Nonprofit

Farm Relations Manager

Remote
Work must be performed in Washington, US
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Published 12 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Part Time Schedule
Start Date
June 17, 2024
Application Deadline
June 7, 2024
Experience Level
Intermediate
Compensation
USD $22 - $27 / hour

Description

Position Summary

EastWest Food Rescue (EWFR) is a non-profit organization founded during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the dual issues of food waste and food insecurity. EWFR acquires and purchases surplus food, predominantly from farmers, and distributes it to people in need. The organization identifies sources of nutritious surplus food and gets it to people who are food insecure. We support the farming community and work towards sustainable solutions for the food system. More information can be found at www.eastwestfoodrescue.org. 

EWFR is looking for a Farm Relations Manager who is enthusiastic about supporting our dynamic organization. This position will ensure that all the acquisition of fresh food will be in alignment with EWFR's mission and values. The Farm Relations Manager will work closely with the Sr. Manager of Development and Compliance and Executive Director to build and maintain the framework that supports the organization through its next stage of growth. We are a small but mighty team, and this position will have the opportunity to provide cross-functional support throughout the organization. The position may require some evening and/or weekend work. Overnight travel may occasionally be necessary.

To be a good fit for this role, you will be deeply aligned with EWFR's mission. You must also be organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable working with diverse teams. If you have experience as a produce buyer and an interest in advocacy, we’d like to meet you.


Responsibilities

  • Manage the acquisition of fresh food, paid and donated
  • Cultivate relationships with farmers and build a portfolio of agricultural partners 
  • Occasionally represent EWFR at agricultural events 
  • Provide weekly reports on the movement of food
  • Build relationships with food distribution partners and understand the community’s need for the acquisition of culturally relevant food
  • Work through the lens of Justice, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in all areas of the role
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Customer-centric approach to relationship building
  • Professional with a willingness to learn and improve systems
  • Creative problem solver
  • Strong project management skills and able to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge on produce/food industry standards, including shelf-life and quality
  • Understanding of food distribution logistics
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse cross-functional teams

Position Summary

EastWest Food Rescue (EWFR) is a non-profit organization founded during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the dual issues of food waste and food insecurity. EWFR acquires and purchases surplus food, predominantly from…

Benefits

Remote Work

Flexible Schedule

Supportive and collaborative work environment

Paid Time Off/Sick Leave

Opportunity to make a difference in the food system and environment

Remote Work

Flexible Schedule

Supportive and collaborative work environment

Paid Time Off/Sick Leave

Opportunity to make a difference in the food system and environment

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in Washington, US
Associated Location
Redmond, WA, USA

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