Maryland – Campbell Foundation hiring Program Director, Agriculture

 Annpolis, Maryland

Program Director, AGRICULTURE

Now funding in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for 20 years, the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment was established to improve the conditions of America’s largest estuary system: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. The Campbell Foundation seeks to identify, broaden and strengthen leadership and community based organizations to protect living resources in and around the Bay.

Convinced of the lifestyle and economic benefits offered by a thriving Chesapeake Bay system, Keith Campbell as founder and Chairman has focused the Campbell Foundation on engaging others in partnership to build support for a healthy Bay. Partnerships with grantees and key stakeholders continue to be a focal point in delivering on the Campbell Foundation’s mission.

Indeed, all parties must take scientifically-based and strategically focused action to address the most critical problems facing our natural resources. For additional information on the Campbell Foundation, please visit our website.

The Campbell Foundation is seeking a talented and experienced Program Director, Agriculture who will be responsible for managing partnerships with the grantees of our Chesapeake Initiative. This position plays a key role in the implementation of the Agriculture Program in the Bay watershed and in creating common ground between highly diverse stakeholders such as our grantees, business interests, farmers, decision-makers and the community at large.

The Agriculture Program is focused on supporting:

  • The founding and evolution of 360° stakeholder driven, consensus-based, problem-solving groups
  • Projects that leverage emerging consumer preferences and supply chain mechanisms
  • Development of, and trials for promising new technologies and methods that help to support on-farm performance while enabling changes that yield environmental benefits
  • Develop operational specifications for all program initiatives, ensuring alignment across staff, including distinct program officer deliverables with clear delivery dates and explicit accountabilities;
  • Prepare timely, candid, actionable reports to the President;
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking models and program assessments to properly evaluate resource allocation across areas of grant making;
  • Ensure that the Program effectively utilizes the Foundation’s database to support efforts to research and track grants, grantee institutions, and their performance relative to the Program’s strategic plan and its metrics;
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging issues, polices, programs, and organizations that may affect the Foundation’s ability to carry out its mission, and propose potential strategic and tactical adjustments to the President when necessary, and
  • Oversee and ensure effective operations of the office administration and of the Executive Assistant.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing a foundation program or non-profit organization or a significant department with a mission of sustained environmental focus with multiple, diverse stakeholders, with 5+ years in an executive position such as Vice President or Program Director and managing minimally 3-5 direct reports;
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • An engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and participatory influencing skills to interact with staff, President, conservation community and grantees as well other partners with differing perspectives and interest;
  • Deep interest in diverse points of view; meeting new people; exploring new perspectives and challenging current thinking with the ability to create new common ground;

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Maryland – The Farm Alliance hiring Farmer’s Market Coordinator

Baltimore, Maryland

Farm Alliance Market Coordinator, 2018

Position Description

April 2018

The Farm Alliance is seeking  part-time help (10-15 hrs/week) coordinating our Saturday morning Waverly Farmer’s Market stand. Responsibilities include: being the primary staff member at the market, inventorying,  purchasing, and organizing market supplies, keeping accurate sales records, driving the Farm Alliance vehicle to market, and coordinating use of the vehicle on non-market days. Saturday schedule is 5:30am-1:30pm weekly except for January through March when it is biweekly. The Market Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.

Market day duties include: preparing for market (5:30 am), working market (7am-noon), and cleaning up after market (noon-1:30pm). Other duties will include keeping accurate sales records, making cash deposits, ordering market supplies, and tracking and communicating market data. One farmer member of the Farm Alliance will serve as the second staffer at the market stand to support the Market Coordinator every Saturday.

