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  • Subject: [cg] Do you know anyone who might be a goodcandidate
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 12:19:44 EDT

In a message dated 7/10/03 12:13:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
brrosen@planning.nyc.gov writes:

<< duane@thefoodtrust.org 07/09/03 05:10PM >>>
 
 POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
 TITLE:     Senior Associate, The Food Trust
 
 REPORTS TO:    R. Duane Perry, Executive Director
 
 LOCATION   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
        www.TheFoodTrust.org 
 
 
 
 THE ORGANIZATION
 
 The Food Trust, founded in 1992, grew out of a desire to bring
 affordable, nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables to people in the
 inner city.  Now in its second decade, The Trust's mission has expanded
 to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food.  With
 a 2003 budget of $2.5 million and 21 employees, The Food Trust is
 generally regarded as one of the leading organizations nationally with a
 focus on community food security and nutrition education.  This dynamic,
 forward-thinking agency has grown at an average rate of 50% in each year
 of its existence.  The 2004 budget is projected to be $3.3 million.
 
 The Food Trust is committed to increasing access to affordable,
 nutritious food, improving health through better nutrition, and
 supporting local farms and sustaining the environment.  Those goals are
 being pursued through three major programs:
 
    *   The School Market Program supports student-owned and
 operated food stands at several schools in the Philadelphia, Norristown
 and Reading school districts.  The program's goal is to empower
 students, educate them about nutrition and improve their diets and
 health.
 
    *   A Comprehensive School Nutrition Policy is being
 developed through a Trust-initiated task force which is working with the
 School District of Philadelphia to pilot a policy designed to change the
 school environment to one which supports healthy eating, increased
 physical activity, and a decreased prevalence of childhood obesity and
 diet-related diseases. 
 
    *   The Trust's signature program, the Farmers' Market
 Program supports 15 weekly open-air markets, which provide a major sales
 outlet for small-scale agricultural producers in the mid-Atlantic
 region.  At the markets, Trust staff members use interactive displays to
 provide nutritional information.  The Trust helps coordinate a Farmers
 Market Nutrition Program that reaches out to at-risk seniors and
 low-income mothers and their children.
 
 Integral to its programmatic initiatives, The Food Trust functions as an
 advocate linking private business with communities, especially those
 most negatively affected by limited access to a range of fresh and
 nutritious foods.  In addition, the Trust supports a social marketing
 effort and is undertaking a public education and advocacy campaign in
 order to direct greater attention to the severe nutritional gaps faced
 by low-income residents of Philadelphia.
 
 Primary funding for the Trust's initiatives is through the PA Nutrition
 Education Program, part of the USDA's Food Stamp Program.  In addition,
 through a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, a three-year
 grant has been provided by the Center for Disease Control to evaluate
 the impact of the school nutrition policy initiative on childhood
 obesity, thus validating the Trust's community-based interventions and
 ultimately supporting changes in public policy.
 
 GREENSGROW
 
 Greensgrow and The Food Trust are collaborating to convene the Farmers'
 Market Alliance. Greensgrow is a working farm and urban agriculture
 center whose mission is to design a prototype urban farm that can be
 replicated by others interested in urban agriculture. An operating farm
 since 1998, Greensgrow has experienced first hand the issues facing
 potential urban farming enterprises. Greensgrow's philosophy is that
 urban green enterprises have a role to play in economic and community
 redevelopment and see urban agriculture as an untapped resource.
 Greensgrow firmly believes that communities and individuals deserve
 access to fresh locally produced food, and that sustainable practices
 are not only environmentally important but also make a good business
 sense.
 
 THE POSITION
 
 The position of Senior Associate is a newly created position at The Food
 Trust, working with the Farmer's Market Alliance. The Senior Associate
 will report to and work closely with the co-chairs of the Farmers'
 Market Alliance - the Executive Director of The Food Trust and the
 Executive Director of Greensgrow. This is an 18-month position that has
 potential for renewal.
 
