Now Hiring: 2019 Farm Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Farm Coordinator to work under the direction of our Farm Manager at our North Grafton site for 2019. This location farms 12-15 acres of vegetables per year; other small crops include blueberries and flowers. Volunteers work alongside the farm team daily from March to October, and all produce from this location is donated.

The right candidate will have at least two years of experience in agricultural work, will be self-motivated, have a friendly personality, and enjoy working with individuals of all ages and abilities. See below for more qualifications.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to Farm Manager Dave Johnson at dave@community-harvest.org.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Volunteers – assist Farm Manager with:
    • Assigning duties to all volunteer groups and overseeing their proper completion
    • Overseeing all volunteer supplies and other needs to ensure proper volunteer support
    • Managing the volunteer Team Leaders while on active duty
    • Ensuring a positive volunteer experience through all of the above
  • Planning – assist Farm Manager with:
    • Yearly crop plan
    • Yearly variety plan and seed order
    • Yearly planning of acreage rotation
    • Yearly planning of equipment needs
    • Yearly pest and weed management plan
  • Operations – assist Farm Manager with:
    • Executing daily agricultural duties
    • Executing daily produce distributions
    • Monitoring of equipment and recommending related repairs/replacements
    • Monitoring of safety plan and ensuring its execution
    • Execution of skilled/restricted farm activities
    • Execution of administrative work (records, etc)
  • Oversight of property maintenance in conjunction with the Farm Manager

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of agriculture experience
  • Experience with tractor work
  • Experience with equipment maintenance
  • Experience with volunteers, nonprofit work, and/or interns is highly desired
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in all weather
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to spend long periods standing

Position Logistics & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, year round position.
  • Compensation: dependent on experience
  • Time Off: 20 days of paid time off / 5 days of paid sick time / paid holidays (after a 90 day probationary period, with the expectation that the majority of PTO will be used outside of October – April
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance with 50% of coverage paid by CHP
  • Employer-sponsored 401k plan (no match)
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