Merry Lea Farm Manager

Location
Goshen, IN
Posted
Aug 02, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is seeking a full-time Farm Manager.

The Farm Manager, under the direction of the Director of Agroecology, will oversee all aspects of operating the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm and maintain a regular physical presence at the farm. The farm manager will collaborate with other staff, faculty, students, and volunteers to develop the farm as a setting for teaching and learning about sustainable food systems and conservation. The Merry Lea Sustainable Farm is a small, diversified, sustainable farm located at the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in Wolf Lake IN that contributes to the Center’s mission of providing environmental education to people of all ages. It includes vegetable plots, fruit and nut orchards, an animal barn and pastures, a passive solar greenhouse, and a small hoop house.

Annual salary is: $ 32,785

The home office for this position is at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree in agroecology, environmental science, education, or a related field OR in lieu of degree, 4+ years of relevant equivalent experience is required.

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at goodofgoshen.com.

How to Apply:

If you are applying through Indeed or another search engine, please make sure to go to www.goshen.edu/employment to apply.

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to [email protected]

Required:

  • Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (574) 535-7111

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