Position: Farm Operations Director
Organization: Sole Food Farms
Location: Vancouver, BC
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 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. 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. Mission-based staff are provided with basic agriculture training and employed at the farm according to their individual capacity. Some participants excel in this environment, but the project is intended to allow for the “ups and downs” of people facing multiple barriers such as addiction, mental health issues, poverty, and housing insecurity.
With few significant food production farms within the city, Sole Food provides educational opportunities, a place to learn new skills and an opportunity for self-growth. In 2020 Sole Food consolidated its farm operations onto a single 3.1-acre site in Vancouver’s Olympic Village neighborhood. The farm supplies fresh food to inner city residents through a donations program and markets its produce to restaurants and farmer’s markets, modeling high quality and intensive urban agriculture while providing low-barrier employment to inner city residents
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 be an experienced organic grower who is eager to jump right in, and excited about the prospect of growing into a challenging and very fulfilling role. The candidate should be ready to make a multi-year commitment to our organization.
Farm Site Management
Fluency in spoken Spanish and/or Kiswahili a plus.
This is a full-time position beginning ASAP in 2021. Workflow will vary according to operational requirements. Must be available to work weekends and occasional evenings as needed. Annual salary range starts at $47850 with room to grow. Two weeks paid vacation and seasonal flex-time, extended health benefits, and discounts on farm products. Our staff come from all walks of life and we believe our management team should reflect this, BIPOC and LGBTQ2 applicants are encouraged to apply.
Please send resume, cover letter and three work-related references to email@example.com . Please include Farm Operations Application in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and this posting will remain open until a candidate has been selected.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 13 2021 ID: 58290