Farm Program Manager - The Joe's - Full-Time
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Exceptional opportunity for a Farm Program Manager to support our
vision and serve with us as a compassionate and transforming
healing presence in our community. We seek Remarkable individuals
from a variety of backgrounds, because diversity makes us
Full-Time position for a Farm Program Manager the St. Joe's Farm.
St. Joseph Mercy Health System seeks new and innovative ways to
improve health and wellness. The Farm serves our community by
improving access to fresh food, nutrition education, and
The Farm Program Manager is responsible for the overall
programmatic success of the farm, including management of all
staff. The Manager will create a welcoming environment that
promotes community health, education, and engagement. The Manager
will initiate and manage programs such as the collaborative Farm
Share (CSA), produce-to-patients, and clinically integrated
programs with health system partners as well as external community
health programs. The Manager is responsible for forging and
maintaining relationships in the community and with health system
partners. This position supports strategy development, designs
interventions, operationalizes the strategy, leverages resources
and partnerships focusing on those who are poor and vulnerable, and
addresses social needs and the social influencers of health. The
position is also responsible for spearheading the Farm's data
collection and evaluation plan. This position will report to the
regional director of Farming and Healthy Lifestyles with a dotted
line reporting relationship to local CHWB management.
REQUIRED EDUCATION / LICENSURE
- Minimum: Bachelor's degree
- Preferred: Degrees in business administration, agriculture, or
public health preferred.
- Related Experience
- Minimum: 2 years of experience with managing complex programs,
including sustainable agriculture and public health.
- Preferred: 3-5 years' experience in sustainable agriculture,
program management, community health
- Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Minimum: Strong leadership experience. Strong communication
skills. Ability to manage budgets and schedules.
- Preferred: Strong knowledge of sustainable agriculture.
Knowledge of community-led programming. Experience integrating with
health care. Experience with Farm Share (also known as CSA)
management, community health, and sales and marketing.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Oversight and management of the hospital-based farm.
- Includes oversight of staff, annual crop planning, food safety,
community partnerships and more.
- Manages and provides direction to the Farm colleagues, oversees
the works schedules and assignments, provides coaching and
mentoring, as well as performance management to the CHWB
colleagues. Ensures compliance with the hospital's or regional
personnel policies when operating the department.
- Oversees and expands the St. Joe's Farm Share (CSA) program to
increase food access, increase revenue for local farms, and grow a
vibrant community of members from diverse backgrounds.
- Creates and maintains robust relationships with internal and
external community groups. Will be an active partner with community
groups; will increase visibility of Farm programming through tours
and presentations; will create a welcoming environment for
community engagement at the Farm.
- Manages the evolution and creation of clinically integrated
programs such as Produce-to-Patients and the Good Food Box to
reduce food insecurity in our community. Convene community and
clinical partners to create innovative solutions to best serve our
most vulnerable populations.
- Creates and manages budgets and financial reporting in
partnership with regional director.
- Assures that appropriate or required program documentation is
maintained for accurate reporting of the programs for community
benefit compliance and/or state and federal grant appliance.Assures
requirements for data collection include meaningful assessments of
the programs provided to the community.
- Partners with the regional director and development team to
create robust funding streams.
- Assists with crop production, intern management, and events as
needed. Oversees food safety plans, creates standard operating
procedures for safety and efficiency.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO YOU AS A COLLEAGUE OF SJMHS
- Competitive compensation
- Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO,
Life Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability
- Nurse Residency Program for all new nurses! Click here for more
- Retirement savings plan with employer match and
- Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free parking in proximity to your workplace.
Click Here to learn more about the benefits, culture and career
development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy
ABOUT ST. JOSEPH MERCY ANN ARBOR / TRINITY HEALTH
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is a 537 -bed teaching hospital located
on 340 acre campus. Recognized by IBM Watson as a Top 100 Hospital
and #1 Teaching Hospital, St. Joe's Ann Arbor has been a leading
health care provider for more than 100 years. SJMHS has received
numerous local and national awards in recognition of our
leadership, quality outcomes, and clinical excellence.
SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care
system based in Livonia, Michigan. Trinity Health operates in 22
states, employs about 133,000 colleagues and returns almost $1.1
billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and
other community benefit programs.
Click Here to learn more SJMHS and Trinity Health.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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