Farmshare Austin’s mission is to grow a healthy, just and equitable local food system by increasing community food access and cultivating new farmers.About Farmshare
Located on a 10-acre certified organic farm in Southeastern Travis County, Farmshare Austin cultivates the next generation of farmers and increases community food access. We offer opportunities in a learning community for adults who are interested in launching careers in organic and sustainable farming. Over 75 percent of the produce grown on the farm goes directly to our Fresh for Less Mobile Markets and Curbside Delivery, a weekly, reliable food access program serving 22 zip codes in the Eastern Crescent of Austin and Travis County.Since 2014, we have graduated 86 adults from our 20-week Farmer Starter beginning farmer training, of whom nearly 80% are working in agriculture or an agriculture-related field.Since fall 2016, Farmshare’s food access work has focused on Fresh for Less Mobile Markets and Curbside Delivery, a partnership with local government that provides a weekly, reliable source of reduced price, farmers’ market quality fresh produce and nutrient-dense grocery items to low-income customers in the Eastern Crescent of Austin and Travis County.
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Farmshare Austin seeks a Finance Manager responsible for managing the financial activities of the organization, including financial analysis and planning, accounting operations and ing, budgeting, financial and regulatory compliance and ing, and grants administration. The Finance Manager provides guidance to senior management and supports the Board of Directors through clear communication of financial ing and analysis, and interfaces with external parties on financial matters, including accounting services and bank relations. All accounting functions are handled by a two-person team, which includes the Finance Manager and a part-time Bookkeeper. An annual financial audit is performed by an external accounting firm. As part of a multifaceted organization, this position plays a critical part in the long-term growth and success of the organization. The Finance Manager s to the Executive Director. A new position, the Finance Manager will oversee Farmshare’s financial operations. This, in turn, will contribute to Farmshare’s overall financial sustainability and ability to carry out our food access and beginning farmer training mission.Farmshare Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers positions of varying skill levels and responsibilities that amplify our mission. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQIA+ identified people, people of marginalized genders, people with differing abilities and genetic differences, veterans and people who speak, read or write a language in addition to English.
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