New Haven Farms

Program Manager

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Posted On: Thursday, 13th December 2018
Category: Administrative
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About New Haven Farms:

New Haven Farms (NHF) is an innovative community based non-profit with the mission to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. NHF operates seven urban farms in the city of New Haven, distributing organically-grown produce to low income families through several programs and activities. NHF’s signature program, The Farm Based Wellness Program (FBWP) , provides gardening, nutrition, cooking and lifestyle change education to medically referred participants. Visit our website at for additional information.


Position Summary:

The Program Manager is an integral part of the management team whose primary responsibility is to plan, manage and coordinate all community outreach and educational programs including program design, curriculum development, participant recruitment, logistical support, staff oversight, evaluation, and limited program delivery. The program manager position is responsible for overseeing the following programs: FBWP, the Incubator Garden Program, the Community Health Ambassador Program, and Youth Internship Program. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Program Committee, Farm Manager, seasonal staff, volunteers, evaluation team and community partners to plan, execute, supervise, and evaluate NHF’s programs
  • Strengthen partnerships with healthcare providers to manage the FBWP referral process
  • Work within the community of New Haven to advertise, recruit, and promote the FBWP to eligible families, assuring the FBWP is fully enrolled
  • Balance competing demands to ensure that the programmatic components of NHF are grounded in best practices, consistently meet performance objectives and bring measurable evidence-based value to program participants and other stakeholders
  • Lead, direct and hire staff, interns and volunteers in a positive, healthy work environment to facilitate the execution of NHF’s programs
  • Utilize and evaluate systems and software for program data such as the expanded use of Salesforce, use of text-messaging software for recruitment and integrating communication through electronic media records
  • Work with NHF Staff and New Haven Land Trust to design and execute our youth programming, including Youth At Work, focusing on New Haven youth ages 14-18
  • Manage the annual program budget
  • Assist with development projects such as annual fundraisers and grant writing
  • Prepare program reports for both funders and the Board
  • Serve as a representative for New Haven Farms at Community Management team meetings and other community events
  • Continue building a culture of community inclusion and equity in our programming, working to create and strengthen pathways to leadership and personal empowerment for our program participants


Position Qualifications:

  • Experience in senior leadership and or management role in the nonprofit sector (or related field), with an understanding of the challenges faced by leaders of small grassroots nonprofits
  • Demonstrated experience (via paid work, volunteer, or life experience) in managing various aspects of operations such as finances and human resources
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish (ideally in a wide range of dialects)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and Google Suite
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in public health, nutrition or health-related field
  • Experience with Salesforce or other data management software
  • Experience with Quickbooks
  • Experience with electronic medical records such as EPIC


To Apply:

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Haley Goldblatt at Position is open until filled, with the intention of hiring by mid January 2019.

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