Saturday Farmer’s Market:

  • Prepare for, work, and clean up after the Waverly (32nd Street) Farmer’s Market
  • Be the primary representative of the Farm Alliance at Waverly every Saturday
  • Track market inventory and work to improve current systems

Operations/logistics:

  • Communicate with members about what produce they are sending to market each week and what is to be done with leftovers
  • Communicate with Executive Director to go over data and give updates
  • Coordinate meetings of the Farm Alliance Marketing committee
  • Maintain & order supplies for Waverly Market (such as: tables, crates, berry packs, rubber bands, fruit crates/baskets, etc.)
  • Use Smartsheets to track farmer’s market data

Job Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license held for at least one year
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to perform basic computer tasks, use Microsoft Office, and be comfortable with Google

Mail and Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

  • Experience growing and/or marketing produce
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community members and organizational partners

Hours – This position is based on the expectation of an average of 12 hours/week. Hours will be primarily

Tuesday-Saturday, year round.

Position Terms – Pay is $17-20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

If interested, contact Mariya at mariya@farmalliancebaltimore.org. No phone calls, please.

EEO Statement: The Farm Alliance of Baltimore does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Washington DC – 4P Foods hiring Local Food Sales Advocate

Washington, DC

4P Foods is a Benefit Corporation located in the Washington, DC-area. As a mission-driven company, our goal is one of duality:  First, we aim to help small farm families earn a living wage by giving them access to the growing demand for good, regional, ethically sourced, sustainably produced food.  Second, we focus our business model on increasing access for all people to the nutrient dense, healthy foods that our farmers are producing. 4P Foods strives every day to be part of the movement that is working hard to create a more equitable food system.

4P Foods believes in a future where nourishing, sustainable, and delicious food is not a privilege but a right. We help our customers to live their values by knowing that their food dollars are being spent to help support our farmers, our planet, and the communities we live in.

Position Summary:

Local Food Sales Advocate

4P Foods has an immediate opening for a sales team member to help grow our expanding member base throughout the Washington, DC region. Because our farmers rely on us to be their advocates while they do what they do best – grow awesome food – our team members are committed to a future anchored by equitable food systems.

The primary focus of this position will be to generate new relationships with commercial businesses that are interested in their employees’ health and wellness. Lead generation will be an important aspect of this position in researching local market segments, finding and calling prospects, and scheduling appointments for the 4P Foods sales team. We are a small but growing team, so we are looking for someone who has a proactive attitude, creative energy, and an ability to present new ideas to the team.

Ideal candidates should have experience in a B2B sales position, with a familiarity with outbound calling, telemarketing and/or other outside sales phone-based efforts. As a 4P Foods sales advocate, you must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and exceptional people skills. Because you are an advocate for our family farms, you should have a passion for combining honest sales, a love of great food, a soft spot for farmers, and an appreciation for corny food puns. Bottom line, you enjoy the fact that your work will help make your community a better place in the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate leads by identifying commercial companies in set delivery regions that are looking for creative offerings for their Health & Wellness efforts

  • Perform outbound calls to introduce 4P Foods and qualify leads

  • Schedule appointments for the outside sales team with committed leads

  • Achieve or exceed monthly sales metrics and revenue targets

  • Regularly attend and eventually lead networking events

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of proven and successful outside sales experience

  • Strong phone presence and experience making dozens of sales calls per day

  • Solid understanding and execution of basic sales methods and techniques

  • Able to interact with potential customers both on the phones and in person

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage your time effectively.

  • Has the skills to work independently and make good decisions without oversight

  • Experience with food or grocery industries is a plus

  • Knowledge of salesforce.com is helpful

Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Motivated by a sense of purpose

  • Flexible to the dynamic changing needs of a start-up company

  • Sense of humor and love of good food

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience, softened by the fact that we are a scrappy startup trying to make the world (and our food systems) better.

Please send your resume and cover letter to joinus@4pfoods.com.

