Farmers Market Manager and Health Initiatives Coordinator Job, Michigan

The South Lansing, MI Community Development Association (SLCDA) is hiring for Farmers Market Manager and Health Initiatives Coordinator Jobs Position Overview: Manage all aspects of the South Lansing Community Development Association’s Health Initiatives Program, including nutrition and garden education program, community gardens, and South Lansing Community Farmers Market. Responsibilities: Coordinate nutrition education program; Schedule and promote classes, taste testing’s, and outreach events; Prepare and facilitate hands-on nutrition classes to youth and adult community members; Manage grants (perform monthly financial reports, quarterly, mid-year, and end of year grant reports, grant writing, presentations to stakeholders, collaborate with grant liaison); Supervise AmeriCorps members, nutrition interns and volunteers; Oversee South Lansing Urban Gardens program; Set year-long garden education class schedule with AmeriCorps member; Develop strategic plan for community garden outreach, start-up, and maintenance with AmeriCorps member; Participate in gardening collaborations: Youth Gardening Coalition and Let's Garden; Manage South Lansing Community Farmers Market; Market runs Saturdays, June-September; Perform outreach for recruiting vendors, outreach booths, entertainment, customers, volunteers, etc.; Sustain positive relationships with vendors, customers, volunteers, and collaborative organizations; Manage market logistics (permits, food assistance programs, market supplies, volunteers, scheduling events, etc); Work alongside volunteers in set-up, tear down and running the market each market day; Keep detailed market records; Sustain funding for market; Attend weekly staff meetings, and weekly meetings with AmeriCorps member; Write nutrition articles and program updates for quarterly newsletter, and weekly email updates.

Qualifications ·         Knowledge of dietetics, gardening and fitness ·         Ability to manage multiple tasks without compromising organization or attention to detail ·         Ability to take initiative, work independently, and manage time effectively ·         Ability to work well with a diverse socio-economic and ethnic population ·         Financial and in-kind resource development ·         Previous program management experience ·         Comfortable working at multiple sites ·         Ability to thrive in a small, fast‐paced non‐profit environment that values collaboration, creativity, and strong work ethic ·         Public speaking skills ·         Ability to work nights and weekends as needed ·         Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint ·         Reliable transportation Position starts: October 1, 2011. This is a part-time position (25-30 hours per week). Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Kathie Dunbar at Kathie@southlansing.org by September 9.  Call Kathie at 517-374-5700 with questions. For more information about SLCDA and our programs, please visit www.southlansing.org

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