New Position: Farm to Institution Accounts Manager~

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Posted: December 16, 2016

We have an exciting position open for the right candidate – hopefully someone who is interested in a career in local food, passionate about the mission of feeding everyone, and who has experience working with our VT institutions!

Position:  Farm to Institution Accounts and Sales Manager

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Reports to:  Facilities Director and Executive Director

Up to 25hrs/week, starting at $18/hr

Summary of Position: the Farm to Institution Accounts and Sales Manager role is a critical position for the aggregation, processing and distribution of minimally processed local and regional products for institutional use. This program has two primary goals; fair prices for our farm partners, and consistently high quality local products for our institutions, with an emphasis on those that feed food insecure individuals (schools, hospitals and colleges). In particular, for 2017 and 2018 the goal of the program includes contracting with key distribution and service management companies to expand the reach of the Farm to Institution Minimal Processing work. This position will work directly with:

  •  Farm to Institution Production Manager
  • VFVC Facilities Director
  • Customers (buyers from local schools, hospitals around VT, colleges, senior centers, etc)
  • Producers and farm partners
  • Regional partners (Agency of Ag, Food and Markets, Health Care with Harm, Farm to Institution New England, etc)

The position is parttime (up to 25 hours/week) with an anticipated 2 days/week in the Hardwick office/facility. The Farm to Institution Accounts and Sales Manager should be someone who is a creative thinker and comfortable working in a variety of settings with a variety of people. They should thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented workplace, and ideally has experience with sales and accounts management for local foods in another setting. This position is grant-funded at the Center for an Agricultural Economy, which has 6 full time employees and 6 parttime employees. We strive for a diverse, dynamic, friendly and service-oriented workplace where collaboration and communication are vital!

 DEADLINE: January 9, 2016 – Digital copies of resumé, cover letter, and three references. Send all materials to: sarah@hardwickagriculture.org

Interviews will begin in the second week of January 2017.

Expected hire date: last week of January.

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