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Farm Program Manager - The Joe's - Full-Time

Company: Trinity-Health
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:
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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 stronger.

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 therapy.

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.


  • Education
    • 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.
          • 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.
            • Competitive compensation
            • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability
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            • Retirement savings plan with employer match and contributions
            • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
            • 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 Health System.


              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 solutions.

              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.

Keywords: Trinity-Health, Ann Arbor , Farm Program Manager - The Joe's - Full-Time, Executive , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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