Hoosier Farmers Market Association

Program Manager

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 13th November 2017
Friday, 22nd December 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
47 S. Meridian Street, Suite 200
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:


About the Position

Hoosier Farmers Market Association—Indiana’s statewide farmers market education nonprofit—seeks a dynamic full time Program Manager for its new initiative Growing Indiana Markets. The Program Manager will support and grow Indiana’s producer-to-consumer network through capacity building, membership development, quality assessments, and technical assistance.



  • Develop and manage the farmers market statewide directory;
  • Co-plan and host monthly member webinars;
  • Coordinate and staff six community assessment and planning conferences;
  • Organize and execute farmers market assessments;
  • Manage technical assistance logistics and resources; and, 
  • Collaborate with and give guidance to the apprenticeship team.

Attention to detail and clear communication are keys to success. If interested in sponsorship cultivation and corporate stewardship, increased responsibilities and wages are available.



A bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum experience includes 2-5 years of membership, policy, grant, program and/or project management. Candidates should have experience with data collection, research methods, membership relations, and/or grant administration. Budget management familiarity is highly desirable. Ideal candidates will have a degree in one of the following: public affairs, policy, nonprofit management, grants administration, community health, leadership, sustainability, agriculture, marketing, adult education, anthropology, applied sociology, or social work. 



The Program Manager position is a full time primarily grant funded position through December 31, 2019 with a possible three-month extension. Some nights and weekends are required. Position requires up to 35% in-state travel. Site ranges include offices, co-working spaces, service organizations, farms, and farmers markets. Employees interact with leadership, peers, customers, vendors, consultants, and contractors, and are expected to demonstrate professional behavior in all settings. Potential opportunities for leadership. Reports to the Executive Director. Tentative start date is January 2, 2018.



HFMA team members enjoy Speak Easy, Co-working Passport, Hoosier Farmers Market Association, and Farmers Market Coalition memberships. Some professional development is included. Numerous networking opportunities are available. Full time employees are allotted 12 paid holidays annually. Additionally, employees accrue comp time and up to four additional paid vacation days annually. Reimbursements provided for phone and required travel. Salary is $32,000-38,500 annually.



Applications are reviewed as received. Send cover letter, resume, and questionnaire to apply@hoosierfarmersmarkets.org with subject line as “Program Manager Application -<< Your Name>> on or before Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4pm. Questionnaire, a full description, and additional information available at hoosierfarmersmarkets.org/apply

*This role is available thanks to the USDA AMS Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). 

Hoosier Farmers Market Association (HFMA) is an education nonprofit serving Indiana farmers’ markets and their managers, boards, artisans, farmers and shoppers. HFMA collaborates with nonprofits, businesses, and agencies to strengthen the farmers market network in Indiana via place-making. It is our mission is to strengthen the local food system, increase fresh food access, foster economic development and encourage thriving communities by enhancing producer-to-consumer relationships at Indiana farmers’ markets. It is our vision that Indiana will have a vibrant local food system in which all Hoosiers have knowledge of their area farmers and artisans, and access to their community’s public market.

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