Flexy Part-Part Time Brooklyn Assistant Wanted

For a lovely woman in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 

Linda and I met at the farmer's market and she is in need of someone to come in a couple hours a week and help her get organized! Multi-skilled pleasant people may inquire: 

Linda says: 

" I am looking for a general helper willing to do many things and with great attitude. Would work best for someone wanting just a little extra dough, as my hours are not guaranteed every week.  

Generally I would like help possibly  2 or 3 mornings a week for couple hours each time, or possibly even one hour each time.  Times arranged mutually, if are a dancer, actor, and you audition, willing to prioritize your audition schedule.  If you work in an office, willing to have early morning work hour.   

Pay would be $15 cash/hour.

Skills I am looking for

  1. organized, efficient with time, able to focus and finish tasks quickly
  2. comfortable with Macbook
  3. clerical office work
  4. non-skilled yard work 
  5. handiwork
  6. house work
  7. work, school, or personal reference
  8. college graduate or student welcome"

Contact her if you're interested: lindagailharris@gmail.com

"WORK" the Election Polls this Tuesday

Time to Work It with your democratic power! 

I recently attended a VoteTogether Circle w/ Social Justice Concert/Sing-Along at the Brooklyn Center for Sacred Activism and I must say that I was blown away.

I have always wanted to get involved in politics in a way that felt good to me and feel so empowered by the VoteTogether movement, created by CTZNWell, affiliated with people from Seane Corn's Off the Mat and Into the World organization. 

It is politics, activism, and organized power for the yogic community and more. I feel safe here to explore my relationship with the world. Highly recommend checking it out if you want the same.

We talked about not only the presidential choices, but all the offices that will appear on your ballot on Tuesday and what will happen after the election.

Happy to talk so you can sort out how you can vote/help/live in a way that feels good to you.

Some resources: 
http://www.ctznwell.org/vote-ready
http://350action.org/election2016/
https://www.ballotready.org/…/president-of-the-united-state…
https://www.facebook.com/groups/voteWELL/

Integral Yoga Institute-Ashram Stay in NYC

POSITION FILLED

One work-exchange room has opened up at the Integral Yoga Institute Ashram in NYC

Dates available: Oct 12, 2016- Nov 7, 2016
Cost: $990/month or $65/night
Includes: Private room, shared bathroom and kitchen, yoga classes and meals cooked for lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays plus any leftovers any day and access to everything in the resident fridge (breads, fruit, tofu, cereals, etc.) It is a vegetarian ashram.
Yoga Classes: Free to take! And they have quite the schedule
Commitment: It's suggested that you attend 5 of the 7 morning meditations (6am-7am with individual Hatha practice at 7am for at least 30 minutes) and 10 total meditations per week (the others are at 12:15, 6pm and 9pm).
Chores: Vacuum the common area and the women's dorm. On Sunday nights clean up the resident dish area.

Amazing opportunity to tap into the NYC yoga scene, get connected in the community and deepen your practice. 

Interested candidates should contact: Rachel Durga Page at veganyogini@gmail.com to talk and see the space.

Follow her yoga teachings @racheldurgapage on Instagram if you're interested in one bad-ass-yoga-bitch. 

REQUIREMENTS

Those interested in participating in the residential ashram program at IYINY should fit one or more of the following categories:

1.) Graduate of an Integral Yoga 200 Hr Basic Teacher Training.
2.) Participated in the Living Yoga Training Program at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville Virginia. 
3.) Graduate of the Yoga LifeTraining at an Integral Yoga Institute or Center. 
4.) Participated in the Work Exchange/Karma Yoga programs at an Integral Yoga Institute or Center for at least 6 months. 
5.) Regular attendance at either: Integral Yoga Hatha Classes, Satsangs, and/or Integral Yoga Open Meditations for a minimum of 1 year. 
6.) A general understanding of the teachings of Integral Yoga and our founder Sri Swami Satchidananda. 

In addition one must provide 3 references from persons with knowledge of the applicants experience with the above.

Part Time Administrative Support Person

Background

We are building a center for rural and agrarian learning, agritourism and farm focussed events on a beautiful working farm in the Harlem Valley.  

