Franklin County Assistant Gleaning Coordinator

Office Location: Chambersburg, PA

Supervisor: Gleaning Coordinator

Job Summary:

  • This person will work with the Gleaning Coordinator to connect farmers who have extra, fresh produce to needs assistance organizations and the populations they serve; working to reduce food loss on farms and improve food security in Franklin County, PA.  

  • This entails effectively managing a large volunteer corps to recover produce from dozens of farms and distribute to nearly 30 community partners

  • This position provides ample room for personal and professional development, working with autonomy to encourage an equitable, and sustainable local food system.

  • This is a part-time, hourly, year-round position with some seasonal variation. The hours and days required by this job vary with the season, often including evening and weekend hours.

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively with local farms, orchards, and volunteers via phone, email and social media to schedule and promote harvesting opportunities
  • Maintain and improve a food storage and distribution network involving physical infrastructure, donation and delivery traceability, and relationships with food assistance and human services providers throughout Franklin County
  • Engage gleaned produce recipients to improve education regarding preparation and preservation of food

  • Outreach into the community through presentations and speeches to increase awareness of SCCAP and The Gleaning Project, as well as share about the issues relating to hunger, poverty, and nutrition

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work with people of all walks of life
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Can confidently supervise groups and/or manage volunteers
  • Detail oriented and possess strong time management skills
  • Must be able to work atypical business hours including nights and weekends
  • Must hold a current, valid driver's license
  • Must be able (or willing to learn) to drive a 15 passenger van with trailer and a small box truck. 
  • Able to routinely lift objects over 50 lbs 
  • Harvesting experience is preferred
  • Four-year degree or experience in a related field
  • Excellent computer skills including Social Media (Facebook, Instagram), Mailchimp, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Dedication to relieving food insecurity and improving the environmental and economic efficiency of our local food system

Please submit resume and cover letter to thegleaningproject@gmail.com

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Application is open until filled.

 

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