The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. More information about The Food Trust is available at www.thefoodtrust.org.
The Food Trust is seeking a Senior Associate for The Food Trust’s Farmers Market Program. The Senior Associate is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of The Food Trust’s Farmers Market Program, which includes a network of over 20 farmers markets in Philadelphia, and special projects related to farmers markets. The majority of The Food Trust’s farmers markets are located in low-income communities and accept Philly Food Bucks, SNAP and other benefits. The Senior Associate is responsible for new market locations and development, cultivating strategic partnerships for the program, and managing the Farmers Market Program budgets and staff. The Senior Associate works with the directors and The Food Trust’s finance team to build annual budgets, including revenue projections, and supports raising unrestricted funds through vendor fees and sponsorship. The Senior Associate supports special projects and grant reporting and proposal development.
This position has internal contacts with the entire staff and external contact with vendors, sponsors, city agencies, community partners and the general public. This position has access to sensitive Food Trust information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with members of the community and is expected to represent The Food Trust in a professional manner.
The Senior Associate, Farmers Market will directly supervise full-time regular staff and will manage the hiring and oversight of seasonal market field staff.