Farmers Market Food Access Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Remote

Ok

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $54,000

Published

10/18/2018

Application Deadline

11/15/2018

Address

93 Pike St
Suite 316
Seattle
WA
98101
United States

Description

As a critical member of a lean nonprofit team, the Farmers Market Food Access Coordinator supports organizational and programmatic activities of the WSFMA with a focus on supporting farmers markets that have (or would like to have) food access programs to support low-income shoppers. This position is currently funded primarily by a multi-year contract with the Department of Social and Human Services for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education work.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: to support the organizational growth and development of the WSFMA.

This includes helping with office and financial management, organizational planning, training, developing and following internal controls, support with annual membership and other member services, fundraising, and board support.

 

FOCUS AREA: Leadership, expertise, and training in Food Access Programs at Farmers Markets.

1.     Provide support to member farmers markets to help problem-solve real-time challenges and opportunities regarding their food access programs.

2.     Contribute up-to-date information on food access programs for all related WSFMA training and educational materials.

3.     Maintain up-to-date knowledge of food access programs at farmers markets, including SNAP, the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, matching programs, donations to food banks, and others. This includes understanding all USDA and state program rules and administration; technical components including EBT equipment, related policy initiatives, and funding mechanisms. It also includes familiarity with all key agency, public health, nonprofit partners at local, regional, and state levels.

4.     In cooperation with Program Team, lead, manage, and support a team of 10 contractors who are working in 13 regions to implement deliverables for the DSHS contract and other grants. These positions, called “Regional Leads” are part-time farmers market managers and partners who provide support to farmers markets in primarily their designated geographic area.

5.     Manage DSHS SNAP Ed grant budget, billing, reporting, and partner relationships.

6.     Represent farmers markets in initiatives around food access.

 

SHARED DUTIES for entire WSFMA Program Team.

a.     Support for the annual conference as well as ongoing training, education, and sharing resources with farmers market organizers, including manager, staff, board, volunteers, and vendors.

b.     Support WSFMA communications, including website, electronic and print materials, for both internal audiences, member farmers markets, and external partners and public.

c.     Effectively, efficiently, and responsibly manage organizational and other relevant WSFMA information.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Direct experience and demonstrated understanding of Washington State farmers markets, direct marketing, community-based organizations, and/or related work.


Experience with farmers market food access programs (FMNP, SNAP, Incentives, EBT technology, and third-party processors).


Experience in developing, funding, managing grant-funded projects with multiple goals, objectives and activities, including budget management, report writing, and evaluation.


Demonstrated experience as an effective manager who takes a collaborative approach.


Must be able both to work effectively as member of team and independently as a self-starter comfortable working without direct supervision.


Excellent communication skills, including writing, emailing, and participating in conference calls.


Highly organized, with excellent information management skills, and able to juggle multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail.


Excellent customer services skills.


Knowledge and experience with adult education.


An effective and engaging public speaker comfortable leading meetings.


Able to travel statewide.


Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, DropBox, Zoom, WordPress; Adobe design products. Graphic design, proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Experience using QuickBooks.


Education in food systems, social sciences, community development, nonprofit management, public health, or related discipline.

Benefits

Vacation and sick leave; paid holidays; health insurance stipend.

Remote location in WA considered for strong candidates.

Excellent professional growth and experience workign with great team in dynamic sector.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

info@wafarmersmarkets.org
http://wafarmersmarkets.org/farmers-market-food-access-coordinator/

TO APPLY. Please submit a letter and resume to info@wafarmersmarkets.org with Food Access Coordinator in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


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