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Apply by April 30 - Groundwork Farm to Institution Specialist

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Direct questions to Jen Schaap 231-941-6584 x708

Salary Range: $48,000 to $56,500, full time, 40 hours per week
Deadline to apply: Thursday April 30, 2023 11:59pm
Location: Petoskey, Michigan

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is seeking a detail-oriented, creative individual to join our Food and Farming team. The Farm to Institution Specialist will have strong outreach, organizing, leadership and communication skills, and is eager to help support the advancement of the local food and farming economy in northern Michigan, specifically, in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties, as well as the surrounding area.

The ideal candidate will be excited about Groundwork's mission and is a flexible, innovative, and engaging individual who is at home in business, community, and governmental settings; understands the economic, social, and policy basics of farm to school and food access programs; is experienced in how schools and kitchens operate; and has a strong passion for local food and farming issues, protecting our environment, and building resilient communities.

The position is full time, approximately 40 hours per week, and will report to the Food and Farming Program Director.

The Farm to Institution Specialist responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Work with the food and farming program director and an advisory committee to identify and advance key local food and farming initiatives in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties
  • Support a burgeoning farm to school movement through engagement with local farmers, school administrators, intermediate school district staff, teachers, parents and other stakeholders
  • Oversee the local FoodCorps program, including supporting additional schools in their efforts to source local food for their school lunch programs, integrating farm to school activities with curriculum, and supporting school gardens
  • Support regional food pantries in their efforts to offer more healthful, local food to all members of our community
  • And, serve as a community liaison by working collaboratively with other individuals and organizations advancing the local food and farming economy throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties.


* My working hours may not be your working hours. Please do not feel the need to respond outside of your working hours.*

JEN SCHAAP  |  Food and Farming Program Director
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P    231-941-6584 x708
A  313 Howard St, Unit B  |  Petoskey, MI 49770

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