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Posted on May 14, 2022 1:15 pm by Shevan Durant in Jobs Life

Chef Assistant

Project EATS (PE) seeks a food service worker with managerial or shift leader experience to join
its dynamic and growing team as a Chef Assistant. This role will assist the Culinary and Product
Manager in the day-to-day operations of Prepared EATS, our new eatery at The Market Line
located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Prepared EATS eatery is opening in May 2022, will
offer plant-based soups, sandwiches, salads, fresh vegetables, beverages, and daily specials.

Since 2009, Project EATS has sustainably grown and equitably distributed fresh, hyper-local,
organically grown food on 20 small-plot, high-yield, neighborhood farms in communities across
New York City that need better access to fresh, healthy, nutritious food. Prepared EATS will
increase Project EATS’ goal to increase New Yorker’s consumption of nutritious food by making
delicious, plant-based meals accessible and affordable to all city dwellers.

This position is based out of our Market Line location (Essex Market) and our commissary
kitchen in Harlem. Prepared EATS will be open at the Market Line Wednesday through Sunday
from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and commissary shifts will be three days a week, schedule TBC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Culinary and Product Manager, the Chef Assistant will work in our Harlem
commissary kitchen and at the Project EATs, Prepared EATS eatery located inside of Market
Line, to assist in the preparation and serving of all prepared food items. The Prepared EATS
eatery doubles as Project EATS Lower East Side Farm Stand, which is staffed by Project EATS
Sales Staff. The Chef Assistant will report to the Culinary and Product Manager but work
alongside sales staff while onsite at the Lower East Side Market Line eatery.

The primary responsibilities of the Chef Assistant are as follows:

  • Food Preparation
    • Prepare all menu items.
    • Package prepared food for sale at the Market Line.
  • Food Safety
    • Maintain all heating and cooling temperature logs at the commissary and Market Line in compliance with NYC Health Department requirements.
    • Ensure all coolers are functioning at the proper temperatures and all hot foods are maintained at the proper temperature.
    • Ensure all PE products in the commissary kitchen and Market Line are properly labeled, sealed, organized, and rotated (FIFO).
    • Maintain cleanliness at commissary kitchen and Market Line, which includes washing dishes during and at the end of each shift.
  • Market Line Stall Oversight + Community Engagement
    • Prepare customer orders.
    • Complete cooking demonstrations and pass out samples
    • Discuss menu items, ingredients and Project Eats’ approach to prepared foods and community ethos to help build relationships with new and repeat customers.
    • Perform all daily opening and closing duties (close out Square POS system/cash register, clean and sanitize the eatery, lock up all PE items, etc.).
    • Maintain eatery and display materials in good working condition. Restock items as needed to ensure display and offerings appear robust and attractive.
  • Inventory Management
    • Complete inventory counts of all produce and food items and send to the Culinary and Product manager as needed.
    • Complete weekly order sheets for packaging items to be transferred from the Harlem commissary kitchen storage the Market Line.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 1 year of kitchen cooking/prep experience
  • At least 1 year of public facing position in hospitality
  • Chef knife skills
  • Experiencing reading recipes and counting and recording inventory levels
  • Knowledge of food safety and food handling; NYC Food Handler’s card a plus
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Ability to lift or move heavy items, up to 50 pounds
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communications
  • Managerial/shift leading experience a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A team player that is committed to PE’s mission
  • Self-motivated with a bias towards action
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Passion for continuous learning

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be asked and expected to perform
different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project
EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities
and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status
or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter
outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: admin@projecteats.org. NO CALLS
PLEASE.

Salary Range: $42,000 – $44,000 Commensurate with experience.

Community Educator & Coordinator

Project EATS (PE) seeks an experienced instructor to join its dynamic and growing team as Learning Program Coordinator and Instructor for school-based and community programs. Our learning programs are designed for youth, families, and adults who live in the communities where we develop community-based food systems consisting of small-plot, high-yield farms, plant-based enterprises, and activities that increase people’s consumption of healthy, nutritious food.  

