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Community Food Retail Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION & PROJECT OVERVIEW

RiseBoros mission is to unleash the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds. Through our unique model of holistic community revitalization, we work to eradicate the conditions that foster generational poverty within historically marginalized communities by offering services designed to connect, uplift, and support. While a history of redlining, followed by rapid gentrification has contributed to unhealthy, poor, ghettoized neighborhoods, we believe that by bringing a food and economic justice lens to our work, we can contribute to greater health, wealth, and empowerment in historically marginalized and oppressed communities.

The Our Food team at RiseBoro invites our communities to build a vibrant, robust food system with and for all of us. Food is central to how we live our lives our work, our health, and our neighborhoods. The majority of workers in this country are food workers mostly Black and brown and underpaid. A handful of corporations make massive profits - collapsing the environment in the process and wealthy communities thrive, while working class communities and communities of color have little access to healthy and affordable options. Our food should be the opposite. Our food should keep our communities healthy, should give our people dignified work, drive a just transition through the climate crisis, and bring our neighborhoods back to life. Our food should be a source of joy, connections, health, and solidarity. Our food should build community, knowledge, power, and self-determination. Our food should be ours. From building farmers markets and urban farms to training and supporting cooperative businesses, we invite community members to take control of our food to create a food system that is just and equitable, that allows the people and places we care about to thrive, that works for all of us.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Community Food Retail Coordinator is responsible for implementing RiseBoros network of Farmers Markets and our farm share distribution program, Cosecha. They coordinate day-to-day aspects of the markets, perform administrative duties (sales, record keeping, vendor reimbursement processing, etc.) conduct outreach, coordinate cooking demonstrations, and build and maintain relationships with vendors. They further assist with the distribution, record keeping, marketing, and other logistical responsibilities for Cosecha.

Planning and Administration

  • Oversee the yearly farmers market permit and application process
  • Together with the Community Food Retail Manager, regularly evaluate program efficacy and support with annual planning
  • Participate in monthly Our Food staff meetings
  • Process Farmer reimbursements and incentive payments
  • Weekly accounting of market finances and cash deposits
  • Inventory control of market produce and market materials
  • Weekly coordination with and between farmers and program partners
  • Together with Program Manager, assist with outreach and marketing duties
  • Customer service for Cosecha, weekly follow ups with participants and payment collection
  • Communicate with and assist chefs (who conduct cooking demonstrations): print materials, send produce list, and offer program updates

RiseBoro Farmers Markets

Market Days

  • Assist with load and transport market inventory, set-up and breakdown tents/tables, merchandise local goods, and support vendors
  • Process SNAP to EBT token redemptions, along with card and cash transactions
  • Supervise and assist with record keeping and distribution and collection of EBT token & Health Bucks, as applicable
  • Together with Program Manager, organize and execute promotional presentations & cooking demonstrations
  • Train and supervise volunteers and Youth market staff
  • Oversee the management of Social Media postings (Instagram)

Cosecha

Distribution Day

  • Assist with transporting of Cosecha bags to Community Farm, set-up, and break down of distribution space
  • Process SNAP, cash, and card transactions; distribute shares, and collect share orders for following week distribution
  • Oversee the implementations of surveys and any other data collection
  • Assist chefs with set-up and breakdown of cooking demonstration space

COMPETENCIES

  • Cover letter required
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • At least conversational Spanish required. Familiarity with Bushwick, Brooklyn preferred
  • Possess driver’s license; ability to drive box truck preferred; commercial driver license a plus
  • Ability to lift 50-75lbs
  • Ability to stand for hours and work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work on weekends and early mornings
  • Familiarity with Cash, EBT/SNAP and credit card transactions preferred
  • Interest in food justice and community health
  • Experience with record keeping
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel and/or Google equivalents
  • Positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit and superior customer service (for market customer and vendors)

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma and at least three years of relevant experience required; Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience preferred.
  • NYC Food Protection Certificate a plus

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.

ORGANIZATION & PROJECT OVERVIEW

RiseBoros mission is to unleash the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds. Through our unique model of holistic community revitalization, we work to eradicate the conditions that…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 26, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 25, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

$47,000 - $50,000

Level of Language Proficiency

At least conversational Spanish required.

At least conversational Spanish required.

Location

On-site
Brooklyn, NY, USA

How to Apply

Cover letter required.

Cover letter required.

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