CSA and Food Access Coordinator & Assistant CSA Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Lowell, MA)

What New Entry Does

Well-trained farmers are key to building sustainable local food systems, and New Entry prepares new and beginning farmers for success through comprehensive training and technical assistance in all aspects of farm production and management.

Our mission is to assist multi-cultural individuals with agricultural backgrounds to successfully enter farming in Massachusetts. The broader goals of New Entry are to support the vitality and sustainability of the region’s agriculture, to build long term economic self-reliance and food security among participants and their communities, and to expand access to high-quality, culturally appropriate and  locally-grown foods.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.nesfp.org.

What You Can Do at New Entry

CSA and Food Access Coordinator: Help make a difference for farmers, customers and  low-income communities by leading our CSA operations! Sadly, we will say “goodbye” to our existing CSA Coordinator (Matthew Himmel) who is moving on to another job and (hopefully!) to return to school. As a result, we are seeking a highly organized individual with proven leadership skills to coordinate our 475-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  responsibilities include: aassisting farmers in developing individual farmer production schedules; conducting outreach programs to reach potential customers and community volunteers; managing customer sales receipts and payments to farmers; managing staff and community volunteers; developing systems for produce quality assessment and farmer feedback; and expanding New Entry’s food access programs. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s Degree is preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in supervising/ managing a produce operation or agricultural business . This is a permanent full-time position at our offices in Lowell and farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).

Assistant CSA Coordinator: Help local farmers connect directly to customers by supervising our CSA operations! We are seeking a detail-oriented, organized, high-energy candidate to supervise quality control and produce packing operations for our 475-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  Responsibilities include supervising a team to pack CSA shares, working with farmers to assure quality control of produce delivered, picking up produce from nearby farms, delivering produce to distribution points around the Boston area, and assisting in coordinating production schedules and processing farmer payments. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in produce handling and quality assessment is preferred. This is a seasonal, full-time position from May through November based at our farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).

Full details can be found here for Assistant CSA Coordinator and CSA and Food Access Coordinator positions.

TO APPLY:  Interested applicants may download an application

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and submit with a resume and cover letter as follows:

MAIL: Community Teamwork, Inc.
Human Resources Office
155 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852

EMAIL: HR@comteam.org

FAX: (978) 937-5824
Please cc: nesfp@tufts.edu with your application materials.  Individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

For any questions related to these positions, please email Project Director, Jennifer Hashley, at jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu or Program and Finance Coordinator, Kimberley Fitch at kfitch@comteam.org.

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