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Sierra Harvest hiring for 2 jobs

Sierra Harvest, a Nevada County nonprofit involved in promotion and education of farm-fresh food in the community, is hiring for two positions.

Applications are due by Feb. 26 for the Farm Institute Director position, which is responsible for developing and implementing a farmer training program that increases local, sustainable food production in Nevada County.

Projects include increasing the number of farms formed, acres cultivated and farmers trained.



Key responsibilities will be launching and running a farm institute, which includes:

— Developing a Farm Corps of on-farm apprentices;




— A Farm Business Academy, which teaches business planning and marketing;

— A Farm Incubator site, small plots of land for farmers to manage their own production and matching farmers with potential land to start their farming business.

Hours for the position are part time, 20 hours per week, building to full time within a year. The director must work some nights/weekends when needed.

Compensation is set at $25 per hour.(app. due Feb. 26th) or apply for our FoodCorps Service Member position who helps kids get excited about vegetables, assists in procuring farm fresh food into school meals and much more (app. due March 31st)! The deadline is March 31 to apply for the second open position, Food Corps Service Member.

This spot is working with Sierra Harvest to serve the community, help kids get excited about vegetables, help get farm-fresh food into school meals, learn new skills and become part of a network of food changemakers around the country.

The Food Corps Service Member job is full time, 40 hours per week, for an 11-month term.

The compensation is $17,500 living stipend, plus $5,775 AmeriCorps Segal education award upon completion of the term of service,

The award can be used for additional schooling or to pay off student loans, student loan deferral, health insurance or childcare reimbursements.

For more information or to apply, see http://sierraharvest.org/about/jobs


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