ANC Position Opening: Exchange Manager

Exchange Manager Position Opening

We are seeking a full-time Exchange Manager who will:

    • Provide aggregation and distribution services to increase sales of regionally grown food and food products to commercial and institutional buyers, e.g., restaurants, hospitals, schools, caterers, grocers, buying clubs, etc.
    • Manage the online website (www.allenmarketplace.org), an online marketplace associated with the Exchange.
    • Coordinate Veggie Box program (multi-grower CSA) logistics, marketing, sales, etc.
    • Manage dry & cold food storage operations.
    • Develop newsletters & other marketing materials for buyers and producers.
    • Develop, coordinate & promote a robust schedule of educational workshops & events (ex. business planning, food safety, marketing & branding, etc.) taught by educators from partnering organizations.
    • Support the development of the local value-added industry by linking growers and food entrepreneurs with the AMP Kitchen to create value-added products, with the option of distribution through the Exchange.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns involved in the Exchange.
    • Link growers & food producers to proper licenses and food safety procedures.
    • Evaluate and write reports showcasing program effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail as they manage multiple tasks/projects.
  • Experience in managing and creating relationships with multiple partners, patrons, and neighbors.
  • Entrepreneurial energy, high level of initiative, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, and teamwork.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement, nurture and evaluate programs.
  • Skills in web management and other computer & online programs.
  • Passion for strengthening the local food system and for the ANC mission.
  • Commitment to Lansing’s Eastside, its residents, stakeholders as well as strategic partners throughout the mid-Michigan region.
  • A bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study, or professional experience in relevant area.
  • Flexible availability required (some nights and weekends).
  • Experience in food programs and Michigan produce seasonality.
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Management experience in business or non-profit organization preferred.

Compensation Full-time position (40 hours/week) to begin end of August 2015. Salary commensurate with experience; benefits available.

Cover Letter & Resume due Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Submit to:

Rita O’Brien, Allen Market Place Associate Director

Allen Neighborhood Center, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912

ritao@allenneighborhoodcenter.org

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