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Equal Opportunity Policy

Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s Sake offers benefits including medical insurance,  vacation, access to professional development and local organic food. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions.

Development Associate

Land’s Sake is currently looking for a part time development assistant to help with fund raising opportunities including events planning and execution, assistance with Capital Campaign management, donor development and acknowledgements, and assembling prospect lists.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
General Events Responsibilities: Participate and assist in the planning of development/fund raising events (one large fund raiser plus several other ticketed events throughout the year). This may include mailing list selections, reviewing invitations, confirmation packets and other printed materials, working with vendors, helping with registration and record-keeping, donor acknowledgement, setting up and breaking down events, managing event photo files, and follow up among other duties.

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General Donor development and recognition: Manage donor administration activities, including drafting donor reports, donor database entry, updates, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials. Assist in general office administration including database management, and keeping calendar of deadlines and events. Respond to and maintain donor correspondence via email, mail and phone. Make follow up phone calls. Maintain accurate donor information and history in Little Green Light (our CRM database)

General Communications: Oversee creative production and distribution of regular external emails/e-newsletter, develop text and graphics templates, manage our website updates. Work with staff and volunteer committee to develop and implement strategies to improve organizational visibility and public relations activities. Assist with social network profiles including Facebook and Twitter.

Campaign Coordination: (We are in early stages of launching a campaign): The development Associate will be responsible for many of the behind the scenes components of the campaign. This may include: entering notes to track conversations, meetings, campaign asks, pledges, & gifts into LGL (the system as assigned). Acknowledge general & campaign gifts and pledges and prepare pledge payment reminders and pledge. In addition, this person will assist with planning all aspects of the capital campaign launch and other campaign events including create and distribute invitations, announcements, and other campaign communications to the public

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of development experience, preferably with a capital campaign, including management and oversight, events, communications, cultivation, solicitation, and grant writing
• Knowledge of Little Green light helpful (not mandatory)
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Motivated, well organized, and a creative problem solver
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Proven track record of success
• Development database experience is preferred
• Candidates must have an appreciation and understanding of Land’s Sake. Connections in the local community are a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HOURS:
 Part time, 10-20 hours per week, a minimum of 5 hours per week in the office. Position will include local travel and some evenings and weekend events.
 Salary: Compensate with experience
 Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
 Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to director@landssake.org.

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Farmyard Educator

Open Farmyard Program:
Open Farmyard is a free, drop-in program for young children and their caregivers at Land’s Sake Farm.  It targeted specifically for youth ages 3 - 7 years old, but all ages are welcome! Open Farmyard runs on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and on Saturday mornings from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm during the 20 weeks that our CSA is open from June through October.  Open Farmyard engages young children in life on the farm through activities such as planting, harvesting, and eating food from the Education Garden, visiting farm animals, nature crafts, storytime, and other seasonal activities.

Farmyard Educator Position Summary:
The Farmyard Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality educational programs for the Saturday Open Farmyard program.  Each Saturday for 20 weeks, they will lead groups of young children (with their caregivers present) in a variety of introductory farm education activities.  Examples of activities include: planting seeds, weeding beds, watering plants, and harvesting vegetables in the Education Garden; meeting and feeding the farm animals; and nature crafts and stories.  As a drop-in program, the number of participants in Open Farmyard could vary from 2 to 30 participants at any given time, so it is essential that the Farmyard Educator is flexible, welcoming, and enthusiastic!

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The Education Manager will communicate with the Farmyard Educator weekly to let them know what changes have taken place week by week in the Education Garden as the growing season progresses, and the Farmyard Educator will use that information to plan and implement two hours of activities and programming.  The Farmyard Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, and teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production.

The core hours of this position are Saturdays from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.  The ideal candidate would also be available to work occasional additional weekend hours to help lead other farm education programs, such as birthday parties, farm tours for visiting groups, and/or farm events.

Sometimes the Saturday Open Farmyard may be cancelled due to weather.  The Education Manager and Farmyard Educator work together to make that decision.

This is a seasonal, part-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager.

