LOCATION: DFW REGIONAL OFFICE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: NON-EXEMPT
REPORTS TO:DFW REGIONAL MANAGER
DIRECT REPORTS: NONE
HOURS: FULL TIME (40 HRS)
Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) is expanding its micro-farming initiative to the DFW area. Our goal is to continue expanding this program in urban areas nationwide. This program is an important component of our vision for a hunger-free world. Micro-farming addresses the root causes of hunger through empowerment and education. Micro-farming is also a key component of FCE’s pledge to sustainability through the local production of healthy food.
The Micro-Farming Coordinator will have experience in urban gardening, micro-farming, and a working knowledge of successful methods in the DFW area. This individual will also have opportunities to create micro-farms with partner organizations throughout the US.
Main Areas of Responsibility:First And Foremost, Empowering, Mobilizing, And Connecting With PEOPLE.
- Launching, facilitating and maintaining FCE’s micro-farming program in the DFW area
- Working with the VP of Program Operations to create curriculum for partner organizations to provide long term upkeep of micro-plots.
- Establishing community relationships with distribution partners, farmers market sellers, local restaurants, and community leaders.
- Hosting “Harvest Rides” with community partners.
- Harvest Rides are volunteer opportunities for community partners to ride bikes in a group to install or harvest from existing micro-plots.
- Maintaining quality micro-plots in the DFW area.
- Generating and providing reporting data
- YOU HAVE A GREEN THUMB: Proven understanding of farming and a wealth of knowledge from working with plants
- YOU’RE EXPERIENCED:Experience with urban gardening and micro-farming specifically
- YOU’RE LOCAL:Working knowledge of successful methods in the DFW area
- YOU TAKE CHARGE:Outstanding decision making abilities and leadership qualities
- YOU LIGHT UP A ROOM:Enthusiastic, excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude
- YOU’RE AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL:Up to 15%
- Healthcare (85% Employer Paid)
- Dental/Vision Options
- 403b Retirement Plan with Match
- Long-term/Short-term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
- Life Insurance (100% Employer Paid)
- Generous Vacation Package, including 8 Paid Company Holidays and Your Birthday
- Merchandise Money