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Emergence

As week four of my tenure at the Brattleboro Food Coop comes to a close, the word ‘emergence’ comes to mind. Emergence is the process of coming into view or being after being concealed. It is Spring, a season of rebirth and renewal so it seems only fitting that our community is also cautiously emerging as the long ‘winter’ of the pandemic begins to subside. While there are still signs of the passing winter and the threat of a new variant remains present, the signs of Spring and life beyond COVID are beginning to take shape.

Couch Brook Farm

Couch Brook Farm

When I asked Elaine Morley what it’s like to have the same job for forty-one years, she replied that things are ever-changing at Couch Brook Farm. Her day’s work varies according to the seasons and cycles of growth. And when you purchase the organic fruits, flowers, veggies, herbs, or pottery produced at Couch Brook, you not only contribute to a small, independently- and woman-owned organic farm, but you also support a rootedness and steady, enthusiastic dedication that has lasted since Elaine created her business in 1981 at the age of twenty-three. Now, at sixty-four, she and Couch Brook are still going strong.

Groundworks Collaborative is hiring a Director of Shelters

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Groundworks—a dynamic organization committed to providing shelter, food and supportive services with dignity—is hiring a senior leader to oversee its two shelters; each operating 24/7 and serving roughly 250individuals each year in the Brattleboro, Vermont area. We are seeking a seasoned leader with an extensive track record in enhancing systems, continuous improvement, and excellence in programmatic, operational and people leadership.Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this new position will have the creative opportunity to enhance services and systems to create programmatic and operational excellence. As the senior clinically trained staff member, the Director of Shelters will implement high service delivery standards, support clients and ensure that all services are provided with non judgment and compassion. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this position will also provide agency-wide leadership and maximize impact by enabling seamless integration between Groundworks’ programs and services—contributing to Groundworks’ culture as a great place to work.

Groundworks Collaborative is hiring a Director of Supportive Services.

| Community

Groundworks—a dynamic organization committed to providing shelter, food and supportive services with dignity—is hiring a senior leader to oversee its supportive services, supporting roughly 200 individuals each year in the Brattleboro, Vermont area. We are seeking a seasoned leader with an extensive track record in enhancing systems, continuous improvement, and excellence in programmatic, operational and people leadership. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position will have the creative opportunity to enhance service sand systems to create programmatic and operational excellence. As a senior clinically trained staff member, theDirector of Supportive Services will implement high service delivery standards, support clients and ensure that all services are provided with non judgment and compassion. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this position will also provide agency-wide leadership and maximize impact by enabling seamless integration between Groundworks’ programs and services—contributing to Groundworks’ culture as a great place to work.