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Micro-Farming Coordinator

Feeding Children Everywhere Grand Prairie, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

MICRO-FARMING COORDINATOR

DFW REGIONAL OFFICE

REPORTS TO: DFW Regional Manager

DEPARTMENT: Operations

DIRECT REPORTS: None

HOURS: Full Time (40 Hours)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Non-Exempt

BENEFITS: 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), 9 Paid Company Holidays (including your birthday) + a Generous Vacation Package (see Non-Exempt Time Off Policy) and Merchandise Money

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 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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%

Feeding Children Everywhere

Activating people for a hunger-free world. We're people-people, loud-laughers and world-changers coming together to make a difference. We support creativity, good food and walking with each other every step of the way. We believe an essential ingredient to ending world hunger is hope. Together, we are helping feed millions of people all around the world. At Feeding Children Everywhere, we're a family and making a global impact is all in a day's "work".

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Grand Prairie, TX
75050 USA

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