Position Description: MFFM
For more information or
questions please contact Sherie Blumenthal at email@example.com
or (207) 333-
Our goal is to have someone
hired by the second week of January, 2012. (Posted 30-Nov-11.)
Applications for this position are now closed. (23-Dec-11)
Overview of the Maine
Federation of Farmers’ Markets:
purpose of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) is
to cultivate a vibrant and sustainable farmers’ market
community, to provide a forum and repository for the exchange of
ideas, and resources and to be an effective liaison and voice for the
promotion, education and advocacy of Maine Farmers’ Markets.
In its first phase of existence (1991-1997) the exclusively
volunteer-driven MFFM provided several key services for federation
members including a quarterly newsletter focusing on technical
assistance to market vendors, coordination of a cooperative bulk
purchasing program, and sponsorship of a mentoring program that
paired new vendors with experienced vendors. The MFFM also served as
a valuable resource for the Maine Department of Agriculture and
engaged in activities to encourage Maine communities to patronize
farmers’ markets and establish new markets where needed.
Looking to the future, the goal of the MFFM will be to continue to
serve the needs of Maine farmers market’s, define and focus
it’s mission, strengthen existing and new partnerships, and
create a strong organizational foundation on which to meet the needs
of Maine’s farmers and consumers.
closely with the Board of Directors, the MFFM Coordinator will have
overall strategic and operational responsibility for a fledgling
organization including development and execution of it’s
mission, program development and expansion, advocacy and relationship
building, resource procurement and management and strategic planning
around sustainability and fiscal endurance.
is a full-time position supported by grant funding.
Desired Qualities and