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Farmers Market Program Manager Crossroads Community Food Network

  • Date Posted August 23, 2019
  • Location Takoma Park, MD
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Crossroads Community Food Network is building a healthier, more inclusive food system in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads, a primarily immigrant, low-income community just outside Washington, DC. At the heart of this integrated network of food growers, makers, and consumers is Crossroads Farmers Market, where an innovative nutrition incentive program makes it easier to bring home more healthy food, and at the same time helps support local farmers and vendors--the majority of whom are also immigrants. Crossroads also encompasses community-based healthy eating education, microenterprise training for aspiring food entrepreneurs, and the newly opened Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen geared toward helping them succeed.
 

While there are many area organizations that feed the hungry, promote healthy eating, or support local farmers or start-up food businesses, Crossroads is unique because its programs touch on all these necessary components of a sustainable local food system. The benefits are interrelated and multifold: increasing access to healthy food and knowledge about making healthy food choices contribute to improved overall public health; creating a consistent demand for fresh fruits and vegetables has helped make local, small-scale farming more economically viable; and facilitating the transition to self-employment via entrepreneurship fosters financial stability. By connecting and empowering those who grow, make, and eat healthy food, Crossroads is helping an underserved community attain food equity and self-sufficiency.

Job description

Crossroads Community Food Network (“Crossroads”), a food access nonprofit based in Takoma Park, MD, is seeking a 30-hour per week Programs Manager to oversee two of the organization’s core initiatives: Crossroads Farmers Market and the Fresh Checks nutrition incentive program. Crossroads works to bolster the local food system through programs that support and unite those who grow, make, and eat fresh, healthy food.

The ideal candidate will be bilingual English/Spanish, with excellent communication skills, and past experience with food systems work. The position is based in Takoma Park, MD. The salary is $25/hour for 30 hours per week. Benefits include paid vacation, medical leave, and holidays, along with employer-sponsored health insurance and retirement plans. Work schedule is flexible, but must be regular and meet the requirements of the programs. The Program Manager will supervise several part-time staff members and dozens of volunteers, and will report to the Executive Director.

 

Essential job functions include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee operations of the market, Fresh Checks nutrition incentive program, CSA, and other programming
  • Direct recruitment, application, orientation, training, records, financial tracking, and communication for vendors, contractors, staff, and volunteers
  • Manage promotions, publicity, and community outreach
  • Oversee market site logistics and equipment, and day-of-market operations including Fresh Checks programming and operations
  • Ability to enforce policies and resolve conflicts
  • Build and manage community partnerships including implementation of special events
  • Refine systems through program evaluation
  • Collaborate with coworkers to boost synergy between market vendors and kitchen and microenterprise programming and product marketing
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on grant applications and reports

Required skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience—could include market management, food education, food production/processing/marketing/retail, culinary training, food policy
  • Program/personnel management experience and/or teaching experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Strong computer skills and experience with data collection and tracking
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize activities, and work as part of a diverse team
  • Physical requirements: able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Must have a vehicle to transport market supplies and equipment
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions
this position has been filled
DeadlineSeptember 03, 2019

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