Hiring: Farmers Market Program Manager, Crossroads Community Food Network

Crossroads Community Food Network, a food justice nonprofit based in Takoma Park, MD, is seeking a full-time, 40-hour/week Program Manager to oversee Crossroads Farmers Market and the Fresh Checks nutrition incentive program. This position combines the physical logistics of a seasonal farmers market with nonprofit program management. The overall goal of this position is to create an intentional and inclusive community gathering space that brings joy to all, regardless of age or background.

The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish and have experience with food systems work. This public-facing position will work with diverse members of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads community and coordinate with many nonprofit and government partners. The position is based in Takoma Park, MD, just outside Washington, DC, with a hybrid work schedule. The Program Manager will supervise 3 part-time market staff members and coordinate with 5-7 Community Ambassador contractors. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Oversee operations of the farmers market, Fresh Checks nutrition incentive program, and Community Ambassador program
Oversee day-of-market site logistics, equipment, and point-of-sale technology
Manage vendor recruitment, orientation, and incentive reimbursement tracking
Supervise and support market staff, contractors, and volunteers
Manage promotions, publicity, and seasonal newsletter
Ensure policy compliance and resolve conflicts from a de-escalation perspective
Build and manage relationships with community partners to coordinate their participation at the market
Collaborate with Community Outreach Specialist to develop outreach strategy and support a team of Community Ambassadors in implementing plans
Refine systems through program evaluation
Provide program data and monthly updates to Executive Director for grant applications and reports
Develop and deliver presentations in English and Spanish for different community partners, including City and County officials, local community groups and food councils, and student groups
Collaborate with coworkers to support vendor participation in other Crossroads programming including food business support and Community Supported Agriculture program

Bilingual in English/Spanish
3-5 years of relevant experience—could include market management, food education, food production/processing/marketing/retail, culinary training, food policy
Program/personnel management experience
Ability to communicate effectively across cultures, including presenting program information to a diverse group of stakeholders and community partners
Ability to multitask, prioritize activities, and work as part of a diverse team
Physical requirements: able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds
Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions
Must have access to a vehicle to transport market supplies and equipment

Familiarity with Google Workspace (Google Forms, Sheets, Docs, Drive, etc.)
Experience using data collection and tracking to analyze program outcomes
Lived experience in Takoma Park, Langley Park, or Silver Spring

There is a lot of potential for the right candidate to expand this role to match their interests and skill sets.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Compensation is $28/hour
Benefits for all Crossroads full-time and part-time employees include:
Two weeks of paid medical leave, 11 paid holidays, and two weeks of paid vacation leave, (increases to three weeks after one year, four weeks after three years, etc)
Quarterly phone reimbursements
$700 annual professional development stipend
Eligible to enroll in an employer-sponsored retirement plan after one year, including a 2% employer contribution
Eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental leave after one year
Additionally, for employees working 30+ hours per week:
Eligible to enroll in an employer-sponsored healthcare plan upon hiring (50% of premiums paid by organization)

Crossroads Community Food Network is committed to racial justice and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We believe that diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, and national origin makes our team and community stronger.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter indicating why you’d be great in this role to jobs@crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org by August 18, 2023. We will review applications on a rolling basis and may reach out before the application deadline to schedule an interview. We anticipate holding interviews in mid-August and a start date in mid-September.

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Washington, DC
6930 Carroll Ave. Ste. 426

Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
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