Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Job Board

Full-Time Mobile Market Assistant

Contact: Audrey Bridge
Capital Rotos


About Capital Roots
Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all.
The Mobile Market Assistant works alongside the program coordinator, performing various tasks essential to the operation of Capital Roots’ traveling produce markets. The Veggie Mobile® and the Veggie Mobile® Sprout are an integral part of Capital Roots’ food hub, delivering produce to inner city communities with limited access to fresh food. This position is a leadership-in-training position at a high-growth-non-profit organization focused on addressing systemic problems in public health and regional food systems.
 Excellent customer service and sale skills
 Strong interpersonal communication skills and a friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic disposition
 An ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
 Excellent problem solving, as well as a genuine interest in the areas of nutrition, education and public health
 Must be comfortable driving a 16’ box truck (no CDL required); must possess a clean driving record
 Ability to lift boxes in excess of 50 pounds
 The successful candidate must display a commitment to the mission of Capital Roots

 Execute the mobile market programs effectively: engaging all customers, solving unique logistical problems, and have an innate ability to build genuine and trusting relationships among participants, volunteers and co-workers
 Maintain collaborative relationships with mobile market stop partners and staff
 Conduct outreach to constituent communities, related organizations and service partners
 Assist in the day-to-day finances and sales data for both mobile market programs, as well as tracking sales trends and customers served.
 Safely operate a 16’ box truck market for purchases, keeping and culling produce, stocking shelves, and keeping the markets clean, functioning at capacity, and looking sharp.
 Must participate in Capital Roots events, staff meetings, and other duties as needed.

This is a full time, year-round position, paid on an hourly basis ($13/hour). The schedule is generally Monday-Friday. We cover 100% of your medical insurance and 75% of dental insurance upon hire (a benefit of ~$7,000). In addition to generous vacation time we observe 11 holidays – including three floating holidays – and offer personal and sick time. You also have the option to enroll in our 403b retirement plan.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Audrey Bridge, Mobile Markets Coordinator
Capital Roots | 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
email: [email protected]


City officials announced the completion of the first phase of upgrades to the City of Troy’s downtown parking system kiosks. Newly-upgraded digital pay-stations will be activated beginning Wednesday, March 20th.    Mayor Madden said, “The deployment of new parking management technologies is part of our commitment to support Troy’s downtown…
United Way of the Greater Capital Region of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) today announced 5.18 Day, the largest single day of community impact with more than 40 service projects scheduled to support local nonprofits in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties.  The 5.18 projects will be managed through their re-…
During its annual Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. last week, the Credit Union National Association recognized SEFCU’s ongoing effort to deliver free, dynamic financial education to young people with its Desjardins Award for Youth Financial Education in the more than $1 billion in assets category. “This award is a meaningful…
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Mohawk Army Navy store! Located in the new Van Rensselaer Square shopping plaza, this is the first Rensselaer…
3 p.m. Ribbon Cutting
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. These events are a fun and effective way to focus…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview & Networking