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The Nashville Food Project

Growing Together Coordinator

The Nashville Food Project

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Job Summary

The Nashville Food Project Mission Statement
Bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.

 

Growing Together Coordinator Position Summary
The Growing Together Coordinator supports The Nashville Food Project’s Growing Together program through CSA coordination, distribution support, program data-collection, and on-site farm support. This position will play a vital role in interacting with both customers, Growing Together farmers, and the surrounding community.

 

CLASSIFICATION : This is a full-time, non-exempt hourly position that averages 37.5 hours/week, 40 hours per week during the peak season and decreased hours during the winter months.

Job Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

CSA Coordination & Engagement
● Coordinate with the Marketing and Development team to create materials and conduct events
to promote the CSA program, including writing blogs and email newsletters.
● Communicate clearly with CSA members on a weekly basis during CSA distribution season.
● Design and implement innovative approaches to connect farmers to customers which may
include CSA Open Houses, farm tours, etc.
● Work with Growing Together Manager and other staff to engage CSA members, Growing
Together farmers and the broader Nashville community. This could include the creation of
videos, hosting cooking demos or other events, sharing information about immigrant advocacy,
or programming for Growing Together family members.

Distribution
● Work with farmers and family members to inventory and pack produce for CSA and Food Access
partnerships.
● Facilitate CSA pick ups on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
● Facilitate distribution of produce to Food Access partners working with the Share team, Growing
Together Manager, and partner sites.
Garden Site Support
● Support garden management and site maintenance on a weekly basis, as well as garden
infrastructure development .
● Facilitate volunteer groups as needed; guide and educate volunteers of diverse backgrounds,
ages and levels of experience during garden work sessions.
● Communicate volunteer opportunities to TNFP Volunteer Coordinator for recruitment well in
advance of need.

Program Reporting and Evaluation
● Keep accurate records of farmer inventory, outlets, and produce prices.

● Submit records to the Director of Garden Programs every two weeks.
● Work with the team to evaluate CSA members’ experiences and food access partnerships.
● Maintain and prepare monthly reports to be shared with Growing Together farmers as well as
the TNFP team.

Leadership/ Administration
● Work as part of a collaborative garden team providing support as needed for all gardens and
garden programs.
● Attend weekly team and staff meetings as appropriate, including participating in full staff teams
as requested.
● Work with the team to develop and monitor budget, strategic plan and work plan for garden
programming.
● Supervise the work of intern(s) including scheduling and ensuring quality work, as needed.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

● Demonstrated understanding of TNFP’s mission and vision of community food.
● Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills are required, as well as a
strong capacity for problem solving and creativity.
● Knowledge of farm or garden management, with emphasis on vegetable production.
● Demonstrated ability to create and edit audio,video and visual media is a plus.
● Availability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
● Must have reliable transportation and a valid Tennessee driver license.
● Applicants with fluency in English and another language is a plus.
● Basic computer and internet skills (Microsoft Office, video conferencing, and data management
systems). Training can be provided, if needed.
● Ability to regularly lift and move at least 40 pounds.
● Demonstrated ability to be highly organized, able to work within a team and execute
responsibilities independently.
● Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
● Cooperative work ethic and a positive attitude; hard-working, conscientious, communicative and
responsible.
● Has a willingness to work hard, have fun, and learn amongst a collaborative team.

Additional Information

Benefits

COMPENSATION: Starting rate of pay for this position is $15 – $17 per hour, commensurate with
experience. The Nashville Food Project offers a competitive benefits package for full time employees
including:75% Employer paid health insur
ance, and voluntary dental and vision insurance options
● Employer paid term-life and AD&D insurance, and long-term disability insurance coverage
● Employee Assistance Program
● Cell phone stipend
● Nine paid holidays plus two floating holidays
● Paid Time Off (PTO) program
● Parental leave

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to elke@thenashvillefoodproject.org by Monday, March 15th.

Details

  • Date Posted: February 16, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Salary Range: $15-$17/hr