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Farm Manager Job Vacancy Announcement

POSITION SUMMARY

Position Title: Farm Manager

Reports To: Board of Directors Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Salary: $5,500 Monthly

Location: Brandywine, MD

Employment Type: Contract, Full-Time

ABOUT FIELDS4VALOR FARMS

Fields4Valor Farms is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending veteran hunger. We grow and deliver vegetables, eggs, and honey to veteran families in the Washington, D.C. area. We house and employe veterans and offer a paid apprenticeship program for those who would like to start their own farms.

The Fields4Valor Farms apprenticeship program provides hands-on farming experience and education to Post 9/11 veterans who are interested in working in agriculture or starting their own small-scale diversified farm that focuses on a range of fruit and vegetable crops or animals such bees and chickens.

Our Mission and Vision

Fields4Valor was launched in 2016 as the visionary project for Peter Scott, a former counterintelligence agent in the U.S. Army, and it has grown from a single garden bed to a seven-acre farm. He runs it alongside fellow veterans and military family members, using sustainable farming practices in an environment that is healing and enriching.

You can find his inspiring story on YouTube, https://youtu.be/4Fv4nEb7CtY?si=upx85rMtlC8R8oPD.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Farm Manager will have the overall responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the farm to ensure its productivity. The Farm Manager will be thoroughly committed to Fields4Valor’s mission and must have proven leadership, farm management, and volunteer management experience. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors Chair and the Chief Executive Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations Management:
• Plan, organize, and supervise all aspects of farm operations.
• Monitor daily activities including planting, harvesting, irrigation, fertilizing, and pest control.
• Ensure compliance with safety regulations and environmental standards.

Volunteers Coordination:
• Manage onsite volunteer coordination including delegate tasks and provide guidance to ensure efficiency and productivity.

Crop/Chicken/Bee Management:
• Monitor crop and chicken/bee health.

Equipment and Facility Management:
• Ability to operate a BCS walk behind tracker and other farm equipment.
• Ensure that all farm equipment is properly maintained and serviced.
• Oversee repairs and replacements as necessary.
• Maintain cleanliness and functionality of the farm facilities.

Environmental Stewardship:
• Maintain sustainable farming practices to minimize environmental impact.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Veteran or Military affiliation preferred.
• Proven experience in farm management or a related agricultural role.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of farming techniques, equipment, and crop management practices.
• Ability to work independently.
• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to work long hours and weekends as needed, especially during peak season.
• Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Physical stamina and ability to perform manual labor.
• Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
• Knowledge of safety regulations.
• Perform other duties as requested.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
• This is a contract position.
• $5,500 monthly.
• Fields4Valor does not offer a benefits package.

Category:
Jobs, Internships & Opportunities
Region:
Southern Maryland
Address:
14411 BADEN WESTWOOD ROAD

BRANDYWINE, Maryland 20613
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Fields
Contact Email:
elizabeth@fields4valor.org
Date Posted:
06/07/2024