Washington DC – Arcadia Mobile Market hiring Market Managers

Various Locations, Washington DC
Market Managers at Arcadia’s Mobile Market
Help bring local, affordable, fresh food to food insecure neighborhoods across DC!
Learn more about Arcadia and view full job description at http://arcadiafood.org/career-opportunities
Arcadia is hiring two seasonal, full-time Market Managers. The Market Manager is the leader of at-market operations at Arcadia’s Mobile Market locations, selling high-quality, local food to customers across Washington, DC. The 10 weekly market locations run Tuesday – Saturday, May 14 – Saturday November 17, 2018. A typical day starts at the Mobile Market headquarters, where the Market Manager meets with the Operations Manager and associates to load up the market vehicle. The Market Manager drives the vehicle to the market location (different each day of the week) and works with team to operate the market. The Market Manager lead the pack up, drives back to HQ, unloads the vehicle, cleans up and ends their day. The Market Managers will work closely with the Mobile Market Director and Operations Manager to implement operation strategies focused on communication, staff management and customer service. Together, the Market Managers, Director and Operations Manager will strive to foster a positive, engaging workplace for the Mobile Market Team as a whole.
Hours & Compensation
  • Start Date Monday, March 12, 2018 (with some flexibility)
  • Arcadia’s Mobile Market 2018 season will run from Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, November 17, 2018. Market Managers hours will align with market operation times, Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Full Time, Hourly Position, $18/hour
  • Ready access to local, farm fresh food all season long!
Apply

Email your resume, Driver’s License status and brief answers to the questions below by Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00pm to Erin Close, Mobile Market Director, at erin@arcadiafood.org. Feel free to contact with any questions.

1. What is your relationship to food inequity?

2. How do you work to motivate a team?

3. How do you create connections and build trust with strangers?

Washington, DC – Arcadia’s Mobile Marketing hiring Market Manager

Washington, DC
Market Manager at Arcadia’s Mobile Market
Help bring local, affordable, fresh food to food insecure neighborhoods across DC!
Learn more about Arcadia and view full job description at http://arcadiafood.org/career-opportunities
Arcadia is hiring two seasonal, full-time Market Managers. The Market Manager is the leader of at-market operations at Arcadia’s Mobile Market locations, selling high-quality, local food to customers across Washington, DC. The 10 weekly market locations run Tuesday – Saturday, May 14 – Saturday November 17, 2018. A typical day starts at the Mobile Market headquarters, where the Market Manager meets with the Operations Manager and associates to load up the market vehicle. The Market Manager drives the vehicle to the market location (different each day of the week) and works with team to operate the market. The Market Manager lead the pack up, drives back to HQ, unloads the vehicle, cleans up and ends their day. The Market Managers will work closely with the Mobile Market Director and Operations Manager to implement operation strategies focused on communication, staff management and customer service. Together, the Market Managers, Director and Operations Manager will strive to foster a positive, engaging workplace for the Mobile Market Team as a whole.
Hours & Compensation
  • Start Date Monday, March 12, 2018 (with some flexibility)
  • Arcadia’s Mobile Market 2018 season will run from Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, November 17, 2018. Market Managers hours will align with market operation times, Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Full Time, Hourly Position, $18/hour
  • Ready access to local, farm fresh food all season long!
Apply

Email your resume, Driver’s License status and brief answers to the questions below by Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00pm to Erin Close, Mobile Market Director, at erin@arcadiafood.org. Feel free to contact with any questions.

1. What is your relationship to food inequity?

2. How do you work to motivate a team?

3. How do you create connections and build trust with strangers?

Washington DC – Freshfarm hiring Executive Director

Washington, DC

FRESHFARM

Executive Director

FRESHFARM

FRESHFARM is a non-profit, founded in 1997, which promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access and equity in the Mid-Atlantic Region. We do this by operating producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers and through innovative philanthropic outreach programs that educate the public about food and related environmental issues.

OUR MARKETS AND PROGRAMS

FRESHFARM operates 15 producer-only farmers markets with more than 150 farmers and producers and is the largest operator of ‘producer only’ farmers markets in the DELMARVA region. Our markets attract more than 450,000 shoppers annually.  In addition, FRESHFARM operates FoodPrints – a food and nutrition education program, and conducts a variety of other education and outreach activities.  These programs inform residents about sustainable food, health, nutrition, and community engagement through the lens of locally produced food.  They promote organically grown products and help make freshly grown products available to people of all income levels.

