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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hub City Farmers’ Market is seeking a dynamic, strategic and organized leader to: advance our mission to increase supply, demand, and access to healthy, local food in Spartanburg County, raise awareness and build partnerships in support of local, sustainable food systems, and direct the organization and program development.

The Executive Director is responsible for articulating the mission of Hub City Farmers’ Market, formulating and implementing policies, managing staff and volunteers in the development and operation of our markets and programs, shaping communications, outreach and education activities, modeling desired organizational behavior and driving financial, administrative and fundraising efforts.

The Executive Director position provides a platform for high visibility in the local food movement throughout the Spartanburg and Upstate SC community.

Core Responsibilities

  • Keeps the Board abreast of material external factors that have the potential to impact the organization, and works collaboratively with the Board in development of strategic plans, policies, programs, and fundraising initiatives
  • Prepares board meeting agendas in consultation with the chair;  presents executive director updates; and sits on, or appoints staff to, appropriate board committees, fully participating and providing information needed for the committee’s success
  • Ensures sound financial practices and oversees regular financial activities. Work with accounting service for maintenance of financial accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and filing of financial documents
  • Create budgets and ensures that the organization operates within budgetary guidelines
  • Oversees the organization’s overall fundraising efforts with staff and the board through grant writing, contracts, corporate and personal solicitations, and events
  • Coordinates marketing and media through the website, social media, local press
  • Ensures the organization is organized and staffed, workload and responsibilities are appropriately delegated and effective systems, technologies and controls are employed to achieve approved strategic objectives
  • Directs the hiring, training, retention, performance appraisals, and professional development of staff
  • Conducts regular staff and volunteer meetings and fosters a positive, collaborative, team ethic encouraging transparency, communication, personal development and professional growth
  • Ensures ongoing local programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation
  • Develops strong working relationships with community groups and organizations
  • Coordinates operational and strategic planning
  • Performs other responsibilities and tasks as necessary to achieve the organization’s objectives

Ideal candidates will have the following experience, skills and education:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong passion for the mission and vision of HCFM
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and effectively lead and manage staff and volunteers, fostering a positive culture of collaboration, team building and professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with all constituents including staff, board, farmers/producers, government and the public
  • Experience in fundraising and/or grants management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including public speaking and media outreach
  • Successful track record growing an organization and programs, building coalitions and developing new partnerships
  • Knowledge of farming and the local food system
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Salary This is a full-time, exempt position which involves work on weekends and occasional evenings as well as occasional out-of-town travel for farm visits, conferences and other events. $45,000-$50,000/year commensurate with experience.

To Apply Please send a cover letter and resume to info@hubcityfm.org. Position is open until filled.

Summer Internships

Spend your summer learning about local food systems, challenges in food access, farming, and nutrition with the Hub City Farmers’ Market!

URBAN FARM

Job Description: The Urban Farm, occupying a half acre plot on the grounds of the former Spartan Mill, is a hub for sustainability and nutrition education in Spartanburg. Employing innovative growing techniques, the produce is raised to be sold on the Mobile Market, in HCFM’s Farm Bags, or donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries. The Farm host tours, volunteer groups, and gardening classes.

Intern Duties: Assisting the farm manager with day to day tasks including planting, watering, harvesting, and weeding. Candidates should be comfortable working in the heat, spending long periods of time standing, moving, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Some background in gardening or farming is appreciated, but not required. Interns should be eager to learn, and physically able to perform farm tasks.

Contact Meg Whiteley at mwhiteley@hubcityfm.org
MOBILE MARKET

Job Description: The Mobile Market connects communities and businesses with fresh produce from local farmers. Our mobile truck and trailer make stops throughout Spartanburg County, offering a wide selection of seasonal produce and value-added goods. Stops include community centers, manufacturing plants, and neighborhood corners. Approximately 50% of stops are made in food deserts were fresh, healthy produce is hard to access.

Intern Duties: Help the mobile market manager load and unload the trailer, accompany them on stops, and coordinate sales with vendors. Ideal candidates will be experienced driving and hitching trailers, have an upbeat attitude, and ability to lift heavy crates up to 50 lbs. Mobile Market interns will also assist in building ties within communities that the market services. Interns should be available to work occasional evenings, as the mobile stops outside of normal business hours during the height of the market season.

Contact Hannah Heacox at hheacox@hubcityfm.org

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Job Description: HCFM has a facebook page with 10,000 followers, as well as twitter and instagram accounts with over 2,000 followers. We post material that advertises our market services, connect customers and vendors, and give insight into HCFM programs like the Urban Farm and Mobile Markets. Also using e-blasts, we inform our patrons of special events and fundraisers that take place throughout the year.

Intern Duties: In order to engage a large online audience, interns will act as content creators operating multiple social media platforms. Posts should be well planned, timely, and appropriate for all audiences. Interns have the opportunity to work remotely on social media projects, but will report all content to the Executive Director prior to posting. Experience with Hootsuite and Constant Contact is preferred.

Contact Caroline Sexton at csexton@hubcityfm.org
FARMERS’ MARKETS

Job Description: The Saturday Market hosts over 50 local vendors selling a wide variety of produce, meats, prepared foods, and value added goods. In addition to vendors, HCFM hosts various community organizations, musical acts, and children’s activities at every market. The longest running market in the upstate, HCFM’s Saturday Markets take place from March 31-December 15, 2018.

Intern Duties: During the height of the market season (April-October), interns will help coordinate leading up to the Saturday markets, and assist in running the market itself on Saturday mornings. Candidates should be charismatic, energetic, and organized. Interns will assist customers with credit card and SNAP transactions, as well as answering questions they may have. While setting up and taking down market tables and materials, interns should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Contact Heather Raines at hraines@hubcityfm.org