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Program Manager Wanted!

January 19, 2023:
We are seeking a
part-time Program Manager for The Highland Center to start immediately.

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to manage, execute, and fund programs in The Highland Center’s program areas of youth, local foods, community development, and events.


Major Duties include but are not limited to the following:



  • Manage the Youth Employment Program: Identify community placements, work with students to develop workplace skills through work placements.

  • Promote community youth engagement: support youth led initiatives and projects, encourage youth participation in community events and traditions.



  • Manage the weekly Farmer’s Market: The farmer’s market runs from May through October and is held at The Highland Center’s Pavilion. Contact and coordinate vendors for the season; manage the SNAP program; advertise the market throughout the community; set up for the market and work with vendors each week.

  • Assist local foods programs and organizations: Provide technical support and assistance to internal and external programs and organizations promoting local producers and community food security; facilitate internal local foods meetings.



  • Plan workshops, lectures, and demonstrations: Coordinate with Highland Center staff to host events on topics encouraging community and economic development.

  • Recruit users and volunteers for the Center’s resources: Work with staff to promote Center resources for local entrepreneurship or continued education; provide guidance or contact information to interested individuals.



  • Promote the Center and its programs: assist in maintaining the Center’s website, events calendar, Facebook postings and manage constant contact e-mail lists; track site usage and Center contacts.

  • Secure programmatic grant funding: Work with staff to identify and seek funding for program costs; assist Executive Director on funding initiatives as



  • Weekend and evening work will be required as events may dictate.

  • Computer skills are a must to include Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Additional duties as required

  • Year-round work -- 20 hours per week

  • Flexible work schedule but Friday afternoon/evening hours required May-October

  • Occasional weekend hours required

  • $16-$20 per hour based on experience

In interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Lohr-Myers at:   or 540-468-1922
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