Job Opening; Seeking a Farm and Food Business Specialist

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Posted: October 7, 2014

We are still looking for applicants for our new position at the CAE. Please send your resume and cover letter to us, digitally!

Position:  Farm and Food Business Specialist

Reports to:  Executive Director

Summary of Position:

The Farm and Food Business Specialist delivers high quality and efficient business planning services that enhance the viability of Vermont’s food system. The Specialist will design and manage the program for farm clients, as well as food business clients by working in close collaboration with the VFVC Facility Manager and Farm Program Manager. The Specialist provides business planning education and technical support directly to farm and food businesses. They will also support the evaluation and assessment of our value-added and specialty food businesses, as well as referrals or short term engagements. This position is full time, and will be the point person to assist with technical assistance provider networks across the state.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide and/or coordinate excellent farm-based business development services.
  • Enroll farmer and food business participants, provide on-farm consultation, coordinate consultants and support or lead business plan development and follow-up support.
  • Maintain network of consultants, recruit new consultants as needed and track performance.
  • Manage all farm business development grant contracts.
  • Participate in technical service provider networks and help advance Vermont’s goal of a strong farm and food economy.
  • Provide intake assessment/evaluation of specialty food and value-added clients working through the Vt Food Venture Center, coordinating technical assistance and business development services as needed.
  • Represent the Center for an Agricultural Economy’s farm and food business development services in Vermont and nationally as required.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities that enhance service delivery.
  • Attend staff meetings, board meetings and special CAE events as necessary.
  • Contribute to a highly productive, collaborative and positive work environment.

 To download the full job description,click here: Farm and Food Business Specialist 2014

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Connor Gorham, Facilities Manager.



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