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Food Project Farm Manager

  • Full Time
  • Boulder, CO
  • Compensation:$32,000-$36,000 at .92 FTE; Excellent Health and Dental benefits provided. IRA benefit after 1 year of employment

Growing Gardens

The Food Project Farm (FPF) Manager position is ideal for someone with a passion for combining small scale vegetable production with education and food access. This position will oversee the cultivation of an organic, one-acre urban farm focused on producing food for the Longmont community through the Growing Gardens Food Project, which provides free produce, plant starts and seeds to community members in need to increase access to fresh, organic produce. This person should also have a passion for educating and leading groups of children, teens, adults and seniors.

Job Duties

Coordinates with other Growing Gardens site and director staff to fulfill program needs.
Work with Volunteer Coordinator to schedule and manage volunteers for special projects on the Farm.
Oversees Food Project Farm intern work and a small, Work-Trade CSA program.
Oversees vegetable production and donations from farm to Longmont community through the Growing Gardens Food Project, and maintain donation records.
Be a liaison for Growing Gardens to visitors of all ages to the Longmont Farm site.
Maintain record keeping and complete administrative work around farm production.
Assists with educational programming at the Farm for children, teens, adults and seniors.
Attend weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly GGFP program meetings.
Maintain Columbine Grow Dome, located in Boulder. This is a geodesic dome utilized for elementary education.
Maintain relationship and communication with YMCA Director and staff as it pertains to farm programming and site needs.
Teach gardening or farming classes for the community as needed.
Work shifts at the goat dairy, when needed, primarily in the off-season.

Job Qualifications

The candidate must have2 years organic farm management experience●Minimum one year of experience managing interns, volunteers or other individuals●Proficientin conversational Spanish and English●Experience in project management●Strong conflict resolution skills ●Exceptional relationship building skills●Willingness to joyfully work outside in all weather conditions●Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a small staff●Adaptability to changing situations, needs of program participants and changing weather conditions

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