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Market Match Assistant

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
6 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

The Market Match Assistant works under the direction of the Senior Manager, Farmers’ Market Programs to provide monthly and on-call site support for the implementation of Benefits and Incentives programs, including Market Match, ¡Central Ave Healthy/Saludable!, and Crenshaw Fresh Funds at our farmers’ markets. These programs help make fresh, locally grown produce more affordable for the low-income customers we serve by providing a dollar-for-dollar “match” in the form of vouchers when they shop at our farmers’ markets. We have implemented Market Match and other nutrition incentives programs for 10 years, and proudly offer these programs at all our farmers’ markets. 

DUTIES – FARMERS’ MARKETS (REGULAR MONTHLY SHIFTS & ON-CALL) 

  • Administer CalFresh EBT and Market Match transactions for market customers.
  • Educate customers about the Market Match program and where to apply for CalFresh benefits.
  • Direct customers to vendors accepting WIC benefits as needed.
  • Assist with communicating important program and community updates to customers.Assist with annual surveys of customer base per grant evaluation requirements.
  • Assist Market Manager(s) as needed with communication about program operations and updates to farmers/vendors on market day.
  • Assist the Market Match Associate with program outreach and promotion as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills desired.
  • Experience with or knowledge of farmers’ markets, food security and nutrition issues preferred.
  • Familiarity with federal nutrition benefit programs including CalFresh/SNAP/EBT, and Women Infants & Children (WIC) programs a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - comfortable communicating with the public.
  • Retail or market experience highly desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with data collection desired.
  • Introductory level knowledge of Excel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, count money and vouchers, and reach, stoop, or kneel to collect materials or set up the workspace. Most work will take place outside, potentially in rainy, hot, or cold weather conditions. May perform related duties as assigned by management. 


DISCLAIMER: 
The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. 
 

To apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to: E-mail: [email protected] (Subject Line: Market Match Assistant)