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Wholesome Wave may be small in size, but it’s not short on dream or vision. Through innovative programs and organization-wide collaboration, our staff translates hard work into large-scale impact. As our talented team supports the growth of Wholesome Wave, we in turn support the growth of our staff. In celebration of our dedicated team, we offer an excellent benefits package for full-time permanent staff, varied learning opportunities, and flexible work arrangements within a fun and friendly work environment.

If you are looking to channel your passions and love of food to affect real, widespread and measurable change, then Wholesome Wave is right for you.

Open positions can be found below. If you would like for us to keep your resume on file, please email us at [email protected].

Wholesome Wave & AARP are hiring for Project Coordinators based in Mississippi and Tennessee: 

Wholesome Wave & AARP Project Coordinators, TN

About Wholesome Wave

Wholesome Wave’s Vision is to provide affordable, healthy, local food for all. Our mission at Wholesome Wave is to enable underserved consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local and regional food. Our partnership-based initiatives serve food deserts of historically excluded urban and rural communities.

Wholesome Wave is building networks of community-based programs and partners to effect lasting economic and policy change to improve the efficiency and equity of food systems. Wholesome Wave’s current programs promote both access and affordability of fresh produce in low-income communities in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The organization takes an entrepreneurial approach to testing innovations, through pilot to proof of concept stages.

For more information, please visit www.wholesomewave.org

The Project: AARP & Wholesome Wave

The United States Department of Agriculture, through its Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program, awarded AARP Foundation a grant of $3.3 million to implement a multi-year incentive program in Tennessee and Mississippi.  The program, which will be offered in select farmers markets and grocery stores – is meant to increase the purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and thereby improve nutrition and health outcomes for low-income consumers.

AARP Foundation is contracting with Wholesome Wave to provide training and technical assistance and capacity building consultation to participating farmers markets. Since 2007, Wholesome Wave has worked with organizations to build their capacity from the beginning stages of launching a SNAP incentive program to the point where they are working on regional and statewide levels to implement effective and broad-reaching nutrition incentive programs.

Position

Wholesome Wave and AARP are looking for a part-time project coordinator to be based in Tennessee. Reporting to a manager within Wholesome Wave’s National Incentive Program Network team, this part-time position will play a key role in the design, development and implementation of incentive programs in Tennessee. Key tasks include organizing and providing trainings, templates and technical assistance for the implementation and expansion of incentive programs in farmers markets, including the facilitation and development of a farmers market incentive program network that provides a platform for scaling up the program.

This position will also support Wholesome Wave and AARP Foundation as they execute a multi-pronged, integrated communications and marketing campaign, conduct training of trainers workshops for volunteer coordinators and volunteers, and facilitate regular communication to and between members of a community of practice network in Tennessee.

This position will also support the full membership and integration of farmers market incentive program operators in Tennessee with Wholesome Wave’s national incentive program network, including providing peer-to-peer learning opportunities to participating farmers markets through a listserv, online resource library, monthly newsletter, and invitation to an annual conference hosted by Wholesome Wave.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver trainings and technical assistance to farmers markets operating incentive programs, in-person, on the phone, and via e-mail.
  • Travel required across the state on a regular basis during the market season. Travel required to Wholesome Wave headquarters in CT for trainings and coordination with team.
  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder meetings of 10-40 individuals.
  • Operate a state-based Community of Practice for farmers markets, including meetings and workshops, a listserv, and a resource library.
  • Support CT staff in the development, delivery, and iteration of tools and trainings to build capacity of incentive program operators at direct to consumer markets in TN.
    • This includes researching, writing, and producing toolkits, case studies, fact sheets, and webinars.
  • Coordination and close integration with other team members delivering similar trainings and technical assistance to other network members.
  • Data management of network members. In some exceptional cases, data entry will be required.
  • Logistics and travel coordination for site visits.
  • Periodic travel required.
  • When traveling will be the public face of Wholesome Wave.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years of work experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with the food systems, food justice, and nutrition incentive program field a plus.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, and Excel. Experience/knowledge of Adobe InDesign a plus.
  • Experience delivering trainings, including over the phone, over email, via webinar, or in-person.
  • Car and valid drivers license necessary.
  • Candidate will need use of a laptop (laptop not provided).

