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Farm & Food Projects Manager

Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network

The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) is a member-driven organization dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods. Now in our 23rd year as a community leader and resource, WREN’S mission is to inspire, create, and connect through economic, educational, personal, and community development.

WREN offers a variety of learning and earning opportunities as well as operating several year-round and seasonal market access venues. Our main offices are located in Bethlehem, NH along with an artisan retail/gallery outlet. We also operate a retail/gallery store at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel and classroom and meeting spaces in Berlin, NH.

WREN is seeking a passionate and self-motivated individual to continue and grow our efforts to support the region’s (northern New Hampshire and adjacent Vermont) farm and local food economy. This work includes developing and implementing WREN’s efforts to support food and farm entrepreneurs through access to markets, technical assistance, education, and networking activities. The Manager will be based in our Bethlehem, NH offices.


30 hours/week through 2017, with an increase to 35-40 hours for 2018. Some seasonal evening hours required for Gorham Market. Hourly pay ($20-22) tied to experience.


Expected Knowledge, Skills & Education

  • Commitment to WREN’s mission and the importance of building a local food economy
  • Ability to work independently, but function as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Familiarity with or experience in the local food landscape
  • Business development experience a plus
  • Computer literacy, including comfort with social media
  • Bachelor’s degree or work experience equivalent
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel (mileage will be reimbursed)



  • Implement and manage scopes of work of current grants, including gathering data, evaluation, reporting
  • Support and supervise our Gorham and Bethlehem Farmers/Local Works Market Managers
    • Oversee the Gorham Farmers Market’s grant funded program and vendor support related activities, including the Wholesome Wave Program


  • Identify and engage with local food and farm entrepreneurs, regional partners and opportunities
  • Design  and deliver technical assistance and resource referral to WREN member food and farm businesses, including one-on-one sessions and educational programs
  • Design and coordinate training programs in conjunction with other staff and partners
  • Investigate and develop market access opportunities for food and farm businesses


  • Develop and maintain partnerships and community relationships to inform, create, and carry out program objectives
  • Implement and manage secured grants’ scopes of work, including gathering data, evaluation, reporting
  • Work with WREN’s Grants Manager to define funding needs and opportunities, and designing  ‘next step’ programming and deliverables
  • Represent WREN at meetings, conferences, and gatherings, with occasional travel out of the region
How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Natalie Woodroofe, WREN Grants Manager, or  mail to  PO Box 331, Bethlehem, NH 03574                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Date Added: July 20, 2017

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