The Learning Program Coordinator and Instructor is responsible for developing and implementing our school and community learning programs and reports to our Community Program Manager.

Responsibilities include cultivating and managing our relationships with public schools, community partners, and residents. Currently, our learning programs are offered in the following communities: Brownsville (Brooklyn), Belmont (Bronx), the Lower East Side and East Harlem (Manhattan), and Hollis (Queens).  

Since 2009, Project EATS has sustainably grown and equitably distributed fresh, hyper-local,
organically grown food on 20 small-plot, high-yield, neighborhood farms in 14 New York City communities where people need better access fresh, healthy, nutritious food, and provided learning programs in 12 public schools. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Development & Implementation

  • Develop and implement all learning programs, including but not limited to, after-school programs, community workshops, and online classes
  • Work with PE program staff, consultants, and volunteers to develop and deliver informative and engaging programs in agricultural, food, creativity, and art to youth, adults, and families
  • Establish metric-based program goals, expectations, and indicators for successful learning that encourage and support participant involvement through the full program, with a focus on opportunities to implement the gained knowledge and experience in their day to life 

Engage & Enroll Program Participants

  • Work with and develop PE community partners who help increase community awareness and involvement in our learning programs 
  • Recruit youth, adults, and family participants for our programs

Ongoing Program Evaluation

  • Develop and implement feedback surveys to assess our programs’ impact on participants and to provide PE with actionable insights to improve their effectiveness
  • Provide recommendations for program improvements based on community feedback

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Two years directly teaching students in formal and/or non-formal settings, middle- and high-school teaching experience is a plus
  • A good communicator with well-rounded interpersonal skills and can produce clear written communications
  • Bilingual skills, especially Spanish, is a plus
  • Experience in developing remote learning materials and facilitation is a plus
  • Experience in food/culinary/nutrition education is a plus

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A team player that is committed to PE’s mission
  • Empathetic
  • Self-motivated with a bias towards action
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when needed 
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Passion for continuous learning

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you may be asked and expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor.  

This role will require working hours that best serve and benefit our communities’ needs and may fall outside of traditional working hours of Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: admin@projecteats.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Salary Range: $45,000 – $48,000 Commensurate with experience.

Community Program Manager

Project EATS seeks an experienced manager to join our dynamic and growing team as manager of our community programs.  These programs are designed to engage youth, families, and adults in activities that increase their appreciation and support for community-based agriculture; plant-based meals; increased consumption of fresh, nutritious food; and the development of strong ties and collective efforts between themselves, their neighbors and other community stakeholders that increase their ability to live healthy lives and thrive in their communities.

Community programs are developed and provided in communities where Project EATS develops community-based food systems. These systems consist of small plot, high-yield farms, plant-based enterprises; resident workforce development programs and employment; and community programs.  The Community Program Manager is responsible for community program staff and activities including community awareness and involvement; school and community-based learning programs; Free Saturday Breakfast, food Farmacies and pantries; resident workshops and volunteer programs; operation and management of community-based WIFI and FM communication networks; dinners, festivals, movies, dialogues, and temporary art installations.  This position reports to the Senior Director of Operations.

Since 2009, Project EATS has sustainably grown and equitably distributed fresh, hyper-local,
organically grown food on 20 small-plot, high-yield, neighborhood farms in 14 New York City communities where people need better access fresh, healthy, nutritious food, and provided learning programs in 12 public schools. Currently, we work with community partners to offer these programs in the following communities: Brownsville (Brooklyn), Belmont (Bronx), the Lower East Side and East Harlem (Manhattan).  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management

  • Identify, maintain, cultivate, and develop productive community-based partnerships 
  • Develop and implement metric-based strategies that achieve and exceed resident awareness and involvement goals and expectations
  • Manage, support, and evaluate performance of program staff with a focus on on-going personal/professional team development 
  • Oversee hiring and management of consultants who help develop and facilitate programs as needed

