FT Program Director RI Farm Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN-RI)

Farmers, Fishers and Forestry professionals need support! Be part of a growing group of folks who are committed to helping individuals in these industries meet the challenges of keeping their mental health & wellness strong!

We are seeking a unique individual who has a passion for supporting the mental health and wellness of the Farming, Fishing and Forestry (FFF) communities in Rhode Island.

This is a full-time, grant funded position- one that will make lasting change in our state!

Here’s more information:

The FRSAN-RI Program Director is responsible for the coordination, implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of the USDA/NIFA State of Rhode Island Division of Agriculture - Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Project to Address and Reduce Farmer Mental Health and Stress.

Wow! That’s a lot of words:). Here’s what the job is responsible for:

  • Responsible for the coordination, implementation and supervision of the FRSAN RI network.
  • Maintain partnerships with stakeholders including RI DEM and other FFF partners.
  • Coordinate and supervise sub awardees
  • Manage voucher program for FFF
  • Coordinate with evaluators to design, deliver and analyze needs assessment
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships in the FFF community.
  • Provide details of progress (including data) for established reporting timetables
  • Other duties associated with this project as described by the Executive/Operations Director
  • Work with vendor to develop a marketing and communications plan for the project
  • Communicate program information internally and externally
  • Share information with stakeholders
  • Promote programs and initiatives
  • Maintain social media presence
  • Develop sustainability plan for future work

Here are the characteristics we are looking for:

  • Strong personal and professional judgement
  • Ability to respond quickly to a shifting reality and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Organizational skills and flexibility
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural background.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Canva
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Budget Management
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field i.e. human services, health, education, social work
  • 3-5 years of experience in program management
  • Grant management experience
  • Experience in the mental health & wellness field
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the FFF community is a plus, but not required

Maybe you have some other relevant experience that we didn’t think of- please let us know!

If this is interesting to you, please send an email cover letter telling us why you are interested and include a copy of your resume or c.v. to:

[email protected]

Thank you!