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