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Farm Manager at Food to Power - 14552

Job Title: 
Farm Manager
Food to Power
80903 Colorado Springs , CO ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Food to Power in Colorado Springs, CO is a food justice nonprofit that started with food redistribution but has grown into much much more. We're about to start our first season farming a small urban farm in the heart of our community, and we're looking for a Farm Manager. The job description is attached. It can also be found on our website, where you can learn more about the position.

https://foodtopowerco.org/employment

We're growing a lot in 2022 and will be hiring several more positions over the next few months. So keep an eye on that website!

Job Title: Farm Manager

Reports To: Food Production Director
Summary: The Farm Manager is responsible for finalizing and implementing the 2022 crop
plan through daily hands-on management and coordination of staff, contractors and
volunteers/visitors of all ages and abilities. Tasks will include composting, soil building,
installing irrigation and crop protection, starting seeds and gathering seedlings, planting,
weeding, harvesting and washing of produce, in addition to general maintenance and
collaboration with Food To Power’s Education and Access departments.

Department: Food Production Department

Pay Type: full-time averaging 40 hours/week
salaried at $40,000/year.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities ((this includes just veg not perennial))
● You are responsible for finalizing the vegetable crop plan
○ Review the existing crop list and survey results about community food preferences
○ Decide spacing and row feet for each crop
○ Source seedlings and start seeds
● You are responsible for implementing the vegetable crop plan
○ Collaborate with Compost Operations Manager to build soil
○ Source and install row cover and irrigation
○ Plant seeds, seedlings with help from staff and volunteers
○ Weed, water, monitor, maintain
○ Harvest according to crop plan and weather conditions
○ Use safe/sanitary practices to wash produce
○ Coordinate with Food Access Department to distribute produce
○ Keep good records of farm activities
● You are responsible for engaging volunteers and community members at the farm
○ Establish ground rules for the farm
○ Collaborate with Food Education Department to develop a standard orientation
○ Create signage that reinforce ground rules
○ Collaborate with Volunteer Manager to match volunteer groups with appropriate
farm tasks and establish regular community work days
○ Collaborate with Food Education Manager to host FLY Interns on the farm
○ Collaborate with Development Department to report metrics relevant to grant
reporting
● As part of Food To Power, you are expected to:
○ Attending weekly check ins and team meetings
○ Answering emails/calls/texts reliably
○ Bringing your full self to the team, including a positive attitude, values,
vulnerability, self-care, mutual respect, question-asking, problem-solving,
connection-making, bold vision and collaborative leadership

Education & Experience: 

Requirements
● Must have agricultural skills/experience, ideally as a manager
● Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis
● Must be able to successfully complete a background check based on company’s
guidelines.
● Must be comfortable in Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Maps, etc.)
● Must be confident interacting with diverse people and open to learning new perspectives
Character Attributes and Experience
● You are engaged with movements for food justice, environmental justice and social justice
● You can parse and convey the impacts of colonization on land, food and agriculture
● You have the humility to respect many ways of knowing, doing as much learning as
teaching when you’re in front of a crowd
● You can collaborate effectively with others in a dynamic environment
● You are a self-starter and a problem solver

Application Instructions: 

Send resume, cover letter and three references to nat@foodtopowerco.org

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture