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The Organization. The Food Literacy Project’s mission is transforming youth and their communities through food, farming, and the land. Founded in 2006, The Food Literacy Project is a nonprofit education partner to Field Day Family Farm and Iroquois Farm. The Food Literacy Project targets underserved youth and families through the Field-to-Fork Program, which includes experiential education, family engagement, professional development for teachers and food service personnel, community outreach activities, food access projects, and youth development opportunities. The Food Literacy Project engages youth and families to create a just and sustainable food system that cultivates healthy people and places, empowering participants with knowledge, skills and access to lead healthier lives, and drive food system and community change.


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JOB OPENING: Administrative Assistant

TERMS: Regular (year-round), Non-exempt position

HOURS: 14-16 hours per week; Workdays flexible

Responsibilities.  The Administrative Assistant role emphasizes support to the daily operations of the Food Literacy Project. It is estimated 14-16 hours per week in support of overall organizational administrative functions. Specific job tasks are:

  1. Process all sources of income (cash, check, credit card, online etc.) for deposit. Deposit funds in bank.  Collaborate with fund raising personnel on the accurate flow and reporting of income transactions.  Accurately record the information in appropriate accounting software and maintain and safeguard appropriate records.
  2. Process vendor invoices and staff expense reimbursement forms. Ensure accuracy of supporting documents and issue payment to vendors and staff (via check, online bill pay, etc.). Accurately record the information in appropriate accounting software and maintain and safeguard appropriate records.
  3. Process payroll. Receive timesheets from all staff, ensure their accuracy and enter the information into the payroll processing software. Ensure the accuracy of payroll processor’s reports and data.
  4. Maintain and safeguard all employee records. This includes W4s, I-9s, W-2s as well as other employment records.
  5. Maintain an appropriate inventory of office supplies and purchase supplies as necessary.
  6. Coordinate efficient purchasing of operating supplies, computers and other equipment.
  7. Coordinate bulk mailings with fund raising staff.
  8. Answer the phone and direct calls. Sort unopened mail and direct it to the appropriate staff.
  9. Other job duties as assigned.

 Qualifications.

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or a combination of education and experience.
  2. Pass a criminal background check.
  3. Ability to work in a collaborative environment and maintain effective working relationships.
  4. Share a commitment to the Food Literacy Project’s mission. Experience as a volunteer or paid staff for a small, community-based non-profit organization is helpful.
  5. Self-directed and organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Excellent attention to detail, ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  7. Experience and adaptability with using a computer and appropriate software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Email, QuickBooks, etc.).
  8. Adaptability, creativity and independence with a willingness to seek and accept direction as appropriate.
  9. Experience teaching or working with children or the desire to learn; experience with diverse populations, especially at-risk youth, is beneficial.
  10. Background or interest in environmental education, sustainable agriculture, community food security, cooking, and/or nutrition are also assets.

 TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references (2 professional, 1 personal) to Business Manager Casey Sterr by Tuesday, February 6.

  • Hard copy submissions can be mailed to 9001 Limehouse Lane, Louisville, KY 40222.
  • Electronic applications will be accepted at casey@foodliteracyproject.org


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JOB OPENING: Farm-based Educator

TERMS: Seasonal, non-exempt

HOURS: 15-20 hours per week, March through mid-November, mostly weekdays, some evenings and weekends required

Responsibilities. Farm-Based Educators (FBEs) deliver direct service on Oxmoor Farm, Iroquois Farm, and at local schools and community centers, preparing and leading hands-on activities with youth and adults. FBEs work under the guidance of the Director of Programs and Development and the Program Manager alongside a team of seasonal FBEs. Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Facilitate hands-on education programs.
  2. Assist with curriculum development.
  3. Collect program data.
  4. Assist with maintenance of the Youth Learning Garden and other program areas, and execute site management projects alongside staff, program participants, and volunteers.
  5. Assist the Program Manager with our summer Youth Community Agriculture Program.
  6. Help with office tasks associated with managing a small nonprofit, including assistance with publications and mailings, running errands, managing program supplies, and other tasks as needed.

 Qualifications.

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or a combination of education and experience.
  2. Pass a criminal background check.
  3. Experience teaching or working with children.
  4. Experience with diverse populations, especially at-risk youth, is beneficial.
  5. Physical ability to participate in and lead farm and garden work projects and to work outdoors in all weather conditions, as programs can be physically demanding (walking, lifting, kneeling, crouching, etc.) and include some manual labor.
  6. Ability to work in a collaborative environment and maintain effective working relationships.
  7. Share a commitment to the Food Literacy Project’s mission.
  8. Experience as a volunteer or paid staff for a small, community-based non-profit organization is helpful.
  9. Self-directed and organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  10. Adaptability, creativity, and independence, with a willingness to seek and accept direction as appropriate.
  11. Background or interest in environmental education, sustainable agriculture, community food security, cooking, and/or nutrition are also assets.

 TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references (2 professional, 1 personal) to Program Manager Erin Hargrove by Friday, February 16.

  • Hard copy submissions can be mailed to 9001 Limehouse Lane, Louisville, KY 40222.
  • Electronic applications will be accepted at erin@foodliteracyproject.org

The Food Literacy Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer: The Food Literacy Project emphasizes diversity in both our programs and our staff, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws.