Community Garden Manager

North Carolina
Community Garden Manager

The Community Garden Manager is responsible for managing the two Food Shuttle gardens including the staff, day-to-day operations, programming, infrastructure, and community engagement. Additionally, the Community Garden Manager will initiate and maintain community partnerships at each garden and will work with garden coordinators to strengthen these relationships. The Community Garden Manger will also work with other Food Shuttle departments to serve the Agricultural Department’s purpose and meet goals.

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Job responsibilities

• Oversee, advise, and maintain infrastructure systems in both urban gardens.
• Supervise and direct Community Garden Coordinator positions.
• Provide guidance and support for food production at Community Gardens.
• Manage all administrative requirements for the Community Garden Programs such as, budget/finance management; supplies, tools purchasing; managing evaluation data for all garden programs; grant management; tracking and monthly reporting; supporting safety protocols; program support for both garden coordinators.
• Work with garden coordinators to develop work plans for each garden and programs.
• Assist as needed with Agriculture educational programing.
• Maintain Food Shuttle Community Garden Handbook that details standard operating procedures for each garden and provides information on how each garden was developed.
• Ensure goals are met.
• Develop and maintain community partnerships for gardens.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Collaborate with Agriculture Education manager to create curriculum for Educational Workshops and Programs
• Other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

 Bachelors’ Degree in Agriculture
• Knowledge of farming/gardening practices (composting, irrigation systems, soil management, crop rotation and cover cropping)
• Knowledge and skill in using basic construction tools
• Proficient in Microsoft office: Word, Excel, Outlook
• Proven experience successfully leading teams, both employees and volunteers
• Strong communication skills and comfortable interacting with individuals from varying backgrounds
• Three years agricultural management experience
• Volunteer management experience preferred
• Valid Driver’s License


Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Medical Benefits Plan: The Food Shuttle currently contributes 70% of the employee Core Medical Plan, 70% of the employee Dental Plan, and 100% towards the employees Life Insurance.
• Simple IRA: The Food Shuttle provides a matching contribution equal to 100% of your elective deferrals, up to a limit of 3% of your compensation for the calendar year
• Paid Time Off: Fifteen (15) Paid Time Off (PTO) days annually.
• Paid Holidays: Ten (10) designated paid holidays per year, including 1 floating holiday.

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to build a team of individuals from diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences.

About the organization

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. As a member of Feeding America, the Food Shuttle distributes nearly 6 million pounds of food per year, 40% of which is fresh produce. From Senior Grocery Bags, Backpack Buddies and School Pantries; Community Health Education and Mobile Markets; Catering and Culinary Job Training; and Urban Gardening and a 14-Acre Farm; we go directly to the point of need to empower people. We feed, teach and grow to create a healthy and hunger-free North Carolina.

Additional information

WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent interaction with volunteers and community members. Computer work is expected, with extended hours as needed. Frequent, potentially heavy physical work in the outdoors, in all weather conditions and temperatures can be anticipated.
Physical requirements: Must be able to lift 40 pounds
Direct Reports:Community Garden Coordinator, Raleigh. Community Garden Coordinator, Durham.