 The Food Trust and Greensgrow have convened the Farmers' Market
 Alliance, a collaboration of diverse organizations in Southeast
 Pennsylvania working together to develop strategies to increase
 political and economic support for farmers' markets, and leverage public
 policy changes to improve the viability of small family farms. The
 Farmers Market Alliance is designing a collaborative initiative that
 will focus on developing stronger markets for farmers in the Greater
 Philadelphia region, increase the economic viability of Southeast
 Pennsylvania farming, and spur the revitalization of both rural and
 urban communities. By building both supply and demand for local farm
 products, the project aims to build marketing capacity and increase
 market share for family farms in the marketplace. The Alliance intends
 to create a voice for farmers and communities to change public policy to
 increase their support for small family farmers in the region.
 
 The Farmers' Market Alliance participants include Reading Terminal
 Market, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Department of
 Agriculture, Pennsylvania Preferred, Mid-Atlantic Food and Farm
 Coalition, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Nutritional Development Services,
 Farm to City, Oley Institute, Fair Food Project, PASA, SHARE, 10,000
 Friends of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, The Food Trust, and
 Greensgrow. In addition, the Alliance will include such groups as the
 Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, Greater Philadelphia Tourism
 Marketing Corporation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and
 Economic Development, and key public relations firms such as
 BuzzCommunications. Further, a group of senior advisors will guide the
 work of the Alliance and include individuals such as Representative
 Sheila Miller, Joanne Denworth, George Wolff, Steve Crawford, and Donna
 Cooper.
 
 The Senior Associate will work with this broad-based coalition to design
 and implement public policies that build support for family farmers in
 Pennsylvania, and pilot a distribution system developed and implemented
 for local farm products, including transportation of farm products into
 the city, aggregation of product, storage, and distribution.
 
 KEY OBJECTIVES FOR THE POSITION:
 
    *   Develop and implement a detailed workplan for the
 project. Includes review, evaluation, and mid-project modifications of
 workplan.
 
    *   Research and write a report of best practices and
 policies, with specific recommendations for state and local agencies to
 improve family farmers' access to urban markets in southeastern
 Pennsylvania. Includes examining existing policy, analyzing policy
 options, and educating legislators, key policy makers, economic
 development officials, and tourism officials about the value of family
 farms.
 
    *   Pilot distribution system developed and implemented for
 local farm products, including transportation of farm products into the
 city, aggregation of product, storage, and distribution. Includes
 working with farmers, brokers, Cooperative Extension, market managers,
 restaurateurs, supermarket buyers, institutional purchasers, and farm
 auction operators to increase wholesale and retail sales.
 
    *   Marketing and technical assistance provided to family
 farmers through marketing initiatives and special events, including
 annual regional Future of Our Food and Farms Summit.
 
    *   Build membership and support for the Farmers Market
 Alliance. Includes expanding membership, eliciting advice and guidance,
 and incorporating Alliance input into workplan implementation and
 adjustments.
 
 PROJECT OUTCOMES:
 
    *   Research study improves understanding of the barriers
 and opportunities to family farms expansion into urban markets.
 
    *   Access to urban markets in the Philadelphia region
 increased for family farms through improved marketing and distribution
 systems, as evidenced by increased number of new or planned farmers'
 markets and institutional purchasers. 
 
 KEY ATTRIBUTES:
 
    *   A seasoned manager with a style that promotes
 collaboration and communication and that is based on trust, empowerment,
 and shared accountability for success.
 
 *  The ability to work with others in a collegial environment to
 implement the agency's vision.  A track record of managing people and
 programs through change and expansion.
 
 *  The ability to provide leadership and direction in maintaining a
 work environment that continues to attract, retain and empower
 outstanding employees, and supports their continued professional
 development.
 
    *   Excellent administrative skills and the ability to
 establish clearly defined accountability systems designed to promote a
 results oriented approach to program administration.
 
    *   An advanced degree would be desirable.
 
 *  Team building skills and the ability to encourage innovative
 thinking about problems, opportunities, and situations. The ability to
 develop a clear sense of purpose, identity, and esprit de corps in
 others.
 
 *  Strong written and verbal communication skills.
 
 *  Adept at forging strong relationships with key people inside and
 outside the agency.
 
 *  The ideal candidate will have the following personal
 characteristics: unquestioned integrity; personal stature; a passion for
 excellence; a high energy level; a sense of urgency; excellent listening
 skills; persuasive communications skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; a
 sense of humor; an open mind; a candid manner; a commitment to The Food
 Trust's mission.
 
