+ Community Organizer
LOCATION: Harlem, New York City
Corbin Hill Food Project is seeking a dedicated Community Organizer that will oversee distribution at one of our Farm Share locations, do community organizing and outreach around that site, organize Shareholder volunteers at that site, and act as the primary Corbin Hill representative to site Shareholders. This is a perfect position for those who are passionate about working at the grassroots level to build awareness about public health, local agriculture, and improving our nation’s food system.
Manage the logistics of distributions — including set-up, break down, arranging and displaying produce and other products, and assisting Shareholders collect their items.
Manage shareholders’ account — using tablets you will be able to have access to Farmingo software, collecting payments and recording information in an accurate manner.
Members Engagement — Create a warm and engaging community at site by building connections with Shareholders — including learning each Shareholder’s name and background, collecting information on their experiences, tastes and preferences (via conversation, surveys, etc.). Review weekly distribution list and offer recipes weekly to shareholders.
Community Engagement —Be knowledgeable about events in the surrounding community such as; festivals, flyering, local media and blogs, community board meetings, presentations, contact with like-minded organizations, etc. Work cooperatively with and provide back-up for site’s Community Cook as necessary. Act as liaison between Corbin Hill and site host organization.
Professional work experience in community organizing and or customer service industries. A STRONG interest food justice, social justice, social entrepreneurship, health disparities, public health, and nutrition.
Outgoing, friendly, superb interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)
Comfortable working independently in unstructured environments; able to multi-task and functions well under pressure
Basic Spanish conversation skills strongly preferred; Cantonese, French and Bengali also a plus.
Able to lift boxes up to 25 pounds and stand for long periods of time
Basic knowledge (or willingness to learn) about regional agricultural practices and produce
Community Organizers will work on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays during the Summer Farm Share season (August-November) to staff their Farm Share sites and do community outreach; on other days throughout the week, there are opportunities to staff other neighborhood organizing/outreach events as they occur. Most Farm Share shifts are in the afternoon/evening; plan to allocate between 5 and 10 hours each Tuesday and/or Wednesday to staff a Farm Share. Community Organizers should be able to commit for the rest of the Summer Farm Share season and the opportunity to work a once-a- month Winter Share season as well.
Seasonal Community Organizers are compensated $15/hr and will also receive a weekly produce share during their employment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a resume and customized cover letter outlining a) your interest and history working in food, and b) Describe 2 ways how you will engage the community in participating with Corbin Hill.
Please send your resume and cover letter: email@example.com. You should include “Community Organizer Summer 2016” in the subject line. Women, minorities, and residents from the Bronx and Harlem are highly encouraged to apply.
Posted August 1st.