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Available Positions
CSA Accounts Manager + Customer Support
Content Creator Volunteer
Market Site Leader
Farm to City Volunteer

As CSA Accounts Manager + Customer Support, you will increase CSA subscribers, build relationships with corporate accounts that can host our CSAs, build community amongst current subscribers, and respond to customer service inquiries. 

Main responsibilities include 
- Liaison between the establishments that host our markets regarding logistics and sales effort
- Increase number of CSA subscribers
- Successfully onboard new neighborhood CSAs and CSAs hosted in offices
- Roll out a POS system at each of our CSAs
- Work with CEO on planning events for customer acquisition
- Report to CEO with monthly updates on CSA subscriptions
- Respond to customer service inquiries
- Represent the company at events 
- Assist in communicating information to our warehouse team that relates to customer service 
- Form relationships with like-minded companies 
- Build community among current companies to maintain strong, customer loyalty and good vibes 
- Additional projects may come up since we are a small business 

Qualifications 
- Proven success in reaching financial benchmarks with minimal budget
- Can provide ideas for guerrilla marketing and execute successfully 
- Hard worker and a pro-active problem solver
- Experience and a passion for logistics and customer service
- Success in previous work for growing sales in a food business 
- Experience with community building preferred
- Quick learner and can work independently while supporting the team
- Passionate and experienced in cooking and farms
- Friendly and helpful
- Professional work ethic and good communicator 
- Experience with ecommerce and improving the customer's shopping experience preferred 
- Looking to grow with Local Roots NYC
-Thrives in and enjoys a small business work environment 

Compensation
This position is salary with commission based on growth of customer base

Email wenjay@localroots.nyc to apply by Oct 10, 2018

Content Creator Volunteer
This position is integral in connecting people with a food community by offering cooking tips, bios on our farmers, articles on food transparency, and more.

Day to day operations and responsibilities’ include:
- Write/ edit/ publish high quality content for our members.
- Researching thought leaders in sustainability, agriculture technology, farming
- Interview local chefs and our customers for profile pieces
- Coming up with creative and new ideas for topics and campaigns that can be run
through our blog and social media channels
- Optimizing messaging and drawing meaningful insights from engagement and data
- Create content for newsletters, social media messages, blogs and press releases
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This is a great opportunity for aspiring writers to build up a portfolio, and get exposure to hundreds of food loving Nyers. You can work from home with the possible occasional trip out to visit our farmers.

Qualifications
- Highly motivated undergraduate, recent graduate or graduate student, excellent
communications skills and attention to detail.
- Professional demeanor, excellent problem-solving skills, organizational abilities, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and capable of taking initiative on specific projects
- Ability to work in a diverse team
- Excellent research and communication skills
- Coursework reflecting interest in and knowledge of the environmental, social, and
economic dimensions of sustainability local food systems, cooking, journalism, and/or media and
advertising (preferable)
- Experience in creating content for other publications or your own blog preferred
- Basic photography skills preferred (iPhone photos are okay as long as they are well-framed showing good lighting)

Must be able to commit to at least 3 months, and preferably longer. Volunteers will be unpaid but offered an exceptional experience educating people on local food and cooking. You will change lives and support our local farmers through this position.

To apply, send over sample writing and 1 topic you think would be brand aligned with Local Roots NYC and our mission. Email wenjay@localroots.nyc.

Market Site Leader
A Market Site Leader gets the opportunity to convey information about our farms and suggest recipe ideas to members, set up and break down markets, and help fellow New Yorkers pick up their food. You are responsible for obtaining members for your market and will receive commission based on your location’s membership. It’s a fun and engaging way to learn more about local and seasonal foods and meet other like-minded New Yorkers. This position is great for an individual or a small business that is interested in hosting a Local Roots market.

Responsibilities
– Setup and breakdown of the weekly market
– Engage with and assist Local Roots members in picking up their groceries
– Inspire our members with creative cooking and recipe ideas
– Attend 1 pre-season training and 1 mid-season staff meeting
– Learn about shares and the farms we work with to convey information to members
– Inspire our members with creative cooking and recipe ideas
– Engage and build community around the work of Local Roots in the neighborhood
– Post flyers for the Farm Share program up at your market host location and in the neighborhood
- Obtain members for your location through your own means in addition to using Local Roots marketing materials. Each location must have a minimum of 25 vegetable orders to be added to our network

Qualifications
– Passionate about local food and cooking
– Extremely organized and pays close attention to detail
– Part of a strong social network or experience as a community organizer ideal
– Outgoing, friendly and lively personality and an enthusiasm to convey information
– Excellent customer service and communication skills, must be well-spoken
– Ability to problem solve on the spot, good at multi-tasking
- Entrepreneurial spirit
– Enjoys working independently in a customer service oriented environment
– Enthusiastic about building community around local food at our markets
– A love for cooking at home, familiar with seasonality of produce in NYC
– Active in social media and proficient in food photography, preferred but not required
– Sales experience ideal

Compensation
This position is compensated through commission. You will receive 5% of orders and a complimentary vegetable share. There must be a min of 25 vegetable orders for your site to be part of our network.

Time Commitment
Local Roots markets run once a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons or evenings. Most sites span a two hour pick up window, with some additional time for set up and break down. The commitment is approx 3 hours weekly for market and 1 hour for member outreach. Candidates must be able to commit to the weekly timeframe for their given site.

Send inquiries to wenjay@LocalRoots.NYC


Farm to City Volunteer
We seek passionate, local food lovers as volunteers on a weekly basis. You will work closely with our team out of our office near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Interns receive complimentary vegetables and discounts on our other offerings.

Responsibilities could include the following, based on experience of candidate:
-conducting recipe research on the items in our weekly shares to offer our members weekly recipes and storage tips
-writing blog posts for the website which include interviews with chefs/members/farmers and research topics 
-assisting with social media
-aiding in event planning
-helping pack the CSA boxes
-helping develop our food access program
-filling in at CSA pick-up sites 
- updating our website when needed with basic information

Qualifications
- Passionate about local food
- Enjoys cooking at home
- Organized and on-time
- Friendly and easy to work with
- Hard working and excited to help out and be part of a small team working to heal our food system
- Good writing and communication skills
- Beautiful food photography preferred 
- Experience with event planning desired 
- Experience with Instagram for business purposes preferred
- Experience with Adobe suite preferred 

Time Requirement:
1 day a week for 8 hours with a weekly commitment 

Compensation:
A hands on experience making a difference in our local food system, complimentary vegetables, and a discount to our other share offerings

To Apply:
Submit a resume to food@localroots.nyc with the header "Internship opportunity". Successful internships have the potential to lead to employment.