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GreenRoots, IncChelsea, MA
$65,000 a year Full-time
Job Overview GreenRoots has worked to achieve greater land sovereignty and food security by establishing and supporting five community gardens and an urban farm. GreenRoots is in the process of constructing a Teaching Kitchen to complement these growing spaces and to address chronic disease associated with Chelsea’s food desert. These growing spaces are spaces of community connection, social resilience and food justice. COVID19 worsened Chelsea’s food insecurity challenges. Our urban growing spaces work to address food insecurity, grow culturally relevant crops, and be a source of community connectivity and urban oasis. Our work with partner institutions and organizations is critically important to the success of our food justice programming. Job Specifications GreenRoots seeks a full-time Food Justice Coordinator to manage and support food justice, nutrition, and community programming as well as manage and supervise staff for our five community gardens, urban farm and teaching kitchen. The Food Justice Coordinator will manage and oversee all of GreenRoots’ growing spaces and will seek opportunities for expansion of urban agricultural spaces and programming to address food insecurity in Chelsea. The Food Justice Coordinator will work with and support the Food Justice Organizer and the Urban Farm Crew, and neighborhood leaders to share information and resources to ensure knowledge and skills are shared broadly. She/he/they will directly supervise the Food Justice Organizer.The Food Justice Coordinator will be responsible for designing, creating, and managing robust programming for our upcoming Community Teaching Kitchen. The Food Justice Coordinator, alongside the Food justice Organizer and other GreenRoots staff will organize and implement campaigns and projects to address food policy and program needs as identified by community members. The Food Justice Coordinator will maintain strong connections with local organizations and partners such as the Chelsea Hunger Network, an allied partner of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Healthy Chelsea Coalition, food pantries at the Salvation Army, and Revival International Food Pantry as well as micro food pantries, the Chelsea Senior Center, the local Department of Public Health, and healthcare partners such as MGH Chelsea Health Care Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, among others.The Food Justice Coordinator will work at the intersection of food justice and environmental justice. She/he/they will bring an intersectional lens of food access and security as a social determinant of health, and understand how it connects to and impacts community health outcomes. Through organizing, building relationships, and community programming, the Food Justice Coordinator will increase community participation and involvement at GreenRoots’ urban growing spaces, and increase social connectivity amongst residents. The Food Justice Coordinator should be skilled in community engagement, partnership building, and project management. For more information about the job specifications and requirements:

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