Employment

Position Title: PRODUCTION SPECIALIST/LAND MANAGER

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

Ideal Position Start Date: March 15, 2017

Position Term: This is a part-time position, averaging 20-hours/week. However, due to the seasonality of the responsibilities, expected working commitments are May – October, 30-40 hours/week, November – April, 5-10 hours/week. This position is grant funded until December 2017, with the possibility to renew based on funding and performance.

Salary & Benefits: $13,000 – 16,000/year depending on qualifications. Health benefits available.

This position primarily supports the production aspirations of a diverse group of farmers enrolled in the Groundswell Farm Business Incubator Program by working closely with GS’s Farm Business Specialist (FBS). The Incubator program provides affordable access to land, agricultural infrastructure, and business support for diverse beginning farmers including New Americans, refugees and those with limited resources.

Download the full Production Specialist/Land Manager Description


Position Title: COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Start Date: March 2017

Employment terms: This is a full-time 32-35 hour/week position. This position is grant funded until December 2017, with the possibility to renew based on funding and performance.

Salary & Benefits: $32,000 – 38,000/year depending on qualifications. Health benefits provided through Center for Transformative Action.

Please stay tuned for the full position description.


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.