Massachusetts Farm to School (massfarmtoschool.org) was founded in 2004 as a grassroots initiative to increase access to healthy, locally-grown food in schools and other institutions across the state. Our mission is to strengthen local farms and fisheries and promote healthy communities by increasing local food purchasing and education at schools. We believe that all students - regardless of race, place, or class - deserve access to local foods and food education in school.
Massachusetts Farm to School works in the following ways to impact local food procurement, promotion, and education in institutions across the state:
Massachusetts Farm to School is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org).
The Program Associate is a temporary, part time position that will provide organizational support in key program areas during a staff member’s leave, as well as provide event planning and communications support in preparation for our biennial statewide conference.
Key responsibilities of the Program Associate will include contributing to an ongoing statewide advocacy campaign to establish a farm to school grant program, assisting with event outreach and communications, and supporting the administration of the Harvest of the Month promotional program.
Communications & Events (40%)
General Administrative/Organizational Support (20%)
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be 100% remote.
Compensation: The starting rate of pay for this position is $23.00 - $25.00 per hour. This position is part-time at 15 hours per week through June 2022. Please note that staff travel and any in-person activities are currently restricted due to COVID-19. MFTS is following all state and CDC recommendations to maximize staff safety.
Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.
TSNE/Massachusetts Farm to School 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Massachusetts Farm to School 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.