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The Coalition for Healthy Food in Newark Schools (HFiNS) is a newly formed collaboration of a broad cross-section of stakeholders working together to transform the school food system to ensure all students have foundational knowledge of food’s nutritional impact, access to locally and regionally grown, fresh produce in school meals. Launched in 2022, Greater Newark Conservancy (The Conservancy) and its partners have been working together to identify barriers and opportunities to transform the Newark school food system.

The Operations Manager will play a pivotal role in supporting the Coalition Director in all aspects of coalition functions, including evaluation, policy development, communications, and coordination of activities. This role requires exceptional organizational, leadership, and communication skills, and a deep understanding of coalition-building processes and objectives. The Operations Manager will serve as a key liaison between internal teams, external stakeholders, and the Coalition Director, ensuring the smooth execution of all coalition initiatives and objectives.

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Greater Newark Conservancy is seeking a full-time Farm Manager to coordinate farm staff and volunteers at an urban farm in Newark. The Hawthorne Avenue Farm is a 3-acre community focused farm located in the south ward of Newark immediately adjacent to the Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center. The Farm consists of teaching gardens, a fruit orchard, a school garden, a community gardening area and 2-acre production area. The Farm Manager is responsible for coordinating farm tasks and activity schedules, timely administration for cropping plans, planting schedules, and harvesting. Additionally, the Farm manager will be responsible for data collection and reporting

As a direct report to the Director of Urban Agriculture and Food Initiatives, the Farm Manager is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and tracking the activities of the farm to meet the objectives of Greater Newark Conservancy. The Farm Manager position requires a strong practical knowledge of data collection and data management, strong communication skills, a broad understanding of community food security, and a passionate commitment to food justice and social change with basic knowledge of agricultural skills. The Farm Manager will gain experience providing technical agricultural management expertise and hands-on learning opportunities, as appropriate to the farm's needs. The Manager is responsible for managing the farm enterprises associated with Greater Newark Conservancy in a way that meets its business and educational goals.

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Service Opportunities


As a FoodCorps service member, you will lead hands-on lessons, influence healthy school meals, and build a schoolwide culture of health. Each year, FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps program, searches for its next round of leaders, including one working with Greater Newark Conservancy! The ideal candidate should believe that every child—no matter their race, place, or class—has a right to healthy food at school.

Visit the FoodCorps website for more information and to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Contact Sarah O'Leary, Director of Family and Youth Education, for questions and to schedule a pre-interview:


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