Farm Operations Manager

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JOB POSITION – FARM OPERATIONS MANAGER

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to fill our Farm Manager position with our small non-profit farm. This person oversees the overall operation of the farm, responsibilities include planning, restaurant orders and delivery, and management and coordination of farmers markets. Simple Promise Farms is a working farm that supports individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. The proceeds from the farm support give life changing scholarships for individuals seeking treatment from substance use disorder.

Simple Promise Farms strives to produce the highest quality produce possible. We provide vegetables, salad mixes herbs and garnishes to local restaurants. The farm aims to provide produce year round. In addition to producing for the restaurants, we grow produce for several farmers markets and pop ups in the Austin area.

The Farm Manager works directly under the Executive Director of Simple Promise Farms and is expected to work independently.

Primary Responsibilities

Have a broad awareness of daily farm activities
Implementing crop plan and seasonal rotations
Managing volunteers and apprentice program
Works with the residents of Ranch House Recovery on daily farms chores
Field prep to planting to harvest to delivery
Works directly with a few local chefs to create a farm plan and coordinate production.
Contribute to tractor work, including maintenance and light repairs of tractors and equipment.
Work with staff, crew leaders, and field crew to create a productive and professional team environment.
Irrigation system maintenance, set-up, and repairs.
Supervise projects as needed.
Maintain cleanliness of interior and exterior of infrastructure and fields.
Oversee that food safety procedures are being practiced.
Assist as needed in sales to retailers, wholesale, and restaurants.
Attends weekly staff meetings and participates in both big picture strategizing and daily operational decisions.
Make deliveries as needed.

This is a full time position that requires the physical and mental capacity to work in a rigorous, fast-paced, and deeply rewarding farm practice.

Qualifications

Applicant needs to have a minimum of 5 years experience on a production farm
Ability to manage a diverse group of people
Strong mechanical aptitude and some experience with construction and plumbing
Great attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and familiarity with a broad spectrum of crops

This is a year-round full time position. We believe in leading by example in order to provide a quality experience to those working here. An ideal applicant is interested in participating in many aspects of a small-scale, diversified farming operation and making a difference for the population we serve.

To apply for this job email your details to Veggies@simplepromisefarms.org