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Farm Director

Employer
Stonehill College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives.  In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

The Farm Director oversees the entire operation of The Farm at Stonehill, supervising the planting, harvesting, and distribution of produce, coordinating all volunteer activities and designing and conducting educational programs at the farm.  The Farm Director also teaches farm-related courses and supports and develops innovative, interdisciplinary connections with the Stonehill academic community and broader cultural environment around the Farm.  The Farm Director serves as the face of the Farm on campus and in the community, growing nutritious vegetables using sustainable methods, working with students and the community to develop a strong sense of place and stewardship to the natural world, and working to address global issues of poverty and hunger relating to climate change, food production, and food distribution.

Education & Experience

A Master's in biological or agricultural sciences, or a related field is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university, preferably in the biological or agricultural sciences; or B.A. and two to four years experience and/or training in farming, urban farming, farming education; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Interested candidates should submit online a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate transcripts via the URL link:

https://jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/21367

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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