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Client Services and Administrative Associate


We are hiring a Client Services and Administrative Associate to assist the day-to-day operations at our food hub, Mandela Produce Distribution (MPD). MPD supports local, under-resourced farmers by establishing an alternative distribution network that passes on wholesale prices to community retailers and institutions. 60% of the produce purchased by MPD comes directly from local family farms with whom we have long-term working relationships. Our partner farmers harvest using sustainable practices on farming lands in Hollister, Watsonville, Capay Valley, and


The Associate’s key role is to provide back-end administration that supports MPD staff in efficient storage, inventory, and distribution management, ensures that orders placed and fulfilled correctly, and that client needs are met. The Client Services and Administrative Associate is a self-motivated individual with strong project management skills, and an interest and capacity to lead sales development. The Client Services and Administrative Associate reports to the Food Hub Manager.

Please send resume & cover letter to



Executive Director


The Executive Director offers a wealth of expertise in executive-level leadership, has experience in the management of teams with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a strong capacity to implement systems that support streamlined operations and open communication. Additionally, the Executive Director is expected to have active connections in philanthropy, experience in building a robust individual donor base - including growing high net-wealth donor networks - and an eye for cross-sector partnerships and opportunities. 



Since its founding in 2004, MP has guided the development and growth of an alternative, community-driven model that integrates local entrepreneurship, access to healthy foods, and local food procurement. Central to MPs model is programming that uplifts local residents’ capacity to create solutions to neighborhood challenges, and leverages local assets to that aim. MPs Executive Director has a holistic understanding of the intersections of health, wealth, and community development; they are a champion for local economic development strategies created with and by local residents, support local food systems, and build wealth for under-resourced communities of color. 

Please send resume & cover letter to by March 20th, 2020.


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