Under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Food Justice, the Farmers Market Program Manager will work to build equitable access and distribution systems for fresh, culturally relevant, and regionally grown food citywide for food insecure communities. The Farmers Market Program Manager leads development and implementation of strategies at farmers markets to build a more resilient food system, reduce food insecurity, increase equitable food access, and strengthen regional food systems. This includes management and development of programs that increase affordability of farmers markets and build community capacity for food sovereignty.
The mission of the Mayor's Office of Food Justice is to build a food system that is equitable, resilient, sustainable, and just. In pursuit of this mission, OFJ works to expand equitable access to nutritious food with respect to affordability, physical accessibility, and cultural connectedness; support Boston’s food economy; and promote environmentally sustainable and resilient food production.
Building on the work of the city’s previous Office of Food Access, OFJ works to embed food systems and racial equity approaches into existing food access programming, and to pursue whole-of-government strategies, in partnership with GrowBoston, that leverage city resources and partnerships to shift the city and region’s food system, reduce food insecurity and address the food system’s impact on climate. This includes close partnerships with other city and state departments, along with facilitating a community of practice of organizations, businesses and entities in the city who are addressing food insecurity and inequitable food access by developing a new food system.
Boston Residency Required.
Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MO-7 /Full-time/ Non-union
Hours per week: 35