 For additional information, please send application letter, resume, and
 salary requirements to:
 SeniorAssociate@TheFoodTrust.org 
  >>

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  • Subject: CYBERPARK: (Public Markets) Do you know anyone who might be a goodcandidate for this posting?
  • From: "BRUCE ROSEN" brrosen@planning.nyc.gov
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 11:58:52 -0400
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this offering was posted on the Project for Public Spaces' Public Markets listserv:

>>> duane@thefoodtrust.org 07/09/03 05:10PM >>>

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:      Senior Associate, The Food Trust

REPORTS TO: R. Duane Perry, Executive Director

LOCATION    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
        www.TheFoodTrust.org 



THE ORGANIZATION

The Food Trust, founded in 1992, grew out of a desire to bring
affordable, nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables to people in the
inner city.  Now in its second decade, The Trust's mission has expanded
to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food.  With
a 2003 budget of $2.5 million and 21 employees, The Food Trust is
generally regarded as one of the leading organizations nationally with a
focus on community food security and nutrition education.  This dynamic,
forward-thinking agency has grown at an average rate of 50% in each year
of its existence.  The 2004 budget is projected to be $3.3 million.

The Food Trust is committed to increasing access to affordable,
nutritious food, improving health through better nutrition, and
supporting local farms and sustaining the environment.  Those goals are
being pursued through three major programs:

    *   The School Market Program supports student-owned and
operated food stands at several schools in the Philadelphia, Norristown
and Reading school districts.  The program's goal is to empower
students, educate them about nutrition and improve their diets and
health.

    *   A Comprehensive School Nutrition Policy is being
developed through a Trust-initiated task force which is working with the
School District of Philadelphia to pilot a policy designed to change the
school environment to one which supports healthy eating, increased
physical activity, and a decreased prevalence of childhood obesity and
diet-related diseases. 

    *   The Trust's signature program, the Farmers' Market
Program supports 15 weekly open-air markets, which provide a major sales
outlet for small-scale agricultural producers in the mid-Atlantic
region.  At the markets, Trust staff members use interactive displays to
provide nutritional information.  The Trust helps coordinate a Farmers
Market Nutrition Program that reaches out to at-risk seniors and
low-income mothers and their children.

Integral to its programmatic initiatives, The Food Trust functions as an
advocate linking private business with communities, especially those
most negatively affected by limited access to a range of fresh and
nutritious foods.  In addition, the Trust supports a social marketing
effort and is undertaking a public education and advocacy campaign in
order to direct greater attention to the severe nutritional gaps faced
by low-income residents of Philadelphia.

Primary funding for the Trust's initiatives is through the PA Nutrition
Education Program, part of the USDA's Food Stamp Program.  In addition,
through a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, a three-year
grant has been provided by the Center for Disease Control to evaluate
the impact of the school nutrition policy initiative on childhood
obesity, thus validating the Trust's community-based interventions and
ultimately supporting changes in public policy.

GREENSGROW

Greensgrow and The Food Trust are collaborating to convene the Farmers'
Market Alliance. Greensgrow is a working farm and urban agriculture
center whose mission is to design a prototype urban farm that can be
replicated by others interested in urban agriculture. An operating farm
since 1998, Greensgrow has experienced first hand the issues facing
potential urban farming enterprises. Greensgrow's philosophy is that
urban green enterprises have a role to play in economic and community
redevelopment and see urban agriculture as an untapped resource.
Greensgrow firmly believes that communities and individuals deserve
access to fresh locally produced food, and that sustainable practices
are not only environmentally important but also make a good business
sense.

THE POSITION

The position of Senior Associate is a newly created position at The Food
Trust, working with the Farmer's Market Alliance. The Senior Associate
will report to and work closely with the co-chairs of the Farmers'
Market Alliance - the Executive Director of The Food Trust and the
Executive Director of Greensgrow. This is an 18-month position that has
potential for renewal.

