Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Jun-2017 to 04-Jul-2017
  • - Felege Hiywot Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • to be discussed during interview
  • Full Time
  • to be discussed during interview

A key element of our work is to teach skills and behaviors that empower youth and adult residents to sustain and advance local quality of life and to support our mission through volunteerism and community partnerships. The farm manager will develop and direct farm and environmental education programs. She/He will develop deep operational knowledge of farm based STEM education and site-based environmental management and community relations.

Our mission is to serve urban youth of Indianapolis. Through our programs, we teach them to embrace community service, develop leadership skills, and learn how to work together to bring about a positive change. One of FHC's main focuses is on the youth in our neighborhood. Through program like urban farming, we're able to teach youth the skills they need to be citizens of the world who embrace environmental preservation. Through FHC, the youth of Indianapolis learn compassion. Our programs help develop the leaders of tomorrow. Our goal and hope is that the youth we serve go out into the world as well as back to their community, with a servant's heart.

Responsibilities:
• Contribute to a strong administrative farm team: participate in community activities; seek participation and involvement with direction for both ongoing local operations as well as state and federal operating obligations.
• Act as a professional advisor to the Executive Director, on all aspects of farm activities.
• Identify, assess, and inform the Executive Director of internal and external issues that affect the farm operation.
• Foster effective teamwork between the farm and administration.
• Be prepared to act as a spokesperson for the organization's farm operations.
• Abide by all FHC frameworks as approved by the executive director.
• Maintain ongoing, consistent communication with FHC leadership.
• Assume all roles as delegated for a variety of administrative functions for the purpose of managing the farm administrative workload more efficiently.
• Actively engage and energize FHC volunteers, board members, event committees, stakeholders, partnering organizations, and funders.
• Utilize effective systems as delegated to troubleshoot problems, track progress, and regularly evaluate workflow components, so as to measure progress in a way that can be effectively communicated to the Executive Director.

Qualifications:
• Creative leader with strong commitment to the organization's mission and vision; desire for long-term relationship to help organization grow.
• An ecological sense, knowledge of dynamic interplay between food system, farming, natural world, society and individuals.
• Knowledge of current urban community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of FHC.
• A minimum of 3 years of full-season agricultural farm management and planning.
• Knowledge of farm infrastructure.
• Excellence in organizational management, with the ability to manage multiple tasks, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
• Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholder and cultures.
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
• Supervisory experience with more than 4 farm workers.
• Strong communication skills; ability to work well with team and community members.
• Experience and interest in working with diverse populations – different ages and various economic, social and political backgrounds.
• The ability to be self-motivated and to motivate others.
• Must be able to demonstrate effective time management, flexibility, integrity and cooperation.
• Entrepreneurial spirit and drive along with record of working in successful partnerships.

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