Farmers’ Market Double Up Associate
SFC is seeking a part-time Farmers’ Market Double Up Associate to implement all operations for the food access benefit programs at SFC’s weekly Saturday markets.
Founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. Our mission is to cultivate a just and regenerative food system so people and the environment can thrive.
Why work at SFC?
At SFC, we are passionate about our work and share a commitment to expanding access to locally grown food raised with integrity and care, for all members of our community. Join us if you are driven to build and create lasting change that supports people and the planet.
We’re on a journey
SFC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity on our staff and in our community. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work. To that end, we have organized multiple all-staff trainings, created internal working groups that celebrate our diverse community, and integrated equity principles into every aspect of our work.
We uphold the following Core Values:
Integrity: We take pride in what we do and hold ourselves accountable to one another and the communities we serve by being transparent, following through on commitments, and communicating outcomes to all stakeholders.
Courage: We lead the way in transforming our food system by taking risks and implementing innovative approaches to achieve our vision. We embody a growth mindset and view setbacks as opportunities to learn and deepen our collaboration with others.
Equity: We are working every day to ensure the right of all people to access, grow, and consume nutritious and culturally relevant food. We acknowledge that our food system has been built on systems of oppression and prioritize serving marginalized communities and promoting inclusion through our work.
Community: We center the voices, priorities, and wellbeing of the communities we serve in our work. We elevate community member input by providing open channels for feedback and collaboration.
This is a part-time position at 5 hours per week. Saturdays Only. 9am - 1pm. Rain or shine.
Farmers' Market Double Up Associates implement all operations for the food access benefit programs at the SFC Farmers’ Markets, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infant, and Children (WIC), Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), and Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB).
- Distribute SNAP, WIC, FMNP, and DUFB benefits at SFC Farmers' Markets
- Provide information to clients about using benefits at SFC Farmers' Markets
- Ensure timely and accurate transaction data and redemption records
While the responsibilities and tasks displayed in this job posting cover many of the required tasks, please consider that this role is dynamic and ever changing.
You love to be outdoors, connecting with your community. You have a passion for or an interest in social work, health, and/or food and nutrition. You enjoy interacting with and helping people, and you are excited about supporting local farmers and food producers.
You have been waiting to join our farmers’ market team!
- Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish) required
- Strong customer service skills and desire to work within diverse communities
- Regular and reliable availability on Saturdays
- Reliable transportation to work sites
- 18+ years of age
- Comfortable working outdoors
- Able to interact with vendors and customers in a positive and professional manner
- Experience working on a diverse team
Experience working with economically disadvantaged and ethnically diverse communities
Adaptability in a fast-paced environment while conducting transactions and communications as efficiently as possible
This is a part-time hourly position with a starting wage of $19.82 per hour. The position is available starting May 27, 2023.
Please email your resume and two references to email@example.com with the subject title: Farmers’ Market Double Up Associate.
Applications accepted until filled. No phone calls accepted or returned.