Job Opportunities

For students who work in the food, nutrition or agriculture sectors already, those with a personal interest in sustainable food practices, as well as those with no culinary, nutrition, or agriculture background, the Sustainable Food Systems degree/certificate will provide new and exciting opportunities in the emerging fields of organic agriculture and sustainable local food systems. Some of these jobs exist, some are just emerging, and some must be created and incorporated into sustainable food systems.

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Types of Sectors:
The following sector types were garnered from a web search of sustainable food systems job listings.

  • Catering
  • Restaurants
  • Agriculture
  • Non-profit supporting sustainable foods
  • School Food Service
  • Food Companies
  • Grocery Stores  

Types of Jobs
The following job titles were garnered from a web search of sustainable food systems job listings.

  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Food Safety Manager
  • Educator
  • Community Gardener

Types of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills
The following knowledge, attitude, and skills were garnered from a web search of sustainable food systems job listings.

  • Interest in urban gardening, local food, social justice, urban schools, and the environment.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to work independently, flexible, detail-oriented, strives for excellence, creative thinker.
  • Experience with basic tractor and implement maintenance and upkeep.
  • Experience working with non-profits and non-governmental agencies.
  • Must be knowledgeable and passionate  about the environment, health, sustainability, food system and organics.
  • Smart, innovative, super-energetic and tech-savvy mover and shaker.
  • Must be able to work with special interest groups and members of the public.
  • Experience as a nursery/greenhouse worker.
  • Experience with organics and USDA certification.
  • Enjoys hands-on growing activities with expertise in all aspects of crop production including purchasing supplies, propagation, potting, fertilizing, watering, pest and disease management practices, and maintaining environmental controls.
  • Proven skills and knowledge of nutritional cooking techniques.
  • Current ServSafe certification based on the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
  • Organic agricultural experience, either based on a degree in Sustainable Agriculture or related field, or from life experience.

The degree courses will be taught by Registered Dietitians, Chefs, and Agriculturalists. Some courses will feature interdisciplinary teams of faculty, representing all three areas.