Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC)
Community Farm Manager
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|Posted On:||Tuesday, 16th January 2018|
45 Horner St, Warrenton, VA 20186
The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has proudly promoted and protected the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont since 1972. PEC empowers residents to protect what makes the Piedmont a wonderful place, and works with citizens to conserve land, protect air and water quality, celebrate historic resources, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat and improve people’s access to nature.
PEC is seeking to hire a community farm manager to establish and manage PEC’s Roundabout Meadows Community Farm to grow produce for local food pantries. The vision for the Roundabout Meadows Community Farm is as a site for gathering, teaching, learning, producing and contributing to the health of the community. Highly visible through its productivity, use of a volunteer workforce, and engagement with the community, the farm will promote the importance of land stewardship, access to fresh foods and community involvement. Through the farm manager’s coordination, volunteers will actively participate in local agriculture; local residents will have access to farm tours, educational workshops, and community gardens; and families in need throughout Loudoun County will benefit from increased access to fresh, healthy, locally produced fruits and vegetables.
The Roundabout Meadows Community Farm will be located on a 141-acre PEC-owned property at Gilbert’s Corner in Loudoun County. This farm manager will work both on the ground at the farm and develop community relationships throughout the Loudoun County community.
About the Position
The community farm manager will possess strong experience and knowledge of sustainable farming with an interest in experimenting with variety trials and growing methods. The farm manager must demonstrate an aptitude to engage and cultivate new relationships within the Loudoun community, be willing to develop and lead educational workshops, and establish, coordinate, manage and maintain volunteer groups throughout the growing season. Examples of activities include:
The community farm manager reports to PEC’s director of conservation, but will also work closely with other PEC staff, departments within PEC, and members of the PEC Board of Directors.
This position will be based at PEC’s headquarters office in Warrenton, VA.
In addition to a salary, the farm manager will be eligible to participate in health, disability, term life insurance benefits and a 403 (b) employee pension plan. Upon employment, you will be entitled to paid holidays and will begin accruing personal leave as designated in the PEC Employee Handbook.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Piedmont Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer.