Communities Unlimited Inc. is seeking to fill a position for a Food Safety Trainer based in our Memphis, Tennessee office.  The primary function of the Food Safety Trainer is to provide support to small-scale fruit and vegetable farmers in the Mid-South to implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) and secure group-based certification. This involves the provision of traditional training/workshops and regular on-farm follow-up to assist with implementation and preparations for audit. Travel to farms through the Mid-South, including eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and western Tennessee is required and the position is based in Memphis, TN.

CU is a nonprofit community development organization founded in Arkansas in 1976. CU’s mission is to move rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to sustainable prosperity. CU was selected by the USDA as the Memphis/Mid-South Food LINC value chain coordinator. For more information about CU’s healthy foods initiative and FoodLINC please visit http://food.communitiesu.org/.

CU staff provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, financing and training to strengthen communities and small businesses. We serve the following seven states:  Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

A copy of the full job description is available on the Communities Unlimited website under Employment Opportunities.

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