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This job expired on April 21, 2024

Farm Produce Distribution Coord. City Green

  • Date Posted February 21, 2024
  • Location Clifton, NJ
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

City Green, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities to create increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition and the environment. 


Diversity is a core value of City Green. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. City Green is committed to working to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the development of all of our staff, partners, supporters, and community.


City Green has two farm sites: a 5-acre farm at our headquarters in Clifton and a one-acre farm in a public park in Paterson. We sustainably grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, keep a small flock of hens for eggs, a small herd of goats, and maintain educational gardens for programs.  We operate our own farm stands in Clifton, Paterson and Passaic as well as a mobile market serving neighborhoods in the area. Through our farms and markets, we aim to create increased access to local, farm-fresh food, while addressing issues of food justice. 

Job description

Position Description: 

The Farm Produce Distribution Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of  farm produce inventory management and distribution coordination from harvest and processing to market. The Farm Produce Distribution Coordinator reports directly to the Farm Manager and works in close collaboration with our Farm Market Director and harvest and market team. This is a hands-on role requiring an individual that is a true leader, can rally a team, maintain positive morale and a positive work environment, and ensure a smooth, efficiently run operation. This is a full-time seasonal position. Prior experience in farming and or the food industry is required. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and organized individual to help strengthen efficiency and production in City Green’s farm and food access department.




Roles and Responsibilities:    

  • Responsible for day-to-day supervision of harvested produce
  • Support execution of harvest with direction from Farm Manager
  • Maintain accurate inventory in coolbot storage facility
  • Oversee washing and packing of produce
  • Oversee quality control and maintain high standard of presentation of harvest and CSA share packing
  • Oversee coordination of distribution to CSA shares, farm markets, wholesale purchases, and donations
  • Assist in supervision of staff for harvest and packing with support from Farm Manager
  • Ensure efficiency, cleanliness, and knowledge of food safety procedures
  • Oversees food safety practices (i.e. maintaining food safety logs; food safe field practices)
  • Ensure safe and positive work conditions 
  • Keep accurate harvest and inventory data
  • Oversee the organization and cleanliness of the coolbot storage facility and food processing area of the barn 
  • Communicate with Farm Manager and Market Director regarding quality and quantities of produce needed for distribution channels
  • Coordinate with South Branch Farm Manager about incoming produce and distribution from our South Branch Farm
  • Drive to and from City Green’s South Branch farm to pick up and deliver produce
  • Operate John Deere tractor with frontloader and fork lift to support food pallet moving
  • Coordinate wholesale distribution and drop off
  • Coordinate donation distribution and drop off
  • Support farm operation when needed
  • Support on-site farm market 

   Other Responsibilities: 

  • Follow organizational policies and standards for safety and liability  
  • Maintain positive relationships with partners throughout programs  
  • Maintenance of records and files for contacts and program materials  
  • Support maintenance and updates of annual work plan  
  • Participate in “All Hands On Deck” activities, where all City Green staff cooperate on a large project, event, educational program or volunteer day  
  • Support initiatives and programs throughout the organization
  • Be prepared to professionally represent City Green in a variety of situations with partners, guests, funders, government officials, other stakeholders, and community members  
  • Adhere to  City Green’s workplace policies and practices 
  • Adhering to City Green’s values around diversity, equity and inclusion    


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Interest in food access and farming at large
  • Willing and able to lead a team
  • Ability to learn on the job
  • Willing to work independently
  • Willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Team player
  • Healthy communication skills
  • Holds valid driver’s license
  • Willing and able to drive to wholesale and donation distribution sites in refrigerated box truck and sprinter van


All City Green Employees Must

  • Undergo criminal background check because we are a youth-serving organization
  • Must have a valid driver's license of the state you reside in, at least 2 years driving experience, and be at least 19 years old. Employee’s driver history for the past 4 years must meet City Green’s insurance policy safe driving requirements. 
  • Be authorized to work in the United States . 

Hours and Compensation

  • Position is full-time, seasonal (May-Nov/Dec) ranging from 30-35 hours per week. Must be available on select weekends and evenings
  • Anticipated start date: May 1, 2024
  • $22.50/hourly



Because we are a youth-serving organization, City Green requires all employees to undergo a criminal background check in order to qualify for employment. After being offered a position, candidates will be asked to undergo a background check prior to the start date.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on April 21, 2024
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