New York – Glynwood hiring Senior Director of Farm

Cold Spring, New York

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GLYNWOOD’S FARM

About Glynwood

Glynwood’s mission is to ensure that the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives, where farmers prosper, food entrepreneurs succeed, residents are nourished and visitors inspired.

Located on a 225-acre property near Cold Spring, NY, in the Hudson Valley, Glynwood is focused on creating robust regional development and growth in the Hudson Valley, based on regenerative agriculture, that preserves and expands land in farming, feeds our families, and provides an example of a food system which is healthier for us, our communities, and our environment. Vegetable and diversified liverstock farming operations, training the next generation of sustainable farmers, and support of regional farmers are key initiatives that bring our mission to life. For more information on Glynwood and its programs, see http://www.glynwood.org.

Glynwood is seeking a hands-on, talented, experienced, respected and engaging Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm, a farmer with a whole-farm vision and excellent planning and program management capabilities to implement that vision;  a bridgebuilder with outstanding organizational and teaching skills, as well as strong supervisory management skills; and a leader and mentor who is approachable and inspiring. Successful candidates will be mission-driven leaders with passion for excellence in farming and in training of the next generation of regional farmers.

As part of Glynwood’s Leadership Team, the Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm will play a critical role in advancing our work to provide excellence in Glynwood’s experiential farmer training programs based on a working farm, managed to the highest standards of regenerative agriculture. In partnership with Program Directors, this position will oversee our Apprentice Program and other farming education programs.

The Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm reports directly to the Vice President of Programs and is an integral part of Glywnood’s leadership team. This position has three direct reports (Livestock Manager, Vegetable Production Manager, and Director of Farm Stewardship).

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Direct and increase integration of Glynwood’s livestock and vegetable farming operations
  • Propose, get alignment on and implement a Whole Farm Plan that clearly articulates best practice goals for farm practices and improvements, infrastructure needs, stewardship initiatives, and farm enterprise business goals
  • Lead, evaluate, and further improve Glynwood’s farmer training programs, including apprenticeships, farm business incubator, and peer learning workshops for regional farmers
  • In partnership with the Director of Farm Stewardship, advance the practice of resilient and regenerative agriculture onsite and oversee on-farm research initiatives
  • Develop and manage farm and farm program budgets, including revenue and expense tracking
  • Develop and implement a protocol for testing efficacy of innovative farming methods
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders such as peers, partners, grantors, agencies, participants, farmers, community groups, and organizations
  • Consistently develop and deliverperational goals for farming operations and farmer training programs
  • Maintain Organic and Animal Welfare Approved certifications
  • Partner with Glynwood’s Directors of Regional Food and Public Programs to ensure alignment on programs and events
  • Serve as the engaging spokesperson for Glynwood’s farm and farmer training programs
  • Develop a marketing and sales program for Glynwood’s farm products that will provide experience in business best practices for farmer training participants
  • Work collaboratively with property team to ensure property and infrastructure needs are met
  • Actively participate in leadership meetings
  • Be an engaged bridgebuilder between Glynwood’s farm and programs
  • Support fundraising for the farmer training programs, including support in grant writing, reporting, funder relationship cultivation, and networking
  • Teach in the farmer training programs, and develop managers as excellent teachers of apprentices.
  • Effectively lead and supervise direct reports on staff of the farming operations and farmer training programs, and develop their capabilities in a team-based environment

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years management experience in vegetable and pasture-based livestock farm operations with an increasing scope of responsibility
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of supervisory management experience
  • Minimum 4-6 years experience teaching or mentoring beginning farmers and/or apprenticeship training program experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive knowledge of regenerative farming practices
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Internal and external bridgebuilder
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Outstanding teacher in experiential learning methods and environments
  • Experienced and effective in budget and program development, management, and reporting
  • Excellent written and public speaking communications skills, with a desire and proven ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and knowledge levels
  • In-depth network of colleagues in the farming sector and the Hudson Valley is a plus
  • Results oriented: ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and in a collegial manner
  • Proficient computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, and social media platforms
  • Outstanding initiative: highly effective and solutions oriented
  • Reliable, resilient, and organized
  • Excellent follow-through with outstanding judgment and a positive attitude
  • Respected in the field and continuously striving to be up-to-date in regenerative agriculture
  • Highly effective and at ease in working in a team-based environment

If you want to make a difference every day, if you have the capabilities, experience, and desire to succeed in this role and want to join an exceptional and impactful organization, please send a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to jobs@kkandp.com. Please include “Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm” in the subject line.

