Urban Agriculture Project Manager Food Well Alliance
- Date Posted November 17, 2023
- Location Atlanta, GA
- Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
Food Well Alliance (FWA) is a collaborative network of local leaders working together to build thriving community gardens and urban farms across metro Atlanta. Our mission is to provide resources and support to local growers to connect and build healthier communities. Our vision is for an equitable, local food ecosystem in which everyone can participate and benefit.
In 2015, Jim Kennedy, chair of Cox Enterprises, and Bill Bolling, founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, had an idea to build healthier communities across metro Atlanta by connecting and supporting members of our local food movement. FWA exists to bring this vision to life. Today, we support more than 300 community gardens, urban farms and orchards in more than 130 community gardens and 50 urban farms in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton counties.
FWA accomplishes its work through two primary program areas:
Resource Center - We provide centralized resources to build a supportive ecosystem of thriving community gardens and urban farms. We accomplish this work through 5 areas of support: Knowledge (e.g. trainings and workshops), Volunteer and Labor Support, Compost Tools & Equipment, and Capacity Building Grants (for urban farms, community gardens, and community food organizations).
Policy & Planning - We bring local government leaders together with community and local food leaders to develop plans that bring urban agriculture into city planning processes similar to a housing or transportation plan. We accomplish this work primarily through our City Agriculture Planning, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission. We are currently working with the cities of East Point, Alpharetta and Jonesboro.
FWA is seeking an Urban Agriculture Project Manager to develop, lead and manage various programs that serve community gardeners and farmers in FWA’s service area. The Urban Agriculture Project Manager will report directly to the Director of Programs and Outreach and work with the Resource Center team to develop, lead and manage community-focused programs using project plans, timelines, and budgets that align with the organization’s strategic priorities. The Urban Agriculture Project Manager will build relationships and collaborate with a variety of external partners and stakeholders to ensure the success of these programs.
Current projects under management include:
Community Compost Lab in collaboration with Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Tool Lending Program in collaboration with the Atlanta Community ToolBank
Compost Connectors Program (in development) with various partners
The ideal candidate is able to work both autonomously and as part of a collaborative team, is detail-oriented, thrives in a fast-past environment, can effectively balance competing priorities, and doesn’t let anything fall through the cracks. She/he/they are excited to contribute to a positive and productive team culture and lead new projects in achieving ambitious outcomes that prioritize collaboration, community engagement and data-driven decision-making in support of urban agriculture, including gardens.
Work with Director of Programs and Outreach to develop, lead, coordinate, measure, and evaluate the goals, activities, and outcomes of specific community-based programs within the Resource Center
Successfully manage and track workflows and activities of staff, consultants, volunteers/interns, and partners as required for successful project and program execution
Collaborate with various partners including farms and nonprofit organizations to manage program activities, timelines, budgets and collect program data and metrics
Facilitate project meetings with both internal and external partners
Create custom community-focused presentations, reports, and communication materials for various stakeholders
Provide project updates to internal senior leadership as required
Degree, certificate, or equivalent experience in a Project management, or Agriculture
Demonstrated interest and experience in managing projects in the community development and/or food systems space
The role is 80% in office and 20% field based and will require local travel
This position is 40 hours per week
Proficient in Microsoft Office and G Suite
The salary range is $50,000 - $60,000. Benefits are comprehensive and include medical insurance, life insurance, 3% employer-matched contributions toward a 401(k)-retirement plan and a generous paid-time-off policy.
DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
FWA is a community that is proud to represent different racial, socio-economic, gender, and other identities. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the local food movement and our city.Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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