Position Description: This position is responsible for managing our Farmer Training Program and related initiatives with an emphasis on Wholesale Success, Direct Market Success and On Farm Food Safety. The Farmer Training Manager may supervise and manage staff, consultants and volunteers. This position will report to the Director of Market Development.
Full-time, permanent, salaried, benefits-eligible, exempt status
Nonprofit-competitive compensation commensurate with experience and skill level
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 40 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management (70%)
Acquire, maintain and contribute to knowledge base regarding program and project goals and strategies; keep abreast of trends and issues in the field
Execute evaluation and data tracking plans
Manage quarterly and/or annual reporting process; produce required reports and impact statements per funder requirements
Communicate progress to funders via email, conference calls, reporting, etc.
Program effectiveness evaluation and reporting to leadership
Maintain strong working relationships with current and future consultants, partners, volunteers, trainers and content experts; additional relationship management requirements as identified by leadership
Manage consultants and volunteers as needed
Execute assigned components of the FamilyFarmed strategic plan
Manage inventory of products (manuals and publications) as well as traffic and usage of Food Safety website
Manage all Farmer Training-related webpages in collaboration with communications and marketing team
Manage Farmer Training curriculum and workshops
Maintain complete and accurate project/program paper and electronic files, including supporting documentation for project financials
Provide technical assistance to partner organizations, participating farmers and food safety plan tools users
Occasional travel to relevant trade shows, peer-to-peer networking, grant-funded project fulfillment, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Good Food EXPO (15%)
Provide technical assistance to Good Food EXPO exhibitors and other FamilyFarmed customers
Support the annual Good Food EXPO planning and execution with a focus on programming and engagement for farmers and buyers plus all components for exhibitors
Fundraise through sales and marketing as well as exhibitor sales
Program Grant & Financial Management (15%)
Develop and finalize budgets and grant applications with leadership
Track and monitor income and expenses; provide updates of budget to actuals; and execute programs and projects within budget
Work with project team members and FamilyFarmed’s finance team to ensure accurate bookkeeping
Analyze budget to actuals and provide financial reports to leadership
Strive to lower expenses, leverage resources and increase income on programs
Participate in grant and proposal writing and meetings with potential funders
Other duties as assigned
Work with other FamilyFarmed programs and program customers on market development, food safety and other areas as needed
Actively work with project teams, consultants, partners, funders and targeted participants to meet or exceed project goals
Suggest improvements to maintain high caliber programs, projects, outputs and outcomes
Work with leadership and project teams to identify, solicit and secure funding, sponsorships and grants
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners and filing cabinets.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
It is FamilyFarmed’s policy to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions or opportunities of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, veteran status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
FamilyFarmed will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, veteran status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, job classification, upgrading, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for and quality of training.
Experience with development, events, planning, budgeting, reporting and evaluation.
Passion for supporting nonprofits and the Good Food movement.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter along with your resume to employment@FamilyFarmed.orgwith Farmer Training Program Manager in the subject line and tell us why you are the best candidate for this position.
FamilyFarmed is a nonprofit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food to enhance the social, economic and environmental health of our communities. Our goal is to increase local and sustainable/organic food sales in the region to create new jobs, sustainable economic development and rural revitalization through our primary function areas: Good Food EXPO, Farmer Training Program, Good Food Accelerator and Market Development.