Description

Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. We seek a farm manager for the AMI Farm at Augusta Health to grow vegetables using sustainable agricultural practices that improve soil health. Focused on food security for disease prevention and community wellness, the farm is a joint venture with Augusta Health and aimed at integrating fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables into the hospital food system, clinical integration initiatives, and community outreach programs.

The farm manager should possess strong, practical knowledge of organic and regenerative growing practices, have the ability to vision, plan, and execute a project, and effectively work on a diverse team. This is a full-time and exempt position. The farm manager will supervise two Fellows and will report to the Director of Farming and the Executive Director. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on seasonal and organizational needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the organic, sustainable management of 1+ acre of vegetable production, including seed and material ordering, plant propagation and cultivation, irrigation, pest and nutrient management, harvesting, processing, and relevant record keeping
  • Build soil health, including plant rotations, soil testing, composting systems, and input materials.
  • In coordination with hospital representatives, manage the distribution of vegetables and support coordination of educational programming to support clinical integration and food access initiatives
  • Utilize best practices, ensuring safe food handling and obtaining necessary certifications
  • Support the development of farm infrastructure, including buildings, high tunnels, and a wash-pack station
  • Maintain equipment, tools, and materials
  • Manage the budget for farm expenditures, including ordering, purchasing, and maintaining records.
  • Instruct, supervise, and mentor two AMI Fellows
  • Teach workshops or classes as needed
  • Contribute to staff meetings, report writing, strategic planning, and outreach

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and commitment to building a resilient, collaborative, and equitable food system that is grounded in organic practices that are focused on building soil health
  • Two years of experience in full-season organic vegetable production and management, post-handling, and processing for sale and distribution
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with people from racially, socioeconomically, and politically diverse communities
  • Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively .
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Google documents
  • A valid driver’s license, ability to drive a trailer, and have  a good driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent amount of training and work experience
  • Teaching, mentoring, or supervision experience
  • Basic carpentry and mechanical skills

Physical Requirement of the Position

This position requires working outside in physically demanding environments, including climate fluctuations, extreme hot and cold weather, and snowy winters. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt, year-round position. Salary range is $34,000 – $36,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance benefits, workers’ compensation coverage, earned vacation, wellness leave, holidays, and a farm-grown vegetable share. There will be periodic weekend and evening work.

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Contact us

Phone: 540-886-0160

Mail: kim@amifellows.org

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