FRESHFARM is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a current full-time staff of 11, approximately 25 part-time employees and an operating budget of over $2 million. More information is available at http://www.freshfarm.org.

THE OPPORTUNITY

FRESHFARM is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who is an experienced executive-level leader with a strong track record of success in organization management (non-profit management a strong plus). The ED is responsible for managing the senior staff, who in turn oversees the managers and volunteers in the operation of our markets and programs.  The ED is responsible for close monitoring and coordination of financial and fundraising operations of the organization to meet financial targets, developing and implementing HR policies, and modeling desired organizational behavior.  The ability to manage people effectively, foster collaboration and build a positive, high performance culture is essential.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate the organization’s vision to stakeholders; lead the team in implementation of that vision;
  • Work collaboratively with the Board and staff, and liaise between the two, to achieve Board approved financial and operational targets;
  • Meet regularly with the Board keeping the membership abreast of operations, achievements and all areas of success and challenge; receive feedback and modify approaches accordingly; make recommendations and communicate regularly with the Board regarding plans for development, budgeting, resource allocation, tracking and reporting;
  • Drive all aspects of fundraising and philanthropic development;
  • Oversee the hiring, training, workflow, retention, performance appraisals, and professional development of staff.
  • Act as principal spokesperson/liaison, and advocate with the media, farmers/producers, and other organizations, outside vendors, partners, and government agencies.
  • Promote and advance FRESHFARM’s mission and vision, and assure the organization keeps pace with marketplace and regulatory developments

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7-10+ years of experience in an integral, senior operational role leading and managing teams to tangible outcomes; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated success managing organizational dynamics and behavior including change management; non-profit management experience a strong plus;
  • Knowledge of sustainable food, related systems, public education or similar fields preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and effectively lead and manage staff, fostering a positive culture of collaboration, transparency, team building and professional development;
  • Demonstrated ability to secure grants, steward individual donors, successfully drive fundraising , and engage the Board in fundraising efforts;
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Capacity to both design and build protocols for organizational success;
  • Strong organizational financial acumen, attention to detail and a successful track record of financial management;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; technical/software proficiency (skill in use of social media, a plus)
  • Unquestioned professional and personal ethical standards and integrity

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, exempt position which involves occasional work on weekends and evenings. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, workers’ compensation coverage, earned sick leave, and paid vacation and holidays. Healthcare benefits are provided after a three-month probationary period.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to FRESHFARM ED Search Committee at careers@freshfarmmarket.org and include “FF ED Position” in the subject line.  In your cover letter, please include a statement about your experience in change management and how your experience is relevant to the organization.

All applications must be received by July 31st, 2017. All correspondence and submissions are to be sent via email. Please be prepared to have references submitted upon request.

FRESHFARM is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Maryland – Charles County Government hiring Agriculture Business Development Manager  

La Plata, Maryland

The Charles County Agriculture Business Development Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and administering programs and initiatives to promote, market and enhance the County’s agricultural industries for the Charles County Economic Development Department (CCEDD).

The position serves as a Project Manager for developing, marketing and implementing programs and initiatives for the full range of local agricultural enterprises.  The position will develop and expand partnerships with key agricultural stakeholders to support and expand agricultural activities in Charles County.  The focus of the position will be on servicing the full range of needs of the agriculture industry in Charles County with an emphasis on innovative programming and marketing to expand, diversify and promote the agricultural sector. The position may assist with department general business retention and expansion activities.  He/she must be able to earn the confidence and respect of stakeholders in the agricultural community and collaborative resource partners.

Goals/objectives are set by the Chief of Business Development.  The employee will support Commissioner and CCEDD departmental goals and objectives, including those indicated in the department’s five-year Strategic Plan and the Charles County Comprehensive Plan.

Read the full description and apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlescountymd/jobs/1755368/agriculture-business-development-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs