Freight Farm Manager - Haverhill YMCA

Job Description

Do you have farming experience or a green thumb? Are you a natural leader with an ability to build authentic relationships that support providing youth with opportunities to grow and develop in a positive environment? Are you looking to utilize your leadership skills in a role at an organization that makes a difference in the community? This role may be the opportunity for you! 

The Freight Farm Manager is responsible for the coordinating and operations of the freight farm. The Manager will coordinate the operation of the freight farm, and will hire, train and supervise farm workers. The Manager actively participates in the day to day operations of the freight farm and displays our four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


  • Maintains an environment that supports and encourages growth and development
  • Supervises any additional staff, volunteers, or program participants with the freight farm
  • Engages in and supervises planting, cultivating and harvesting the freight farm
  • Grow a variety of vegetables to be distributed through the YMCA, community and partner programs
  • Create and maintain crop planning, seed order, and harvest plan documents
  • Maintain and improve fertility and safety of the plant growth through farming practices
  • Work with the YMCA’s management team to identify the amounts, timing, and types of produce that can be grown for nutrition service, community partners, and emergency feeding programs
  • Distribute produce to programs and partners through weekly produce deliveries
  • Develop and implement a volunteer-based workforce through combination of outreach, internships, experiences, and service opportunities
  • Supervise and educate farm staff and volunteers who are working in and with the farm; including identifying farm work opportunities that provide the best learning opportunities for and make the best use of the skill set of volunteers
  • Collects and records growth, production, and environmental data. Tracks outputs and outcomes needed to report to organization and funders

In addition to a quality work environment, our YMCA offers competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities including;

  • Paid training and development

  • Advancement and growth opportunities within our seven YMCA locations.

  • Free YMCA membership and employee discounts on programs.

  • Health and dental insurance for full-time employees.

  • 2 weeks paid vacation in addition to generous paid sick and personal time for full-time staff.

  • Retirement fund with 8% company contribution (once vested/no match required).

  • Employer-funded life insurance.

  • Mileage reimbursement.

  • A minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of children’s growth and development and be able to apply this understanding to appropriate activities.

For further assistance, you may contact the HR department at 978-564-3075. 

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran's status.

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