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Position Title: Farm Program Manager
Location: Zenger Farm, Portland, OR
Position Type: Full-time, exempt, salaried
Compensation: Starting $45,000-$52,000 full benefits, salaried exempt
Position Close Date: Applicants reviewed upon submission, final deadline to apply 9am November 15th.
About Zenger Farm: Zenger Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working urban farm in Portland, OR that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all. As a social justice, food access, and education centered nonprofit, we believe nourishment is a basic human right and that the root causes of systemic inequity in the food system – racism, capitalism, colonialism, and other systems of oppression – must be addressed and dismantled to create a just food system.
Our Team: Zenger Farm is a multi-racial organization and community, and we are deeply engaged in conversations around issues of identity and belonging. We are currently a staff of 13 employees, majority women, and in our twenties, thirties, and forties. A third of us are parents, and children are welcome at work. Currently, 33% of our salaried staff identify as BIPOC, and over 50% have experienced being low-income. We serve low-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant or refugee communities and are taking steps to prioritize Black and Indigenous communities. In the last year, roughly 50% of our beginning farmer apprentices, 50% of our youth summer camp participants, 64% of our Farm School participants, and 80% of families and individuals who participated in our cooking workshops, demonstrations, and farm days identified as BIPOC.
We encourage Black, Indigenous and people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, religious minorities, recent immigrants, differently abled and applicants from different generational, economic, and educational backgrounds to apply.
About this Position: The Farm Program Manager will be responsible for strategically managing small-scale production farming at Zenger Farm and the Beginning Farmer Apprenticeship. Farm
operations include four acres of annual and perennial crops grown for 180 weekly CSA shares and local restaurants. Our apprenticeship program trains four full season and eight short season interns in small scale organic farming production. This position will also supervise a farm Crew Leader to be hired in 2022.
About the Program and the Farm:
– Read about our programs and farming practices here
Beginning Farmer Apprenticeship Program Management:
In the beginning this position will be supported part-time by our outgoing Farm Managers so we encourage you to apply even if you have a mix of experience managing, supervising, and educating in different settings.
We recognize farming is a labor intensive job and seek to provide work/life balance with a flexible working schedule through the year. In previous years, farmers have generally taken one week of PTO June-September, one week of PTO in April, May, or October and the remaining two weeks of PTO in November and December. In April-October, this position often requires 50 or 60 hours/week. In November-March the position requires about 20-30 hours per week.
This is a salaried position located in Portland, OR. The current lifetime salary range for manager positions at Zenger Farm is $45,000-$60,000 annually. Applicants should expect starting salaries from $45,000-$52,000 with the opportunity for merit-based pay increases and bi-annual market-based pay adjustments. Benefits include full medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and a retirement matching program.
Zenger Farm provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in accordance with applicable federal laws.