Urban Farm Project Coordinator

We are looking for a well-rounded and outgoing individual with strong farming skills and a commitment to community-based food systems to manage our half-acre urban farm.  The farm manager will join a diverse team of highly committed and talented staff and volunteers.  This position requires dedication and skill in working with people from many different backgrounds, personal and professional maturity, creativity, and commitment to the vision and mission of Common Good City Farm.  This is a full-time, year-round position.

The Urban Farm Project Coordinator position is responsible for executing daily farm operations throughout our network of urban schoolyard farms, which produce a diverse range of biologically grown fruit and vegetables for direct consumer market as well as educational programs. This position works directly in partnership with the Executive Director.

Project Coordinator Roles and Tasks

Position Requirements:

  • Plant, harvest, and care for crops in greenhouse, hoop houses, and production fields
  • Assist with construction and maintenance of new greenhouses, hoop houses and other farm buildings and structures
  • Perform  routine maintenance checks and make necessary repairs to farm structures, tools, irrigation systems
  • Follow standardized harvesting, processing, distribution and produce inventory management practices
  • Assist with farmstand operations and management
  • Assist with the creative development of garden and agriculture-based secondary education activities and lessons
  • Maintain production and equipment records
  • Assist with guidance and supervision of  workshare and community volunteer staff in the course of performing farm tasks (as mentioned above)
  • Strive to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Adopt continued learning and professional development practices

Desirable skills and abilities

  • Ideal candidates will embrace a commitment to sustainable community food systems and inclusive communities
  • Individuals with at least 1 full year of market and/or production farming experience are strongly preferred
  • Must follow established rules and regulations of public institutional community partners
  • Must be self-driven and able to effectively work independently
  • Must not have pending or previous convictions for violent crimes, crimes against children, or sexual assault of any manner. Must pass background checks for aforementioned convictions.
  • Must have willingness, ability, and experience working with, and ideally managing, unskilled and inexperienced staff and volunteers
  • Must be willing to work in wide range of weather including high temperature and humidity, cold, rain, and beautiful conditions
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable using web and mobile technology for the purpose of  communication, record keeping, social media, problem solving, and research
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have and use critical thinking, analytical, and creative problem solving skills

Employment duration and schedule

  • The urban farm project coordinator is a full-time, year-round job with the opportunity for one winter month off
  • Farm project coordinator must work 1-2 weekend days per month. Very rarely, holiday work may be required, depending on schedule of events and programs
  • A typical work week will will be between 35 and 45 hours, seasonally dependent
  • Typical daily work hours are 7am-3:30pm, but exact daily hours will remain flexible depending on the season and current production requirements. Work hours will be adjusted in inclimate weather conditions.

Starting salary

  • Farm project coordinator salary will range from $11.00-$13.00 per hour,  commensurate with experience
  • All FT employees will receive 10 paid days per year

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to toby@communityfoodcollaborative.org.