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Mill City Grows is currently accepting applications for the following full-time position:

Full time, with benefits

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The Director of Programs (DoP) position oversees the effective delivery of all of Mill City Grows’ programs. This requires oversight of planning, development, staffing, partnerships, and evaluation of each of our programming areas.

The DoP directly supervises five program managers, effectively overseeing thousands of people that help to carry out the mission of Mill City Grows, including staff, volunteers, and program participants. Ultimately, the DoP is responsible for the quality of all MCG programs, ensuring that goals are met, and that resources are used efficiently in all program operations.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Role and Qualifications
The Director of Programs oversees all internal program operations at Mill City Grows, including our Urban Farm, Mobile Market, Community Gardens, Volunteer, and Education programs. The ideal candidate has technical expertise in growing and marketing food, community gardening, and/or food education. A working knowledge in these areas will allow the DoP to provide hands-on management, mentoring, and training of our program team. We are seeking a seasoned manager, who will oversee staffing and provide supervision of all program managers, and be able to manage diverse team members with a wide array of skills and growth areas, to help our program managers to reach organizational goals. The DoP will be an experienced, hands-on leader, partnering with program staff, participants, and other stakeholders to develop, oversee, and evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. Using input and feedback from our constituents, the DoP designs and implements program innovations when needed. As all programs are supported by our network of donors, The DoP will have prior experience in supporting fundraising and public relations efforts. They will provide content and data for grant and report writing, and coordinate production of other marketing materials that reflect Mill City Grows’ culture and impact. Striving for excellence in all program operations, the DoP will provide oversight of our contractual and financial requirements through managing budgets, spending, work plans, and documentation for all of our contracts and grant awards.

Candidates must have the ability to not only see obstacles, but craft feasible solutions to meet goals; demonstrate a commitment to cultivating community and promoting equity and inclusion; be a great team player and passionate about food justice work; possess an interest in sustainability; have a love of learning, and a desire to grow professionally and personally; and have the desire and ability to go above and beyond to get the job done.

Additional Skills
● Microsoft Office; Google Suite; Dropbox
● Experience with tracking program data
● Experience in budget creation and tracking
● Non-profit experience and program development preferred

Mill City Grows offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, with parking and accessible office location in Lowell. This position will require flexibility to work evenings and weekends for special events, volunteer days, and to provide program support outside of normal business hours. Salary range is $65,000-70,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as vacation, sick, and personal time, plus fresh veggies!

Mill City Grows is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume with the subject line “Director of Programs” to:  hr[at]millcitygrows[dot]org

Please have 3 references upon request.