A note about working at the 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.

Position Title: Communications and Marketing Internship

Application Deadline: December 15 (for spring semester)

Position Term: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Academic Year

Available as paid Workstudy at Cornell or as unpaid Internship at any university/college. Internship may be available for credit, depending on school.

Support communications, digital and printed marketing needs of Groundswell to assist with promotion of programs and services and telling the Groundswell story to help cultivate and build a sustainable and equitable regional food system. Utilize social media, website, email newsletter, design software, and story-telling techniques to maximizes Groundswell’s public awareness and help disseminate effectively to a wide and diverse audiences. Workstudy Description Here.

Send resume and cover letter to elizabeth@groundswellcenter.org with “Communications Internship” in the subject line.


Position Title: EDUCATOR

Application Deadline: Rolling

Position Term: Variable

Groundswell is looking for enthusiastic educators to teach and/or facilitate courses and workshops in collaboration with us. Are you passionate about a topic related to food and farming? Are you excited to share a skill you have? We want to know about it! Our most successful courses are interactive and experience-based and led by experienced and passionate individuals who what to share their knowledge. We welcome all ideas, from hands-on topics like Scything or Orchard Management to business-related ones like Branding or Farm Labor. 

Read more details and apply.  If your program is selected, you will be hired as a Groundswell contractor and compensated for your time to develop course curriculum and lead the class.

Position Title: CONSULTANT

Application Deadline: Rolling

Position Term: Variable

Groundswell relies on regional consultants that specialize in agricultural technical assistance, business planning, racial and social justice and other relevant topics and issues for beginning farmers and producers. Such topics may include Business Plan Development, Fair Business Practices, Financial Management, Accessing Capital, Scaling up, Marketing Strategies, Food Safety & Quality Control, Farm Resilience, Equipment Sharing and Innovative Management Models

If you are interested in being a Groundswell consultant please:
Email a letter of interest detailing why you would like to join our team, a resume providing your qualifications and work samples if relevant.

Other Opportunities

We also have volunteer opportunities. You can also check our classified ads for positions that may be available with partner farms and organizations.