Food Hub Team Member

March 20, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Our Harvest Cooperative

Position Description: Our Harvest Cooperative (OHC) seeks a hard-working individual to support its packing and distribution efforts and be an ambassador for Our Harvest, the face of Our Harvest with our customers.

About Our Harvest Cooperative: Our Harvest Co-op is a union worker-owned cooperative that farms using organic practices and operates a food hub that provides aggregation, distribution, and technical assistance for local growers while serving as a centralized source of local produce for institutions, individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail and wholesale buyers. Our Harvest Cooperative is committed to creating family-sustaining jobs in Greater Cincinnati; producing sustainably-grown, local produce; and building a food hub to strengthen the local food system and increase access to healthy food.

Responsibilities:

  • Pack Weekly Harvest Box (WHB) shares
  • Pack weekly wholesale orders
  • Ensure quality of produce that goes into shares and orders
  • Pack weekly and monthly add-ons
  • Make WHB and wholesale deliveries
  • Follow daily delivery schedule and ensure on-time deliveries
  • Maintain positive customer relations and communicate customer feedback to appropriate staff
  • Build Our Harvest's partnership with our pickup location partners: answer questions, address their concerns or bring issues back to the cooperative for resolution, etc.
  • Assist with marketing of Weekly Harvest Box at pickup locations: keep stock of signup sheets, signage, etc.
  • Clean packing space and supplies according to weekly schedule
  • Clean truck according to weekly schedule
  • Transport packing supplies to and from OHC farm properties
  • Pick up produce from OHC farms and unload at warehouse facility
  • Assist with cooler organization and inventory management as needed
  • Participate in team meetings and share experience and wisdom

Duration and Compensation: This is a full-time hourly paid position through December. Hours may be reduced to 30 hours during Jan-April. Our Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. Paid time off accrues every 2 week pay-period, to just over 2 weeks during the first year. A $450 month health stipend begins during the second month of employment (which is approximately $2.60/hour) in addition to the hourly rate that is determined based on experience.

Supervisor: Food Hub Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to drive a refrigerated truck (Sprinter van)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A positive attitude

To learn more about Our Harvest Cooperative, please visit our website.

To apply, please submit a resumé to Kristen Barker, Our Harvest Board President at kristen@cincinnatiunioncoop.org.

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