Make a difference.
The Food Group recruits and retains insightful employees from a diverse background. We are proud of the work environment we have created with skilled professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of families in need.
As the leader of an important regional hunger relief program, The Food Group’s Executive Director has an incredible opportunity to continue to expand The Food Group’s innovative and unique programming to help those most in need. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides vision and leadership for the organization, guiding the organization toward new and innovative service models.
The Executive Director is charged with ensuring the organization’s vibrancy, growth, innovative achievement, and financial health within a constantly changing environment. The Executive Director will be a visionary leader, setting a clear shared future vision for The Food Group and charting the path forward across all programs.
BRF Operations Coordinator
The BRF Operations Coordinator is a full time, salaried position that supports the three core areas of Big River Farms—Farm Operations, the Food Hub, and the Education Program. In order to succeed in this position, the BRF Operations Coordinator needs to be collaborative, a proactive communicator, an independent worker, organized with attention to detail, curious, and have a dedication to working with communities who face discrimination in farming. Tasks and schedules will vary seasonally. This position will work closely with the BRF Programs Specialist and the Food Hub Manager, while reporting to the BRF Farm Director.
BRF Program Specialist
The BRF Program Specialist is a full time, salaried position based at our farm in Marine on St. Croix who is responsible for the oversight and management of Big River Farms’ Farmer Education Program and events, including the annual Emerging Farmers Conference. Our Farmer Education Program provides education, land access, and market opportunities for approximately 20 farm teams each year, primarily farmers of color, immigrant farmers, and others who face discrimination in farming. The 2-day Emerging Farmers Conference serves that same group of farmers, and is run by a committee of community members, organizations, and farmers. We also host two community-wide on-farm events each season. In order to succeed in this position, the BRF Program Specialist needs to be collaborative, a good communicator, well organized, strategic, detail-oriented, and have a dedication to working with communities who face discrimination in farming. This position reports to the BRF Program Manager.
Fare for All Sourcing Coordinator (part-time position)
The Fare For All Sourcing Coordinator is a highly collaborative, relationship-oriented person who will successfully source frozen meat products, fresh wholesale produce, and local meat/produce items to meet the needs of the Fare For All program. This position is responsible for Fare For All’s food inventory as needed for its base program and for its related grant program goals. Ideally, you will bring, build, and maintain local and national vendor relationships, place orders, and complete purchase transactions from start to finish. Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels to ensure smooth program operations. Fare For All is a discount grocery program that sells fresh produce and frozen meat at 38 metro locations. The Sourcing Coordinator will be challenged to find bargains and to improve program offerings, where possible, within program parameters. This person should be comfortable connecting with new and current vendors, negotiating purchase deals, developing relationships with a diverse group of partners, and working closely with the entire Fare For All team. This position will also need strong analytical skills in order to assist with the financial monitoring of Fare For All’s daily sales.
Volunteer Receptionist (unpaid position)
The Volunteer Receptionist will perform a variety of tasks depending on project deadlines in The Food Group office. This will include answering the phone and door and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Office Manager. This position helps to extend the resources in The Food Group to better assist the needs of our clients. Click here to learn more and apply.
The Food Group is an equal opportunity employer.