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Employment Opportunities at Capital Roots

Capital Roots is changing the lives of people every day by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all. Through our 55 community gardens, our Food Access programs like the Veggie Mobile, Sprout and our youth powered farm at the Produce Project we are working daily to nourish healthy communities and improve the lives of our citizens.

Capital Roots offers a fun and flexible working environment with generous vacation and holiday leave. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to nurturing our diverse work environment. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability, to apply for vacant positions at Capital Roots.

With the the opening of our Urban Grow Center Expansion, Capital Roots is growing more than ever before. Here are some opportunities to become part of our team and share our passion.

Community Gardens Coordinator (Full Time)

Community Garden Coordinators communicate clear program expectations, distribute needed seeds and materials, provide supportive property maintenance, and cultivate relationships with gardeners. This year-round position mixes office and physical outdoor work differently across the seasons, mostly outdoor April- Oct., mostly indoor Nov. – March; a successful Coordinator will enjoy applying both their physical and mental powers to community service.


Retail Markets Assistant (Full/Part Time) 

The Retail Markets Assistant works to support Capital Roots’ retail fresh food access programs. Providing direct services to consumers via our Mobile Markets (Veggie Mobile® and Veggie Mobile® Sprout), Healthy Stores and on-site market. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to drive and a driving record acceptable for insurance coverage.


Healthy Communities Coordinator (Full Time)

This grant-funded position, supported by the NYSDOH Creating Healthy Schools and Communities initiative, focuses on building relationships and engaging community partners, key stakeholders, and local municipalities with practical projects that enhance livability in the Capital Region. The Healthy Communities Coordinator will spearhead healthy eating initiatives in both workplace and community settings, spearhead projects around active transportation and complete streets, and enact policies that improve local health and quality of life.


AmeriCorps VISTA

Apply and join thousands of AmeriCorps members in the AmeriCorps VISTA program who are united in their mission to lift people and communities out of poverty.

Food Access VISTA – Double Up Food Bucks: Capital Region

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If you have a particular skill or you just want to help out occasionally with different tasks, we can absolutely use your help and find a way for you to get involved.

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