Program Development & Implementation

  • Assist program staff in developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating their programs
  • Oversee the development of program materials; approve all PE community program materials
  • Oversee and assist in program scheduling and staffing as needed
  • Establish an inventory system for program materials, supplies, and other resources and ensure they are in good working condition

Finances & Administration

  • Prepare and submit annual program budget 
  • Manage approved program budget
  • Approve & submit purchase orders requested by program staff

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Two or more years’ experience in creating, implementing, and managing programs or projects
  • Skilled at planning, negotiating, problem solving, and addressing challenges, resourcefully and with agility.  Finds the “can” in “can’t”.
  • Sets clear expectations, delegates responsibility, and holds self and others accountable for their performance

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A team player that is committed to PE’s mission 
  • Empathetic
  • Self-motivated with a bias towards action
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when needed 
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Passion for continuous learning

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you may be asked and expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor.  

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. 

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: admin@projecteats.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $52,500 Commensurate with experience.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR

Project EATS (PE) seeks an ambitious and personable organizer to join its dynamic and growing team as Food Distribution Coordinator. This position reports to the PE Community Programs Manager, and is responsible for the successful coordination, operation and evaluation of PE’s pantry distributions.

Since 2009, Project EATS has sustainably grown and equitably distributed fresh, hyper-local,
organically grown food on 20 small-plot, high-yield, neighborhood farms in 14 New York City communities where people need better access fresh, healthy, nutritious food, and provided learning programs in 12 public schools. We operate pantries in the following communities: Brownsville (Brooklyn), Belmont (Bronx), and the Lower East Side (Manhattan).  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of the Food Distribution Coordinator are as follows.

  • Work as a thought partner to the Community Programs Manager in developing and implementing strategies, systems, data collection, reporting and evaluations for pantries and pantry-related health programs (e.g. COVID-19 vaccine access and receptivity initiatives)
  • Work with Farms and Sales colleagues to determine the allocation of PE farm harvests to PE pantry sites
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of donation bags across pantry sites
  • Ensure fair and orderly distribution of food, enforcing social distancing and other health and safety requirements
  • Collaborate across Project EATS’ organization and with outside partners as needed to expand program impact and food offerings as applicable
  • Assist in cultivating additional food donors as needed
  • Understand grant requirements as applicable and ensure that expectations and deliverables are being met
  • Collect data on donations and distributions and report these on a regular basis, either directly to senior management or via the Community Program Manager
  • Assist in developing evaluation tools, and solicit evaluations from food donation recipients, food donors, and PE partners as appropriate
  • Research and assist in writing materials for food distribution and related programs

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree
  • Experience in roles requiring excellent time management, strong process orientation and comfort with imposing rules and order; prior food pantry experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to stand and walk for periods of time and to perform light lifting
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Food and nutrition experience is a plus
  • Assertive yet diplomatic, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and resourceful; capable of creating systems to meet community needs
  • Proactively looks for ways to avert or solve problems
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and make responsible, effective decisions
  • Ability to manage trainees and volunteers as needed
  • Comfort and experience working with large and diverse groups of people
  • Bilingual skills, especially Spanish or Chinese, is a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License is a plus

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Sound judgment and unquestionable integrity
  • Team player, committed to PE’s mission and culture of prioritizing the team above the self
  • Proactivity to develop and improve skills and experience
  • Self-motivation, action-orientation and foresight
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when needed to meet PE standards
  • Adaptability to make adjustments on the fly and maximize available resources

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you may be asked and expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor.  

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: admin@projecteats.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Salary Range: $43,000 – $44,500 Commensurate with experience.

