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Chicago FarmWorks Program Supervisor
|Location:||Chicago - West Side|
|# of Openings:||1|
Summary: The Chicago FarmWorks Supervisor will manage urban farm operations both on and off farm. The Chicago FarmWorks Supervisor will plan, coordinate and execute crop planning, site preparation and maintenance, plant care, harvesting, distribution, livestock care, and participant engagement. The Chicago FarmWorks Supervisor will manage communications and coordinate with wholesale customers, contractors, donors and volunteers, referring partners, employers and other partners. The Chicago FarmWorks Supervisor will provide training and supervision to transitional job participants in keeping with our philosophy of care, providing evaluation and instruction in a supported, authentic work environment. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below. The Chicago FarmWorks Supervisor works collaboratively with internal and external partners to coordinate health, wellness, engagement, employment and community objectives for participants and residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Associates degree and three years related experience required. May give credit towards years of experience if attained a degree higher than a Bachelor’s degree. Documented urban agriculture experience and program implementation, or management experience preferred. Experience working with persons overcoming barriers to employment preferred.
Other Qualifications: be able to independently travel throughout Chicago. May require weekend and evening hours.
Language Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills required.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.
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