Madison CSA Coalition Job Posting

Madison Area

Community Supported Agriculture Coalition

303 S. Paterson Street Suite 1B Madison, WI 53703



Grower Program Manager, Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition

The Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition, a nationally recognized non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, seeks an organized, dedicated individual with excellent communication skills and experience with diversified vegetable production and direct market farming to be our Grower Program Manager (GPM). The GPM will work with the farm community to enhance grower training opportunities, to improve  resource sharing and collaborative activities among farmers, and to continue to strengthen the network and resources available to CSA farmers in our region. Some weekend and evening hours required for meetings and events.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 1, 2011 or until filled


o Program Management

§ Organize and facilitate Grower Gatherings, Farmer Mentorship Program & Field Days

§ Coordination of Grower Network to develop and maintain close communication with affiliated farms

§ Collect, create, and organize web-based and print resources for use on website and in grower training sessions

§ Collect and organize annual farm information for group promotion and publication

o Program Development

§ Work with coalition growers to identify and build other grower training and resource sharing programs

§ Cultivate relationships with local, regional, and national groups to develop new project initiatives to serve CSA growers

§ Develop and implement projects with revenue generation potential to assist with long- term funding of Grower Programs

o Organizational & Administrative Duties

§ Work with organization staff and Executive Director to build a strong, sustainable organization

§ Manage Grower Program budget

§ Assist with fundraising duties associated with Grower Program

Full job description posted on website


The ideal candidate will have:

Minimum 2 years professional work experience

Excellent organizational communication skills

Experience in and/or knowledge of Community Supported Agriculture

Experience in community organizing and/or group facilitation

Familiarity with vegetable producers and/or hands-on experience with diversified vegetable production and direct market, organic agriculture

Above average competency in computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, web, email)

Ability to work independently to set priorities, generate ideas, and facilitate programs

This position will be a 75% time, salaried position (30 hrs/week) with a starting annual salary range of $21,000-$24,000, commensurate with experience.

Compensation includes health stipend, paid vacation, holiday and personal time.


Deadline for application is 5PM March 1, 2011 or until filled

Emailed applications are required.  PDF or Word documents only

Kiera Mulvey, Executive Director,

Please include the following with your application packet:

Cover letter


Name and contact information of three professional references

This position is guaranteed through December 2011 with the expectation of a permanent position at or above the advertised rate and hours pending future funding.

Staff positions at the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition are open to all. The Madison Area CSA Coalition does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability in any of its policies or programs.

The Madison Area CSA Coalition 303 S. Paterson St
Suite 1B
Madison WI 53703



Sustainable Living Group

Brian Schwaller of the Sustainable Living Group attended our meeting last night and told us about their group and their desire to network with other local groups to encourage the communiity to look to itself for answers to sustainability.  We have so much to offer right here in Sheboygan county, but outside of our own area of interest we may not know who else, or what else is right here with us, such as local solar and geothermal businesses, LEEDS-certified architects, CFL recyclers, local food providers, restaurants committed to sourcing local food…You get the idea.  The Sustainable Living Group has their monthly meeting the first Tuesday of every month, which means their next meeting is tonight at the Mill Street Grill at 506 East Mill St. in Plymouth from 6:30-7:30.  Everyone is welcome.  Take a look at their website for information on their Thinking Green Thursdays for the list of presenters!

Addition to February SALFA meeting

Brtian Schwaller of the Sustainable Living Group plans on attending our February meeting to tell us about SLG and why he’d like us to join forces.

February SALFA meeting

Scheduled for 6 PM Monday, February 7 at the Weather Center Cafe.  Please plan to attend and bring a friend!  Judy Hartman will share her experiences at the Local Food Summit held in January in Elkhart lake.  Interim Program Director Carrie Caselton Lowe is asking for SALFA volunteers for the summer  lunch program at NOURISH, and Maywood is interested in co-hosting a movie!

See you there!



Power of Community Rescheduled!

Sheboygan Area Local Food Alliance (SALFA)

presents a screening of

The Power

of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people. They share how they transitioned from highly mechanized agriculture to using organic farming and urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis. The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis, is an example of options and hope.

Monday, February 21st


Coffee & Music

1202 North 8th Street – Sheboygan

6 P.M.

No Admission Charge/ Donations Gratefully Accepted

Doors Open at 5:30 P.M.

Following the film Linda Conroy and John Holzwart will share their experiences during their recent trip to Cuba, including the farm highlighted in this film!



For more Information and info on future events please go to –



Job Posting




Position Title:               NOURISH Program Director

Program:                      NOURISH Farm to Family Philanthropy (

Reports To:                  SCIO Executive Director and NOURISH Advisory Board


Office:                           Will function out of Lakeshore Technical College office space

Date:                             January 2011

Salary:                           $28,000 – 33,000 with no benefits

Starting Date:               April 1, 2011

Application Deadline:  February 4, 2011 – Resume and 3 references

Contact:                         Carrie Caselton Lowe,, 920.918.0251



To increase food justice and security in our community by collaborating among local farmers, culinary professionals and volunteers.  NOURISH programs educate, inspire, and increase consumption of healthy foods through the sharing of meals and snacks inspired by fresh, local ingredients with struggling children and families who deserve to eat well.



· Maintains communication and coordination for Farm-to-Table Tours (tour participants, tour guides, shelters, and farms).

· Maintains communication and coordination for Snack Attack Tours (Boys and Girls Club, Snack Ambassadors, and farms).

· Takes a leadership role in Farm-to-School Initiative.

· Liaison to other community base non-profits and business leaders in promoting healthy local foods including, but not exclusive, summer lunch, community farms and local farmers markets.

· Cultivates relationship with Lakeshore Technical College, taking the lead role in communication, expectations, and partnership opportunities.

· Recruits, inspires and supervises volunteers and interns.

· Responsible for the production of informational materials, brochures, and program assessment statistics as needed for promotional and public relations uses.

· Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development, evaluations and on going training.

· Assists in grant writing and fundraising.

· Collaboration of and promotion for the program through public speaking, meetings, and other public events.

· Leads strategic planning for the future of the program.

· Create partnerships, maintain and build relationships that complement and advance the program.

· Reports to Advisory Board and SCIO Executive Director with formal written reports as well as attends Advisory Board meetings as requested.


Skills, Knowledge, and/or Abilities

· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

· Good Organizational Skills.

· Supervisory Skills

· Basic Computer Skills

· Passion for the mission

· Passion for Agriculture, Sustainable food Systems, Nutrition Education, and Food Security.

Education, Training and/or Experience

· Bachelors or Masters Degree in related field

· Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills.

· Leadership and supervisory experience.

· Worked in and knowledge of grass root non-profit.


· Valid Wisconsin drivers license and required insurance coverage.

· Normal business hours 8:30am-5:00pm.  Some evening and weekend hours required.

· More Intense Summer Hours.

· Background Check.




Employee:______________________________      Date:

Supervisor: _____________________________      Date:

Executive Director: _______________________      Date:





Due to the weather, the showing of the film The Power of Community scheduled for this evening at 6 PM is cancelled.  We will reschedule and post the date as soon as possible.