Full Time Farmer/Assistant Farm Manager Position

Qualifications:
Degree in agriculture, horticulture plant/crop management preferred.
Practical skills and experience

Key Skills:
Initiative, Flexibility, Good Communication / Teamwork, Analytical Skills, Technical Knowledge of the environment and land

Managerial Responsibilities / Technical Job Duties:
1.Maintaining accurate records of agriculture projects and farm tasks
2.Making recommendations of required farm equipment, crops and agricultural products
3.Handling paperwork and keeping administrative records related to agriculture growing and production
4.Supervising and training farm workers
5.Supervise and oversee volunteers
6.Supervise and oversee organizational members
7.Ensuring compliance with government regulations for safety standards in farming practices
8.Keeping up to date with organic farming practices and knowledge of pests and diseases
9.Research and remain up to date on best practices in farming and programming for students with diverse abilities
10.Report any issues or concerns to the Executive Director immediately
11.Work collaboratively with the CSA/Harvest Manager to implement the CSA plan for each season.

Program Development:
1.Consult with Executive Director on developing educational opportunities (sequential planting; seed to jar curriculum; square foot gardening) and adapting programming to meet the needs of students with diverse abilities
2.Consult with Executive Director on how to expand the use of the farmland to include additional educational learning spaces
3.Follow up on the original strategic plan; as provided
Community Outreach:
1.Visit existing program models to continue to maintain premier programming
2.Participate in presentations to local schools, and organizations

Communication
1.Communicate with Executive Director weekly through written reports/emails and bi-monthly with direct meetings.

Other
1.Engage in professional development opportunities (e.g., conferences, presentations and/or research).
2.Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
3.Be flexible with schedules, hours may vary depending on seasonality and programming Advance notice will be provided.

email resume to deb@elija.org

Full Time CSA/Harvest Manager Position

Qualifications:
Degree in Agriculture
Experience with horticulture and plant/crop management
Practical skills and experience

Key Skills:,Initiative, Flexibility,Communication,Teamwork
Organized

Managerial Responsibilities and Job Duties:
Use of TEND to Create, Design and Implement CSA/Farm Plan
Work with Farm Manager to Implement CSA/Farm Plan
CSA Member management and paperwork related to administration
Work with marketing to develop social media presence with daily and weekly info
CSA Member education through newsletters and other means
Seed management including ordering and distribution
Communicating and coordinating with potential interns
Ensuring compliance with Government Regulations and Health Safety
Keeping current with local policies and organic farm practices
IPM

Collaboration:
With Director and CEO for guidance
With Farm Manager for implementation

Community Outreach:
Visit existing models to maintain premier programming
Participate in presentation to local schools and organizations
Communication:
Communicate with Director and CEO through weekly emails and meetings

Other:
Engage in professional development
Perform duties as assigned by Director and CEO

email resume to deb@elija.org

Farming Internship Position

 

We are currently seeking full time farm interns for the 2021 season, beginning in April and continuing to November. Compensation is bi-weekly @ $13/hr. Must be able to legally work in the US. Work hours will generally be 8 hour days, M-F, and 5 hours on Saturday, but hours are weather dependent.

Our internship program includes experience in all aspects of running a sustainable CSA farm with organic practices, including, but not limited to: plant propagation, transplanting, direct seeding, field prep and maintenance, cultivation, harvesting, preparing produce for market-style CSA pickup, member interaction, safe use of farm equipment, philosophy of soil stewardship including use of cover crops, crop rotation, companion planting, organic amendments and composting. Interns must be physically fit, have stamina, team spirit, a strong work ethic, and a passion for the environment.

ELIJA Farm operates a traditional vegetable CSA. It provides an innovative farm-based vocational training program for young adults with autism and also serves as an educational farm for K-12 students from local school districts. Interns have the opportunity to work with young adults on the autism spectrum, as well as school district students.

At ELIJA Farm we are very proud of the unique levels of engagement available and are very excited to be offering internship opportunities to enthusiastic and compassionate future farmers. For an academic internship, please specify.


Adaptive Agriculture Instructor Internship Position 

We are currently seeking part time adaptive agriculture instructors to intern for the 2021 season, beginning in May and continuing through October. Compensation is bi-weekly @ $13/hr. Must be able to legally work in the US. Work hours will generally be 4-6 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

Our adaptive agriculture instructor internship focuses on learning about ELIJA Farm’s adaptive agriculture techniques, as well as instructing and modifying farming practices for the special needs community that participates at ELIJA Farm. This internship provides hands on experience in involving individuals with Autism in all aspects of the farm; including, but not limited to: sowing, planting, weeding, groundskeeping, harvesting and vegetable processing. Interns must be willing to work outdoors; have stamina, team spirit, a strong work ethic; and a passion for education, inclusivity and the environment.

ELIJA Farm operates a traditional vegetable CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. It provides an innovative farm-based vocational training program for young adults with autism and also serves as an educational farm for K-12 students from local school districts. Interns will be working with young adults on the autism spectrum, as well as students with different abilities.

At ELIJA Farm, we are very proud of the inclusive community that we are establishing and are very excited to be offering internship opportunities to enthusiastic and compassionate future educators and advocates. For an academic internship, please specify.

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