Farm & Ranch Support Manager


Company: High Desert Food & Farm Alliance
Location: Bend, Oregon
Compensation: $20-22/hour, DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Nonprofit, Production
Region: Central
Date Posted: July 31, 2020

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Job Title: Farm & Ranch Support Manager
Location: Bend, OR
Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Compensation: $20-22/hour DOE, benefited

This position starts on September 15th, 2020

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is a non-profit whose mission is to support a healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon through education, collaboration and inclusivity. We meet our mission by fostering relationships between producers and consumers, increasing awareness of and access to food from our region, and cultivating community participation with local food. We serve farmers, ranchers, food businesses, nonprofits and under-served families in the high desert region of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. We believe everyone deserves good food.

Position Summary

HDFFA is seeking a passionate and organized Farm & Ranch Support Manager to deliver our Beginner Farmer and Rancher support programming throughout the tri-county area, including but not limited to: beginner farmer/rancher education, marketing and wholesale support, agritourism support, and oversight of policy and advocacy collaborative efforts. The Manger will develop, implement, deliver and maintain programming in collaboration with key partners and will follow an established timeline to meet annual objectives and goals. The Farm & Ranch Support Manager will report to the Program Director.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be passionate about improving food access for all Central Oregonians with a specific interest in small-scale farms and ranches. They should have hands-on farm and/or ranch experience and interest in understanding the big picture of small-scale food production in Oregon’s High Desert region (Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties). Creative problem solving, interpersonal skills, being proactive and self-directed are necessary as well as excellent organization and communication skills. They must have the skills to work collaboratively with partner organizations including public agencies, farmers and ranchers, and food businesses. They should be familiar with food systems work such as food security, health and food justice, and agriculture, preferably in Central Oregon. Ideally, they will have experience working with nonprofits.