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Market Match Assistant

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
2 months ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

ORGANIZATION: Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
TITLE: Market Match Assistant – Benefit & Incentives Program (Atwater Village Farmers’ Market)

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Farmers’ Market Programs
COMPENSATION: $14.25/hr
SCHEDULE: Sundays, 9:30am-2:00pm

BACKGROUND:
In 2011, SEE-LA implemented an incentive program for low-income shoppers at our markets, called Market Match. The program provides CalFresh/EBT patrons with incentive funds for every dollar they spend at the market using their federal nutrition benefits. Since Market Match funds can only be spent on fresh produce, the program is effective at increasing the purchasing power of low-income residents so they can buy the fresh, local fruits and vegetables they need to stay healthy.
The Market Match Site Assistant works under the direction of the Senior Manager, Farmers’ Market Programs and the Market Manager to provide on-site support for the implementation of the program and its continuing refinement and improvement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with farmers’ market, food security and nutrition issues
  • Knowledge of federal nutrition benefit programs including CalFresh/EBT and WIC
  • Familiarity with the Atwater Village community desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - comfortable working with diverse groups of people
  • Previous retail experience desired
  • Capable of working cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and participants
  • Experience with data collection
  • Ability to work outside, stand for up to 2 hours, and lift up to 25 lbs;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel)

 

DUTIES – FARMERS’ MARKETS, ON SITE:
Atwater Village Farmers’ Market

  • Administer CalFresh/EBT and Market Match transactions for market customers;
  • Educate customers about Market Match program;
  • Assist Market Manager(s) with in-market communications about program;
  • Assist with surveys of customer base per grant evaluation requirements;
  • Assist Market Manager(s) with program promotion as needed;
To apply

SEE‐LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants, please email cover letter, resume & references to: [email protected]‐la.org (please use “Market Match Site Assistant” in your subject line.)