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The Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network (DBCFSN) seeks experienced, socially conscious candidates for multiple employment opportunities.  DBCFSN is a dynamic non-profit organization that works to build food sovereignty in Detroit’s Black community. Widely considered a leader in the field, DBCFSN works in food policy, urban agriculture, youth development, public education, and food co-op development.  Scroll down to view the job openings below.

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KITCHEN AND EVENTS SPECIALIST

Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network

8324 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202

 

About Us

 

The Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network (DBCFSN) was founded to ensure that Detroit's African American population participated in the food movement. In the spirit of sovereignty, we have opened a premier event hall dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for our clients and their guests. From weddings to corporate events, we strive to create memorable occasions in our versatile and elegant event space. Our team is passionate about delivering top-notch service and ensuring every event is executed flawlessly.

Position Overview

 

We are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Kitchen & Events Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting with the set-up and teardown of events, as well as managing event schedules and providing excellent client follow-up to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Assist with the setup and teardown of event spaces and kitchens, including arranging furniture, decorations, dishes and equipment according to client specifications.

  • Manage event schedules and ensure all details are accurately communicated to staff and clients.

  • Act as a point of contact for clients before, during, and after events, addressing any questions or concerns promptly and professionally.

  • Conduct walkthroughs with Kitchen & Events Manager and clients prior to events to confirm setup details and ensure client expectations are met.

  • Provide excellent customer service by promptly responding to client inquiries and following up after events to gather feedback and address any issues.

  • Collaborate with the events team to brainstorm creative ideas and solutions to enhance the client experience and exceed expectations.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of kitchen & event spaces before, during, and after events.

 

Qualifications

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  • Previous experience in event setup, teardown, and coordination preferred.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to execute event setups according to client specifications.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact professionally with clients and colleagues.

  • Positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed based on event schedules.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.

  • Social Media Proficiency is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Medical & Dental benefits

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement within the company.

  • Access to training and development programs to enhance skills and knowledge.

  • Positive and collaborative work environment with a supportive team.

If you are passionate about creating exceptional event experiences and possess the skills and qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply for the Kitchen & Events Specialist position at DBCFSN.

To Apply:

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience
and why you would be a great fit for our team, to:

Gi’Anna Cheairs, CFO

gcheairs@dbcfsn.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to build food sovereignty and food justice in Detroit's Black community.  Learn more at www.dbcfsn.org

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Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network
Part Time D-Town Farmer

The Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network (DBCFSN) seeks experienced, socially conscious, resilient urban farmers to join our team at the organization’s seven-acre D-Town© Farm.  DBCFSN is a dynamic non-profit organization that works to build food sovereignty in Detroit’s Black community. Widely considered a leader in the field, DBCFSN works in food policy, urban agriculture, youth development, public education, and food co-op development. 
 

SUMMARY

D-Town© Farmers are employees of DBCFSN and will be paid $15.00 per hour. We are

hiring a part-time position.  Basic knowledge of urban agriculture is required. Farmers must have good communication skills and be able to work collectively and harmoniously. Farmers must support DBCFSN’s mission and Black community self-determination approach to food system change. Knowledge of African American history and culture is

helpful. These jobs require physical and mental stamina to meet various challenges.

 

Farmers report to the Farm Manager and are responsible for:

  • Actively participating in weekly farm operations meetings.

  • Under the leadership of the Farm Manager, performing a variety of tasks necessary
    for the progress, maintenance, and growth of the farm, including but not limited to:

    • Hoop house and field crop production, including planting, cultivating, and

    • irrigating crops.

    • Harvesting, washing, packing, and selling crops.

    • Implementing disease, insect, and animal control measures.

    • Maintaining farm landscaping and aesthetics.

    • Maintaining the integrity of raised beds and hoop houses.

    • Conducting research on the best techniques to troubleshoot production
      challenges or exploring new methods of agricultural production

 
EXPERIENCE

   

A year or more of experience in small-scale sustainable farming is required.

 

How to apply:

 

Send a cover letter and resume by June 22, 2024 to:

 

Dr. shakara tyler saba, Co-Executive Director

Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network

8324 Woodward, Detroit, Michigan 48202

 

or

 

STyler@dbcfsn.org

 

 

Detroit Black Community Food Sovereignty Network is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to build food sovereignty and food justice in Detroit's Black community.

Learn how you can support DBCFSN! 
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