Food System Professional Employment Opportunities

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Job Detail: Food Hub Operations Manager


Field to Family is a mission-driven, nonprofit that provides food system education; supports a shared vision of a community food system that enhances our economic, environmental and community health; and expands access to locally grown and produced food to all citizens in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids region.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Manage warehouse, process orders and organize inventory; receive, assess/grade, monitor for food safety. Duties include: lifting, moving, cleaning, organizing, tracking and reporting orders and warehouse equipment;
  • Maintain online food hub software platform (Local Food Marketplace) with high-level of detail with respect to weekly producer inventory and customer orders; 
  • Design weekly food hub routes and logistics; pull orders, pack and sort boxes and pallets, drive refrigerated fleet vehicles (sprinter van or box truck) to receive and deliver food hub product; 
  • Maintain food safety protocols, update food safety manual and keep records for food storage, equipment and premises in accordance with Federal, State and Local Food Safety requirements; 
  • Coordinate with farmers, ensure timely and accurate aggregation, product quality and traceability, organize orders and record information on current and future inventory; 
  • Support business planning, reporting and data tracking 
  • Utilize GoogleDrive, Microsoft Excel, Local Food Marketplace or other management software to efficiently manage inventory, customer orders and invoice information, and market products to customers 
  • Work closely with volunteers, interns, and other personnel as assigned 
  • Assist in marketing, promotion, outreach and education with producers, customers and community 
  • Maintain connections and professional rapport with producers, buyers and other professionals and advocates in the food system and keep relevant records of all hub contacts 
  • Maintain good verbal and written communications with supervisor, staff and external partners 
  • Assist with other Field to Family programs as needed 
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Position Qualifications: 

  • Valid driver’s license -
  • Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds 
  • High-energy individual with a strong work ethic 
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Competent working with Google Drive, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to transition from driving long routes to unloading deliveries quickly 
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated with ability to work with limited supervision 
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of the public and work in various communities 
  • Team player and supportive of program and community development project


Compensation will be commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience, from $33,000 to $42,000 salary with benefits.

How to Apply: 

Send cover letter, resume, at least one writing sample, and three references to: Field to Family Director at or by mail to PO BOX 93, Iowa City, IA 52244 by May 4, 2020

About the job

Location Iowa City, IA
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 12 April 2020

About the company

Company name Field to Family
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