Healthy Hearts Institute’s (HHI) mission is to empower individual and community
transformation through Health and Wellness.
HHI has entered a lease agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of Contra
Costa (HACCC) to develop a community garden and urban farm on a vacant two-acre
lot in the El Pueblo Housing Projects located in Pittsburg, CA.
This is a great opportunity for a passionate local Farm Manager to come in at the
beginning and spearhead the development of a community based food security initiative.
This project will have high impact on low-income families, k-12 students of the Pittsburg
Unified School District, local restaurants, stores, and other community based
Partnering with the Executive Director, the Farm Manager’s responsibilities will include
helping to develop and manage the community garden with a primary focus on directing
and managing the planning, implementation and operation of the Farm.
We seek a Farm Manager committed to the mission, vision and growth of HHI. The
ideal candidate will be friendly, energetic and purpose driven. This candidate will have
organic urban farming experience, beekeeping, egg production experience, a related
college degree or equivalent certification, and a commitment to working toward food
equity and environmental sustainability.
This is initially a part-time 15-20 hours per week position evolving into a full time position
as the farm develops. The pay rate for this position is $18-20 per hour depending on
− Excellent communication skills including public speaking
− Effective leadership, managerial and organizational skills
− Ability to work individually and as part of a team
− Ability to develop and foster professional relationships with people of all ages
from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various
lifestyles and sexual orientations
− Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
− Ability to lift/carry up to 50lbs pounds occasionally and 15-30 pounds frequently.
− Ability to push or pull wheelbarrow of 15-100 lbs.
− Permaculture and organic farming experience
− Ability to create crop planning and harvest schedules
− Egg production farming experience
− Beekeeping exerience
− Budget management experience
− Proficient knowledge of computer software (Word, Excel, and Google Apps
− Manage and forecast the seasonal and multi-year operations of the Farm
including crop planning, crop rotation and perennial crops
− Develop and administer multi-year plan for increased environmental sustainability
at the Farm
− Create an implementation plan and oversee build out of two-acres including soil
enrichment, plot preparation, irrigation, infrastructure, and compost system
− Manage the daily and weekly operations of the Farm including but not limited to
propagation, soil fertility and integrated pest management, irrigation, planting and
− Create an implementation plan and oversee build out of Egg Production Farm,
including but not limited to coop layout, hen selection, feeding hens, monitoring
behaviors, egg collection
− Create an implementation plan and oversee Beekeeping
− Create vibrant experience for visitors, stakeholders, and customers
− Cultivate and maintain exceptional relationships with customers and manage
delivery of farm produce to customers
− Maintain tracking of crop selection, rotation, performance, volumes, and
− Monitor and evaluate farm programs, document performance trends, and
recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness
− Operate tools and equipment used in crop production, including rototillers, weed
abatement and irrigation systems
Financial Responsibility and Reporting
− Maintain detailed accounting of expenditures and revenues for the farm,
including grant-tracking and qualitative and quantitative grant-reporting
− Monitor expenditure of funds and execute financial reconciliations
− Advise Executive Director of farm operations progress, budget status, and other
− Develops and manages annual operating budget for all farm related programs.
− Initiate, research and oversee capital improvement projects as necessary
− Publish annual report of farm's progress
To apply for the Healthy Hearts Institute Urban Farm Manager Job send resume, cover
letter and references to:
Ray Harts, Founder and Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org