Philadelphia: Greener Partners seeks Farm Manager

8 Feb

About Greener Partners
Greener Partners (www. greenerpartners.org) is a non-profit organizationdedicated to building community through sustainable farming projects and farm-based education. It is our mission to inspire individuals and communities tosupport and eat locally grown, seasonal food.
Greener Partners operates several community-farms that serve as resourcesfor local food and food-based education. Our educational programs for youthinclude Seed to Snack, The S.O.L. Food Project and farm camps. We also offerworkshops and activities for adults and families that educate about the “lost arts”from our agricultural and cultural past.
Position Description
Experienced Farm Manager wanted for 90 acre mixed vegetable and fruit farmon 100+ acre certified organic property.  This is an excellent opportunity for astrong manager to play an active role in the development of an educational farmand orchard in Southeastern, Pennsylvania. The Farm Manager reports GreenerPartners’ Chief Operating Officer.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
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All aspects of farm and orchard managementTractor work and maintenanceManagement and development of internsCollaboration with Farm Market Manager in employee hiring, managementand development Outreach and training for beginning and established farmersDevelopment of long-term soil and orchard management planCollaboration with local Universities research and training opportunities
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Qualifications:

5+ years of progressive management on midsize, organic/sustainablefarm
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Orchard and soft fruit management experience preferredExcellent work ethic and a hands-on approachAbility to both delegate to, and inspire, a teamExcellent communication and leadership skillsAbility to create and manage a budgetCollaborative work-styleCommitment to The Farm’s mission to educate, inspire and engage thecommunity in sustainable agriculture and the local food movementCommitment to Greener Partners mission

Compensation:
Use of a beautiful, fully restored 5-bedroom farmhouse and a competitive salarycommensurate with experience and skill-set.  This is a year round, salariedposition.  We offer group health insurance, paid time off and a yearly educationstipend.
Application Process
Please send your resume, cover letter and three references via email to:alison.forbes@greenerpartners.org indicating the position title in the emailsubject line,or mail your application to:
Greener PartnersAttn: Alison Forbes260 Spring RoadMalvern, PA 19355
We will review all submissions and contact viable candidates for interviews.References will not be contacted until after we have interviewed potentialcandidates. The position will be filled when desired candidate has been found.

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