Food Access Coordinator

Job Summary

Farmshare Austin’s mission is to grow a healthy, just and equitable local food system by increasing community food access and cultivating new farmers.

About Farmshare

Located on a 10-acre certified organic farm in Southeastern Travis County, Farmshare Austin cultivates the next generation of farmers and increases community food access. We offer opportunities in a learning community for adults who are interested in launching careers in organic and sustainable farming. Over 75 percent of the produce grown on the farm goes directly to our Fresh for Less Mobile Markets and Home Delivery, a weekly, reliable food access program serving 22 zip codes in the Eastern Crescent of Austin and Travis County.  

Since 2014, we have graduated 86 adults from our 20-week Farmer Starter beginning farmer training, of whom nearly 80% are working in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. 

Since fall 2016, Farmshare’s food access work has focused on Fresh for Less Mobile Markets and Home Delivery, a partnership with local government that provides a weekly, reliable source of reduced price, farmers’ market quality fresh produce and nutrient-dense grocery items to low-income customers in the Eastern Crescent of Austin and Travis County. 

To learn more about us, visit our website and watch this video

Employment Type:

Part-time (up to 30 hours per week)



Farmshare Austin

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Conducting Mobile Markets and/or Home Delivery Program activities, including packing and delivering customer orders, preparing for markets, driving to market sites, setting up the market, maintaining a safe and comfortable shopping environment, communicating with customers, promoting fresh produce, completing transactions, and leaving sites in a clean and respectful condition.  

  • Uploading market reports, preparing deposits, adding to Standard Operating Procedures, and other administrative tasks.

  • Outreach for markets and delivery programs including attending community events, coordinating outreach materials, providing content for social media and other duties as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned (assist with events, farm, volunteers, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly trustworthy and responsible. Able to manage cash, credit, and SNAP transactions.

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.

  • Ability to move and lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. repeatedly and work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Passion for food access and commitment to building an equitable food system.

  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.

  • Ability to work with all Farmshare Staff to maintain an environment of equity and inclusivity in which people of all cultures, races, gender identities and sexual orientations are valued and supported.

  • Ability to help develop new programs, identify opportunities for improvement and take initiative.

  • Ability to communicate cordially, professionally and effectively with the public.

  • Ability to work well independently as well as to function effectively as a member of a team.

  • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with curiosity and encouragement.

Other Qualifications / Duties

  • Solution-oriented and quick to learn new skills and concepts.

  • Retail experience or experience in marketing and produce sales.

  • Educational or professional experience with non-profit organizations.

  • Educational or professional experience in food access, food justice, hunger alleviation, and/or community development.

  • Experience with and sensitivity to working with ethnically, culturally and socio-economically diverse groups.

  • Ensure consistent access to reliable transportation

How to Apply

To apply, click the link below and submit a cover letter and resume.

We will review applications on a rolling basis. Use the email subject line “Food Access Coordinator Application”. This application will remain open until filled. We will not accept phone inquiries about this position.