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Job Detail: Farm Project Manager

About: The Foodshed Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Enterprise (SAgE) is a program designed to make affordable long-term leases of preserved farmland available to sustainable farmers. The Foodshed Alliance is seeking a SAgE Project Manager who will oversee sites management, recruit farmers and land partners,coordinate farmer trainings, and organize public education programs.This is a grant-funded, 10-month, part-time position of approximately 15 hours/week. The candidate will be an independent contractor and will be issued an annual 1099. Contract may be extended passed June 30, 2020, provided funding is secured.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Provide oversight and stewardship of farming activities to compliance with lease requirements and Farm Management Plans
  • Facilitate collaboration between all farmers on each SAgE site
  • Identify and coordinate services related to each site’s common areas
  • Provide support to the farmers as per lease agreements and program guidelines
  • Be an active member of the SAgE Farm Committee
  • Identify and work with land trusts, municipalities, counties and other entities holding deed-restricted farmland that can be used in this program
  • Facilitate partnerships with these organizations to transfer preserved farmland (ownership or lease) to Foodshed Alliance for lease to SAgE farmers
  • Help publicize program via word of mouth, public presentations, social media, etc
  • Meet with potential SAgE farmers; provide site tours
  • Assist in the selection process
  • Assist in the negotiation of lease agreements with farmers
  • Assess the needs of the farmers in the program 
  • Help them access available resources (trainings, professionals, etc.) such as business, sales and marketing training. 
  • Train under Kendrya Close to participate in the New Jersey’s Farmland Advisors program.
  •  Brainstorm and organize onsite educational programming “to connect people to where their food comes from”

Position Qualifications: 

  • Sufficient knowledge of farming to facilitate trust and connection with farmers and evaluate business plans, farm goals and objectives, farm practices, and so on. 
  • Ability to effectively and successfully manage multiple and simultaneous projects and clients, keeping all tasks current and managing all project and client components. 
  • Ability to listen and to communicate effectively in writing and in person; to build rapport and develop effective relationships with others; and to work well with a wide variety of people, including farmers. 
  • Proficiency with relevant technology and software, including word processing, Microsoft Excel, presentation software, Adobe Acrobat, and survey and data collection tools. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team. 
  • A positive attitude, a commitment to customer service, and an appreciation that you are an ambassador for the organization in all that you do. 
  • Willingness to travel and to work occasionally on evenings and weekends. Ability to provide own transportation. 
  • Commitment to fostering the future of farming in New Jersey. 

To Apply: 

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Email your application to Kendrya@FoodshedAlliance.org with “SAgE Project Manager Application” in the subject line.

 

About the job

Location Hope, NJ
Field Administrative
Agriculture
Time Fixed-term contract
Date 08 August 2019
Length of Employment Temporary

About the company

Company name FoodShed Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Enterprise
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