Agriculture Program Manager

Eagle Ranch is now hiring an Agriculture Program Manager to begin November 1, 2022. 

REPORTS TO: Director of Spiritual Life (DOSL)

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time. Exempt

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Agriculture Program Manager assists Eagle Ranch in developing an agricultural program that produces fresh food and educates children and staff in gardening, farming, and nutrition. In addition, the Agriculture Program Manager will assist the Equine Program Manager (EPM) in the care of horses and other animals.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Agriculture Program:

  1. Develop a gardening and agriculture short term and long term plan that puts locally, organically, and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables as a foundational part of the Eagle Ranch culture.
  2. Help capture the vision for the majority of produce consumed at Eagle Ranch being grown on our property.
  3. Help to integrate agriculture into the therapeutic environment at Eagle Ranch.
  4. Engage ER residents and staff in the implementation and maintenance of a garden.
  5. Utilize volunteers where necessary to assist in care of agricultural spaces.
  6. Work with the Director of Facilities in land planning and facility use.
  7. Work in conjunction with Eagle Ranch School to use agriculture for educational purposes.
  8. Participate in weekly team meeting with DOSL and EPM to discuss needs and priorities in the program.
  9. Lead the initiative towards growing vegetables and fruit trees and to spearhead our composting efforts.
  10. Work with campus staff to incorporate healthy, delicious food choices into the culture of Eagle Ranch including Food Storage and houseparent run homes.

Equine Program:

  1. To assist in the care of Eagle Ranch horses including feeding, grooming, and basic care.
  2. Ability to assist in equine recreational activities with children and families in our residential program.
  3. Help maintain Eagle Ranch barn and equine facilities.
  4. Assist in the care of other farm animals at Eagle Ranch.
  5. Work with EPM to coordinate volunteer feeding schedules and to cover when volunteers are not available.

QUALITIES:

  1. Committed and sincere follower of Christ.
  2. Heart to share agriculture with kids and families in crisis.
  3. Ability to work non-traditional hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be at least 21 years old and able to pass a criminal background check.
  2. Basic knowledge and understanding of horse care and management.
  3. High school diploma. Preferred degree in Agriculture Sciences or other agricultural certifications.
  4. Background and understanding in agriculture and farming.

TO APPLY:

To apply, candidates should email their resume and cover letter to the attention of Andy Nelson, Director of Spiritual Life, at lprunsky@eagleranch.org and wait to be contacted. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.