16 March 2016

Green Urban Lunch Box is Hiring!!

Neighborhood Hub Leader Position
FruitShare Progam, Green Urban Lunch Box


Green Urban Lunch Box’s FruitShare Program works to feed the community, while reducing food waste and utilizing neglected resources. Each season, as fruit is ready to be harvested at the homes of our registered fruit tree owners, we organize groups of volunteers to harvest it. The harvested yield is distributed between the homeowner, the volunteers, and local food banks and other community agencies.

The Neighborhood Hub Leaders will fulfill the vital role of recruiting, training, and supporting FruitShare volunteers in their neighborhood. Each leader will be primarily responsible for organizing and overseeing fruit tree thinning and harvesting events within their specified hub, ensuring that all of the registered fruit trees in that region are harvested in a timely manner. While this position requires independent initiative, the leaders will receive supervision and support from Green Urban Lunch Box.

Position Information:
· Collaborate with fellow Hub Leader on 5 thinning and 10 harvest events throughout the season
· June - October 2016 (training will occur during May 2016)
· This is an unpaid volunteer position, with the opportunity to take home a portion of the harvested fruit.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Recruit volunteers (2 - 4 per event)
· Organize and coordinate harvest events within assigned Neighborhood Hub
· Oversee and participate in harvest events within Hub
· Store, clean, maintain, and transport tools
· Ensure fruit is properly sorted into A-Grade and B-Grade categories
· Oversee distribution and record of harvested fruit (with assistance from the FruitShare program)

Position Requirements:
· Physical ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs, climb ladders
· Flexible schedule to include working on weekends, evenings
· Ability to engage in positive, professional manner with diverse populations
· Commitment to mission/goals of Green Urban Lunch Box and the FruitShare Project

Preferred Qualifications:
· Experience working with volunteers and/or leading groups
· Knowledge/experience with fruit trees
· Interest or experience in urban agriculture and/or community food security
· Familiarity with Salt Lake City geography and local communities
· Reliable transportation (capable of transporting multiple ladders and fruit bins)
· Storage space


Applications are due by April 29, 2016. Applications can be found at http://thegreenurbanlunchbox.com/neighborhood-hub-leader/. To apply please send completed application, resume, and references to pickfruit@gulb.com. Applicants may be contacted for an interview.

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