Inviting Applications and Nominations WE Over Me Farm Manager
About Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College is one of the nation’s most innovative small colleges. The Collegehas been called “the model for the future” by billionaire Mark Cuban and “an emerging national and community leader” by the New York Times. PQC is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts-inspired institution that was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, on April 4, 1872. The mission of the school is to prepare its students to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace. Members of the College's student body, alumni, faculty and staff, called Quinnites, embrace an institutional ethos of "WE over Me" and are dedicated
to honoring the "Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership" (Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and Love something greater than yourself).
The WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College is currently seeking a full-time Farm Manager to assist with all farm activities to meet the needs of the Farm's many programs and constituencies. The Manager will participate not only in all aspects of farm production, but also in the teaching and mentoring of Work Program student employees and in the planning and implementation of all Farm events such as farm tours, volunteer workdays, field trips, on-farm classes, and fundraising events.
Duties and responsibilities of the position of the Farm Manager include the following:
Duties will include crop planning, placing seed orders, daily planting, weeding, harvesting, irrigating, soil amendment and all other farm tasks.
Caring for farm livestock including poultry, bees, and fish and responsibilities including feeding, watering, and cleaning.
Coordinate and oversee the distribution of farm production to end-users, including the provision of produce and making occasional deliveries to Paul Quinn students, Dallas based businesses and restaurants, and the Highland Hills community.
Safely using and maintaining all farm equipment and infrastructure including tractor, landscaping equipment, tillers, irrigation systems, and greenhouse cooling systems.
Assisting with farm marketing, including participation in on and off-campus special events and occasional assistance with farmers’ markets.
Volunteer, Student, Intern, Staff Oversight:
• Train and direct students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, volunteers, seasonal farm staff, and interns in accomplishing the seasonal work of the farm.
Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of farm educational programming and events, including volunteer workdays, field trips, farm tours, etc.
Lead individuals and groups of many ages in contributing to the work of the farm.
Supporting the incorporation of Paul Quinn College curricula into the life of the
Prepare and present for approval an annual budget and capital improvement plan.
Maintain adequate records to reflect all activities enumerated above.
Prepare weekly reports on the status of the farm for the President of the College.
Assist with raising funds, including helping with grants, for investment in the farm.
The goal of the Farm is to be financially operated, minimally, on a break-even
basis, (revenue = expenses). This includes the salaries and benefits of the Farm
staff, and all operating costs.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum 3-5 years in farm management.
Minimum 3-5 years of progressive supervisory experience.
Knowledge and expertise in local produce, crop rotation, and DFW area farming.
Commitment to the mission and vision of Paul Quinn College in ending poverty
and addressing food insecurity, health, and education through the work of the
Prior experience working in an educational setting or capacity, particularly with
youth and college-aged students.
Prior experience coordinating volunteers, special events, and media interest.
Salary and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit program with paid time off (PTO), medical, dental, vision and life insurance after 60-days of successful employment.
Paul Quinn College at a Glance
Campus: PQC is the college, but Dallas is the campus. The campus of 147 acres of rolling hills and plush trees is minutes away from downtown Dallas, a richly diverse city that offers a thriving culinary scene, a vibrant arts district, professional sports, and big city shopping, dining and nightlife.
Join the Quinnite Nation: Application Submission
Letters of application of mission-driven individuals are invited. Applicants should prepare a cover letter and resume with salary requirements in support of an interest in the position. No phone calls please. Please send applications to [email protected].
It is the policy of Paul Quinn College not to discriminate against any individual in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, age, religion, or marital status.