Engaging our community to end poverty

Employment

Your skills may be just what we need. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff.

Benefits for full-time staff (year-round) include:

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • 403b with up to 5% match after one year
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Benefits for part-time staff and seasonal workers include:

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay

Community Action has flexible hours and schedules for most staff and we are closed on Friday afternoons in the summer.


Current Openings

Seeds of Success Farmers Market Supervisor

Position

Seeds of Success Farmers Market Supervisor

Reports to

Natural Resources Program Manager

 Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty, and to create prosperity and equity in the lives of the people we serve.

 Program Mission

The mission of Seeds of Success is to provide employment opportunities to unemployed and under-employed individuals through transitional employment as urban farmers/market gardeners, and to provide access to healthy food. To meet food access needs, Seeds of Success operates two farmer’s markets; the Lincoln Park Farmers Market, year ‘round, and the Central Hillside Market, a seasonal market designed to reduce food insecurity.  In addition, the program has launched a Deep Winter Greenhouse in 2017. The Market Supervisor will work with the production manager on selling at the market.

 Position Mission

To place participants first in everything you do, by exemplifying radical hospitality (empathy, kindness and patience) while providing market oversight for Seeds of Success.

 Commitment to Values

To uphold, commit to, grow in and hold yourself and your fellow co-workers accountable to the organizational values of: Respect, integrity, cultural competence and optimism; as well as the organization’s commitment to: Anti-racism, public policy and community engagement-based work.

 Core Functions

The core duties of the Seeds of Success Program Supervisor position include but are not limited to providing oversight and:

  • Provide support for markets: Lincoln Park and Hillside Farmers
  • Supervision of program through grant writing, data collection and reporting
  • Active participation in programmatic initiatives, coalitions and with program partners/funders
  • Oversight of program budget
  • Supervision of 1-2 volunteer events/year
  • Supervision of Seeds of Success interns
  • Responds to requests from the Director of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Program Manager (duties as assigned)

 Working Conditions

This is a seasonal non-exempt, grant-funded position. The position is 30 hours/week, Monday – Friday, with an hourly wage of $18/hour.   This position may become year round.

 Required Qualifications

  • Philosophical agreement with the mission of the organization and program
  • A commitment to food issues through a justice-based lens
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort working with diverse colleagues; a commitment to anti-racism work
  • Demonstrated minimum of 2 years of production farming experience
  • Demonstrated minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • AA in Social Justice/Agriculture/Environmental Studies/Food Science/Biology/Marketing/Business or related degree /equivalent experience

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with and/or managing transitional work crews
  • Prior experience in greenhouse development and/or operations
  • Prior experience in value-added food production
  • Prior experience with farmers market operations
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing, reporting and partner/funder relations
  • Demonstrated experience in food access policy-driven work
  • BA/BS in Social Justice/Environmental Studies/Food Science/Marketing/ or related degree/equivalent

 Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Position is open until filled.  Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to jobs@communityactionduluth.org, and put “Seeds of Success Program Supervisor” in the subject line.  Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening.

Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths.  We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. 

Stream Corps Crew Member

Position

Stream Corps Crew Member

Part-Time Seasonal Position

Reports to

Stream Corps Crew Leader

Stream Corps Program Manager

Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty, and to create prosperity and equity in the lives of the people we serve.

Position Mission

Commitment to Values

To uphold, commit to, grow in and hold yourself and your fellow co-workers accountable to the organizational values of: Respect, integrity, cultural competence and optimism; as well as the organization’s commitment to: Anti-racism, public policy and community engagement-based work.

 Core Functions

The core tenants of the Stream Corps Crew Member position are: 

  1. Physical Labor

Work 8 hour days, lifting up to 50 lbs, planting trees, installing protection, cutting vegetation with handsaws and loppers, dragging brush, applying herbicide, carrying supplies to and from projects sites, shoveling, bending, etc. 

  1. Education and Training

Assist in ensuring a safe and productive work environment by completing safety training, maintaining equipment, and following protocols. 

  1. Represent Duluth Stream Corps and Community Action Duluth

Model the core qualities of crew member: Safe, hardworking, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, both in informal and formal public settings.

 

Success in the Stream Corps Crew Member Position Looks Like:

  • Demonstrating, a commitment to service and our mission in everything you do.
  • Placing safety at the center of all decisions and actions.
  • Placing customer’s needs at the top of your priorities.
  • Serving as a knowledgeable, hardworking, enthusiastic and knowledgably crew member in both informal and formal/public settings.
  • Openly communicating success and challenges with the Stream Corps Crew Leader/Stream Corps Program Manager.

 Review Process

Upon the end of the season, each crew member will provide feedback to the crew leader and program manager, and vice versa. 

 Working Conditions

This position is part-time, non-exempt with working hours between 8am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday. This position pays $15/hr and is eligible for: PTO, holiday pay and access to the Employee Assistance Program through NuVantage.

 Position is open until filled. Last Date of Description Review May 2019

 Résumés will be taken until the position is filled. Résumés will not be reviewed unless accompanied with a cover letter. Please e-mail résumés and cover letters to jobs@communityactionduluth.org and put “Crew Member” in the subject line. Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening.

 You may also mail or drop off materials at our office:

Community Action Duluth

2424 W. 5th St.

Suite 102

Duluth, MN 55806

 Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths. We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly-committed, skilled and collaborative staff. In service to our Mission Statement, we will give preference for this position to those applicants who experience barriers to employment.

Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.