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24 Jun 2022

Full-Time Wholesale Support Operator

World Farmers Inc. – Posted by WORLDFARMERS Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Wholesale Support Operator
Position Type: Full-Time, seasonal
Location: Lancaster, MA (In-person)

World Farmers is hiring a Wholesale Support Operator who will be responsible for supporting our Markets and Sales Coordinator in sale of FMF farmer products and World Farmers’ wholesale operations throughout the summer season.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support Markets and Sales Coordinator in sale of farmers’ products through the organization’s Wholesale operations and CSA programs
  • Work with FMF farmers to ensure they maintain post-harvest handling procedures.
  • Support farmers in recordkeeping needs regarding wholesale sales.  
  • Deliver produce if required to make the sale.
  • Assist farmers in learning about and following wholesale market standards.
  • Any additional duties as requested or required to support each FMF farmer to the best of our ability. World Farmers encourages a team environment and asks that staff support, collaborate and communicate across roles to ensure our services remain seamless to FMF farmers.
  • Provide regular updates to reports needed based on grant requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in food safety regarding post-harvest handling is a plus.
  • Familiarity with cultural crop needs among immigrant communities and communities of color in our region is a plus. 
  • Passion, compassion, curiosity, and creativity to explore and develop new market opportunities for cultural crops for and with immigrant farmers and communities.
  • Qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation, and ability to be effective in a dynamic, multicultural/multilingual work environment.
  • Social Justice and Food Justice minded and motivated individuals.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds. 
  • Ownership of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Capacity to build a collaborative culture across teammates to ensure effective and strong systems are built and implemented.

Compensation: This position is full-time at 40 hours per week, seasonal, and hourly at a starting rate of $20/hour. Benefits available.

To apply: Submit your résumé, brief cover letter, and three references to HR [at] worldfarmers [dot] org with the subject line Application. References will not be contacted without your prior approval and notification.  

Additional Duties Include: acting as World Farmers ambassador and representing our values and mission across all interfaces, including with staff, farmer participants, and partners; and any other duties that working in a mission-driven, fluid operation require.

World Farmers holds 30 years of experience in supporting immigrant, refugee, and beginning farmers to grow and market their  produce. Through Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster, MA, World Farmers assists over 300 farmers by providing access to land, farming  infrastructure, and technical assistance in agricultural production and marketing so that immigrants and refugees passionate about  agriculture and living in New England can grow familiar foods and contribute to community food systems where locally produced  cultural crops are available to all. 

World Farmers is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds  and/or historically under-represented communities. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender,  nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. World Farmers is  committed to equal employment opportunity and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply. 

How to Apply

To apply: Submit your résumé, brief cover letter, and three references to HR [at] worldfarmers [dot] org with the subject line Application. References will not be contacted without your prior approval and notification.  

Job Categories: Food / Hunger / Agriculture. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 3 weeks.

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