Job: Local Food Coordinator (Specialist) – College of Lake County, Illinois

Position: Local Food Coordinator (Grant Funded Position)* Position Type: Specialist, Part-time For a full description, or to apply, go to: Description of Position: (Pending Grant Award) The Local Food Coordinator, under supervision of the Dean, Biological & Health Sciences, or designee, manages food production for the campus farm, including development of crop production schedules, coordination of sales to food services with weekly harvest and delivery; coordinates the collection of compostable waste from food service/cafeteria and manages the composting system on horticulture building grounds; maintains equipment and works with Facilities and Grounds as needed; assists in the preparation and tracking of budget; supervises temporary employees; and performs community outreach and education.

Qualifications Required:
* Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture or related field.
* At least two (2) years experience with direct food production.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently.
* Ability to do physical labor and lift minimum of fifty (50) pounds
on regular basis.

Qualifications Desired:
* Experience with direct farm sales and marketing.
* Tolerance of outdoor working situations in all weather.
* Ability to work with variety of people.

The starting salary for this position is $16.65/hr. Normal work hours
are 30 hours per week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday. These hours may vary in accordance with the needs of the
Benefits include, but are not limited to:
* Paid vacation, health, personal, and special emergency leave.
* Tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents.
* Tuition reimbursement for employee to a maximum of $2,500 per year.

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