Dig In! Yancey Community Garden
JOB POSITION: Food For All Coordinator
LOCATION: Yancey County, NC
JOB CATEGORY: Hourly (30 hours/week)
The Food For All Coordinator works with individuals and organizations in Yancey County to
increase local food access and community food security. This person will organize and
implement Dig In!’s food sharing programs (Food For All programs) that include deliveries to emergency food providers, community food programs, and share markets called Harvest Tables. Additionally, they will co-facilitate growing food in public gardens with established partners, and work with organizations, institutions, and individuals to discern additional community food growing opportunities. This is a leadership position that will complement the roles of Dig In’s current Executive Director and Farm Manager.
Essential Responsibilities Responsibilities of the Food For all Coordinator, as they relate to the organization’s goals to ensure access for all food insecure community members to fresh, healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food:
Plan and help coordinate Dig In!’s program to distribute fresh produce from our
gardens and farms, and partner gardens and farms, to people and community
partners in Yancey County
Coordinate with partner agencies to implement community food programs that
provide local produce to low-wealth households during the growing season
Support existing and cultivate new relationships with organizations, churches, and
individuals to grow gardens that increase individual and community food security.
Recruit, organize, and support volunteers who are willing to share skills, knowledge
and resources with each other in the garden, while sharing and preparing food, and
other community events organized by Dig In!
Minimum three years professional experience in an organization and/or business
related to agriculture or food system development
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
Knowledge of, connection and commitment to communities in Yancey County, NC
Minimum of 3 years experience growing vegetables using organic, sustainable, and
resilient methods .
Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills
Desired proficiency in writing and speaking Spanish
Valid driver's license
This position requires the applicant walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, reach above their head, and have use of fine and gross motor skills. The applicant must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. The applicant must be fluent in English. The position demands frequent exposure to inclement weather. The applicant is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently. The applicant must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
How to apply
Prepare a cover letter and resume specifically tailored for this opportunity and email
them as a Word or PDF document to email@example.com; the subject line of the
email should include your name and the position title
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open
For questions not covered above, contact Kathleen Wood, Executive Director, by