Glynwood offers a highly competitive annual compensation package with excellent benefits. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and email. Background checks and computer literacy tests are required for final candidates for this position.

Glynwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

 

 

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New York – Revolution Foods hiring Regional Partnership Manager

Albany, New York

Regional Partnership Manager

Revolution Foods is igniting a healthy food revolution and believes that all children deserve access to healthy, wholesome food. We have revolutionized the school lunch line by providing healthy, affordable and fresh meals to hundreds of thousands of students every day and have served over 200 million meals, to date.

Regional Partnership Manager

Revolution Foods is hiring a Regional Partnership Manager (RPM) to manage and ensure operational excellence at the schools Revolution Foods serves. The RPM works as a designated account manager to a specified client group within the region. They define, quantify, and analyze the relationship with key partners ensuring they receive the highest quality products and exceptional customer service. Regional Partnership Managers cultivate win-win relationships with clients to help Rev Foods deliver healthy foods to kids across the region! They are empowered to take responsibility for their accounts to ensure contract renewals and sales growth year over year.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide overall planning, direction and control to assigned school partners within a defined Market, to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, operating and financial goals.
  • Manage/inform what is ordered for each school, ensuring the highest student satisfaction.
  • Ensure client pays within the contractual agreement.
  • Establish and maintain effective customer rapport and maintains a win-win relationships with our customers.
  • Assist in ensuring that operations are meeting expectations of Revolution Foods and the customer in every way.
  • Maintain positive community relations, participating in professional and community events and activities.
  • Work cross-functionally with customer management team and establish and maintain effective customer relations.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments and team members such as Culinary Center GM, Market Team, and Home Office Team.
  • Participate in the development of market forecasts with GM and Financial Manager and develop plans to optimize financial performance and productivity.
  • Perform audits as assigned and make recommendations to optimize financial performance or operational standards.
  • Lead renewal process through contract signing and participates actively in the sales process.
  • Identify opportunities to implement new products and services to support sales growth, client retention, and happy kids!

Requirements:

  • You are self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and people with whom you work see you as a leader.
  • You’re known for being extremely results-driven, connecting details to the bigger picture.
  • You’re skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple projects. You are responsive without fail, and address urgent priorities without dropping the ball on other essential tasks.
  • You’re a gifted communicator, at ease presenting to diverse groups, leading meetings with internal or external teams, or building trusting relationships one-on-one.
  • We work in a constantly changing environment that demands flexibility, good humor, and a willingness to pitch in and support each other – you are excited to be a great teammate and not afraid to roll up their sleeves!
  • Most importantly, you have a genuine passion for our core values: respect, care for all, learn/teach/grow, deliver excellence, and live our mission of real food for all.

In order to apply, candidates can email their resumes at jmcclendon@revolutionfoods.com.

New York – Bear Creek Farm hiring Farm Supervisor

Stanfordville, New York

Bear Creek Farm is an innovative and growing flower farm that uses sustainable practices to grow premium dahlias and peonies in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. Recognized by New York Magazine as the “Best Dahlias” in this our third year, we are seeking an energetic, self-starter with an organized mind who enjoys working on complex multi-faceted projects to join our team.

