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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.
Here are some opportunities to become part of our team and share our passion.

Retail Markets Director (Full Time)

The Retail Markets Director works to expand access to fresh, healthy affordable foods in our region through Capital Roots’ Retail Food Access Programs: the Veggie Mobile® and the Veggie Mobile® Sprout, Healthy Stores Program, Urban Grow Center Market and other new pop-ups opportunities.

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Deputy Director (Full Time)

Working in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy Director will provide leadership for Capital Roots’ internal programs, development, administrative and human capital.

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Healthy Communities Manager (Full Time)

The Healthy Communities Manager works to direct the organization’s Creating Healthy Communities programs. Develop and enhance relationships with partner organizations, manage existing and develop new complete streets projects, policy initiatives and institutional fresh food policies.

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Grant Writer (Full Time)

The Grant Writer will provide creative writing and support for grants, appeals and marketing collateral. This full time position will help build upon and organize a comprehensive grants strategy for Capital Roots. 

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Development Director (Full Time)

The Development Director works to direct the organization’s Fund Development programs. Develop and enhance relationships with supporters, funders and corporate partners to raise awareness and resources for Capital Roots.

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Food Hub Director (Full Time)

The Food Hub Director works to expand opportunities for local farms and small producers to sell their products through Capital Roots’ retail and wholesale channels and increase opportunities for low-income communities to access healthy food.

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Mobile Market Assistant (Full Time)

The Mobile Market Assistant works alongside the program coordinator, performing various tasks essential to the operation of Capital Roots’ traveling produce markets. The Veggie Mobile® and the Veggie Mobile® Sprout are an integral part of Capital Roots’ food hub, delivering produce to communities with limited access to fresh food.

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Bookkeeper (Full Time)

The Bookkeeper works with QuickBooks Premier (Nonprofit Edition) to manage all of the organization’s finances including (but not limited to) processing accounts payable and receivable, record deposits, payroll, payroll taxes and bank reconciliations.

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Internships

Get experience with meaning. Become an Intern at Capital Roots!

Interns are an integral part of the services Capital Roots provides to the community, and as an intern, you will get to experience all aspects of a nonprofit working environment. Capital Roots welcomes high school, college and graduate students.

Healthy Retail Market Intern
September-December

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Mobile Market Intern
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

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Squash Hunger Intern
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

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Community Engagement and Marketing Intern
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

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Produce Project Intern
(Two Positions AVAILABLE)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

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Community Gardens Intern
(TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

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Policy Intern
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

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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 Coordinator VISTA
Squash Hunger VISTA

Contact us

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.

Get in touch

Address:

594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Phone:

518-274-8685