CSA Coordinator, Oya Organics

Company Description:

Owned by first and second generation immigrants, at Oya Organic Farm we bring knowledge from our family’s farming backgrounds and apply them to this soil. Our fields in Hollister, CA are a tapestry of color and texture - with over 30 different crop varieties growing at a given time. We sell our organic produce and value-added products year round throughout the Bay Area at farmers markets, wholesale, and through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Please visit our website to find out more about us: www.oyaorganicfarm.com

Position Summary:

Oya Organic Farm is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic individual to join our small, hard-working, multi-talented team as a CSA Coordinator. This person will be responsible for managing all aspects of the CSA program (its web-store, newsletters, and weekly email communications) and assist in other administrative office tasks such as customer service and harvest planning. This person will also directly pack, load, and deliver CSA boxes to our drop off locations and work closely with the farm owners in both big picture strategizing and daily operational decisions. Must be willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed. This is a part-time on farm position (or hybrid on-farm and remote position), with the potential to increase hours to full time during June through October.

Responsibilities:

CSA Coordination

The CSA Coordinator is responsible for all administrative aspects of the CSA program, including but not limited to: processing orders, customer service, logistics, creating and publishing a weekly newsletter and email blast, updating the web store with current offerings, social media posting and engagement, managing inventory of supplies and value-added products, and working in collaboration with the farm team and farm owners to build the weekly CSA box. They support CSA expansion by attracting new members at existing drop off locations, finding new drop off locations, running seasonal marketing and promotional campaigns, and sourcing add-on products and additional produce.

CSA Deliveries

Each week the CSA Coordinator will lead our farm team in packing and loading the box truck with CSA boxes. They will then drive the box truck to the drop off locations around the Bay Area and unload the boxes and add-ons, set up customer sign off sheets, and communicate with the site host. This requires lifting and carrying 50lbs. repeatedly, and responsibly handling farm inventory. Delivery days are long and may require some hours of overtime.

Secondary responsibilities

General field work and participation in projects as needed

Requirements:

Minimum 1 year experience working on a farm or at another local food system entity such as farmers markets, produce retail or produce distribution companies.

Proficient in Google Docs/Sheets, email, Canva (or other design software)

Exceptional people skills and customer account management skills.

Excellent organizational abilities.

Exceptional written English and verbal communication

Must be able to lift 50lbs. and climb in and out of a box truck repeatedly.

Strong work ethic, self-motivated, detail oriented, trustworthy, able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast paced, busy environment.

Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Available to work Sunday – Thursday

Preferred Qualifications

At least 1 year experience working in a customer service or sales position

Spanish language skills

Experience using Wordpress

Prior experience driving box trucks

Interest in learning how to forecast and coordinate harvests with the farm team to ensure a good product mix in boxes year round.

Compensation

This is a year-round position. Starting pay commensurate with experience. A CSA share is included with this position.

Interested in this position?

If you are interested in working at Oya Organic Farm, please send a resume and a letter with the following information:

1. Relevant past work experience, including specific responsibilities and duties.

2. Your goals relating to agriculture and food systems.

3. Other related skills (ie: carpentry, cooking, writing, tractor driving, plumbing, welding, mechanic, retail sales, computers, etc…)

4. 2 references

Send to: oyaorganicsjobs@gmail.com. If your qualifications match what we’re looking for, we will contact you to schedule a virtual or on-farm interview. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

 

Contact Information

Name: 
Marsha
City: 
Hollister
State/Province: 
California
Phone: 
510-847-5358