Passionate about flowers, the farm supervisor will be directly managing and coordinating activities of horticultural workers and will help add structure to all operations from the seeding schedule, to weeding, to harvest and post-harvest handling both in open fields and high tunnels. The supervisor is directly responsible for keeping workers on task and ensuring that flowers are properly grown, harvested and distributed. At times, the physical duties of the job may include assisting in soil prep and harvest. This will enable the owner to focus more on marketing and rapid growth. The supervisor will be involved in every aspect of creative problem solving and managing people.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Crop production health and yield for flower acreage from 3 to 8 acres
  • Managing daily schedules of harvesting and packing
  • Quality control and inventory procedures
  • Soil analysis, pesticide and fertilizer scheduling and application
  • Proactively troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Mentoring and motivating growing farming team
  • Ensure equipment is well maintained
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs
  • Lead continuous improvement to operating efficiencies knowing the confines of a small budget

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3 years commercial farming experience, 2 years in a managerial role
  • Ability to work carefully and quickly, with precision and extreme attention to detail
  • Positive, upbeat, can-do attitude, willing to get hands dirty and work hard, not just supervise
  • Be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have a clean drivers license
  • Knowledge of farm equipment machinery and repairs

Please note that we are very sorry but given time constraints, only those applicants with commercial farming experience will be considered for this position and will receive a response. Applicants with other very positive experiences such as landscaping, gardening, etc., though very viable and interesting, unfortunately will not fit these requirements.

Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience; above average remuneration for floriculture training. Bonus program based on individual and farm performance. Weekly flowers.

Our farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to info@bearcreekfarm.com

New York – Hudson Valley Farm Hub hiring Tractor Operator

Hurley, New York

Job Location:

Hudson Valley Farm Hub
1875 Hurley Mountain Rd.
Hurley, NY 12443

Job Description:

Title: Tractor Operator Appointment: Full Time, Salaried

Position Summary – Under the guidance of the Vegetable Production Manager, the Tractor Operator’s primary responsibility will be to operate tractors, implements, and other farm machinery relating to the Farm Hub’s organic vegetable production. The Tractor Operator will also perform general fieldwork for the vegetable operation, as needed.

The Tractor Operator will work as part of the Farm Hub Team and report to the Vegetable Production Manager. She/he will participate in trainings, workshops, and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with any and all tractor and equipment operation pertaining to vegetable production included, but not limited to:
    • Tillage, cultivation, spraying, fertilizer application, irrigation, mechanical harvest, direct seeding, transplanting, mowing, mulching, cover cropping
    • Assist in record keeping
    • Operate tractors and implements safely and effectively
    • Conduct routine equipment maintenance and adjustments as needed
  • Perform general farm work, as needed, including, but not limited to: o Greenhouse operations
    • Field preparation
    • Hoeing/hand weeding
    • Planting
    • Harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with training Farm Hub employees in safe and effective equipment operation.
  • Participate in training, workshops and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Required experience includes:

  • 5 or more years of organic vegetable production experience
  • 3 or more years operating tractors and equipment in a vegetable operation, including routine maintenance and adjustment
  • Willingness to have a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours as required
  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Strong commitment to the Farm Hub’s mission and values of equity and ecological resilience
  • Demonstrated ability participate in a work environment of mutual respect, team building, and collaboration
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with people across different backgrounds

Preferred experience includes:

  • Use of Microsoft Office software and production record systems (e.g. AgSquared)
  • NYS Pesticide Applicator license
  • Spanish language proficiency

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license

The Farm Hub Tractor Operator is a full-time, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to profarmer@hvfarmhub.org.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

 

New York – Hudson Valley Farm Hub hiring Tractor Operator

Hurley, New York

Job Location:

Hudson Valley Farm Hub
1875 Hurley Mountain Rd.
Hurley, NY 12443

Job Description:

Title: Tractor Operator Appointment: Full Time, Salaried

Position Summary – Under the guidance of the Vegetable Production Manager, the Tractor Operator’s primary responsibility will be to operate tractors, implements, and other farm machinery relating to the Farm Hub’s organic vegetable production. The Tractor Operator will also perform general fieldwork for the vegetable operation, as needed.

