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Crops, Grounds & Facilities Manager
Program Coordinator

 


Job Title: Crops, Grounds & Facilities Manager

Reports to: Executive Director
Category: Full time
Classification: Non-exempt
Beginning Pay Scale: $30,000 – $35,000 annually, depending on experience, plus benefits
Purpose: Plans, budgets, implements and evaluates the crop production programs of Gorman Heritage Farm working in collaboration with other GHF staff and the Land Use Committee. Manages crop production, use and sales. Manages Farmyard volunteers. Maintains grounds and facilities in conjunction with the Land Use Committee and volunteers. Supports the Gorman Heritage Farm mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHF.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create, manage and document annual and long range plans for crop production and orchard. Select crops appropriate for educational purposes, market, animal feed, pastures, and bedding. Plant, irrigate, tend, harvest, utilize on Farm and sell crops each season.
  • Work to replenish soil/maintain soil health through use of cover crops, on-farm compost and crop rotation.
  • Responsible for grounds maintenance of Gorman Heritage Farm including moving, trimming and snow removal as needed.
  • Responsible for maintenance of buildings, fences and other structures in farmyard.
  • Annual and monthly program budgeting. Responsible for achieving budgeted revenues and maintaining expenses.
  • Assure compliance with standards for safety, best practices and overall aesthetics of fields, trails, grounds and facilities.
  • Work with Livestock Manager to assure pastures are suitable for grazing.
  • Provide education as needed for GHF school groups, tours, summer camps, adult education, visitors, exhibits and demonstrations. Collaborate with Education and Program Managers assuring that the farm offers exemplary adult, family and children’s educational programs and workshops.
  • Supervise volunteers (including AmeriCorps, volunteers, interns or stipend workers) working in the fields.
  • Attend weekly Farmyard meetings and monthly Land Use Committee meetings
  • Represent Gorman Heritage Farm with environmental, agricultural, and educational organizations both locally and nationally. Stay up to date on current trends and new developments in the field.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Skills:

  • At least 5 years experience required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is a plus.
  • Collaborative leadership style and strong team player.
  • Strong oral communication skills. Fun personality. Proficient in public speaking.
  • Ability to work with and teach a variety of ages.
  • Computer skills required but not limited to: Google Suite.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred but not required.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, cultivator, baler, manure spreader, combine and other farm equipment as well as zero turn mower, hand tools, copier, telephone, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

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Job Title: Program Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Education
Category: Part time – 15 hours/week
Classification: Non-Exempt – Hourly 

Purpose: Develops and implements the Family Education programs of Gorman Heritage Farm, working in collaboration with other GHFF staff. Provides staff support for Educational Farm Tours. Supports the GHF mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHFF.

  • Farm-related Classes/Workshops: Develop program schedule and teach classes. Recruit volunteers/local chefs/instructors/authors/educators to teach program classes. Process payments and track registrations. Track attendance. Create surveys to measure participants’ learning on satisfaction and future class interests and track results. Conduct targeted number of programs per month and achieve budgeted annual income goals.
  • School Culinary/Garden Club: Instruct classes. Create schedule based on theme and participating school’s schedule. Implementation, evaluation, shopping, recruiting volunteers and interns, processes payments, organize annual banquet, aid in garden programs, work with the Garden Manager and recruit featured chefs.
  • Private Group Cooking Classes: Recruit interested parties to create curriculum, teach classes and/or recruit volunteers/local chefs/other staff as instructors. Process payments and track registrations. Track attendance and survey participants on satisfaction and future class interests.
  • Lead Educational Farm Tours as needed.
  • Work GHF annual events, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Skills:

  • Baccalaureate degree in culinary arts, science, environmental studies, related field or equivalent experience. Three to five years experience in related position.
  • Collaborative leadership style. Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficient in public speaking. Ability to teach, motivate and work with all ages. Proficient in conducting culinary and/or environmentally related education programs. 

Physical demands: This position requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors.

Equipment operated: Personal Computer with knowledge of Google docs, sheets, calendar and mail, copier, fax and other office equipment found in the teaching environment. Knowledge and operation of farm equipment a plus.

Other requirements: Positive attitude, team player, flexibility, willingness to work in small staff setting, non­profit environment and enthusiasm for learning.

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