McKinley Community CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Operational Director Key Responsibilities:
o Directly report to McKinley Executive Director and present written updates to the McKinley Community Board of Directors.
o Develop viable short and long-term business plans for the CSA.
o Develop and maintain a yearly planting schedule.
o Keep accurate records of land use and crop yields.
o Keep records of pest and weed occurrences.
o Keep current on organic growing and small-scale agriculture practices
o Keep informed regarding food safety and agriculture policies at the city, state, and federal levels.
o Act as the liaison between the community and the CSA
o Market the CSA through attendance at conferences/meetings, brochures, internet presence.
o Recruit and train volunteers.
o Foster a welcoming environment.
o Increase membership.
o Develop relationships with members and other partners.
o Keep McKinley Community CSA members informed of farms progress throughout the growing season.
o Stage educational events that support or enhance the mission of the McKinley Community CSA.
o Do grant writing and develop complimentary revenue streams.
o Assist ED & Bookkeeper with business records and accounts.
o Manage and train other farm staff.
o Other duties as required and needed.
o Make McKinley CSA a successful and viable farm.
o Increase memberships and participation.
Experience and qualifications:
· Demonstrated knowledge of organic and small-scale agricultural practices.
· Experience working in an organic or small scale agricultural enterprise.
· Experience in a supervisory position.
· College degree in an agricultural related field or other appropriate credentials (such as Master Gardener).
· Experience directing an organic or small-scale agricultural enterprise.
Compensation: This is a salaried position.
Approved by the McKinley Community Board of Directors 12/06/10.
Please send resumes to either our street address or via email. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Center for Families
3333 North 4th Street, Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55412