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Available Positions

Operations Team Lead
Ops Associate

Market Site Leader
Content Creator Volunteer
Community Champion
Farm to City Volunteer
Street Team

 

Operations Team Lead
In this role, you will be hands-on with operations in the warehouse Mondays through Fridays by receiving, staging, packing, and delivering hyper local ingredients across the city. The other half of the time, you will join our team in the office to manage the customer service email account, troubleshoot any challenges that come up during our pop-up markets, write communications to customers, and complete other detail-oriented administrative projects. This job is crucial to getting NYers high quality produce through supply chain and customer service.

Responsibilities

  • Assist operations manager with managing pack team
  • Conduct inventory counts of products received
  • Create systems to streamline warehouse operations
  • Successfuly pack farm fresh produce
  • Receive, weigh, stage, and palletize product accurately and efficiently
  • Manage routing software for delivery of farm boxes and maintain high quality throughout the supply chain
  • Serve as a liaison between the customers, office team, and warehouse team
  • Review weekly Market Reports to identify and solve problems

 

Qualifications — Required

  • 6 months warehouse, grocery, or kitchen experience
  • 6 months experience managing team
  • Learns new software platforms quickly, tech savy
  • Skilled in Google Suite
  • Ability to routinely lift and carry 50lb boxes
  • Self-starter, a supportive team member
  • A valid driver's license
  • A clean driving record (experience driving in NYC is preferred)
  • Ability to adapt to changes while working efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior communication, organization, and listening skills
  • Cooks at home and has an understanding of local produce varieties
  • English and Spanish speaking (preferred)

We’re Looking for Someone Who:

  • Is a masterful problem solver
  • Is obsessed with double checking details
  • Is quick to offer creative methods for handling challenges
  • Seeks maximum efficiency
  • Some knowledge of farming practices (organic vs pasture raised etc) preferred

    Email jobs@localroots.nyc by May 31 with resume and short cover letter. This job is Mon-Friday 7am-4pm


Operations Associate

Local Roots is changing the way New Yorkers buy, cook and eat locally sourced food. Join our team and play a role in revolutionizing localized food networks and building networks based around community and cuisine.
We're looking for an experienced warehouse worker to play a critical role on our Operations team. In this capacity, you will aid with operations Tuesday through Thursday by receiving, staging, packing and delivering our shares across Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. We are searching for the right candidate who is keen to grow with our company and is interested in being promoted from within. This is not a seasonal job--we are recruiting for long term stability!
Responsibilities
  • Maintain a clear and organized work station
  • Safely pack, transport and deliver fragile goods
  • Receive, weigh, stage, and palletize product accurately and efficiently
  • Execute FIFO on all inventory
  • Communicate clearly with Local Roots staff
  • Successful deliveries of fresh produce to our numerous pickup sites
Qualifications -- Required
  • 6 months warehouse or kitchen experience
  • Self-starter, team player
  • Offers ideas to help the team yet also takes directions well
  • Can work quickly and efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • An open mind; a willingness and ability to accept feedback
  • Warehouse, grocery, or delivery experience
  • Attention to detail
  • A valid driver's license
  • A clean driving record with experience driving in NYC preferred
  • The ability to routinely lift and carry 50lb boxes
  • Punctual, reliable

Tentative schedule: You must be available from 7:30am-2pm Tues - Thurs with the possibility of more hours if you have experience driving in NYC.

    Email info@localroots.nyc with your resume and a cover letter telling us what you'd bring to the Local Roots team.


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Our volunteers play an integral part in healing our food system. The local food and sustainability movement can only grow with the support of a community. By becoming a part of our local food family, you'll get hands on experience and learn more about how food gets from farm to table.

    Market Site Leader - Apply here
    Are you passionate about local and sustainable food, healing the food system, and cooking? Are you looking to get to know your community and build new relationships with foodies in your neighborhood?

    The Local Roots Market Leader is the friendly face who helps our members pick up the season's best ingredients. The ideal market leader is outgoing, friendly, and shares information about each week’s bounty (including information about our farms, recipes, tasting notes, tips about sustainability, and more!). This fun opportunity is great for someone seeking to build their community and get plugged into the heart of healing the food system in New York City!

    We’re looking for someone who:

    • Is passionate about local ingredients, seasonal produce, and home cooking!  

    • Is outgoing and friendly, who is able to clearly communicate announcements, information about each week’s share, answer questions to prospective members, and build rapport and relationships with the Local Roots community. 

    • Has a can-do positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit who’s able and willing to do whatever it takes (e.g. lifting boxes, signing up new members, making sales, problem solving, and multi-tasking).

    • Is organized and can make the commitment to volunteer throughout the season.

    • Has a growth mindset who loves to receive and give feedback. 

    Your Role at the Market is to: 

    • Commit to running a single market for a full season (12 weeks)

    • Setup and breakdown the market site each week

    • Curate a beautiful market experience for our Local Roots members

    • Assist Local Roots members in picking up their groceries 

    • Engage with Local Roots members by sharing notes about the seasonal produce, creative cooking tips, recipe ideas, and what you learn about our farmers and purveyors

    • Post flyers in your market neighborhood twice a season and help us build our local community!

    • Build community around local food in your neighborhood

    The Time Commitment is: 

    • One day a week, for one season (12 weeks)

    • 3-4 hours a week to set-up, run the market, and clean-up 

    • Two training sessions before your season

    We are SO GRATEFUL FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS! 

    Our Market Leaders are the core of our community and we want to thank you with a complimentary weekly vegetable share, including five varieties of organic veggies from our local farmers (click here for examples of our amazing shares). Plus, enjoy a 15% discount on all our other share offerings, including cheese, milk, meat, eggs, fruit, and more!

