Employment

Current Staff Openings

Chesterhill Produce Auction | Site Assistant

Rural Action is excited to announce a new full time employment opportunity with our Sustainable Agriculture program!

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) support will fund a full time assistant at Rural Action’s Economic Development Initiative (EDI): the Chesterhill Produce Auction (CPA). This position will sustain and grow the market reach of the CPA in Morgan County and the surrounding region. The assistant will connect communities to assets through intentional farmer and buyer outreach and recruitment, capacity building exercises and trainings and development of emerging markets. The assistant will work closely with value chain stakeholders to identify opportunities for growth and to reduce market entry barriers for low-income farmers. They will also play a key role in the expansion of the CPA to include a farm incubator. This incubator will support low-income produce and livestock farmers, thus increasing production to meet growing regional demand for locally produced foods. A full job description is available here.

Are you a passionate food systems thinker ready to expand the regional agroforestry economy? Send us your awesome resume and cover letter today!

Please send all cover letters and resumes by email to Tom Redfern, Director of Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry – tomr@ruralaction.org. Position will remain open until filled.


Sustainable Agriculture | Local Produce Buyer

We’re seeking a motivated, entrepreneurially minded person to join our Sustainable Agriculture program during the local produce season!

The Rural Action Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Program works with producers and landowners in Appalachian Ohio to create a stronger economy, environment and community based on our region’s assets. We do this through a focused strategy of processing, aggregation, distribution, and education. Since 2005 the Chesterhill Produce Auction (CPA) serves as a core tool of Rural Action’s Sustainable Agriculture program, functioning as the wholesale source of local produce for dozens of restaurants, schools, institutions, and value-added businesses. The Local Produce Buyer will work with the Sustainable Agriculture team to confirm all orders to be purchased on auction days, procure the items indicated during the auction, maintain records of purchases, load items into the Chesterhill Produce Auction refrigerated delivery truck, and drive to all end points. Position is contract-based and grant funded through end of 2019 season. Click here for a full job description.

Please send all cover letters and resumes by email to Tom Redfern, Director of Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry – tomr@ruralaction.org. Position will remain open until filled.


Other Ways to be Involved

Interested in the Ohio Stream Restore Corps? See more information here

Rural Action also has a vibrant volunteer and internship program for those wishing to be involved with our work on a more limited basis. If you are interested in volunteering contact info@ruralaction.org

For more information about employment  contact: Deb Moreland, Human Resources Manager at deb@ruralaction.org or call 740-797-2783.