Seattle Tilth Farm Works (STFW) is an educational farm incubator program that provides farmland, education, business and production support, and market access to beginning farmers with a focus on immigrants, refugees and people with limited financial resources in King County. Working in close collaboration with the STFW Farm and Education Manager, the STFW Farm Operations Coordinator is responsible for production, education and technical assistance to support STFW participants, the STFW production plot, and the STFW program administration.
The Farm Operations Coordinator will lead the planning and maintenance of STFW program production plots and provide technical assistance to program participants through activities such as seeding, transplanting, ground preparation, irrigation, propagation, weeding, harvesting, livestock management, and post‐ harvest handling. This support includes collaborating with STFW participants and Seattle Tilth Produce food hub staff to coordinate fresh sheets and harvest quality to fill weekly CSA, wholesale and farm stand orders. The Farm Operations coordinator will assist with other program needs, including overall farm grounds and facilities maintenance, budget and participant tracking, and delivery of the 20‐week farm education program and intern training curriculum.
If you are a self‐directed individual who has knowledge and experience in organic and sustainable farming techniques, coordinating weekly harvests for diverse customers, developing and delivering internship curriculum, and managing farm operations for diversified vegetable production in the Pacific Northwest, then this is the job for you. Strong computer, organizational, and communication skills, as well as a clean driving record, are required. A BS or BA in a related field and demonstrated success working with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds is preferred.
To apply: Please submit a resume and letter of interest as one document in Word or PDF format outlining 1) your experience with the requirements listed above and 2) why you are interested in this position by 10/30/16. Email all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “STFW Farm Operations Coordinator application”. Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews will begin immediately.
No phone calls please. We believe that diversity is essential to achieving our mission. Seattle Tilth is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.