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Employment Opportunities

Delivery Service General Manager

The Center for an Agricultural Economy seeks a General Manager for FarmConnex, a CAE Enterprise providing food product delivery across Vermont.

The General Manager is tasked with overseeing all aspects of daily business activities. They will develop and implement effective strategies to maintain excellent customer service, sustain client relationships, generate new business, supervise staff and overall business functions, and operationalize plans and policies to meet strategic growth objectives.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • managing daily logistics & dispatch functions
  • customer service engagement
  • fleet management
  • personnel management
  • sales & marketing outreach
  • develop & implement SOPs
  • respond to direct operational needs and pitch in as needed
  • oversee financial and administrative operations.

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Farm Business Planner

The Center for an Agricultural Economy seeks a Farm Business Planner to join our small and dynamic team at a food-system-focused nonprofit in Hardwick, Vermont. The Farm Business Planner serves as the primary provider of services for new and beginning farmers as well as the coordinator for educational workshops and trainings for the farm services clientele. They are responsible for outreach, marketing and education activities related to the farm business services that the Center for an Agricultural Economy provides.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and enroll farmer and food business participants
  • Lead business plan development with farm clients
  • Provide one-on-one coaching & resources to farm focused businesses
  • Coordination consultants of technical assistance for a broad range of client needs
  • Plan workshops and support them with presenter recruitment, client registration, staff presence and feedback from attendees
  • Participate in technical service provider networks and help advance Vermont’s goal of a strong farm and food economy
  • Contribute to a highly productive, collaborative and positive work environment

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Farm to Institution Production Manager

We’re looking for the right mix of production and management skills to add to our Farm to Institution program, JustCut! If you know food safety, have a background in industrial kitchen work,and have strong leadership qualities, we’d love to hear from you! Our Farm to Institution Minimal Processing Program converts fresh produce into washed, chopped, fresh and frozen local farm veggies for colleges, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

Summary of Position: The Farm to Institution Production Manager role is a critical position for the aggregation, processing and distribution of minimally processed local and regional products for institutional use. Operating within a shared-use kitchen poses logistical and food safety challenges that require consistent attention to detail. The primary goals of the program are to provide farmers with new markets, and consistently provide institutions with high quality local products. An emphasis is placed on institutions that feed food insecure individuals (schools, hospitals and colleges).

The position is full-time (up to 40 hours/week) and is primarily expected to be in the VFVC facility during production days. The Farm to Institution Production Manager must be able to work long hours on their feet and consistently move 25-50 lbs at a time. This role holds responsibility for the satisfactory completion of the following production and logistical tasks with the Kitchen Team.

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