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Northwest Agriculture Business Center Project Manager in Mount vernon, Washington

The Organization: Established in 2006, Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) located in Mt. Vernon, Washington, provides northwest Washington farmers with the skills and resources necessary to provide their products efficiently and profitably to consumers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers. NABC provides their services to farm businesses located in an eleven-county service area in western Washington. NABC achieves its goals by assisting clients in the areas of *business development *access to financing *value-added product development *marketing The Position: NABC is hiring a Project Manager for the Mt. Vernon office and region. This position will focus on increasing participation in USDA grant and loan programs and providing technical assistance to farmers in order to meet grant requirements. The Project Manager is a key link in moving projects from planning to funding and execution. The Project Manager will prioritize: *Regional market development and market access. *Business plans, proforma financials, feasibility studies and other business planning documents. *Grant writing and grant reporting including state, federal, and USDA grants. *Co-Op organizing and management. *Building business growth opportunities to agriculturally based businesses. As a team-member, the Project Manager will work with other Project Managers in the region to develop large-scale funding opportunities, provide technical assistance, and guide business opportunities for local and regional farmers. As a team, the Project Managers are able to access opportunities and build capacity for larger investments. Project Managers have a strong understanding of agri-business and co-ops, and how business planning and access to capital can produce business results for local farms. Project Managers work independently meeting deadlines, connecting with farmers and community supporters, determining best solutions, and thinking entrepreneurially about opportunities. Application information: Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with NABC on this key position. Application materials are available at: Application Deadline: June 28, 2021