The property is only one hour and forty-five minutes on Metro North Commuter Rail from Grand Central Station in NYC with the Appalachian Trail on one side and a beautiful river on the other, a sweet old farm house, several homes and big barns, outbuildings and ponds.  On it we will run a model, beautiful and productive farm, growing mixed livestock on pasture and organic vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, maple syrup, honey, mushrooms, etc.  In the wild spaces we have extraordinary opportunities for traditional bowhunting, fly fishing, hiking and foraging. Our agricultural production will not be a stand-alone business, but rather, its goal will be to support the mission and work of our other endeavors, particularly educational workshops, but also farm stays, retreats and events.  Though in the future we may have a non-profit arm, the intention is for this to be a mission driven, for profit venture.

The project is founded and directed by Josh Viertel.  Josh has been an activist and an educator in the sustainable food movement for 15+ years.  Previously he helped to build the Sustainable Food Project at Yale University, and then ran an organization called Slow Food USA.  Now he is working with friends, neighbors, and investors, to develop this extraordinary farm into a center that can support us all deepening our relationship to place, to each other and to ourselves.

The position:

We are looking for someone to help with part time administrative support.

This person would be responsible for some recordkeeping and expense reporting, as well as handling logistics and sorting of applicants for a hiring process with a high volume of applicants.  Other projects may emerge over time.

We are looking for someone who is prompt, responsible, trustworthy, responsive, and easy to work with.  An interest in sustainable agriculture and the environment is a plus, but not necessary.

Requirements:

  • Computer and internet literate

  • Familiarity with google docs, word, excel, or equivalent, imports, exports, etc.

  • Spreadsheet literate.

  • Has a car or can get a reliable ride to the site (in Wingdale)

  • Having a laptop is a plus, but not absolutely necessary.

Compensation:

Starting hourly rate: $15/hour

Hours per week will range, but I imagine they will range from 5-8 hours per week.  We will learn as we go.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume attached and merged as one single document to joshlviertel@gmail.com.  Please include “Admin Support” in subject line

We will review applicants on a rolling basis.

Managing Director/COO for Startup Food and Farming Education Center

Background

We are building a center for rural and agrarian learning, agritourism and farm focussed events on a beautiful working farm in the Harlem Valley.  

The property is only one hour and forty-five minutes on Metro North Commuter Rail from Grand Central Station in NYC with the Appalachian Trail on one side and a beautiful river on the other, a sweet old farm house, several homes and big barns, outbuildings and ponds.  On it we will run a model, beautiful and productive farm, growing mixed livestock on pasture and organic vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, maple syrup, honey, mushrooms, etc.  In the wild spaces we have extraordinary opportunities for traditional bowhunting, fly fishing, hiking and foraging. Our agricultural production will not be a stand-alone business, but rather, its goal will be to support the mission and work of our other endeavors, particularly educational workshops, but also farm stays, retreats and events.  Though in the future we may have a non-profit arm, the intention is for this to be a mission driven, for profit venture.

The project is founded and directed by Josh Viertel.  Josh has been an activist and an educator in the sustainable food movement for 15+ years.  Previously he helped to build the Sustainable Food Project at Yale University, and then ran an organization called Slow Food USA.  Now he is working with friends, neighbors, and investors, to develop this extraordinary farm into a center that can support us all deepening our relationship to place, to each other and to ourselves.

The position

We are looking for someone who can operate as a managing director/COO.  This will be the first hire we make beyond the founder.  As we startup we need a partner in crime who can develop and operate organizational systems, take ownership of large areas of responsibility and develop strategies and lean plans to deliver on them.  At this stage this position will carry a large range of responsibilities and will be responsible for coming up with and implementing plans for resourcing those areas over time.  We need someone who is skilled, focussed, effective, and flexible, creative, practical and a pleasure to work with and for.  

Areas of oversight include:

  • Project Management & Special Projects

  • Financial Planning and Management

  • Risk Management

  • HR/team building

  • Legal

  • Partnerships

  • Marketing

  • Business Development

While we do not expect deep expertise in each of these areas we do expect the person filling this position to have enough general knowledge and experience to be capable of oversight, coordination, team building and management around them.

This position will report to the founder.  As the project evolves it is likely that responsibilities and title will evolve with it.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership/management role

  • Familiarity with the sustainable food movement

  • The ideal candidate will be excited to live a good life in the country.  Though at the outset, for a transitional period, we may be open to a portion of the work being done remotely, ultimately, working on site will be necessary and living in this area will be preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume attached and merged as one single document to joshlviertel@gmail.com.  Please include “Managing Director” in subject line.

We will review applicants on a rolling basis.