Skills

  • Must be comfortable networking, and building relationships.
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to initiate, monitor and diligently follow up on farmers market inquiries and requests for technical assistance, grant reporting requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly as this position operates off-site from rest of the WW staff, we will need frequent and clear communication.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and ambiguity, and flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Non-competitive, team-oriented.
  • Proactive, ready to jump right in, hit the ground running and figure things out as you go.
  • Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

Compensation, Time and Classification

  • This position is part-time, 20 hours per week on average (although more intensive over the Summer season (65%) and less intensive over the Winter season (35%)).
  • Hours will vary and will need to be worked out based on market schedules; some weekend hours will be required.
  • Pay is hourly at a rate of $24 an hour.
  • This is a fixed term position of 1-year.
  • Start date mid-late June
  • This position is based out of Tennessee, the candidate will need the ability to work remotely from home and travel across the state while also checking in periodically at the AARP offices located in Memphis.
  • Some regional and national travel will be required, including market visits (mostly day-trips) and monthly trips to the CT office (1-2 night trips).
  • Car and valid drivers license required.
  • Own laptop required.
  • Candidate must have permission to work in the U.S.

Please send resume and cover letter by June 5, 2015 to: [email protected]Please indicate in the subject line of the email “Project Coordinator, TN.”

To download a PDF of the job description, click here

WHOLESOME WAVE is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all present employees as well as for applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, lawful source of income, mental retardation, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness or deafness, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Wholesome Wave & AARP Project Coordinators, MS

Wholesome Wave & AARP
Project Coordinators, MS 

About Wholesome Wave

Wholesome Wave’s Vision is to provide affordable, healthy, local food for all. Our mission at Wholesome Wave is to enable underserved consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local and regional food. Our partnership-based initiatives serve food deserts of historically excluded urban and rural communities.

Wholesome Wave is building networks of community-based programs and partners to effect lasting economic and policy change to improve the efficiency and equity of food systems.  Wholesome Wave’s current programs promote both access and affordability of fresh produce in low-income communities in 25 states and the District of Columbia.  The organization takes an entrepreneurial approach to testing innovations, through pilot to proof of concept stages.

For more information, please visit www.wholesomewave.org

The Project: AARP & Wholesome Wave

The United States Department of Agriculture, through its Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program, awarded AARP Foundation a grant of $3.3 million to implement a multi-year incentive program in Tennessee and Mississippi.  The program, which will be offered in select farmers markets and grocery stores – is meant to increase the purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and thereby improve nutrition and health outcomes for low-income consumers.

AARP Foundation is contracting with Wholesome Wave to provide training and technical assistance and capacity building consultation to participating farmers markets. Since 2007, Wholesome Wave has worked with organizations to build their capacity from the beginning stages of launching a SNAP incentive program to the point where they are working on regional and statewide levels to implement effective and broad-reaching nutrition incentive programs. 

Position

Wholesome Wave and AARP are looking for a part-time project coordinator to be based in Mississippi. Reporting to a manager within Wholesome Wave’s National Incentive Program Network team, this part-time position will play a key role in the design, development and implementation of incentive programs in Mississippi.  Key tasks include organizing and providing trainings, templates and technical assistance for the implementation and expansion of incentive programs in farmers markets, including the facilitation and development of a farmers market incentive program network that provides a platform for scaling up the program.

This position will also support Wholesome Wave and AARP Foundation as they execute a multi-pronged, integrated communications and marketing campaign, conduct training of trainers workshops for volunteer coordinators and volunteers, and facilitate regular communication to and between members of a community of practice network in Mississippi.

This position will also support the full membership and integration of farmers market incentive program operators in Mississippi with Wholesome Wave’s national incentive program network, including providing peer-to-peer learning opportunities to participating farmers markets through a listserv, online resource library, monthly newsletter, and invitation to an annual conference hosted by Wholesome Wave.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver trainings and technical assistance to farmers markets operating incentive programs, in-person, on the phone, and via e-mail.
  • Travel required across the state on a regular basis during the market season. Travel required to Wholesome Wave headquarters in CT for trainings and coordination with team.
  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder meetings of 10-40 individuals.
  • Operate a state-based Community of Practice for farmers markets, including meetings and workshops, a listserv, and a resource library.
  • Support CT staff in the development, delivery, and iteration of tools and trainings to build capacity of incentive program operators at direct to consumer markets in MS.
    • o This includes researching, writing, and producing toolkits, case studies, fact sheets, and webinars.
  • Coordination and close integration with other team members delivering similar trainings and technical assistance to other network members.
  • Data management of network members. In some exceptional cases, data entry will be required.
  • Logistics and travel coordination for site visits.
  • Periodic travel required.
  • When traveling will be the public face of Wholesome Wave.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years of work experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with the food systems, food justice, and nutrition incentive program field a plus.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, and Excel. Experience/knowledge of Adobe InDesign a plus.
  • Experience delivering trainings, including over the phone, over email, via webinar, or in-person.
  • Car and valid drivers license necessary.
  • Candidate will need use of a laptop (laptop not provided).

