3 Jobs at Red Tomato, a Sustainable Food and Farming Organization (Massachusetts)

“Red Tomato is a unique organization with one foot in the mission-driven non-profit world of sustainable agriculture, and one foot in the dynamic world of the marketplace. They coordinate a network of family-scale, ecological fruit and vegetable farmers, mostly in New England, and help to brand and market their produce to supermarkets, coops, distributors, and other buyers. They are a non-profit, based in Massachusetts, with a goal of changing the food system. They believe in market-based change, but also know that small, innovative development needs support before it can take hold and flourish.

Trade Team Leader: The Trade Team Leader is responsible for managing the Red Tomato Trade Team as well as managing specific product lines and customer accounts. The Trade Team sells, markets and provides logistics for about $3 million+ annually in fruits and vegetables from a loose network of about 40 family farmers. The Trade Team Leader is a full-time position and reports to Red Tomato’s Founder and Trade Team Evangelist.

Last date to apply: February 28, 2009

Account/Product Manager: We’re seeking to expand the current Trade Team with an account/product manager to join us in our quest to help regional farms thrive and help consumers gain better access to healthy produce grown here in the northeast. Being a member of the Red Tomato Trade Team requires a broad set of skills and interests. The person hired will be both an account manager and a product manager and will also be asked to manage projects. As Account Manager, the new team member will manage new and existing accounts, grow sales in their accounts and be responsible for sales fulfillment for their accounts. As Product Manager, the new team members will manage product lines with growers and is responsible for pricing and gross margin of their assigned products.

Last date to apple: February 28, 2009

Director of Development: The Director of Development (DD) is responsible for: developing and implementing a comprehensive, multi-year fundraising strategy; participating in annual budgeting and strategic planning processes; managing the department; supervising the Development Associate; and maintaining outstanding funder relations.  The work includes grant writing, cultivating individual and major donors, identifying and pursuing new funding sources, preparing evaluation reports for funders, and conducting annual fund appeals.  The DD leads and coordinates the staff and board in development activities.  The position is full time and reports to one of RT’s Co-Directors.

Position open until filled.

For full descriptions of these jobs, and to apply go to www.redtomato.org/jobs.php

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