Hiring: Four Positions – New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is seeking qualified candidates for 4 positions to join their team. New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious and culturally appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development and economic opportunity to new farmers. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England.

Finance and Grants Manager
The Finance and Grants Manager will process all organizational accounts receivable and payable transactions, reconcile monthly financials and ensure that an adequate control structure is in place over the spending of funds between New Entry’s two fiscal sponsors. He/She will engage in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance. He/She will also help develop, prepare, submit, and manage federal, state, local, and private foundation grants. He/She will facilitate the efficient operation of the office through administrative, clerical and financial managerial tasks and provide administrative support to New Entry program teams. New Entry is seeking an all-around “get it done” person who is willing to play a leadership role across the organization on many levels. This person will excel in performing detail-oriented tasks, keeping big picture organizational goals in mind, forging positive working relationships among staff, partners, farmers, and always striving to make process improvements across all our program and administrative functions. This is a fast-paced, detail-oriented position that requires working well under pressure, meeting tight grant deadlines, and balancing multiple competing priorities and deadlines. This position is based in New Entry’s Lowell office.

National Technical Assistance Coordinator
The National Technical Assistance Coordinator will provide support and facilitation for two USDA national technical assistance (TA) projects: (1) the USDA Community Food Projects (CFP) grants program which supports community-based food security interventions and projects aimed at low-income communities; and (2) the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grants program which supports organizations to provide training support to entering farmers and ranchers in their first ten years of operations. This person will support outreach to national organizations, particularly in underserved communities; conduct intake and case management/technical assistance for applicants and grantees of both programs; help develop educational resources, toolkits, guidebooks and webinars to support successful programs and grant proposals; and support program evaluation, data collection, monitoring and project reporting. This position is based out of New Entry’s Boston office. See the full description and apply online here.

Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Manager
New Entry’s Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Site Manager is responsible for providing year-round technical assistance (TA) and training to small-scale beginning farmers, both on and off the field, on multiple aspects of farm enterprise development. The Manager will continually update and deliver annual Farm Business Planning Courses (9-week training program), host field-based practical skills trainings (12 sessions during season), manage New Entry’s multiple incubator farm sites and equipment, determine best approach for site improvements, and facilitate crop production (emphasizing organic techniques) to achieve lease compliance.  The ideal candidate will have farm business ownership experience, be a good mentor, trainer, and farm educator for new producers, and be fully capable of safely operating farm equipment with various implements.  He/she will be ready to review and improve all New Entry farmer training courses and program offerings to help beginning producers enter and scale into successful, economically viable farm enterprise. This position is based out of New Entry’s Lowell office.

Americorps VISTA Volunteer Recruitment and Process Facilitator
This position provides an opportunity to build skills in communications, recruitment, networking and teamwork. You will expand on our existing volunteer recruitment and management systems allowing us to better serve our low-income food access customers and limited resource farmers alike. You will help build capacity by (i) establishing volunteer recruitment processes; (ii) maintaining records on volunteer activity and creating new opportunities; (iii) growing New Entry’s network of volunteers through creating strong relationships with new volunteers and maintaining connections with past volunteers and (iv) creating a volunteer manual to orient new volunteers. Apply now to become a Volunteer Recruitment Facilitator VISTA. This position is based out of New Entry’s Lowell office.

These positions are full-time, year-round with a generous benefits package. The positions will be employed under New Entry’s fiscal sponsor, Third Sector New England.  If you are interested in the position, please complete the application link on the job descriptions. Online applications are strongly encouraged. Applications by mail or fax are also accepted. Apply by mail to: Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager, Nonprofit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA  02111; or send by fax to: 617.523.2070.

New Entry is looking to fill the positions as soon as possible.  Positions are open until suitable candidates are identified.  Bilingual and candidates from diverse background are strongly encouraged to apply.

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