Groundswell Center is Hiring

Groundswell Center is Hiring

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is hiring, Ithaca, NY
To learn more and to apply, visit our web site, groundswellcenter.org/employment

Position Title: FARMING & BUSINESS SPECIALIST
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Start Date: March 2017 is ideal

Employment terms: This is a full-time salaried position, averaging 35 hours/week. Due to the seasonal nature of responsibilities, this position is 40 hours/week April – October and closer to 30 hours/week November – March. The position is grant funded until December 2017, with the possibility to renew based on funding and performance.

Salary & Benefits: $32,000 – 37,000/year depending on experience. Health benefits provided through Center for Transformative Action.
This position primary supports the farming and business aspirations of a diverse group of farmers enrolled in the Incubator Farm Program and coordinates Groundswell’s Farm Business courses.

Position Title: DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING MANAGER
Application Deadline: Feb 24, though interviews are taking place on a rolling basis.

Position Start Date: March 2017

Employment terms: This is a 30 hour/week position with the possibility to increase to 39 hours/week after 3 months. This position is grant funded until December 2017, with the possibility to renew based on funding and performance.

Salary & Benefits: $29,000 – 36,000/year depending on qualifications. Health benefits provided through Center for Transformative Action.
This position primarily manages the donor development and fundraising needs of the organization by working closely with Groundswell board and director.

Position TitleCOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Application Deadline: Feb 24, though interviews are taking place on a rolling basis.

Position Start Date: March 2017

Employment terms: his is a part-time 20 – 30 hours/week. This position is grant funded until December 2017, with the possibility to increase hours and renew based on funding and performance.

Salary & Benefits:$16-19/hour depending on qualifications. Health benefits provided through Center for Transformative Action.

This position supports the marketing and promotions needs of the organization by working closely with Groundswell board, director and staff.

Position Title: FARMING ASSISTANT
Application Deadline: February 25, 2017

Position Start Date: Flexible, ideally April

Employment terms: This is a part-time, seasonal position, 15-19 hours/week April – October 2017. An opportunity to increase hours and position term may become available depending on funding.

Salary & Benefits: $15-17/hour depending on qualifications. Health benefits are not available for this position.
This position primarily assists the Farming & Business Specialist to support the production aspirations of a diverse group of farmers enrolled in the Incubator Farm Program by working closely with GS Staff and by maintaining the Incubator Farm site.

A note about working at Groundswell Center:
As a mission-based and community-involved organization, Groundswell staff positions require frequent flexible hours including some evenings and occasional weekends. We feel community involvement is key to developing relationships and building trust in our community and thus, essential to the development of an equitable and just food system.  To balance this requirement, we also strongly support a work-life balance, using personal and vacation time, and offer occasional flexibility such as working from home. It is our intention that all Groundswell staff have a strong interest and commitment to social and racial justice and sustainable farming and a demonstrated willingness to learn more and engage in continuing education on related topics. Groundswell staff are each welcomed as part of the team and expected to participate in visioning and planning work of the organization.

Groundswell Center is a project of The Center for Transformative Action. CTA is an equal opportunity employer. Employees are hired on the basis of their merit, ability and experience without regard to race, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual preference, or disability.

 

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