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The Michigan Farmers Market Association is hiring a Hoophouses for Health Program Manager

Hoophouses for Health is a program designed to increase access to Good Food for vulnerable families while at the same time expanding the season extension capacity of Michigan farmers. This innovative program started in 2011 and has grown to involve more than 50 Michigan farmers, 20 community partners, 15 farmers markets and thousands of vulnerable families with young children.

About the Position:
The Program Manager will focus on administering and expanding the Hoophouses for Health program, which is a partnership between the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), and the MSU Department of Horticulture. MIFMA advances farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products. CRFS works to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. This critical position will provide an opportunity for the Program Manager to drive the work and program expansion with support from a dynamic, forward-thinking team.

This position reports to the MIFMA Executive Director. This is a part-time, 24-hours per week, hourly position with a starting pay rate of $15 per hour. For the right candidate, opportunities exist to increase to full-time as future funding supports. The position will be based in MIFMA’s East Lansing office with some state and national travel required.

Hoophouses for Health Program Manager Online Application

Position Duties:

Desired Qualifications:

Application Process
Candidates should submit a complete application, cover letter explaining their desire for the position and why their skill set makes them a successful candidate, resume including education and work experience, and the names of three references (indicate relationship) by midnight on May 30, 2016.  Materials should be uploaded online. Incomplete applications or those not following this process will not be reviewed.

Interviews will be held in the MIFMA office in East Lansing on June 6 and 7, 2016. Ideally, the new Program Manager will start as soon as the week of June 13 to allow for a full month of cross training with the current Program Manager.  

Hoophouses for Health Program Manager Online Application

Samantha Collins
Communications and Events Manager
Michigan Farmers Market Association
480 Wilson Road, Room 172

East Lansing, MI 48824
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