NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC
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Current Job Opening:

Food Value Chain Coordination Representative (Santa Fe)

Job ID 144211

$28.72 – $45.95 Hourly
$59,739 – $95,582 Annually
This position is a Pay Band 75
Apply by May 28, 2024

EDD plans to hire one full-time staff member dedicated to New Mexico food supply chain coordination through the implementation of the USDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure (RFSI) program. The position supports EDDs Food, Hunger and Agriculture program mission to support the intersection of economic development in the New Mexico food and agricultural sector with increased food security for New Mexicans. The RFSI program is designed to benefit consumers, producers, and rural communities by providing more local food options, increasing food access, and creating new, more, and better markets for small and mid-size food producers by supporting middle of the supply chain needs for locally or regionally produced food products.

This position will work in coordination with the EDD Food, Hunger, and Agriculture program manager, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA), and the Governor’s Office through the NM Food Initiative.
The role will provide technical assistance associated with the RFSI program implementation, including:

  • Assisting sub-awardees statewide with project implementation;
  • Connecting middle of the supply chain operations to other funding sources and resources;
  • Facilitating collaborative discourse and shared understanding amongst food value chain stakeholders;
  • Navigating approvals necessary for compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Assisting with the monitoring and metrics required for economic impact reporting; and
  • Assisting with strategic planning to leverage project innovation and statewide impact.

The RFSI project activities will be monitored through site visits, virtual meetings, and progress reports. Data will be collected throughout the program to monitor project specific performance measures, goals, and outcomes, as well as economic impacts for the state food and agricultural sector.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Economic Development, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Historic Preservation, Communications/Journalism, Community Development, Urban Design, or Urban and Regional Planning from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years of experience in economic or community development programs.
  • Substitutions Apply.
  • Economic Development Certification (CED), National Development Council (NDC), or Economic Development Institute (EDI) Certification is preferred.

Visit the State Personnel Office website for more information.