University of Washington School of Public Health
King County Regional Lead - WSFMA King County Regional Lead
Closing Date: August 5, 2018
Posted: July 5, 2018
Position: King County Regional Lead
Reports To: Regional Leads Program Manager
Hours: 260 hours annually. Range is from 5 to 17 hours per week, depending on scope of work.
Compensation: $28.00 per hour. Eligible travel/supplies will be reimbursed.
Position Classification: Part-time, hourly, independent contractor renewed on a yearly basis. Contract renewal is contingent upon funding.
Region: King County
Purpose: To support farmers markets in King County develop and implement food access programs, marketing, and general market operations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Build and maintain local network of food access and local food stakeholders around farmers markets in King County.
• Provide one-on-one technical assistance to farmers markets for food access, marketing, and operations.
• Develop community strategies to increase SNAP client participation at farmers markets in coordination with Region 4 Implementing Agency Department of Health.
• Help to facilitate nutrition education activities in coordination with SNAP-ED contractors in Region 4 to improve client knowledge and confidence in using SNAP benefits at farmers markets.
• Participate in strategy development to continue SNAP-EBT fruit and vegetable incentive program (Fresh Bucks) after FINI funding ends.
• Provide support to the quarterly King County Farmers Market Manager meetings.
• Distribute regional and state farmers market materials to key partners.
• Represent region in WSFMA trainings, conferences, and other speaking engagements.
• Complete and submit monthly reporting.
• Complete all evaluation requests to monitor progress of program.
• Experience working with and organizing farmers markets. Farmers market management experience a plus.
• Expertise in farmers market food access programs, farmers market operations, and marketing.
• Familiarity with King County Farmers Markets.
• Knowledge and/or working relationships with community and cultural groups working in King County on food access issues.
• Demonstrated experience as an effective communicator who takes a collaborative approach. A dynamic and engaging public speaker comfortable leading meetings.
• A self-starter comfortable working without direct supervision.
• Highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail.
• An innovative and flexible thinker able to design new projects and pilot new ideas with diverse stakeholders.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Valid driver’s license and ability to travel throughout King County with personal transportation.
How to Apply: Application deadline is July 20, 2018.
Send resume and cover letter addressing your interest and fit to:
Regional Leads Search Committee
Washington State Farmers Market Association
93 Pike St. Suite 316 Seattle, WA 98108 email@example.com