San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our Job Opportunities here in the Valley! We welcome your interest and commitment to contributing to our local food system. We have a variety of job openings that become available throughout the growing season and ongoing through the year as needed in many areas from our Food Hub to Cooking Programs to Community Education. Along with SLVLFC postings for jobs and volunteering, we may occasionally post opportunities for partner affiliates. We look forward to discussing a job placement that interests you!


Valley Roots Food Hub

Exciting Opportunities for Colorado Food Hub Participation!

  • Valley Roots Food Hub Operations Manager - Mosca Colorado
  • Valley Roots Food Hub Driver/Customer Service/Warehouse Manager - Mosca Colorado

Valley Roots Food Hub Operations Manager

Working at Valley Roots: These jobs with Valley Roots are at the heart of the local food system. The ideal applicant will have an interest in developing meaningful relationships within the communities in which the food hub works. The applicant will have a keen sense of organization and attention to detail. A love of local food, sustainable agriculture, and community are a must.

As the Operations Manager, you will start as and able to perform the job of Driver, Customer Service Representative, and Warehouse Manager (see separate job description below). You will need to be able to fill in this position as needed and help hire new folks for this position.

The Operations Manager will also need to be able understand, manage, and operate all aspects of the Valley Roots Food Hub. This includes communicating with customers and producers on orders, transport companies on transport details, other food hubs on hub to hub trading, commercial kitchen operation, and regulatory agencies as needed.

The applicant will have good business skills, be able to understand margins/markups, and know how go the mile for our customers when needed.

Computer skills required: Basic website design/blogging/newsletters, proficient in email, Microsoft Office, and have an online acuity to be able to pick up our local food logistics software, Local Orbit.

Background experience: Driving, customer service, warehousing, sales, food sales, agriculture, restaurants, food service, commercial kitchen work, value-added food production.

Hours: Seasonably dependent. Winter start at 20 hours per week on Thursdays and Fridays. This position is expected to grow into a full time position.

Compensation: Starts at $13/hr with opportunity to advance quickly. Salary potential. We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to grow with us. 25% discount on food purchases.

Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to opportunity.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com


Valley Roots Food Hub Driver, Customer Service Representative, Warehouse Manager
(Position open until filled)

Working at Valley Roots: These jobs with Valley Roots are at the heart of the local food system. The ideal applicant will have an interest in developing meaningful relationships within the communities in which the food hub works. The applicant will have a keen sense of organization and attention to detail. A love of local food, sustainable agriculture, and community are a must.

As the Driver, you are the face of the company and will be interacting with extremely hardworking and busy people from farmers and ranchers to retailers and restaurant operators.

The truck and warehouse are your domains. An excellent driving record, a like of driving, and an ability to read lists and keep accurate counts of products and orders will be required. Working long 10-12 hour days are normal and maintaining a sense of humor and good work ethic are required throughout. Lifting 50 lb boxes on and off trucks all long will be required.

Local food distribution is a team effort, yet the applicant will also be on their own all day and will need to be able to keep up the hustle and make good judgment calls.

A knowledge and understanding of diesel engines and trucks is helpful.

Hours: Seasonably dependent and variable, however Thursdays and Fridays 8am-8pm should be planned. There will be runs on Tuesdays every 2-3 weeks, as planned.

Compensation: Pay starting at $13/hr and we are looking for entrepreneurs who want to grow with us. Staff of the food hub will be able to purchase food through the hub at 25% off.

Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to opportunity.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com


Rio Grande Farm Park

Currently, no employment opportunities.


Veteran Fields

Currently, no employment opportunities.


Farm to School


SLV Farm to School Harvest of the Month Very Part Time Job Opening

Title: SLV Farm to School Harvest of the Month Coordinator

Reports to: SLVLFC Executive Director Liza Marron, Integrated Nutrition Education Program SLV Director Melissa Fritschka

Organization: San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition and the Integrated Nutrition Education Program under the USDA Farm to School Support Services Grant

Location: Based out of Alamosa, Colorado covering SLV and Chaffee County

Start Date: ASAP until December 31st, 2018

Position Summary
Become a critical part of the San Luis Valley Farm to School Task Force as we launch Farm to School and implement Harvest of the Month activities in schools throughout the San Luis Valley. This position will focus on coordinating Harvest of the Month events and assisting the Integrated Nutrition Education Program with classroom-based lesson preparation and monthly materials handling. The position will be housed in the INEP office in Alamosa and will work on average 20 hours a month; where actual hours will vary greatly depending on school Harvest of the Month scheduling.

To be Successful the Applicant will Have:

  • Basic Knowledge of and enthusiasm for Farm to Table.
  • The ability to connect with children of all ages and convey excitement in relating the messages of Farm to School.
  • Professional Demeanor for working with School Administrators, Food Service Directors and Producers.
  • Personal initiative and comfort in working independently and ensuring work is done in a timely manner based on deadlines.
  • Passion for the mission, goals and values of the Local Foods Coalition and Integrated Nutrition Education Program.
  • Prior knowledge of food and nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable agriculture.
  • Event Planning experience and all the elements that go into it.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.

Requirements

  • Education in and/or passion for nutrition, healthy lifestyle education, local food, and working with children and families.
  • Comfortable speaking to large groups of adults or children.
  • Strong computer and organizational skills.
  • Car and driver's license.
  • Flexible, accommodating schedule.

To Apply
Please provide a personalized cover letter that explains your qualifications and interest in the position, a resume, and contact information for two professional references to opportunity.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com Thank You!


Cooking Matters


Volunteers Needed for the SLV Local Roots Guide
The Local Foods Coalitions is seeking volunteers to help out with updating our Local Roots Guide. We are looking to resource Photographers, Writers, and Data Collection helpers. Please call 719-539-5606 to sign up. Thank-you!


Healthy Habits

Currently, no employment opportunities.


Community Education

Currently, no employment opportunities.


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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