Farm to School Coordinator, SC

Farm to School Program Coordinator
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Opening Date: Thu. 03/30/17
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 04/16/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
State Salary Range: $26,988.00 – $49,932.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: FTE – Full-Time
Location: Richland County, South Carolina
Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8:30 – 5:00)

Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional

The SC Farm to School mission is to connect schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and creating new opportunities for local and regional farmers.

The Farm to School Coordinator will plan, develop and implement the SC Farm to School Program. Responsibilities include working with grants, providing training and technical assistance for the program, identifying training and technical assistance voids in the Farm to School community and filling these needs by modifying existing resources and/or creating new program offerings. Additional duties encompass developing and maintaining partnerships with local farmers, distributors and school districts, coordinating and delivering Farm to School activities, guidelines and events including but not limited to farm to school action institutes, school garden workshops, culinary trainings, and farm field trips. The Coordinator will also deliver state and local level presentations, design and distribute outreach and publicity materials, participate in evaluations and reporting requirements related to the program, disseminate research and data on existing programs, participate in Farm to School Advisory Council monthly meetings, develop an understanding of local and regional food procurement issues, and work with various state agencies to identify and promote the overall Farm-to-Institution network.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in business management, agribusiness, education or related field. Minimum of one year of experience working with a business model as related to food distribution.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree.
Prior experience with Farm to School (F2S) programs.
Established record of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients, advocates, and representatives from community groups, government agencies, and local school districts.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
Strong computer competencies including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

For more information: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1691653

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