Jobs

If you believe the quality, taste, and nutrition of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are unmatched and should be accessible to all Bay Area residents, then PCFMA is the place for you! The oldest and largest organization of our kind, we connect San Francisco Bay Area residents with the people who grow their food.

Join us in supporting a healthy local food system, and apply to one of our open positions in our Concord, CA office below:

Administrative Specialist

Market Manager

Marketing & Promotions Specialist

 


 

Administrative Specialist

Abstract:

As a member of the Administration Center, performs administrative duties in all areas of the Center.  Reports to the Director of Finance and Administration. 

Duties:

  • Processes financial logs and incoming and outgoing scrip for all farmers’ markets.
  • Scans other types of scrip into the appropriate database.
  • Helps gather and organize documents for Fresh Approach’s monthly financial closing.
  • Maintains digital document management system for vendor payments and other digital files.
  • Performs filing as needed.
  • Works with the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration on all Scrip tracking issues and improvements.
  • Maintains Salesforce data.
  • Covers the front desk and answers phones when the Administrative Assistant is not present.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Aptitude for software and computer technology.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Experience with programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce.
  • Quick learner.
  • Aptitude for accounting and other business disciplines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work in an office environment.
  • Ability to interact with people effectively.
  • Position requires the employee to be a licensed driver with a safe driving record.
  • Ability to work different hours as required.

Compensation:

  • This is a non-exempt position.
  • This position is part-time, year-round.

To be considered, please fill out the online application.


 

Market Manager

A Market Manager with the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, working under the direction of a Regional Manager, serves as the on-site manager for assigned Certified Farmers’ Markets to ensure the markets operate in compliance with state law, health codes and organizational rules. The Market Manager also completes office duties related to planning, record-keeping and correspondence for the market.

The role of the market manager is to take ownership of the functions and relationships that constitute the markets they operate. This is accomplished through the creation and management of business plan for their market, of supportive communication with the producers in their markets, and of outreach to the communities surrounding their markets.

The market manager provides exceptional customer service to shoppers, farmers, producers, and market stakeholders by embodying the values and mission of PCFMA.

Duties:

  • Act as an on-site manager for one or more weekly Certified Farmers’ Markets .
  • Ensure markets operate in compliance with state law, health regulations and association rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the set-up, operation and shut-down of farmers’ markets is completed to PCFMA’s standards.
  • Ensure the market site is clean at the end of each market day.
  • Collect payment from farmers and other participating producers at the end of each market day, complete logs and reports and make bank deposits.
  • Provide customer service to consumers at the market by establishing and staffing a market information booth.
  • Communicate with farmers’ market sponsors to understand, and when possible to address, their operational concerns, and inform regional manager of all sponsor communications.
  • Work with farmers and other vendors to respond to questions and concerns.
  • Assist in recruiting farmers and other producers to participate in the market
  • Assist in hosting market events as directed.
  • Enact marketing promotions as directed.
  • Perform planning, record-keeping, correspondence and other office activities to support the market and the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Experience with Certified Farmers’ Markets or California agriculture desired.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work in a team-environment.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Willingness to show initiative and creativity.
  • First-aid certification

Requirements:

  • This position requires the employee to work outside in all weather conditions and may require work in an office environment.
  • This position requires the employee to interact with farmers and other vendors as well as the general public.
  • This position requires the employee to be able to lift equipment in and out of a vehicle, to lift equipment off the ground, and to be able to lift items over his/her head.
  • This position requires the employee to be a licensed driver with a safe driving record.
  • This position requires weekend work and may require early morning work or late evening work.
  • This position requires reliable transportation. (Due the location and timing of some markets, public transportation is not appropriate).

To be considered, please fill out the online application.


 

Marketing & Promotions Specialist

Working under the direction of the Marketing & Promotions Director, the Market and Promotions Specialist develops and manages social media, advertising, promotional, and community outreach activities to promote PCFMA’s operations, including its Certified Farmers’ Markets. Advertising may include paid advertising in multiple media formats as well as free advertising through press releases and public service announcements. Community outreach may include grassroots outreach efforts and community education activities.

Specific job duties include:

  • Creation and implementation of marketing and advertising plans for PCFMA and its certified farmers’ markets.
  • Coordinate and execute promotional activities such as (but not limited to) social media campaigns, special events, and media relations.
  • Identify press opportunities and write press releases
  • Track success of marketing efforts through press mentions, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Maintain brand management and ensure brand consistency
  • Participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of the PCFMA website.
  • Contribute to the development of promotional items such as signs, banners, recipes, displays, brochures, etc. by contributing ideas, developing artwork, writing copy and completing computerized layout.
  • Assist in community outreach by representing the organization at community events, identifying community groups and distributing promotional materials.
  • Utilize social media to promote PCFMA and its certified farmers’ markets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • At least one year of marketing/social media experience (internships ok)
  • Understanding of creative, design, and photography aesthetics and values
  • Ability to shape writing to fit a brand voice
  • Interest in Certified Farmers' Markets or California agriculture
  • Experience with Adobe CS platforms (Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Ability to keep work organized and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Thrives in a team-environment, but can also work individually
  • Detail-oriented
  • Willingness to show initiative and creativity

Other Requirements:

  • This position requires the employee to work in an office environment and outside in all weather conditions.
  • This position requires the employee to interact with the general public.
  • This position requires the employee to be able to lift equipment in and out of a vehicle, to lift equipment off the ground, and to be able to lift items over his/her head.
  • This position requires the employee to be a licensed driver with a safe driving record, and have reliable transportation (due to the location and timing of some markets, public transportation is not appropriate).
  • This position may require some weekend work and may require early morning work or late evening work.

Compensation:

  • This is a non-exempt, year-round, full-time position.
  • Full-time employees with PCFMA are eligible for enrollment in an employer-paid health insurance plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with employer-matching contributions, subject to waiting periods and vesting.

To be considered, please fill out the online application.