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Part time
Troy, NY
April 11, 2017

Mobile Market Assistant (Part Time)-Capital Roots

TITLE: Mobile Market Assistant - 20 hours per week

REPORTS TO: Mobile Market Coordinator
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 inner city communities with limited access to fresh food. This position is a leadership-in-training position at a high-growth-non-profit organization focused on addressing systemic problems in public health and regional food systems.


  • Excellent customer service skills and a friendly and enthusiastic disposition
  • The ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal communication skills
  • A genuine interest in the areas of nutrition, education and must have a commitment to the mission of Capital Roots.
  • Must be comfortable driving a 16’ box truck (no CDL required); must possess a clean driving record;
  • Must be able to lift boxes in excess of 50 pounds.


  • Execute the mobile market programs effectively: engaging all customers, solving unique logistical problems, and have an innate ability to build genuine and trusting relationships among participants, volunteers and co-workers
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with mobile market stop partners and staff
  • Conduct outreach to constituent communities, related organizations and service partners
  • Assist in the day-to-day finances and sales data for both mobile market programs, as well as tracking sales trends and customers served.
  • Safely operate a 16’ box truck market for purchases, keeping and culling produce, stocking shelves, and keeping the markets clean, functioning at capacity, and looking sharp.
  • Must participate in Capital Roots events, staff meetings, and other duties as needed.

This is a part time, year-round position, paid on an hourly basis ($12/hour). The schedule is generally 3 days per week- 2 full days and 1 half day. We offer paid sick time and holidays.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Audrey Bridge, Mobile Market Coordinator
Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
email: vegvan@capitalroots.





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