Employment

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It is the policy of FOOD for Lane County to afford equal employment opportunity to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected condition or characteristic.

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2. Please submit the completed application along with a current resume and cover letter.

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FOOD for Lane County
770 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97402

Current openings

Internship Positions
Position: Youth Farm Adult Intern, 3 positions available
Responsible To Ted Purdy, Youth Farm Coordinator
Length of Internship: March 1-October 31st; 2 full days/week
Intern Stipend: $2,100 total

The FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) Youth Farm is an innovative program that addresses the root causes of hunger and malnutrition by promoting community and individual self-sufficiency. Youth, volunteers, and adult interns work with staff to grow food for FOOD for Lane County, our CSAs and our markets. Low-income teens participate in a Summer Leadership Program at the farm and gain job and life skills, and learn about gardening and nutrition. Adult interns participate in all activities at the farm, and receiving training in taking on a leadership role. Full job description.

To apply: Submit a letter detailing your interests and availability, a resume and one reference letter to Ted Purdy at youthfarm [at] foodforlanecounty.org, FOOD for Lane County, 770 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97402. 541-343-2822, x329. Open until filled.

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Position Title: Youth Farm Field Coordinator
Responsible To: Youth Farm Coordinator
Classification: Non-Exempt, Agricultural Employee
Hours per week: Year round position, 30-40hrs/wk with a 1-month unpaid leave.
Compensation: $12.00/hour plus health and other benefits

ABOUT THE YOUTH FARM: FOOD for Lane County’s Youth Farm is a 5-acre urban educational farm that combines youth services with hunger relief. Since 1998, youth ages 15-19 have worked at the farm, gaining job skills and learning life skills. Staff and youth run an on-site and an off-site produce stand from June – October and a 70+-member Community Supported Agriculture program, providing organic vegetables to the local community. FFLC distributes over half of the produce through a network of over 150 partner agencies to our community’s most vulnerable households.

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Youth Farm Coordinator in all aspects of intensively growing over 35 different kinds of produce on a five acre site, including assisting with greenhouse management, tractor and other power equipment operation, irrigation, crop cultivation, harvesting and post-harvest handling.
  • Work with the Coordinator and youth farm crew to coordinate marketing of produce through an on-site and an off-site produce stand and CSA program.
  • Coordinate volunteers in the field, training, educating, supervising and working with them to accomplish all farm tasks and creating a positive, rewarding volunteer experience.
  • Assist in coordinating the Internship Program, training and supervising interns and working with the Coordinator to implement an agricultural skills curriculum.
  • Assist in developing agricultural workshops for the general public.
  • Assist with supervising youth farm crew and offering an educational experience.

Full job description

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, list 3 references and a completed FOOD for Lane County application to: Jen Anonia, Gardens Program Manager, 770 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, Or 97402; 541-343-2822, x314. Open until February 19 or until filled.

 

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