Full-Time Mobile Market Assistant
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.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
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 www.capitalroots.org. 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]
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