Farmers Market Coordinator and Community Engagement Facilitator

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Submission Deadline

July 25, 2022

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Department:  Park & Recreation

Status:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Salary:  $36,142.85

Schedule: Must be available Saturdays year-round and Tuesday evenings from July-September

General Definition of Work

Performs difficult professional work coordinating with vendors, planning market and community programming activities, managing on-site market operations during market hours, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Parks Superintendent.  Limited supervision is exercised over assigned volunteers and/or interns.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Manages Richmond Farmers Market; recruits and coordinates with vendors before and during the season, collects paperwork and payments, enforcing policies, and creating vendor map and schedule.

Leads the Farmers Market Advisory Team Meetings; develops and implements plans to assist with the growth of the Farmers Market.

Researches, develops, and implements fundraising opportunities.

Plans and executes Richmond Parks and Recreation community programming.

Conducts marketing and outreach for Richmond Parks and Recreation events and services.

Maintains and improves Richmond Parks and Recreation digital assets.

Provides recommendations on hiring, terminating, promoting/demoting, suspending, and adjusting grievances; assigns, leads, trains, and inspects the work of staff; recommends rewards and discipline; assists in coaching, counseling, and evaluating staff performance; develops staff schedules; supervises interns and volunteers.

Researches and writes grants for Richmond Parks and Recreation events, projects, and improvements.

Responds to community questions and needs.

Fosters volunteer, donor, and vendor relationships.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge and experience with social media platforms; working knowledge of community organizing and farmers market management; working knowledge of the principles, rules, techniques, materials, and equipment required for a variety of special events and recreational activities; skilled in grant writing; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public; ability to work independently and problem solve; ability to work with committees as part of a team; ability to organize information and events and handle confidential data with professional discretion; ability to work on evenings and weekends as necessary and to travel to vendors; ability to exercise diplomatic conflict resolution; ability to conduct short and long term planning; ability to supervise, coordinate, direct, and train the work of staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, department heads and management, other departments, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or GED and moderate experience in organizing large-scale events, workshops, or meetings, in local foods production, parks, advocating for local farming and local farm products with some staff supervision, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This works requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) / Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training within one year of hire.

May require possession of, or ability to obtain, specific licenses and/or certifications depending on departmental assignment.

Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for position.

Valid driver's license in the State of Indiana.

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