Job Description

Micro-Farming Coordinator


LOCATION: DFW REGIONAL OFFICE

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: NON-EXEMPT

REPORTS TO:DFW REGIONAL MANAGER

DIRECT REPORTS: NONE

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

HOURS: FULL TIME (40 HRS)

Position Summary:

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

Minimum Requirements

  • 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%

Benefits

Full-Time

Work Perks
  • 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