Pennsylvania: Farm to City seeks Program Manager, Farmers’ Markets

1 Jun

Organization Description
Farm to City is a Philadelphia-based organization whose mission is to unite communities, families, and farmers year round through good locally-grown food.  Farm to City operates fifteen farmers markets, as well as a winter buying club for locally-produced food and services for CSA farms reaching out to urban areas.

Job Summary
Farm to City is seeking a Program Manager for Farmers’ Markets, to oversee all aspects of the Farmers’ Market Program. This person will work with the Executive Director, controller, community partners and market managers. This is a full-time position including weekend time, with flexible hours. The salary will be $30-35,000 depending on training, experience, and benefit needs.

The Program Manager’s key responsibilities include the following:
o       Identify new market partners and sites.
o       Review previous season and revise application documents.
o       Recruit farms, both new and returning, and negotiate market assignments.
o       Assure producer compliance with regulations.
o       Secure market licenses and approvals.
o       Coordinate planning, promotion, and operations with community partners.
o       Hire, train and supervise on-site market managers.
o       Monitor sales reports and market fee payments.
o       Respond to all queries concerning farmers’ markets.
o       Recruit and coordinate interns or volunteers.

Qualifications, in order of importance
o       Training and experience in planning and project management.
o       Communication skills, including responsive coordination with colleagues and friendly firm communication outside the organization.
o       Passion for local food systems.
o       Attention to detail.
o       Creative and strategic thinking.
o       Schedule flexibility.
o       Experience in planning and managing multiple farmers’ markets or other events.
o       Experience with volunteer management.
o       Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Constant
Contact and other social media tools.

Application
Please respond to Joanna Pernick (joanna@farmtocity.org) with a cover letter, resume and references by June 13, 2011. No phone calls.

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