Put your passion for food and community to better use. Do you thrive in a role that is equal parts ‘matchmaker’ and ‘traffic director.’ Love getting your hands dirty? Building strong community bonds is like second nature to you? If your sense of purpose is matched only by your sense of humour then you might be the person we're looking for.
Sole Food transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables. Our mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers.
The Distribution Coordinator (DC) helps oversee farmer's markets, and coordinates restaurant/wholesale sales and distribution. The DC is responsible for the effective marketing of produce while maintaining high quality control standards. The DC acts as produce “traffic director” ensuring that all products find a home. The position is responsible for post harvest handling of all farm products, consolidating them from all the farms, and washing, sorting, processing, packing, and coordinating delivery and billing of all orders as well as maintaining excellent customer relationships.
Candidates will possess strong sales, organizational, and project management skills; have excellent written and oral communication skills; enjoy working with people; be outgoing, self-motivated, and have an interest in and a commitment to Sole Food Street Farm’s mission. We encourage our staff to work independently as well as within a group. We value creative, flexible problem-solvers with the confidence totake initiative. A basic knowledge of sustainable agriculture and food related issues is helpful. Three or more years’ experience in wholesale and/or retail produce and knowledge of the restaurant trade are essential. Valid driver’s license is required and the confidence to drive standard or box trucks is a bonus.
Post Harvest Processing
Post-harvest processing and coordination of all produce. Processing occurs at a central wash station on our Pacific Farm and involves washing, bunching, quality control, grading, weighing, and packing produce for orders and farmers markets; this includes accurate record keeping of appropriate information.
Weekly data entry of logs (harvest, sales, CSA) to excel spreadsheets
Marketing & Social Media
Salary: Salary Range $30,000 – $34,000 for a 10-month renewable contract
How To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and three work references by February 28, 2017 to:
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FoodWork ID: 37577 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Dec 31 1969