Organization Overview - For 36 years, Southside Community Land Trust has been building a fair and sustainable local food system in Rhode Island by:
Today, SCLT leases land to 25 farmers who supply fresh fruits and vegetables to 13 farmers markets, roughly 100 food businesses and restaurants and six CSAs. We also own and manage 21 community gardens in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls, and partner with schools, housing and community organizations to manage another 37. We operate three production farms in Providence and Pawtucket where we practice, demonstrate and train others in bio-intensive, small-scale agricultural production. We helped found three farmers markets as well as three growers’ collaboratives that enable individual farmers to bring their produce to market. In 2017, we provided training and technical assistance to 119 beginning farmers and provided education and employment to 225 young people in low-income communities.
Position Overview - SCLT is looking for an experienced professional who can develop, execute and oversee our farmland access and education programs. This is a senior leadership position which reports to the Executive Director.
Execute and Expand SCLT’s Farmland Access Strategy
Program Management - Oversee implementation of multiple programs including Beginning Farmer Training, Youth Employment and Education, Pawtucket/Central Falls Expansion.
Schedule – 40 hours per week (full time). This position requires occasional weekend and evening availability.
The Director of Farmland Access and Education must positively and professionally represent SCLT in community and regional collaborations and with many of our constituents and partners. The successful applicant will be inspired by the work, interested in serving the public, motivated to go the extra mile, and respectful of different points of view.
Minority and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged. SCLT is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is flexible, commensurate with experience. SCLT offers health and dental benefits, a comp-time program and generous vacation package.
To apply, please address cover letter and resume by Monday, January 22, 2018 to Margaret DeVos, SCLT Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preferred start date is Monday, March 5, 2018.