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JOB OPENING: Community Property Manager (part-time)

The Urban Farming Community Land Trust (UFI CLT) is seeking a self-directed, personable, knowledgeable, detail-oriented individual to oversee the maintenance, management, and community engagement of our urban farm sites in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

Hours: 20 hours/week, flexible scheduling

Location: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, 487 Norfolk St, Mattapan

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: $30/hour, plus part-time-equivalent vacation benefits

Responsibilities:  

  • Property Maintenance
    • Manage site maintenance (e.g. snow removal, fence repairs, perimeter weeding) and equipment maintenance, including cost estimating, contractor bidding and oversight, and lessee billings
    • Open and close sites at start/end of season, and ensure sites are visually appealing year-round
  • Property Management
    • Manage recurring bills and expenses (e.g. water, electricity, property taxes)
    • Maintain property insurance and ensure sites meet safety and liability standards
    • Recruit applicants to lease farm sites, oversee selection and leasing, manage ongoing lessor-lessee relations including revenue collection
    • Coordinate technical assistance required by lessee farmers, and address any lessee practices that do not support sustainable soil health or other site requirements
    • Coordinate site capital improvements (e.g. fencing, drainage systems) as needed
  • Community Stewardship
    • Conduct community relations for each farm site, including ongoing communications with neighbors, and hosting of engagement events
    • Oversee communications and resolve conflicts with lessees, the city, and neighbors
    • Create and manage neighbors advisory group for each site
  • Administrative work as necessary (e.g. maintenance of detailed financial and communication records)

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in general property management
  • General understanding of farming, gardening, OR landscape management practices
  • Strong organization, communication, and community relations skills
  • Comfort with Google Docs, Microsoft Word/Excel, or equivalent platforms
  • Use of your own vehicle
  • Live in or close to our sites in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury
  • Key Characteristics: driven, self-motivated, self-directed, eager to learn, personable, attentive to detail, flexible, trustworthy

About the UFI Community Land Trust:  The mission of the Urban Farming Community Land Trust is to promote and protect urban farmland, and to ensure that decisions about this land remain in local control.

To Apply: Please be sure to read this posting thoroughly.  If interested, please email your cover letter and resume, with the subject line “Community Property Manager Application”.  We welcome diverse candidates and Boston residents to apply.

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Fowler Clark Epstein Farm Launch & Open house (Mon 6/25/18, 3-8p)

 

Celebrate the grand opening of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm and its transformation into the headquarters of the Urban Farming Institute of Boston. Enjoy an evening of food and family fun.

DATE & TIME: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3-8PM

LOCATION: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, 487 Norfolk St., Mattapan, MA 02126

Dedication ceremonies with Mayor Martin J. Walsh begin at 6 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to be immortalized in a BIG community photograph with all your friends and neighbors at 6:30 p.m.!

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