Director of Agriculture
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|Posted On:||Wednesday, 3rd January 2018|
171 Grove St, Clifton, NJ 07013
About City Green
City Green is a 501c(3) urban farming and gardening organization based in Clifton, NJ working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. It offers practical, technical and financial resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities.
The Mission of the City Green Farm operation is to demonstrate sustainable and organic urban food production; increase access to local farm-fresh food; and provide meaningful job and volunteer opportunities in an agricultural setting. Through interaction with the farm operation individuals create a connection to their food; value the importance of open space; gain an appreciation for local agriculture in their own community and understand the role sustainable farming practices play in a healthy eco-system.
The City Green Farm Stand and Mobile Market program aims to connect with local governments and community organizations in northern NJ to provide increased access to, and affordability of local, farm-fresh food ensuring good food is available for all. The markets are enhanced by a Double Value Coupon program that incentivizes federal food beneficiaries to purchase healthy food grown by City Green and other local farms.
About the Vegetable Operation
City Green currently manages 2 acres of intensive vegetable production for its mobile markets and community outreach outlets at its signature farm site in the city of Clifton, New Jersey. The market gardens are currently managed using a combination of mechanical tools and hand dug beds. There is a compact tractor and fleet of small implements that fit our intensive scale, as well as a large library of hand tools and lots of volunteers to use them! The fields have been in vegetable and perennial fruit production since 2010, when the land was acquired. There is also a half-acre permaculture garden that was installed two years ago that will be under the management of the Director of Farm Operations.
City Green has newly acquired a 12-acre parcel of land that has the potential to dramatically increase our production capacity. This farm is located at a satellite location about 40 minutes from the home site. Given the high demand at City Green’s markets, this is an amazing opportunity to be able to start a larger production farm for our organization. The 2018 season will be for planning and start-up of growing at this site, building a solid foundation for full production in 2019 and beyond.
About the Position
Join the talented and dynamic leadership team at City Green as the new Director of Agriculture! Responsibilities for this position include crop production planning and management, staff supervision, managing volunteer and visitor experiences in the fields, greenhouse production for the fields and for community gardens and an opportunity to design and implement a plan to increase production at our new 12-acre farm site. The Director of Agriculture will work closely with the team of directors at City Green, and report directly to the Executive Director. The position is full time, year-round with a seasonally variable work schedule.
Hours, Salary & Benefits
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter and references to Meryl LaTronica: firstname.lastname@example.org