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Posted: Wed, March 20, 2024

Baden, PA job

Phone Number: 7248696573

Email: jdoyle@stjoseph-baden.org

We are seeking a full-time Food Security & Farm Coordinator to join our team at the Sisters of St. Joseph. We’re a private, non-profit organization that emphasizes caring for one another and seeing the best in ourselves and others.

The Food Security & Farm Coordinator elevates the human condition locally and regionally through activities, programs, and partnerships focused on food security, edible gardening, and care for creation.

You bring the heart and we provide a supportive environment for professional development. We desire that our staff are able to serve to their fullest potential. Come be a part of our story.

Essential Duties:

Champion food security with local and regional partners and communities and internally for Sisters and staff:
Perform all aspects of care for on-site community gardens, internal production garden, hoophouse, seedling growing room, orchard, berry patches, and chickens; coordinate community gardeners; and facilitate produce donations to our local partners.
Connect with existing and potential partners about community needs, collaboration, and simply to extend the hospitality and care of the Sisters:
Develop and grow partner relationships by assessing partner needs, connect with partners about programming that leverages our on-site natural resources which especially pertains to workforce development and education, and seek new diverse partnerships.
Serve the dear neighbor, both human and not, through care for creation:
Maintain sustainable and organic agricultural practices, manage on-site composting to best industry standards, and maintain healthy, clean, safe, and welcoming outdoor spaces.
Contribute to the continued learning, growth, and pursuit of mission for Sisters, lay staff, and volunteers:
Develop and deliver external and internal educational programs, organize and supervise volunteers, and engage in personal goal setting and development opportunities.
Collaborate with colleagues and Sisters on any other duties or projects as assigned that may arise in the course of our pursuit to support the Sisters’ mission to serve God and the dear neighbor without distinction.
Qualifications:
Required:
High school diploma or equivalent and 3 to 5 years of experience in outdoor maintenance, gardening, or horticulture.
Experience in outreach or community relations, especially related to food security.
Experience with snow removal and general grounds maintenance; as well as basic skills for operating and maintaining small lawn equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Driver’s license required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, twist, bend at waist, balance, kneel, grasp, reach and pull with hands and arms. Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job, including those that require inside and outside work in varying weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, humid), work from a ladder or scaffolding at various heights, ability to regularly push, pull, move and/or lift 50 lbs.
Preferred:
Small engine repair, diesel engine knowledge; safety training certification for tractor operation; sustainability.

The Sisters of St. Joseph is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Please submit an updated resume for this position to jdoyle@stjoseph-baden.org and note that only qualified candidates will be contacted for further consideration.