Primarily we are looking for people:
- Self-starter: We give you the starting blocks for your role, but will not hold your hand day-to-day. We are building our organization and working with a population facing many challenges, so those who require a highly structured work environment would not flourish at Farming Hope.
- Lived experience, not just passion: Even if you are young and don't have much work experience, do you bring knowledge of gardening, cooking, or social services to our organization? Much of our role is teaching and training our homeless employees, which means our management staff contribute more when they bring in some experience in the field, or at least an ability to teach yourself quickly, so we are imparting knowledge and building a fruitful work environment for our transitional employees.
- Commitment to transformation: We want to empower those experiencing homelessness to be community leaders and contributors; we want our food system to be more sustainable for all; we want all our staff to think differently about charity and justice during their time with us. Sound like something you're interested in?
Physical requirements are typical of jobs in gardens and kitchens, including standing for extended periods of time, bending over, lifting heavier objects, and spending time outdoors. Additional qualifications that are not necessary but benefit an applicant: Spanish language skills, ServSafe food safety certification, fundraising experience, landscaping or farming
College graduates who majored in social work, community development, psychology or social services may find this placement particularly in sync with their career and learning goals. However, no college experience nor particular degree is required nor should this dissuade anyone from applying.
*Farming Hope is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition as defined under State law, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and/or local laws and
Please visit farminghope.org for more information.