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The Family Nurturing Center offers medical, vision, and dental plans, paid time off, sick pay, paid holidays, professional development opportunities, and employee assistance program.

TO APPLY, please send the following information:

  • A cover letter detailing your interest in the position and why you are qualified
  • A current resume including dates and descriptions of educational background and positions you have held
  • Names and phone numbers of three professional references (2 must be from current or former employers)

 

EMAIL TO: [email protected]

or MAIL TO:
The Family Nurturing Center
212 North Oakdale Ave
Medford, Oregon 97501

Current Open Positions

POSITION: Program Assistant–Farm & Food        WAGE STEP: $16.68 per hour
DEPARTMENT: Farm & Food
LOCATION: Hanley Farm
REPORTS TO:
Program Managers
STATUS:
Non-exempt
TRAVEL: Occasional within Jackson County
SCHEDULE: 1 weeks, 25 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the Family Nurturing Center Farm and Food program’s mission by engaging families in wellness activities and providing families direct access to free nutritious food, year round. Specifically this position grows, harvests, processes and distributes organic produce and maintains poultry and livestock at Hanley Farm.  For more information about the Family Nurturing Center and the Farm & Food Program, give us a call.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Farm Manager in maintaining health and production of 3 acres of vegetable grow space, 25 acres of pasture, and livestock including sheep and poultry.
  • 16 hours per week of field work at Hanley Farm using sustainable organic method diversified vegetable production.
  • Maintenance of farm facilities and equipment, and procurement of farm materials.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Clearance in Central Background Check Registry (completed upon hire).
  • Ability to interact with families in a compassionate, supportive manner.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Experience relevant to a working farm, including work with livestock, and basic mechanical skills.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and reliable transportation

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to harvest, process, store, and prepare produce for distribution.
  • Ability to maintain, repair, and improve farm facilities and equipment, including fencing, animal facilities, irrigation, a small tractor, farm truck, and farming tools.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to use sustainable, low impact, organic farming practices to sustain year round production.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with Farm Manager, Farm team, and clients.
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time, prioritizing tasks.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate the importance of food security and nutrition as it relates to healthy family functioning, child development, and community health.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, specifically as it applies to the population served by the Family Nurturing Center.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Typical physical demands of farming – walking, standing, lifting, stooping, working indoors and outdoors in cold, hot, or wet condition on uneven surfaces.

 

HAZARDS:

  • Working with livestock
  • Working with tractors and weedeaters
  • Working with harvest tools; knives, etc…