Grants & Program Administrator Grow Ohio Valley
- Date Posted October 05, 2018
- Location Wheeling, WV
- Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
Grow Ohio Valley is nationally recognized nonprofit, building thriving communities through local food. We are working actively to launch an innovative year-round farmers market in a food desert, as well as actively seeking to expand potentially groundbreaking programs like the FARMacy, garden-in-every-school, and more. We are seeking a determined person with relevant skills to help us launch and expand these exciting projects -- projects that have potential to re-shape our town and be a model for community development through local food.
Our core operations consist of:
- Five farm sites, including an urban apple orchard, two high tunnel greenhouses, and a geothermal hothouse, all on urban vacant lots in a hard-up neighborhood.
- A range of creative sales-models to bring this locally grown product to food deserts, with a focus on building economic opportunities for local family farms.
- Complementary educational programs that teach community members gardening skills, how to prepare healthy meals, and the importance of eating fresh produce.
The Grants and Program Administrator leads and oversees all aspects Grow Ohio Valley’s AmeriCorps program grant and other grants requiring administration; manages GOV’s office; and performs special projects assigned by the Executive Director, including administrating and overseeing food safety reporting. The successful candidate will work closely with a wide variety of people, including community members, local civic groups, representatives of partner organizations, AmeriCorps members and GOV site supervisors and other staff and board members. The position will report to the Executive Director.
The position requires impeccable communication skills, a positive professional attitude, a calm demeanor in stressful situations, and comfort when speaking in groups and making presentations. Work at Grow Ohio Valley is fast paced, and by nature fast changing and dynamic. Thus successful candidates should be highly adaptive and tolerant in a fast paced environment with sometimes changing priorities. The Grants and Program Administrator will fulfill AmeriCorps program administration responsibilities within 50%-75% of their time, with remaining time spent managing Grow Ohio Valley’s headquarters facility, and completing special projects when required. Primary placement will be GOV’s office in Wheeling, WV.Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $28,500.00 - $31,500.00 Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions