Healthy Retail Associate

Healthy Retail Associate

Mandela Marketplace is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through cooperative food enterprises in low-income communities. Through projects like the Healthy Retail network community members, including youth, create social change while building their own professional and life skills.


Job Overview

The Healthy Retail Associate operates pop-up community produce stands and the healthy corner store delivery service at various sites throughout Oakland.

This is a part-time position for approximately 15-20 hours a week (see link above for exact schedule), with the potential for growth as our Healthy Retail program grows. The associate is responsible for managing fresh produce inventory, providing engaging customer service to corner store staff and market customers, as well as handling cash and card (credit, debit, EBT) sales. She/he will assist nutrition educators and volunteers in outreach and educational activities. The Associate reports to the Healthy Retail Coordinator,providing additional assistance and support as needed in the planning and operation of the Healthy Retail program.


General duties include:

 Assemble retail displays that are fully set-up, clean and fresh  Deliver produce to corner stores with attention to detail  Run community produce stands, providing excellent customer service  Assure that Healthy Retail produce is on-hand, including ordering, inventorying and stocking  Generate orders, invoices, and loss reports  Maintain marketing materials (posters, price tags, other signage) at retail outlets  Carry out outreach/marketing to let community members know about seasonal produce available at stores and produce stands General Community/Office duties may include:

 Attend trainings and classes on health, nutrition, and other topics related to MMPs mission  Carry out office support including printing, organizing, filing papers, entering data  Perform independent research projects as needed by the Healthy Retail Coordinator  Help maintain a safe, clean and productive work environment  Provide community outreach and engagement  Attend community events that focus on healthy living  Represent the Healthy Retail program to the public  Conduct surveys to identify community needs



 Punctual, reliable, responsible, self-motivated and comfortable interacting with a diverse range of people  Can regularly lift 25-40 lbs, occasionally up to 50 lbs  Clean driving record  Quick math skills  Team player  Experience with data entry and Microsoft office a plus  Experience with produce and quality control, preferred  Interest in food access, nutrition and healthy communities  Bilingual a plus (specifically Spanish-speaking)



Mandela MarketPlace is an equal opportunity employer: LGBTQ, people of color, women and lifelong Oakland residents are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive; this is a part-time position. Please send your resume and cover letter to Josephine at:

Oakland, California
Publicaton Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Mandela MarketPlace
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