Skills

  • Must be comfortable networking, and building relationships.
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to initiate, monitor and diligently follow up on farmers market inquiries and requests for technical assistance, grant reporting requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly as this position operates off-site from rest of the WW staff, we will need frequent and clear communication.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and ambiguity, and flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Non-competitive, team-oriented.
  • Proactive, ready to jump right in, hit the ground running and figure things out as you go.
  • Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

Compensation, Time and Classification

  • This position is part-time, 20 hours per week on average (although more intensive over the Summer season (65%) and less intensive over the Winter season (35%)).
  • Hours will vary and will need to be worked out based on market schedules; some weekend hours will be required.
  • Pay is hourly at a rate of $24 an hour.
  • This is a fixed term position of 1-year.
  • Start date mid-late June
  • This position is based out of Mississippi, the candidate will need the ability to work remotely from home. They will have access to use AARP office space although exact location TBD
  • Some regional and national travel will be required, including market visits (mostly day-trips) and monthly trips to the CT office (1-2 night trips).
  • Car and valid drivers license required.
  • Own laptop required.
  • Candidate must have permission to work in the U.S.

Please send resume and cover letter by June 5, 2015 to: [email protected]Please indicate in the subject line of the email “Project Coordinator, MS”

To download a PDF of the job description, click here.

 

WHOLESOME WAVE is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all present employees as well as for applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, lawful source of income, mental retardation, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness or deafness, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Summer Interviewer

About Wholesome Wave

The mission of Wholesome Wave is to empower people to make healthier food choices by increasing access to affordable, healthy, locally grown food. Wholesome Wave partners with community leaders, farm-to-retail venues, healthcare providers, non-profits and government agencies to create high impact innovative programs which are currently in 33 states and DC, at nearly 600 farmers markets across the country and benefit more than 5,700 farmers.

For more information, please visit www.wholesomewave.org

Position

The FVRx Summer Interviewer is a short-term, part-time paid position. The Interviewer will be responsible for interviewing patients participating in the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program at three hospitals in New York City from June to August. The Interviewer will be responsible for organizing and compiling interview responses so that Wholesome Wave can learn from patients experiences participating in the FVRx program, such as potential barriers to participation and the effectiveness of FVRx communication materials.

Under the supervision of the Senior FVRx Program Manager, the primary responsibility of the Interviewer will be to conduct comprehensive interviews with 30-40 FVRx patients’ about their perceptions and opinions on participating in the FVRx program and the materials and information provided to them during the FVRx intervention. The Interviewer will be provided with an interview script and interview instrument and will have the responsibility of transcribing the interviews and compiling patients’ responses into an excel spreadsheet or word document. In return the intern will learn about the operation of the FVRx program, one of the most innovative and exciting preventative health programs in the country, and work directly with talented and knowledgeable Wholesome Wave staff.

Wholesome Wave is looking for an independent, detail oriented candidate with impeccable written and oral communication skills and the ability to naturally build rapport and work with a variety of stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Correspond with FVRx clinical teams, whom have pre-identified FVRx patients interested in participating, to coordinate the interview schedule.
  • Ensure interviewee consent prior to the interview and maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects.
  • Interview pre-identified FVRx patients, either in person in a clinical setting or by telephone.
  • Transcribe audio recordings of the interviews and compile written notes into a formatted excel spreadsheet or word document for review by Wholesome Wave; review for completeness and accuracy.
  • Participate in an end of project call or meeting to discuss successes, challenges, and major themes coming out of the patient interviews.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field (1+-year clinical research experience preferred)
  • Prior interview and transcription experience (highly desired)
  • One to two references for interview-related work
  • Own laptop required

Skills and Attributes

  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve inconsistencies in interviewees’ responses by means of appropriate questioning and/or explanation.
  • Ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocols and procedures.
  • Advanced experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and electronic communication skills.

Compensation, Time and Classification

  • Position reports to the Senior FVRx Program Manager
  • Approximately 10-20 hours a week for 8 weeks at an hourly rate of $15
  • Schedule of work
    • First 4 weeks – goal is to conduct ten 30-minute interviews a week to be scheduled around health center hours (Monday to Friday, some Saturdays may be necessary)
    • Last 4 weeks – transcribe and collate interview data; candidate can determine hours
  • Travel to NYC health centers required for the first four weeks and one to two trips to the Bridgeport, CT Wholesome Wave office required (travel reimbursed for Bridgeport visits but not NYC health center visits)

To download the job description as a PDF, please click here.

Please send resume, cover letter and two interview references to [email protected], indicating “FVRx Summer Interviewer” in the subject line, by June 15, 2015
WHOLESOME WAVE is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all present employees as well as for applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, lawful source of income, mental retardation, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness or deafness, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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