    How do I become a Volunteer Market Leader?

    1. Apply here. Applications for the fall season (September - November) will be open from June - July 31st. 

    2. We will reach out to schedule a 15 min video conference to get to know you!

    3. If you’re a good fit, attend the two training sessions

     

    Content Creator Volunteer

    This position gives you the chance to play an essential role in connecting​ ​New Yorkers with the critical information they need to get to know their food. By creating unique and engaging content, you’ll provide our food community with cooking tips, stories about our farmers, facts on food transparency, and much more. 

    Example projects and responsibilities:

    • Review video interviews with our farm partners and identify sections to share on social media platforms

    • Create Instagram stories​, gifs, and visual content​ around ​easy recipes, farmer profiles, produce features, and ​food transparency issues to make information clear and easy to digest​ (ex. What does pasture-raised label mean on egg cartons?)​

    • Pitch ​content ideas on sustainability/wellness/food systems ​to founder​

    • Write, edit, format, and post blog content​, optional​

    • Create a social media calendar and draft posts for Instagram and Facebook 

    This is an opportunity for social media-savvy writers and food nerds to build up a portfolio while reaching hundreds of food loving New Yorkers to help inspire a more sustainable and flavorful food system.

    Qualifications

    • Highly motivated and independent worker, capable of taking initiative on specific projects

    • Experience copy editing, writing, formatting text and images

    • ​Experience with Adobe or graphic design platform​

    • Able to communicate questions to team and ask for feedback or clarification when needed

    • Curiosity and enthusiasm for sustainability, local food systems, cooking, writing, and media

    • Experience creating content for other publications or your own blog or social platform (preferred)

    • Basic photography skills (preferred)

    Time Commitment: 

    • 3 months or longer

    • 6-12 hours a week, depending on your schedule and availability

    We are SO grateful for our volunteers!

    Our volunteer team is the core of our community and we want to thank you with a complimentary weekly vegetable share, including five varieties of organic veggies from our local farmers​.​

    To apply, send over your resume, one writing​/graphic design​ sample​ to info@localroots.nyc. 

    Community Champion

    Join us to become a liaison between new Market Sites and the neighboring community as you help bring the season’s best ingredients to more New Yorkers. Community Champion will be the go-to person for all things local and delicious in their communities.

    Example projects and responsibilities:

    • Garner support and gain subscribers by collaborating with market host sites

    • Actively engage your network through outreach to the community, and marketing of new market sites through flyering, emails, sharing discount codes, and social media posts

    • Host a Local Roots Dinner party for your friends and family

    • Attend 1 pre-season Site Leader Training

    • Help obtain a minimum of 25 vegetable so we can grow new market sites throughout the city

    Qualifications

    • Passionate about local food systems, creating accessible fresh food, and sharing the Local Roots mission

    • Experience leading community or volunteer events/activities

    • Eagerness to bring local food options to your neighborhood

    • Outgoing, confident in approaching people and conveying information about Local Roots markets and partner farmers

    • Great at multitasking and thinking on your feet to come up with create solutions to unexpected setbacks

    • Entrepreneurial spirit and grassroots marketing mentality

    • Active in social media and proficient in food photography, preferred but not required

    • Sales or customer service experience (preferred)

    We are SO grateful for our volunteers!

    Our volunteer team is the core of our community and we want to thank you with a complimentary weekly vegetable share, including five varieties of organic veggies from our local farmers (click here for examples of our amazing shares). Plus, enjoy a 15% discount on all our other share offerings, including cheese, milk, meat, eggs, fruit, and more!

    To apply, send over your resume, one writing sample,  and one example of a blog topic you think would be brand aligned with Local Roots NYC and our mission. Email info@localroots.nyc.

    Time Commitment

    • 3 month minimum

    • 6-12 hours per week, depending on your availability and schedule

    Farm to City Volunteer

    We are seeking passionate local food lovers to work closely with our office team 

    Example projects and responsibilities:

    • Research and adapt seasonal recipes that are curated based on weekly selections of ingredients supplied by our partner farmers and purveyors

    • Assist in social media engagement, draft posts, take photos to highlight seasonal ingredients

    • Research potential partners for events and promotion, building relationships with like-minded businesses in the food community

    • Pitch event ideas, conduct outreach to venues and event partners, lead event planning and execution

    • Update website with new seasonal images, farmer information, blog posts, event details, etc.

    • Projects can be catered based on your interests and experience!

    Qualifications

    • Passionate about local food systems and knowledgeable about food businesses/organizations in NYC

    • Independent worker who is able to take initiative on projects

    • Curious about sustainable farming and impacts of regenerative agriculture

    • Clear writing style and ability to communicate well with others

    • Experience with food photography (preferred)

    • Experience or interest in event planning (preferred) 

    • Experience with creating content on Instagram for business purposes (preferred)

    • Experience with Adobe Suite or Photoshop (preferred)

    Time Commitment:

    • 3 months minimum

    • 6-12 hours per week, depending on your availability and schedule

    Compensation:

    Our volunteer team is the core of our community and we want to thank you with a complimentary weekly vegetable share, including five varieties of organic veggies from our local farmers (click here for examples of our amazing shares). Plus, enjoy a 15% discount on all our other share offerings, including cheese, milk, meat, eggs, fruit, and more!

    To apply, send over your resume, one writing sample,  and one example of a blog topic you think would be brand aligned with Local Roots NYC and our mission. Email info@localroots.nyc.

    Street Team
    This is a volunteer position with minimal time commitment. Help us put flyers up at neighborhood cafes, leave postcards at events, or offer produce samples at our markets. 

    Email info@localroots.nyc to sign up and help us spread the word about why local food is so important! 

     

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