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March 5th, 2016

Job Opportunity: Farmers Market Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Community Coordinator

by Amy Crone

The Maryland Farmers Market Association (MDMFA), a statewide non-profit that aims to increase healthy food access for all through a robust network of farmers markets, is hiring a Market Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Coordinator. This is a contractual position for managing the EBT and Maryland Market Money (farmers market “matching” program) at 3-4 farmers markets held on Tuesdays through Sundays rain or shine from April to November in Baltimore, MD. Completion of duties will require approximately 30-35 hours/week.

EBT and farmers market incentive programs provide access to nutritious, quality, locally produced foods for food insecure individuals and households.

This position is responsible for:

  1. Coordinating EBT, Maryland Market Money (“double-dollars”/ matching program), and other non-cash (such as coupons or certificates) transactions at the farmers markets each week;
  2. Promoting the EBT and Maryland Market Money programs to target audiences;
  3. Attending all markets throughout the 2016 season, arriving prior to market start and remaining through market close
  4. Reporting and analyzing weekly data on EBT and Maryland Market Money usage at the markets;
  5. Ongoing communication with market vendors and market managers about the program; and
  6. Participating in trainings and workshops as scheduled.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and with attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated commitment to food justice and local food systems;
  • Strong verbal and written skills;
  • Experience working with diverse populations; and
  • Willingness to learn the technicalities of federal nutrition benefits programs.

This independent contract position will run from date of hire through November/December 2016 and is a rate of $18/hour.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Amy Crone, Executive Director (acrone@marylandfma.org).  Information can be downloaded here: MDFMA EBT Coordinator Position Description.

Position open until filled.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.