East Meadow Farm Stand Manager

Location:  East Meadow, NY

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the East Meadow Farm (EMF) Stand Manager and will oversee the EMF Farm Stand. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day management, organization, and coordination of all aspects of the EMF Farm Stand. Primary responsibilities include managing all staff and volunteers as per the directions of the Association Program Leader. This position will provide clerical/administrative support with day-to-day planning, coordination and routine management, including set up and take down of the EMF Farm Stand and storing all products. Will coordinate all produce deliveries, pick-ups, etc. from EMF, DPF 4-H Camp farm and other vendors and will be responsible for the overall management of the entire community farm stand, including, but not limited to: displays, pricing, sales, marketing and operating. This position will also provide education to customers, staff and vendors as it relates to the farm stand products and farm stand management. This position will go to full-time during the Farm Stand season.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of transferrable program/functional experience).

  • Experience relevant to the role of the position to include two (2) years of retail experience.

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.

  • Must be able to lift and carry 20-50 lbs. regularly.

  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).

  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

  • Must be willing to work in diverse and sometimes challenging weather conditions for long work hours.

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods.

  • Knowledge of Farm Stand operations.

  • Skill and/or interest in gardening.

  • Ability to utilize computers, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and internet communication programs.

  • Ability to follow through on commitments.

  • Ability to multi-task and handle stressful situations in a calm and effective manner.

  • Experience working with diverse groups of people.

  • Teamwork and organization skills.

  • Self-motivated.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Bookkeeping.
  • Experience in Horticulture/Agriculture.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is a non-exempt, part-time position, 50% FTE, 20 hours/week. This position will go to full-time during the Farm Stand Season (June through September). 

PAY RATE TYPE:  Hourly

HOW TO APPLY:

Click on the following link to access the full job description and to apply.

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/East-Meadow-Farm---Farm-Stand-Manager---East-Meadow--NY_WDR-00018156

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate)document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate)document for additional guidance.

Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at:cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Contact

Erika Hulver
HR/Payroll/Office Coordinator
eh482@cornell.edu
516-433-7970 Ext. 17

Last updated March 8, 2019