Farmers’ Market Programming Manager

SFC is seeking a Farmers’ Market Programming Manager to plan, execute, and evaluate programming at SFC farmers’ markets.

Organization:

Founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. Our mission is to transform the food system to nourish our health, land and livelihood.

Why work at SFC?

At SFC, we are passionate about our work and share a commitment to expanding access to locally grown food raised with integrity and care, for all members of our community. Join us if you are driven to build and create lasting change that supports people and the planet.

We’re on a journey

SFC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity on our staff and in our community. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work. To that end, we have organized multiple all-staff trainings, created internal working groups that celebrate our diverse community, and integrated equity principles into every aspect of our work.

We uphold the following Core Values.

Connectedness:

  • We are community-focused and believe that relationships are powerful tools for building community.

Equity:

We support the right of all people to grow, access, sell, and consume healthy and culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and regenerative methods.

Sustainability:

  • We know humans have a profound responsibility to treat our planet with care and respect, and we are committed to ensuring that diverse species may thrive on Earth for generations to come.

Job Description::

This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.

The Farmers’ Market Programming Manager plans, executes, and evaluates programming at SFC farmers’ markets. This includes planning and executing events, marketing and advertising, promotional opportunities, evaluation activities, and the financial growth and development of the markets. This person is also responsible for recruiting new vendors to market to maintain a full vendor roster. This is an outward facing position that requires an ability to promote the market and its vendors to a myriad of stakeholders—from shoppers, to farmers, to potential sponsors, and requires working occasional Saturdays at the SFC Farmers’ Markets.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and oversee music, events, and activities at the markets, including partners and relationships management
  • Partner with development staff to engage corporate sponsors and donors
  • Develop and oversee social media, advertising, and marketing strategy for markets and market related events and sponsorships
  • Execute market development and growth plan for markets
  • Oversee Vendor Council
  • Execute market evaluation plan and use results to improve market success

About you:

You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and can develop and execute on business plans. You’re adept in social media, promotions, and event planning. You are excited by the prospect of creating a full experience for people to engage with to entice them to purchase local products. You are a relationship builder. You enjoy connecting with people with different interests and figuring out how to weave their interests together for greater impact. You love creating win-win opportunities. And you want to join an organization that envisions a just and regenerative food system for all!

You will also bring expertise and demonstrated capacity in:

  • Experience managing or running a farmers’ market, events, or similar program.

  • Proven success overseeing a business or program, including the ability to expand and grow a program.

  • Experience using electronic and social media for effective marketing and business communications.

  • Ability to initiate, prioritize, and coordinate projects and follow through to completion.

  • Experience with leading a team and influencing outcomes.

  • Experience overseeing budgets and programmatic expenses.

  • Strong skills in Canva, MS Office, Google Suite, and other web-based and project management tools.

  • Attentive to details and strong aptitude for organization and record keeping.

  • Strong communication skills including written and oral.

  • Ability to track, measure, and report on results of various functions to determine ROI.

  • A positive attitude and the flexibility to operate in an environment with deadlines and changing demands.

  • Committed to SFC’s mission with a strong equity and social justice lens.

  • Experience considering the impacts of the work on multiple communities, including communities of color.

Sustainable Food Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries, full coverage health insurance, 403b matching after first year of employment, generous time off and a flexible schedule. The salary band for this position is $44,000 to $48,000. Starting salary will be influenced by applicant’s qualifications and budget considerations. The position is available starting January 5, 2021.

Note: Currently, all SFC staff are working from home due to the pandemic.

To apply:

Please submit your résumé, cover letter, and three references to careers@sustainablefoodcenter.org. Use subject title: Farmers’ Market Programming Manager. In your cover letter, please tell us about your lived experience working with diverse communities and your experience with farmers’ markets.

Applications accepted until October 22, 2021. No phone calls accepted or returned.