|Organization||Black Dirt Farm|
393 Stannard Mountain Rd
Greensboro Bend, Vermont 05842
Now hiring an Office Manager
Hours: 24 hours per week
The Office Manager is the primary point person in the office for administrative functions as well as customer service. This role includes a variety of tasks, including book keeping, advertising, website and social media management, new customer development, contracts, marketing, packaging, sales, distribution and customer support for all of the farm’s enterprises, products and services. Customer Support includes helping our organics collection customers prevent contamination of food scraps with trash through employee trainings and education, and customer communications. The Office Manager also handles administrative tasks, including state and solid waste district reporting and licensing, weekly collection schedules, compost orders and delivery scheduling, invoicing, Quick Books data entry, deposits, and Accounts Receivable and other related miscellaneous tasks. Additionally, the Office Manager manages our packaging and office supplies inventory, general purchasing, and sales fulfillment. As a growing business, there are new projects that come up and this person will help coordinate with other staff to figure out solutions and implement new systems and processes to improve efficiency and provide more insight on how the organization is functioning. The Office Manager must manage their own time effectively to strike a balance between routine and project-based tasks, while ensuring that less frequent routine tasks are executed effectively.
Black Dirt Farm is a diversified family farm, focusing on an integrated enterprise loop based on the decomposer cycle. Our farm collects roughly 30 tons of discarded food scraps from about 70 businesses and institutions. Food scraps are delivered to another farm for composting and to our own farm for our own laying hen operations. We raise the laying hens on a food scrap-based compost for eggs, which are sold to retailers and an aggregator. What the hens don’t eat we use to make compost and worm castings. Worm castings are primarily sold to retailers and directly to professional growers. Compost is largely sold locally in bulk. In addition to selling these products, we use them to grow produce for market. We focus our vegetable production on salad greens and tomatoes, and a small variety of other crops. Produce is sold to restaurants and local grocers. The farm is in its early stages of development and is growing in order to further improve and scale our operations, while creating greater efficiencies through synchronizing our various enterprises. We also raise broiler chickens for meat and board horses. Being a part of Black Dirt Farm means working in an environment that is both caring and efficient, and a small growth-stage farm business that is growing and needs creative resilient people to help it mature. The farm requires individuals who can be part of a dynamic and often fast paced team, while being responsible for managing their own tasks with professionalism and quality, and often working independently.
Customers, Sales and Distribution
|Date Posted||September 3rd, 2018|
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Compensation||Competitive wages based on experience|
|How to Apply||If you’re interested in this position please send a resume and cover letter to Tom at email@example.com, or give Tom a call at 802-745-8006 to see if the role might be right for you. We will need three work references.|