HFB Careers

 

Farmers’ Market Manager

SUMMARY:  This Market Manager is a part-time staff position who shall bring enthusiasm and dedication to promoting and operating the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s Farmers’ Markets on Oahu.  The Market Manager operates the market in a manner that promotes farmer relations, and community outreach.

The Market Manager will work in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market General Manager to ensure efficient and timely enrollment, assignment of vendors, and compliance of vendors to HFB Farmers’ Market policies and payments.  Knowledge of Hawaii agricultural production and practices is desirable

The goals of the HFB Farmers’ Markets are:

To support agriculture in Hawaii by providing a venue for farmers in the state of Hawaii to sell Hawaii grown and produced products. To give growers and producers of Hawaii agricultural commodities and other farm-related products alternative marketing opportunities; To promote the sale of Hawaiian grown farm products; To improve the variety, freshness, taste, and nutritional value of produce available in the local area; To provide an educational forum for consumers to learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown, or prepared food products; To enhance the quality of life in Hawaii by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction; and To preserve Hawaii’s unique agricultural heritage.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Ability to think creatively
People person with skills in diplomacy
Dispute resolution skills
Good communication skills
Organizational skills
Marketing skills helpful
Self-motivated
Passionate about the community and local agriculture
May require minimal lifting of less than 50 pounds

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Candidates should be energetic and committed to the success of the market, and be able to work with customers, food purveyors, farmers and other vendors that play a key role in maintaining and expanding market activity. The Market Manager, ideally, should have 2 or more years of entrepreneurial experience, and shall be passionate about food, local farming and agriculture, and be knowledgeable about Hawaii’s agricultural and residential communities.

MARKETING and SOCIAL MEDIA: Experience with social media and marketing is desirable. This position requires a self-starter and highly motivated individual.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to promulgate both oral and written reports and correspondence and must have reasonable skill at public speaking.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply moderately complex mathematical concepts. Ability to work with mathematical operations related to daily tasks.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Employee must have strong computers skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Internet usage.

TRAVEL: Employee must possess a valid State of Hawaii driver’s license.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. May require minimal lifting of less than 50 pounds.

Please submit cover letters and resumes to resume@hfbf.org


Director of Government & Community Affairs

SUMMARY:  This position will manage and supervise the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s Government and Community Affairs initiatives.  This includes representing Farm Bureau on public policy issues relating to ordinances, legislation and regulations. This position is also responsible for advocating, representing and communicating the Hawaii Farm Bureau policy before state and federal agencies, legislative bodies and local governments. This position will facilitate other natural resource, environmental and land use issues as assigned, and provide reports on meetings and activities to Farm Bureau’s state board, its members and other staff as appropriate. Strong verbal and written communication and management skills are essential and frequent travel is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position serves as a liaison between the Farm Bureau membership and state and federal agencies, legislative bodies and local governments advocating Farm Bureau policy with emphasis on the subject areas of water, land use, invasive species, food safety, environmental regulations and endangered species.  The position must establish a network of information resources within the farming community as well as government agencies to assist in keeping abreast of issues and in order to facilitate solutions and/or compromises on agency rules and policies.

It also requires public speaking at meetings on Farm Bureau positions, presentations for Hawaii Farm Bureau, county Farm Bureau boards and associated groups for educational purposes, i.e. regulatory updates, issue updates, etc., grassroots involvement; establishing a farm network, host farm tours, develop relationships with elected officials and staff, help develop lobbying strategies, assist in setting legislative priorities, research, analyze, monitor and amend legislation, represent Farm Bureau at political functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

Grassroots involvement; establishing a farm network that can be called upon to participate in committees, in public workshops and board meetings, host farm tours, make phone calls, write letters or any necessary input.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in agriculture, environmental sciences, political science, communications or related field and a minimum of 5 to 7 years experience in the public or private sector; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Knowledge of Hawaii agricultural production and practices is desirable.  This position requires a self-starter and highly motivated individual.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret legislation, environmental regulations and county government ordinances and laws. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to promulgate both oral and written reports and correspondence and must have reasonable skill at public speaking.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  (Initial language – please modify according to info. supplied) Ability to apply moderately complex mathematical concepts.  Ability to work with mathematical operations related to daily tasks.

REASONING ABILITY:  (Initial language – please modify according to info. supplied) Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:  Employee must have knowledge of computers including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet usage.

TRAVEL: Employee must possess a valid State of Hawaii driver’s license and be willing to travel both in and out of state.  Employee will be required to make occasional day and/or overnight travel, mostly by car with occasional inter-island air travel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, while using their hands and fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  (Initial language – please modify according to info. supplied)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions while participating in farm or other environmental tours.  (Initial language – please modify according to info. supplied) The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the essential duties, responsibilities and requirements of personnel.

Please submit cover letters and resumes to resume@hfbf.org


 

 

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