Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB)

FruitShare Coordinator

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Posted On: Tuesday, 6th June 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
340 E 400 S #50, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

 

About Green Urban Lunch Box

Our Mission at the Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB) is to empower people to engage in local food production by using the resources available in their community. We do so by connecting people to a creative network of spaces and opportunities. GULB runs 4 main programs: FruitShare, Back-Farms, the Small Farm Initiative, and the Mobile Market.

The FruitShare program maintains and harvests the unused fruit trees along the Wasatch Front. In 2018, this program's goal is to harvest harvested 90,000 pounds of fruit that would have otherwise gone to waste. The FruitShare Coordinator, with the support of GULB staff, Americorps, interns and volunteers, works to improve efficiency, relationships, and statistics for this program each year. This is a full time, year round, salaried position.



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision, inspiration, and support to staff, Americorps, interns and volunteers within this program
  • Hiring and training various positions
  • Communicate, educate, resolve conflicts, and deepen relationships with homeowners
  • Ensure all data collection is accurate, up to date and input into the system
  • Advertising, sales, oversight, and execution of tree care services and internally raised revenue
  • Arranging partnerships, payments/details (if necessary), and carrying out drop offs for excess fruit
  • Continual work with support team to increase sustainability, efficiency, and growth
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot on a regular basis



Seasonal Responsibilities:

  • January - March (~40 hrs/wk)
    • Pruning the trees and removing branches
    • Advertising/promoting, collecting/recording payments, tracking notes and records
  • April (~30 hrs/wk)
    • Brewing and spraying compost tea
    • Advertising/promoting, collecting/recording payments, tracking notes and records
    • Thinning apricots
  • May- June (~50 hrs/wk)
    • Thinning apricots, peaches, nectarines, apples and pears
    • Data collection and input
    • Training new staff, Americorps, and volunteers
    • Preparation for harvest season
  • June-October (~50 hrs/wk - ~40 hrs/wk)
    • Scout/Harvest
    • Training team on harvest protocol
    • Data collection and input
  • November - December (~20 hrs/wk - ~10 hrs/wk)
    • Reflect, evaluate, and prepare for the upcoming season
    • Assist Executive and Development Director in locating and applying for upcoming grants



Qualifications:

The FruitShare Coordinator will be committed to the Green Urban Lunch Box’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience.

  • 2 years experience in nonprofits, urban agriculture, or related field
  • Strong marketing, public relations and conflict resolution experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
    • (Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Calendar are a must, Salesforce and other web based apps are a huge plus)
  • Motivated self starter who will work collaboratively with a team
  • Willing to work outside in ALL weather conditions (while motivating others to do so as well)
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds, bend over, and climb trees/ladders regularly
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