Available Positions at the CEEE

Green Iowa AmeriCorps

New positions will be added once available.

Community Food Security VISTA Project

New positions will be added once available.

UNI Local Food Program

 

On-site Coordinator for Greens to Go in the Cedar Valley

Deadline for application: ASAP. Markets are starting soon. The first qualified applicant will be hired. Apply here.

We Arose is working with the UNI Local Food to implement an online ordering system with curbside pickup through the Greens to Go mobile produce stands and College Hill Farmers Market.

Position Description

The on-site coordinator will coordinate the Greens to Go online ordering service at each market location. There will be an on-site coordinator working at the Greens to Go mobile produce stands and College Hill Farmers Market. 

The coordinator will gather the products from the online orders from each vendor before the market starts. The products will be separated into customer orders, bagged, and labeled. There will be designated Greens to Go tent locations for contactless, drive-up order pickup. In addition, the on-site coordinator will gather feedback from vendors and customers while at the markets to pass along to the project coordinator for improving the system throughout the pilot.

Duties:

  • Training
    • Complete training manuals and videos prior to the market season starting.
  • Before the market each week
    • Print online order paperwork
    • Pick up supplies from storage (tent, tables, cooler, bags, labels)
  • Market Duties
    • Set up tent, tables, and Greens to Go curbside pickup area
    • Collect products from vendors
    • Complete each customer order, bag, and label
    • Staff the Greens to Go curbside area for customers to pick up product
    • Gather feedback from customers and vendors (formally and informally) 
    • Contact customers in case of no-show
  • After the market 
    • Clean up Greens to Go curbside pick-up area 
    • Communicate feedback with We Arose Project Coordinator
    • Return supplies to storage (tent, tables, cooler, bags, labels) 
    • Complete reports and administer surveys as needed
    • Attend project meetings as needed 
    • Additional tasks as assigned
  • Saturday Market Duties
    • Assist with market setup and tear down
    • Welcome customers as they arrive to the market 
    • Provide welcome packet to market customers 
    • Offer and provide a tour of the market if requested
    • Assist customers to find products as requested by directing them to potential vendors and/or providing them info via market directory and/or website map.
    • Collect data / conduct short surveys as directed by the market team.

Qualifications - Required

  • Good communication skills. 
  • Organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Passionate about the community and local agriculture.
  • Able to build relationships within the community. 
  • Ability to think creatively. 
  • People with skills in diplomacy. 
  • Social media skills or willingness to learn about social media platforms. 
  • A smart mobile phone to post videos and pictures during the market.
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • The ability to stand/walk around the market for 4-6 hours. 
  • The ability to work outside in all weather conditions. 
  • Reliable transportation. 

Work Hours:

Tuesday: Greens to Go (1:30pm – 6:30pm) 5hrs 

Wednesday: College Hill Farmers Market (2:30pm – 7:00pm) 4.5hrs

Friday: Greens to Go (1:30pm – 7:00pm) 5.5hrs

Saturday: Waterloo Urban Farmers Market (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) 5hrs

Total Hours: 20 hours

Compensation: $15/hour *potential mileage reimbursements as needed for out-of-town transportation, excluding standard commuting. (Ex: College Hill Farmers Market)

Start Date: ASAP. Regular market hours will start the week of May 16th.

UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education

 

Garden Manager

For the Garden at the Peoples Community Health Clinic, Waterloo, Iowa (2022 growing season)

See detailed description on Handshake or here.

This position is a leadership role for the Garden at Peoples Community Health Clinic (PCHC). PCHC is a nonprofit health center in the Waterloo area that cares for patients holistically. As such, they have an on-site vegetable garden that provides produce for weekly distributions for their patients.

The Garden Manager is responsible for the upkeep of the Garden, as well as overseeing any volunteers, including AmeriCorps members. Upkeep of the Garden includes watering, harvesting, planting, weighing, and washing produce. Additionally, they are responsible for mowing, weeding,
and doing other tasks around the garden as they come up.

Overseeing volunteers includes the ability to direct a group to do various tasks within the garden, training volunteers to do garden and distribution tasks independently, and managing the online volunteer signup system to track volunteer hours. The Garden Manager also works with the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) staff to help with other local food projects in the community.

The Garden Manager should expect to be paid $15 per hour and work roughly 20 hours per week for 30 weeks of the gardening season. Work begins mid-April 2022.

Examples of Garden Manager’s work

  • Garden Maintenance: Watering, weeding, harvesting, moving compost, planting, mowing, etc.
  • Distribution: Cleaning produce, packing distribution cart, tabling, setting up distribution
  • Delivery: Packing bags, preparing handouts, possibly doing excess deliveries
  • Misc.: Directing volunteers

Apply ASAP (The first qualified candidate to apply will be hired ASAP):

If interested, please contact Kamyar Enshayan at 319-273-7575 or kamyar.enshayan@uni.edu to apply.

  • Barbara Payton
    Barbara Payton
    Administrative Assistant

    Barb performs clerical duties for all staff members, conducts budgeting operations, and maintains personnel records.

    ON FACEBOOK: Center for Energy & Environmental Education

    barbara.payton@uni.edu / (319) 273-2573
  • Audrey E. Tran Lam
    Audrey E. Tran Lam
    Environmental Health Program Manager

    Since 2017, Audrey has managed the CEEE's environmental health initiatives, working where human health and environmental sustainability meet. She holds a masters degree in Public Health from the University of Iowa, a plant-based nutrition certificate from eCornell, and a graduate certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health. Audrey currently serves on the board of the Iowa Rural Health Association and the Heartland Health Research Alliance. 

    ON FACEBOOK: Good Neighbor Iowa

    audrey.tranlam@uni.edu / (319) 273-7150
  • Emily Dvorak
    Emily Dvorak
    Environmental Health Program Associate

    Emily has a background in Public Health. She manages Good Neighbor Iowa, a statewide initiative to reduce pesticides in urban areas; she is also involved in local food systems initiative, "Putting Public Health Science to Work."

    ON FACEBOOK: Good Neighbor Iowa

    emily.dvorak@uni.edu / (319) 273-7150
  • Kamyar Enshayan
    Kamyar Enshayan
    CEEE Director

    Kamyar works to turn science into action in energy conservation, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture. He has taught environmental studies at UNI since 1993.

    ON FACEBOOK: Center for Energy & Environmental Education

    kamyar.enshayan@uni.edu / (319) 273-7575
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