Position: Director of Farm Operations
Type: permanent full-time, beginning March 2020
Organization: Sole Food Farms
Location: Vancouver BC
Sole Food Street Farms is seeking a Director of Farm Operations to manage and support a large staff including long-time employees and seasonal volunteers. The position will be expected to actively participate in all daily farm activities in as well as administration and planning. 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 to 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 tool, working to develop and nurture relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
The Director of Farm Operations (DOFO) will work closely with the outgoing outgoing DOFO and Executive Director to implement Sole Food’s seasonal farm plan, manage time and staffing to efficiently meet production requirements and execute our social mission. The right person will enjoy an extensive mentorship alongside current leadership with the goal of transitioning into the DOFO role in summer 2019. The ideal candidate will be ready to make a multi-year commitment to our organization.
Farm Site Management
An understanding of some of the issues that people who live in poverty or with mental health and addiction issues will be valued. Fluency in spoken Spanish and/or Kiswahili a plus.
This is a permanent full-time position beginning in March 2020. Workflow will vary according to seasonal needs. Must be available to work weekends and occasional evenings. Salary commensurate with experience includes two weeks paid vacation, extended health benefits, and deep discounts on farm products.
Salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Please send resume, cover letter and three work related references to email@example.com . Please include Director of Farm Operations Application in the subject line of the email.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candiate had been identified.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 1 2019 ID: 55281