Responsibilities:
Plan and lead the Saturday Open Farmyard program at Land’s Sake for 20 weeks from June 8 through October 19, 2019.  
Create safe and fun opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play.
● Communicate effectively with Open Farmyard participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents/caregivers of participants
Gather weekly feedback from participants and caregivers
● Help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff
● Optional: Lead other weekend farm education programs if interested in more hours, such as birthday parties, farm tours for visiting groups, and/or helping with farm events

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
Be available to work Saturdays from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm from June 8, 2019 through October 19, 2019
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program
● Have some sort of hands-on gardening or farming experience
● Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
● Be comfortable working with a variety of farm animals
● Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children
● Have professional character that is consistent, responsible, self directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure and a sense of humor in a changing environment
● Be comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Have effective written and verbal communication skills
● Have access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
● Hold current First Aid and CPR certifications valid from June 17 - August 23, 2019
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

 

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: $13/hour
  • Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

 

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of this position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org. 

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Part-Time Field Crew

For the 2019 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for two enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and humorous folks to join our farm team as our Field Crew. This is a part-time position that will run from around the end of May through the end of August for 2-3 days a week.

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Land’s Sake is a nonprofit dedicated to building meaningful connections between people, the food they eat, and the land; programs include environmental, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. Field Crew members will work closely with the farmers to operate a busy and complex community farm operation. We grow for a 300 member CSA program, a very busy farmstand, and a hunger relief contract with the town of Weston. We also occasionally work with volunteers and children in education programs. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, children, volunteers, and staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Field work, such as harvesting, planting, and weeding
  • Miscellaneous tasks, such as tomato staking and tying, fencing, and irrigation
  • Greenhouse tasks, such as seeding, watering, and potting on

This position is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays with the additional option of Fridays or Saturdays. We will give preference to candidates who can commit to working the entirety of the time period from June through August.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard. Field crew members are expected to work quickly while maintaining attention to detail. Working efficiently, independently, and with a team are equally important. Field crew can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions; a positive attitude and good sense of humor are essential to this position.

The work day starts at 7 AM sharp and goes through about 5 PM with an hour break for lunch, though work hours are shorter in the beginning of the season. There may be occasional exceptions to end times when we need to complete work before a weather event, and there may be times when we cancel work due to hazardous weather.

Compensation includes:

  • $12.50/hr, with paid lunch
  • Free produce from farm and discounts on farmstand goods

Qualifications include a sincere interest in vegetable production, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, reliable transportation, the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Previous farm experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to erik@landssake.org.

Positions open until filled.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!

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Assistant Grower

For the 2019 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for an enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and humorous person to join our farm and forestry team. This is a full time position that will run from around the end of February through the end of October.

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit dedicated to building meaningful connections between people, the food they eat, and the land; programs include environmental, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. Assistant Growers will work closely with the farmers to operate a busy and complex community farm and forestry operation. We cut firewood in town forests, produce maple syrup, grow vegetables for a 300 member CSA program and a very busy farmstand, and grow produce for hunger relief donations. We also occasionally work with volunteers and children in education programs. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, children, volunteers, and staff.

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Progressing through the season, responsibilities will include:

  • Splitting and stacking firewood
  • Collecting maple sap and assisting with syrup production
  • Greenhouse tasks, such as seeding, watering, and potting on
  • Field work, such as harvesting, planting, and weeding
  • Miscellaneous tasks, such as tomato staking and tying, fencing, and irrigation

This position is scheduled for Monday through Friday until Memorial Day, then shifts to Tuesday through Saturday. The winter work day is 7:30-3:30, with hours increasing as the days get longer and warmer. The summer schedule is 7:00-5:00. There may be occasional exceptions to end times when we need to complete work before a weather event, and there may be times when we cancel work due to hazardous weather.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard. Assistant growers are expected to work quickly while maintaining attention to detail. Working efficiently, independently, and with a team are equally important. AGs can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions; a positive attitude and good sense of humor are essential to this position.

Compensation includes:

  • $12.50/hr, with paid lunch
  • Free produce from farm and discounts on farmstand goods

Qualifications include a sincere interest in vegetable, firewood, and maple syrup production, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, reliable transportation, the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Previous farm experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to erik@landssake.org.

Positions open until filled.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!

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