The Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) is seeking a part-time Gleaning Coordinator in our Western NC area,a 22-county region surrounding Asheville and extending through the Western NC mountains. The Society of St. Andrew is a non-profit hunger relief organization that works with farmers and packing houses to rescue fresh fruits and vegetables that may otherwise end up as waste. With the help of our volunteers, we glean or salvage produce and distribute it to local feeding agencies.The Western NCArea Gleaning Coordinator will further the mission of SoSA in these counties and is supported through the NC Regional office in Durham. The Western NC Gleaning Coordinator is responsible for various aspects of SoSA’s ministry in the local area including: Maintaining relationships with current donor farmers, volunteer groups, and receiving agencies; Recruiting farmers to allow gleaning of their produce and volunteers to participate in gleaning events; Speakingto local groups and churches about the Gleaning Network and SoSA as needed; and Maintaining detailed records and reporting to the regional office on a regular basis.
Qualifications: The Gleaning Coordinator should be a creative and highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and communication skills. Farmers, Volunteers, and Supervisors all expect to have a response to their questions within the same day. Since this position is established away from the regional office, Gleaning Coordinators need to be “self-starters” in developing and carrying out program needs and objectives. Some physical labor when leading gleaning events can be expected. Travel throughout the Local Gleaning Network area should also be expected and access to a vehicle is required-employee will be reimbursed for mileage. This is a year-roundposition, averaging 15 hours a week (less time is needed in the winter months, but more is needed during the harvest season). Compensation is $9.00/hr, paid monthly. To apply, please submit a cover letter and a resume to Rev. Michael Binger, Regional Director -Carolinas, via email at Carolinas@endhunger.org. A full job description and explanation of benefits can be found at http://endhunger.org/employment/. Applications will be received until March 4, 2019 with an anticipated start date of March 15, 2019.
Contact: Rev. Michael Binger
Address: P.O. Box 25081 Durham NC 27702