Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Our produce is recovered mostly in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties but reaches those in need in eight Southern California counties via distribution by hundreds of hunger relief agencies across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, domestic violence shelters, street youth homes, veteran services, LGBT teen/adult/senior services, after-school programs, low-income college programs, and many more. With the volunteer-power of over 10,000 registered volunteers and a modest staff, we will help feed over 2 million Southern Californians in need this year alone. *See our core values posted below.
The Ventura County Farmers Market Recovery Program Coordinator will directly report to the Farmers Market Recovery Program Manager. This person will play an important role in supporting, maintaining and expanding the Farmers Market Recovery Program. This position is an intermediate-level position and provides an opportunity to become deeply involved in the food justice community, while working to grow the program’s presence in Ventura County. The Program Coordinator is the bridge between Food Forward’s wonderful volunteers, volunteer leaders, receiving agencies, and organizational needs. As such, the ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills and the wherewithal to conduct delicate conversations with multiple stakeholders.
Farmers Market Recovery Program
HOURS: Part-Time, 20 hours per week
Wage: $15-17 per hour
Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to [email protected]. In the body of the cover letter include 1) Where did you discover this listing, and 2) If you were a variety of produce what would you be and why?
The subject line should read, VC FMR Coordinator – (Your Name). No phone calls. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application
Food Forward is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work environment for all identities.