The Tractor Operator will work as part of the Farm Hub Team and report to the Vegetable Production Manager. She/he will participate in trainings, workshops, and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with any and all tractor and equipment operation pertaining to vegetable production included, but not limited to:
    • Tillage, cultivation, spraying, fertilizer application, irrigation, mechanical harvest, direct seeding, transplanting, mowing, mulching, cover cropping
    • Assist in record keeping
    • Operate tractors and implements safely and effectively
    • Conduct routine equipment maintenance and adjustments as needed
  • Perform general farm work, as needed, including, but not limited to: o Greenhouse operations
    • Field preparation
    • Hoeing/hand weeding
    • Planting
    • Harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with training Farm Hub employees in safe and effective equipment operation.
  • Participate in training, workshops and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Required experience includes:

  • 5 or more years of organic vegetable production experience
  • 3 or more years operating tractors and equipment in a vegetable operation, including routine maintenance and adjustment
  • Willingness to have a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours as required
  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Strong commitment to the Farm Hub’s mission and values of equity and ecological resilience
  • Demonstrated ability participate in a work environment of mutual respect, team building, and collaboration
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with people across different backgrounds
  • Preferred experience includes:
  • Use of Microsoft Office software and production record systems (e.g. AgSquared)
  • NYS Pesticide Applicator license
  • Spanish language proficiency

Additional Requirements:

  • • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • • Valid driver’s license

The Farm Hub Tractor Operator is a full-time, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to profarmer@hvfarmhub.org.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

New York – The Abode hiring Food Service Positions

New Lebanon, New York

The Abode
5 Abode Rd, New Lebanon NY 1212
https://www.theabode.org/

The Abode of the Message is a Sufi Interfaith community and retreat center with focuses on Spirituallity, Philosophy, Cultural/Religious Diversity, Ecology and and Environmental Activism.

The Abode has positions open in its food services operations, beginning in May 2018.  If you are interested in helping nourish our visitors, guests and community, or know someone who might be, please let us know!

Abode Program Kitchen

The Abode Kitchen is a community-focused, predominantly organic and locally-sourced operation.  During events, the Kitchen serves between 25-150 guests at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Weekend availability is mandatory. Paid or Volunteer/Work Exchange positions available.

Head Cook

The Programs Kitchen Head Cook manages food preparation and service for event programs in two kitchens: one on our Main Campus and one as part of our Mountain Retreat Center. The Head Cook works closely with the Kitchen Manager planning schedules, menus and projects for volunteers, while acting as our primary Head cook for programs.

  • Ability to cater large events for up to 175 people
  • Ability to create and implement healthy, vegetarian menu plans utilizing local, seasonal produce.
  • Ability to manage kitchen staff in conjunction with kitchen manager.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with Abode community, staff and program guests.
  • Paid or work-exchange positions for room and board are available

Abode Café

The Village Café’ located at the Abode of the Message is looking for a few good men/women!  We are a spiritual community nestled in the mountains on New Lebanon NY and recently opened an exciting new coffee house and café.

Café Manager

The café’ manager is responsible for leading a team in an efficient and profitable operation at The Village Café’ for the Abode. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day store operations, maintaining sanitary standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment, which provides friendly service and a welcoming experience for both our residents and guests.

  • Maintains a clean well-merchandised café’ following visual presentation plans and food quality standards.
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and special events if needed.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities
  • Friendly, positive and a can-do attitude a MUST!
  • Accountable for growing sales and controlling costs of goods, inventory levels, labor, supplies and expenses.
  • Ensures proper team coverage by scheduling according to the needs of business especially during peak season and major events.
  • Trains and on-boards all new associates with daily functions of the POS system, café’ house policy and procedures. Ensures each team member can provide a welcoming environment and customer service.

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New York – Unadilla Community Farm hiring Organic Farming & Natural Building Interns

West Edmeston, New York
Organic Farming & Natural Building Internship (May-September)

Unadilla Community Farm

Seeking interns for the 2018 season at Unadilla Community Farm. We are building an off-the-grid homestead and education center following the principles of organic agriculture and permaculture design. We are situated on 12 acres of field and forest land in the rural hamlet of West Edmeston in the heart of Amish country in central New York.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in organic gardening, natural building, and food preservation. We are seeking interns interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic produce, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices, and living in community.

For more info, check out our website, message us on Facebook, or email us at unadillacommunityfarm@gmail.com.