SALES MANAGER

Project EATS (PE) seeks an experienced sales manager in food sales to join its dynamic and
growing team. Our Sales Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a sales
strategy for our fresh produce and plant-based prepared food products. This position is
responsible for the management of PE’s sales operations and staff at our three community-based
farm stands, PE’s food stall in The Market Line at Essex Crossing, institutional sales, pop-up stand
opportunities, and online sales. The Sales Manager reports to PE’s Director of Operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Logistics/Distribution
    • Coordinate and schedule the pick-up and delivery of fresh produce and prepared foods to/from the farms, kitchen, farm stands and customers
    • Drive commercial van for deliveries as needed
  • Business Development
    • Cultivate relationships with customers that align with PE mission and vision to create new revenue opportunities
    • Work with the Director of Operations to develop and implement pricing, marketing, and promotion strategies to increase sales
  • Stall Site Management
    • Develop, implement, and manage standard operating procedures to ensure all sales channels/locations look appealing, in good working condition, and well maintained
    • Interview, hire and schedule sales employees • Create and implement onboarding and training documents for sales team members
    • Create and deliver scheduled performance reviews and actionable development plans for team members
  • Sales Reporting
    • Manage recording and reporting of complete, accurate sales data at all sales locations
    • Monitor sales performance and implement timely course corrections when needed throughout the year

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum of 3 years food retail sales experience; farm sales experience a plus
  • Experience selling to restaurant groups/chefs preferred
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communications
  • Experience with relationship building and management  Valid driver’s license, experience and comfort operating a commercial van in NYC
  • Ability to travel to program sites around the New York City metropolitan area as required
  • Bilingual skills, especially Spanish, is a plus

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be asked and expected to perform
different tasks as necessitated by your manager.

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A team player that is committed to PE’s mission
  • Self-motivated with a bias towards action
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when needed
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving with superior organizational skills
  • Flexible, comfortable with ambiguity and possess a passion for continuous learning

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project
EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual
capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran
status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter
outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: admin@projecteats.org. NO CALLS
PLEASE.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $57,000 Commensurate with experience.

Seasonal Farmer

Project EATS (PE) seeks experienced seasonal farmers to join its dynamic and growing team.  Through your work you will use organic, high-yield farming methods to establish financially viable small plot farms in communities that need fresh, healthy, nutritious food.   

You will assist in developing and supporting a skilled and dedicated team of farm volunteers and resident workforce farmers.  You will also assist in the installation of new PE farm operations in new locations and participate in community farm activities that strengthen resident ties, use, and support of their community-based farms.

Seasonal farmers will work at our various sites.  In 2022, PE will operate 5 farms that are in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens with two farms at rooftop locations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with farm managers and other seasonal farmers to effectively carry out and achieve the goals of PE’s 2022 farm operations plan for sustainably growing food at each farm that meet the standards and goals set for crop yields, quality, and crop loss.  

Daily Farm Operations

You will be responsible for incorporating and using PE”s farming methods and techniques in: 

  • Greenhouse propagation
  • Field operations, including, but not limited to:
    • hand transplanting and direct sowing
    • harvesting and processing vegetables
    • hand weeding and cultivation
    • general crop maintenance and bed preparation
  • Grounds and infrastructure maintenance
  • Deliver crops to PE sales locations and customers
  • Engaging community and customers at PE’s sales locations as needed 

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be asked and expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor. 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • One seasons or more of soil vegetable farming; rooftop farming experience is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience using small farming tools and techniques 
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently up to 50-60 hours a week during the height of the summer growing season 
  • Effective and comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Ability to lift or move heavy items, up to 50 pounds
  • Comfort and experience working with large and diverse groups of people 
  • A valid driver’s license, experience and comfort operating a commercial van in NYC 

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A team player that is committed to PE’s mission
  • Self-motivated with a bias towards action
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when needed
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Passion for continuous learning

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project
EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual
capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran
status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter
outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: admin@projecteats.org. NO CALLS
PLEASE.

Salary Range: $17 – $20/hour Commensurate with experience.