Current Job Opportunities
+ Site Coordinator
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are needed for this position, as well as the ability to self-start and work independently. As this position will involve the distribution of fresh produce, the ability to lift heavy boxes of 50 lbs is required.
About Corbin Hill Food Project
Corbin Hill Food Project (CHFP) is a New York City community based organization whose mission is to supply fresh food to those who need it most. Launched in 2009, CHFP is a mission-driven non-profit that works with local supply partners to distribute fresh food through its Farm Share, Institutional and Community Connect programs. Guided by values of social justice, food sovereignty and racial equity, CHFP works to intentionally serve vulnerable populations.
Reporting to Farm Share Manager, the Site Coordinator will manage distribution at one or more of our Farm Share locations. During distribution, the Site Coordinator will act as the primary Corbin Hill representative to site Shareholders and should be comfortable talking about Corbin Hill and the Farm Share program. In addition to facilitating Farm Share distribution, Site Coordinators are responsible for recruiting new Shareholders at their site. This is a perfect position for those who are passionate about working in food systems and with communities.
Key responsibilities include the following:
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 provided by Corbin Hill, you will be able to have access to Local Food Marketplace software, collecting payments and recording information in an accurate manner. Reports - all the reports need to be done right after the distribution ends. 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. Act as liaison between Corbin Hill and site host organization.
Outgoing, friendly, superb interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)
Comfortable managing difficult or frustrating situations with Shareholders.
In community organizing and/or customer service industries. A STRONG interest local food systems, food justice, social justice, social entrepreneurship, health disparities, public health, and nutrition. 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 Being able to work in a different weather conditions (Hot and rainy days during the summer)
Site Coordinators will work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays to staff their Farm Share sites and do community outreach. There are also additional opportunities to do some additional neighborhood organizing/outreach events as they occur. Most Farm Share shifts are in the afternoon/evening; plan to allocate between 3-7 hours per week to staff a Farm Share.
How to Apply
Please apply by emailing a single pdf file to Erica Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Site Coordinator Application”. Please include a cover letter including the experiences that qualify you for this position and a resume.
Corbin Hill Food Project is committed to diversity in the workplace. It is Corbin Hill Food Project’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws.
+ Volunteer Opportunities
Farm Share Site Assistant: Please visit our Volunteer Match page for details and sign-up information.