Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, VT is now hiring for the following positions. This information is from the employment section of their website found at www.champlainorchards.com/employment-opportunities/.
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Director of Finances & Administration
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, advanced QuickBooks expertise, excellent leadership, management and communication skills, and at least 4 years of experience in accounting and office administration. This is a full time, salaried position.
Director of Orchard Operations
Champlain Orchards is managed through advanced IPM protocol with Eco-Apple certification and the Director of Orchard Operations plays an integral role in making decisions and monitoring overall health of the trees and orchard ecosystem. They are responsible for organization and oversight of pruning, planting, fertilizing, spraying, thinning, mowing, harvesting and storage of fruit. Must possess a high level of practical orchard operations, entomology and tree fruit knowledge. The Director must enjoy and be familiar with equipment operation, physical hard work, and working outdoors year round. They must be self-motivated, enjoy teaching and leading staff, and able to work weekends and nights on occasions.
The individual must demonstrate the following skills: Excellent leadership ability; high level of analytical and problem solving skills; excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills; excellent computer skills; excellent time management and stress management abilities. This is a full time, salaried position.
Director of Sales
The Director of Sales is a “sales animal” interested and willing to spend extensive amounts of time on the road and in the marketplace. Knowledge of fruit, apples, and orchard products preferred. An individual who has a passion for local food movements and sustainable agriculture is a plus. The individual must demonstrate the following skills: Excellent leadership ability; high level of analytical and problem solving skills; excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills; excellent computer skills; excellent time management and stress management abilities. This is a full time salaried position with the possibility of sales commission.
Director of Human Resources, Food Safety, and Special Projects
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining the functions of the human resource services while ensuring compliance with all state & federal labor laws.
- Maintain the orchards’ Food Safety and certification programs while ensuring compliance with all applicable state and federal food safety laws.
- Responsible for all aspects of grant writing and documentation.
- Manage Special projects as required.
This person must have a college degree and excellent leadership, management & communication skills. We prefer at least one year of experience in human resources, food safety and/or grant writing. This is a full time salaried position.