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Food Programs Coordinator Position with HOPE

HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects in Addison County) will be looking to hire a Food Programs Coordinator.

Job Description 

We are looking for a competent Program Coordinator who is passionate about healthy food and food justice to undertake a variety of program tasks. You will carry out important operational duties including oversight of a large, thriving Food Shelf, farm pickups, leading groups in farm gleans, distribution of produce to other charitable food sites, implementation of pop-up food distribution events, and more. Must be detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse groups, and able to foster successful working relationships with volunteers. 

 Responsibilities 

  • Plan and coordinate food education events 
  • Help build positive relations in the community 
  • Ensure the provision of healthy food to those who are food insecure in a manner which respects dignity, choice, and empowerment 
  • Plan and implement food education activities 
  • Oversee the smooth operation of a clean, well stocked food shelf 
  • Ensure that surplus supermarket and bakery goods are ready for distribution each morning 
  • Keep updated records and create reports or proposals 

Skills 

  • Proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position 
  • Knowledge of using fresh produce to create healthy meals 
  • Knowledge of food safety practices 
  • Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office and social media 
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented and efficient 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Experience in driving a truck helpful 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in local food systems 
  • Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions, and to lift and carry boxes of food 

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to receptionist@hope-vt.org 

Summer Internship Helping to Address Food Insecurity in Addison County

HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), a poverty-relief non-profit in Middlebury, is looking for a Middlebury College student to intern with their Local Food Access Program for summer 2021. This program seeks to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to low income families and individuals through on-farm food rescue, also know a gleaning. We seek an intern to work directly with our Food Programs Coordinator and support staff in the gleaning and distribution of local produce.  Our position is entirely in-person and involves a majority of outdoor farm-related work, as well as some office work. Through this work interns will be exposed to a wide variety of community stakeholders in the charitable food system and gain knowledgeable first-hand experience in agricultural surplus management.

This position is from July-August and is unpaid. Applicants would need to ensure their own room and board. We encourage all potential applicants to apply for funding through the CCI. Interested students can apply HERE via Handshake and applications will be accepted up to March 22nd. If interested students have any questions they can contact the Center for Careers and Internships at cci@middlebury.edu.