Farm Fresh Rhode Island seeks Business Manager

14 May

BUSINESS MANAGER to oversee the logistics of the Market Mobile farm-to-table program, and to perform/oversee bookkeeping and budgeting for all the programs of the organization.

* experience or interest in logistics, shipping, purchasing & similar
* experience as a financial officer in a nonprofit and/or small business setting, including payroll, account reconciliation, accounts payable/receivable & similar
* experience managing employees and volunteers
* be skilled in QuickBooks accounting software
* understand project and organizational budgeting
* be dedicated to the promotion of local agriculture
* be sensitive to the multiple constituencies of Farm Fresh
* be able to carry 40 pounds
* entrepreneurial spirit, creative problem-solver, and independent, detail-oriented worker

1. Market Mobile Logistics Oversight
a) Schedule team of drivers, assistants, volunteers
b) Plan routing
c) Analyze weekly performance; suggest and implement efficiencies

2. Fiscal Administration for Organization
a)  Enter weekly financial details into QuickBooks
b)  Utilize QuickBooks to monitor cash flow and budget goals
c)  Manage accounts payable/receivable
d)  Meet with staff as needed to monitor organization/project budgets

3. Office management (equipment, supplies, bills, etc)

Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a 501c3 non-profit, runs programs that grow the local food system in ways that improve the environment, health and quality of life of farmers and eaters. As we expand our programs to get more fresh, healthy food to more Rhode Islanders, we are seeking a Business Manager to assist with finances, which include a growing amount of pass-throughs. We work with over 60 farmers and 75 wholesale customers on a weekly basis, and in 2011 will directly facilitate $1.3 million in fresh food sales. These sales occur primarily through two programs:
* Market Mobile: a farm-to-biz/school local food aggregation and delivery service ( )
* Fresh Bucks: SNAP and credit card transactions at our twelve farmers markets ( )

Salary: $39,000 + health benefits
Position available immediately.

Please send resume, cover letter and questions to Sheri Griffin,

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