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Community Farms Manager Transplanting Traditions Community F +2 more

  • Date Posted November 18, 2022
  • Location Chapel Hill, NC
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

The mission of Transplanting Traditions is to uplift food sovereignty in the refugee community through access to land, education and entrepreneurial opportunities. The farm provides a cultural community space for refugee adults and youth to come together, recreate home, build healthy communities, and continue agricultural traditions in the Piedmont of N.C. The farmers that make up the community at TTCF have life-long experience growing food. Through the Business Development and Share-A-Share programs, TTCF works with farmers to expand their farm businesses and support food insecure refugee and immigrant communities.

Job description

The Community Farms Manager will manage relationships with food access and wholesale vendors that are a part of the Transplanting Traditions Producer Network (TTPN) of local community farms. This individual will work closely with the Programs Director and Farm Programs team to increase and expand marketing opportunities for the TTPN, and will be responsible for customer service and record keeping for CSA and wholesale channels. This person will also work directly with farmers on site at TTCF in Chapel Hill as well as farmers off site to provide business development and marketing education services. Applicants with immigrant or AAPI identity are encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

●  Manage CSA logistics including customer service, seasonal share records, volunteer shifts, weekly deliveries, site partnerships, and ongoing farmer training

●  Manage and expand Share-a-Share partner site relationships including order volume, deliveries, and participant data

●  Coordinate delivery drivers for Share-a-Share, wholesale, and CSA

●  Collaborate with Farm Programs team on weekly and biweekly meetings with farmers

●  Develop business development and marketing strategies with farmers in the TTPN and provide

educational didactic workshops to strengthen those skills

●  Work with the Farm Programs Team and farmers to recruit new vendors and marketing outlets to

expand and strengthen farmer businesses

●  Maintain sales data and compile reports related to grants

 

Qualifications

●  Demonstrated agricultural business experience, with 3 years of CSA, wholesale, or related sales experience preferred

●  Strong communication and networking skills

●  Excellent understanding of Google and Microsoft Suite, including presentations, spreadsheets,

and forms

●  Demonstrated teaching and/or educational material development experience, experience

preferred but not required

●  Fluent in English

●  Fluent in Spanish, Karen and/or Burmese preferred but not required

●  Ability to build relationships with diverse customers, partners and farmers.

●  Ability to listen, mediate, and solve problems with customers and partners and work collaboratively with others

●  Passionate about sustainable farming and seasonal cooking and excited to educate customers on how to store and prepare their vegetables

●  Comfortable working closely with refugee or immigrant population with excitement around teaching and learning from refugee farmers

●  A deep respect and cultural sensitivity for refugee and immigrant experience as farmers in their home country

 

Desired start date: November 2022
Time commitment: 40 hours a week (full time)
Location: Chapel Hill, NC - some local travel required
Salary and benefits: $42,000 - $45,000 with health insurance coverage and 30 days paid time off 

Interviews will start after October 17th and will continue until the position is filled.

We strive for work-life balance however the seasonal nature of the organization or project deadlines occasionally requires longer work weeks or weekend work with compensation time provided.

We are a family-friendly organization and do our best to be compassionate in scheduling to meet the needs of employees with families.

Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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