Junior Staff

Job Locations US-CT-New London
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/5/2020 1:35 PM)
Job ID
2020-1633
# of Openings
15
Category
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
FRESH New London

Overview

FRESH New London (www.freshnewlondon.org) is a small food justice non-profit located in New London, CT. Our mission is to build momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment.  We use food to connect to the community, encourage leadership, inspire stewardship and incite change.  FRESH is focused on urban farming, community gardening and youth, as a way to build resiliency in our City and to inspire more people to take part in the community food system. FRESH New London is fiscally sponsored by TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

 

Responsibilities

FRESH New London is hiring Junior Staff members to be leaders among their youth peers in all aspects of FRESH programming. 

 

*A strong internal candidate has been identified for this role*

 

Key job elements include: 

  • Facilitate a strong connection to agricultural work for youth and community;
  • Be clear and understand the goals and vision of FRESH and share outward;
  • Help in the recruitment and retention of youth;
  • Help plan and facilitate workshops;
  • Communicate with peers about meetings and group activities;
  • Assist in office work as needed;
  • Complete the TSNE Time Sheet at the end of every pay period;
  • Actively check on email account for updates, important reminders and overall general communication;
  • Be present on Saturdays work days once they start.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • A minimum of participation of three full seasons with FRESH;
  • A growing interest in agricultural skills or community food security;
  • Must display a passion for food justice & social change;
  • Positive attitude and energy;
  • Ability to work in different environments;
  • Interest in developing interpersonal relationships;
  • Working knowledge of FRESH Urban Farm and FRESH Programs;
  • Interest in youth leadership and youth development;
  • Strong drive to learn and practice good communication; work with team and community members respectfully and with patience;
  • Interest in working with diverse populations - different ages and various economic, social and political backgrounds;
  • Qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation.

TSNE MissionWorks/FRESH New London envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/FRESH New London will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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