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Transplanting Traditions is looking for a dynamic individual to help manage and oversee the TTCF small business development programming while also helping to launch a new initiative to replicate the TTCF farm incubator model to include refugee and immigrant farmers in adjacent counties. This new initiative will diversify and expand refugee marketing opportunities and expand TTCF’s existing aggregated customer management and food distribution services through the formation of the Transplanting Traditions Producer Hub (TTPH), which will support the growing network of refugee farmers throughout North Carolina.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all organizational programs and projects accomplish goal and objectives
  • Ensure that each project site has functional farm infrastructure in place to carry out objectives
  • Oversee and monitor activities for each project and program and relevant grant 
  • Collaborate with staff to develop new programs and strategies and improve and grow programs
  • Recruit, train, manage, support, supervise and evaluate major project and program staff
  • Monitor program/grant budgets and identify resources needed outside of budget
  • Uphold and ensure program staff and project partner compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Cultivate, leverage and develop partnerships to support programs and projects
  • Provide agricultural and programmatic technical support to program staff as challenges arise
  • Ensure development of agricultural educational curriculum and trainings for farmers
  • Ensure communication between multiple project partners, and all program team members
  • Ensure programs and projects align with mission, vision and values
  • Coordinate, plan and facilitate program and grant specific project team meetings
  • Ensure all projects and programs are tracking data based on grant and organizational measures
  • Compile quarterly and annual reports on progress

 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Agricultural production and marketing knowledge and experience; specifically direct to market experience and innovative marketing strategies that cater to refugee/immigrant farmers
  • Experience teaching agriculture, farming and marketing skills is ideal but not required
  • Ability to bring a food justice/equity lens to all aspect of work, partnerships and relationships
  • Experience overseeing and managing staff and coordinating multiple organizational partners/sites
  • Marketing and sales skills and experience
  • Proficient English grammar and spelling, strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft and Google programs
  • High level of organizational skills required and strong attention to detail
  • Previous experience in the nonprofit or equivalent sector is great but not required
  • Ability to foster a positive team environment
  • Experience working with diverse populations and communities esp. refugee/immigrant  
  • Individuals that identify as a person of color and/or from the refugee and immigrant and/or Asia or Asian American community are encouraged to apply for this role 

Transplanting Traditions is looking for a dynamic individual to help manage and oversee the TTCF small business development programming while also helping to launch a new initiative to replicate the TTCF farm incubator model to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    February 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    January 17, 2022
Salary
USD $45,000 - USD $50,000
/ year

Location

On-site
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to info@transplantingtraditions.org. Interviews will start after January 17th and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Send a resume and cover letter to info@transplantingtraditions.org. Interviews will start after January 17th and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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