

Deadline to apply: Monday May 23, 2016      

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