Description

Organization's Mission: Our mission is to empower people to connect to their food and community by revitalizing urban spaces and building a resilient food culture. The Green Urban Lunch Box envisions a strong network of communities centered on the cultivation of food.
Organization's Programs and Services: Back-Farms: Our Back-Farms program brings companionship, fresh food, and assistance to low-income senior citizens, horticulture experience to our apprentices, and beauty into our communities by maintaining gardens in senior citizens’ backyards. Surplus produce from these gardens is offered to those in need through our Free Farm Stands at senior centers.
FruitShare: Our FruitShare program works with homeowners to care for and harvest their otherwise neglected fruit trees. The bounty of fruit is shared among the homeowner, the volunteers, and local hunger relief programs.
The Small Farms Initiative (SFI): SFI is a hands-on farmer training program that was created to empower young entrepreneurs by providing them with the skills and resources to become the next generation of urban farmers. The food grown in this program is distributed to our Free Farm Stands and cancer centers in the Salt Lake Valley.
Skills & Talents of Ideal Candidate: We are looking for candidates who value our mission and are committed to supporting our programs with their time and energy.
What Can this Position offer the Applicant?: This position can offer the applicant an opportunity to become an integral part of our local food system by working collaboratively with our Board of Directors and staff members. This position will build connections to people and food.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The Green Urban Lunch Box is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
Meeting Frequency: Once per month
Meeting Times: First Thursday every other month at 6pm/ committee meetings TBD every other month
Overall Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/month
Current Number of Board Members: 6
Current Number of Board Vacancies: 3
Position Summary: Our Board of Directors is a hard working group of professional volunteers. They collaborate with our staff to lead and grow the organization. Board terms are two years and we are always looking for professionals to join our leadership team. Meetings are held once per month to advise and guide the organization. An update is sent from staff, one week in advance of the meeting, of which all board members are expected to read in full before the meeting. Ideal candidates should be passionate about sustainably growing food, interested in actively participating, and have both expertise and time to dedicate.
How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Katie Nelson at katie@gulb.org
Location: S. Salt Lake City

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Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Katie Nelson
Email: katie@gulb.org
Phone: 8013181745