- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Monday, June 21, 2021
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
- Associate in Sustainable Agriculture, AND
- At least four years of organic farming experience including 2 years of farm management experience.
- Or an equivalent combination of higher education and experience will be considered.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of organic farming at both mechanized/field production scale as well as hand/garden scale and experience with appropriate tools (tractor and implement experience essential)
- Commitment to and enjoyment of working with students.
- Excellent communication skills, and ability to work well in a collaborative and team environment.
- Ability to maintain a positive, enthusiastic, and supportive attitude.
- Basic construction, equipment maintenance, and general handy-person skills.
Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis.
Bachelor's Degree in Crop Science, Soil Science, Agroecology, or related field of study.
At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.
The CCCC Farm Manager is responsible for managing the on-campus learning environment known as the CCCC Student Farm. As manager this person will mentor, model, and instruct farming skills appropriate in a sustainable, organic diversified farm setting. The Farm Manager oversees all daily and seasonal farm tasks including maintenance of the facilities, equipment, on-farm livestock care, and management of production spaces. As "the face" of the farm, the manager leads farm tours, coordinates with faculty, staff, community members and works daily with sustainable agriculture students.
Diversity Policy: Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.
- Mentor, model and teach farming skills to students in the Sustainable Agriculture Program.
- Oversee soil health management; and be ultimately responsible for year-round, certified organic production of crops.
- The Farm Manager is directly responsible for facilitating the on-farm portion of all “crop production” courses in the program (AGR 265 / AGR 266 / AGR 268).
- Serve as the instructor of record for at least one course per semester as needed/appropriate.
- Coordinate with Sustainable Agriculture Program instructors to facilitate activities that integrate use of the Student Farm with their respective course objectives
- Maintain inventory of farm supplies, and requisition materials needed for the proper functioning of the farm as a teaching laboratory (feed, seed, amendments, etc).
- Direct the CCCC Student Farm’s Organic Certification process to ensure farm’s continued status as “USDA Certified Organic”. This includes maintaining a current and accurate Organic Grower Plan as required by the Student Farm’s certifying agency; insuring all inputs procured for use are approved by the certifier prior to use on-farm; and keeping accurate farm activity records.
- Manage essential and supportive cross-disciplinary projects based on the Student Farm. These projects may include serving as the liaison for the CCCC Culinary program, and Chatham Beekeeper’s Association; and overseeing the Sustainable Agriculture orchard.
- Maintain an electronic database for crop management, record keeping, production planning and staff scheduling.
- Serve on College committees as assigned.
- Complete the College's annual professional development requirements
- Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.