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When we learn of new job and internship openings, we’ll post them here.

[Also see Internships with the Alliance.]

Job Opening: PASA Eastern Region Member Services Manager

From Brian Snyder, Executive Director of PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture):

Today, 9/18, we are posting here the position of Member Services Manager for the Eastern Region, a job that will begin at half-time, and hopefully progress to being full-time by next spring, as together we identify a financial strategy for moving forward. This position will be located in the new Guthriesville office, and will offer some enthusiastic individual the chance to help us rebuild the Eastern Region Programs in a renewed way over the coming years. In the meantime, the half-time FoodRoutes position will revert to our main offices in Millheim, the neighborhood where it all began over a decade ago.

While this move constitutes a step back in terms of our staffing infrastructure in the region, it definitely does open the doors to more possibilities in terms of the depth and breadth of the programing we offer there. We hope you will all help us in finding the right leader to take on this task, and will offer your support to that person in the months and years to come. Please be sure to share this job description with your networks beyond PASA as well.

Hiring Assistant Farm Manager at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, notice received 9/16/13

The Assistant Farm Manager at Blooming Glen Farm will work closely with the farmer owners to ensure the daily functioning of the farm. BGF is a 35 acre vegetable farm managed to the organic standards, and marketed through a 300 member CSA, 3 farmers markets and wholesale. Start date Jan 1, 2014. Multiple year commitment wanted.

Primary Responsibilities: Maintain awareness of whole farm. Assist with prioritizing and implementing daily and weekly tasks. Manage crew; train and uphold BGF standards of quality and efficiency. Lead and motivate crew; provide solid instruction and constructive feedback. Manage field activities including transplanting and harvesting. Utilize field directives to delegate and for recordkeeping. Assist in winter months with projects, organization and crop planning.

Qualifications and Experience: 3 or more full season on an organic farm. Excellent understanding of organic farming principles and techniques. Team management experience. Experience using and operating farm equipment from hand tools to tractors and implements.

Skills: Self directed but also able to take direction. Physically fit. Written and oral communication skills. Excellent leadership skills with a variety of personality types. Dedicated, dependable, detail-oriented, well-organized, good-humored, flexible, and excellent at multi-tasking.

Schedule: Expectation of 50-60 hours a week over 5-6 working days. Seasonal fluctuation.

Compensation: Base first-year annual salary $30,000. Vacation and schedule to be discussed.

More detailed description on Blooming Glen Farm website. Please email resume and letter of interest to Tom and Tricia at bloomingglenfarm@verizon.net

Tom Murtha and Tricia Borneman
Blooming Glen Farm
98 Moyer Rd
Perkasie, Pa 18944
(215) 257-2566


Position Filled: Renew LV has found their new Director

Joyce Marin is the new RenewLV Executive Director. From the RenewLV website:

Joyce Marin, Executive Director – Marin brings extensive experience in downtown revitalization and local ordinances that support traditional neighborhood design from her time as Main Street Manager and council woman in Emmaus, as well as her past service as Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development for the City of Allentown. Ms. Marin was founding co-chair of RenewLV in 2006.

“Having an experienced, strategic and knowledgeable professional like Joyce will enable RenewLV to continue its important efforts to be the voice for regionalism in the Lehigh Valley,” said Deana Zosky, co-chair of the RenewLV board of directors. “Joyce also brings a tremendous amount of passion for smart growth, which will help us engage our stakeholders and the general public and raise the level of discussion Valley-wide.”

Marin’s academic credentials include an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and inclusion in the Knight Fellowship in CommunityBuilding at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, the recognized center for New Urban thought and practice.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to direct my experience and education toward engaging the region’s leadership and the public more deeply in the discussion of a sustainable Lehigh Valley, regional cooperation and the efficient use of our resources through utilization of smart growth principals and policies,” said Marin.


In Washington DC: SOA Watch Field Organizer position (posted 8/21/2013)

We need your help now to find an amazing Field Organizer to join the fabulous SOA Watch staff in DC! If you, or someone you know, are full of energy and ready for a challenge, we are accepting applications! Click here to read the job description and for information on how to apply.

Please forward the job announcement widely, and encourage people who you think would be good for the position to send us their applications!

Hope to see you at the gates in November,
Hendrik Voss
SOA Watch


Internships at The Sisters of Saint Francis Organic Farm

The Sisters of Saint Francis Organic Farm, 395 Bridle Path Rd, Bethlehem, is transitioning its conventional farmland to organic/natural agriculture demonstration and production farming. The project will also include the creation of walking and formal flower gardens for beautification. The two planned walking gardens will provide pleasant exercise paths and meditation areas for retreatants, community residents and visitors. They are seeking interns to assist in their efforts. Individuals wishing to apply for internships should e-mail copies of their resumes and letters of interest to Bob Drake, Agricultural Project Manager, bdrake@schoolsistersosf.org