DFW REGIONAL OFFICE
REPORTS TO: DFW Regional Manager
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
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.
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%