… Looking For Farm Production Manager & Educator
Founded in 2005, the Somali Bantu Community Association (SBCA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to assist the Somali Bantu refugee community with the transition to their new lives and home here in Maine. The Community Farming Program supports and assists 130 Somali Bantu farmers by offering access to land, technical assistance, culturally appropriate on-site training, and marketing. The program offers farmers the ability to grow food for their families and communities and to begin building a livelihood selling their fresh produce. To learn more visit http://www.sbcmala.org/.
The Farm Production Manager & Educator is responsible for overall farm management and stewardship of SBCA’s farms in Lewiston, Auburn, and New Gloucester, while also working with the overall project team to provide training and technical assistance to program participants. The Farm Production Manager is responsible for budgeting, oversight of farm operations, crop production and planning, infrastructure maintenance and repair, and providing technical assistance in a participatory and educational manner. In addition to overall oversight of day to day farm operations, the Farm Production Manager will partner with the program team to provide ongoing marketing, production, and farm management training, and assistance with enterprise development as appropriate. Experience working with diverse populations, participatory adult education, and experience managing diversified vegetable farms are necessary prerequisites for this position.