Director of Farm Operations
Sole Food Street Farms is seeking a Director of Farm Operations to manage and work alongside a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all day-to-day activities with employees in addition to applicable administration work. The right candidate will be production driven, but also socially engaged and excited about working with diverse groups of people in an urban environment.
Who We Are
Sole Food Street Farms is an internationally recognized social enterprise that transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, available at farmer’s markets, local restaurants and through a CSA program. Our mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers. Individuals are given basic agriculture training and employed at the farm based on their capability. Some participants excel in this environment, but the project is set up to allow for the “ups and downs” of people with multiple barriers. Unlike mainstream employers, Sole Food uses employment as an outreach tactic, working to develop and nurture relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
With few significant food production farms within the city, the project provides educational opportunities, a place to learn new skills and an opportunity for self-growth. Sole Food now includes a network of four farms throughout the city of Vancouver that provide meaningful employment to 25 individuals. The farms supply fresh food to inner city residents and model a credible model of high quality intensive urban agriculture.
The successful candidate will work closely with the outgoing Director of Farm Operations and Executive Director to implement Sole Food’s seasonal farm plan and manage time and staffing to efficiently meet production requirements. The right person will enjoy a mentorship period alongside current leadership with the goal of transitioning into the Director of Farm Operations role in March 2020. The candidate should be ready to make a multi-year commitment to our organization.
Farm Site Management
This is a full-time position covering a maternity leave beginning in Feb/March 2020. Workflow will vary according to operational requirements. Must be available to work weekends and occasional evenings. Salary commensurate with experience includes two weeks paid vacation, extended health benefits, and discounts on farm products.
Please send resume, cover letter and three work related references to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include Director of Farm Operations in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been identified.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 15 2019 ID: 54944