The Food Trust and Greensgrow have convened the Farmers' Market
Alliance, a collaboration of diverse organizations in Southeast
Pennsylvania working together to develop strategies to increase
political and economic support for farmers' markets, and leverage public
policy changes to improve the viability of small family farms. The
Farmers Market Alliance is designing a collaborative initiative that
will focus on developing stronger markets for farmers in the Greater
Philadelphia region, increase the economic viability of Southeast
Pennsylvania farming, and spur the revitalization of both rural and
urban communities. By building both supply and demand for local farm
products, the project aims to build marketing capacity and increase
market share for family farms in the marketplace. The Alliance intends
to create a voice for farmers and communities to change public policy to
increase their support for small family farmers in the region.

The Farmers' Market Alliance participants include Reading Terminal
Market, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, Pennsylvania Preferred, Mid-Atlantic Food and Farm
Coalition, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Nutritional Development Services,
Farm to City, Oley Institute, Fair Food Project, PASA, SHARE, 10,000
Friends of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, The Food Trust, and
Greensgrow. In addition, the Alliance will include such groups as the
Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, Greater Philadelphia Tourism
Marketing Corporation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and
Economic Development, and key public relations firms such as
BuzzCommunications. Further, a group of senior advisors will guide the
work of the Alliance and include individuals such as Representative
Sheila Miller, Joanne Denworth, George Wolff, Steve Crawford, and Donna
Cooper.

The Senior Associate will work with this broad-based coalition to design
and implement public policies that build support for family farmers in
Pennsylvania, and pilot a distribution system developed and implemented
for local farm products, including transportation of farm products into
the city, aggregation of product, storage, and distribution.

KEY OBJECTIVES FOR THE POSITION:

    *   Develop and implement a detailed workplan for the
project. Includes review, evaluation, and mid-project modifications of
workplan.

    *   Research and write a report of best practices and
policies, with specific recommendations for state and local agencies to
improve family farmers' access to urban markets in southeastern
Pennsylvania. Includes examining existing policy, analyzing policy
options, and educating legislators, key policy makers, economic
development officials, and tourism officials about the value of family
farms.

    *   Pilot distribution system developed and implemented for
local farm products, including transportation of farm products into the
city, aggregation of product, storage, and distribution. Includes
working with farmers, brokers, Cooperative Extension, market managers,
restaurateurs, supermarket buyers, institutional purchasers, and farm
auction operators to increase wholesale and retail sales.

    *   Marketing and technical assistance provided to family
farmers through marketing initiatives and special events, including
annual regional Future of Our Food and Farms Summit.

    *   Build membership and support for the Farmers Market
Alliance. Includes expanding membership, eliciting advice and guidance,
and incorporating Alliance input into workplan implementation and
adjustments.

PROJECT OUTCOMES:

    *   Research study improves understanding of the barriers
and opportunities to family farms expansion into urban markets.

    *   Access to urban markets in the Philadelphia region
increased for family farms through improved marketing and distribution
systems, as evidenced by increased number of new or planned farmers'
markets and institutional purchasers. 

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

    *   A seasoned manager with a style that promotes
collaboration and communication and that is based on trust, empowerment,
and shared accountability for success.

*   The ability to work with others in a collegial environment to
implement the agency's vision.  A track record of managing people and
programs through change and expansion.

*   The ability to provide leadership and direction in maintaining a
work environment that continues to attract, retain and empower
outstanding employees, and supports their continued professional
development.

    *   Excellent administrative skills and the ability to
establish clearly defined accountability systems designed to promote a
results oriented approach to program administration.

    *   An advanced degree would be desirable.

*   Team building skills and the ability to encourage innovative
thinking about problems, opportunities, and situations. The ability to
develop a clear sense of purpose, identity, and esprit de corps in
others.

*   Strong written and verbal communication skills.

*   Adept at forging strong relationships with key people inside and
outside the agency.

*   The ideal candidate will have the following personal
characteristics: unquestioned integrity; personal stature; a passion for
excellence; a high energy level; a sense of urgency; excellent listening
skills; persuasive communications skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; a
sense of humor; an open mind; a candid manner; a commitment to The Food
Trust's mission.

For additional information, please send application letter, resume, and
salary requirements to:
SeniorAssociate@TheFoodTrust.org 

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