Farm Co-Manager or Assistant Manager

Application Deadline: Friday June 16 at 11:59pm PT

Position Description

Depending on skill level and experience, applicants will be hired as either Assistant Farm Manager or Co-Farm Manager. If hired as Assistant Farm Manager, applicant will be promoted to Co-Farm Manager after a period of approximately 3 to 6 months as their skills and experience develop.

The Sarvodaya Farm and Nursery Co-Manager is a high-level, skilled position, that will involve overseeing many aspects of our farm and nursery.  Both Co-Managers together will be collectively responsible for overseeing our Farm & Nursery.

The co-managers will collectively handle:

  • management of production and sales of thousands of plants annually
  • management of our vegetable gardens
  • management of our demonstration gardens and orchard
  • overseeing our Farmer Training Program
  • customer service and plant sales
  • directing other staff and volunteers
  • caring for our two dogs

The Farm & Nursery Co-Manager will report directly to the Executive Director.

Position Hours and Times

The Farm Co-manager will work 37.5 to 40 hours a week:

7.5 hours a day for 5 days a week.
Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30am to 3:30pm (30 min lunch)

Organization Description

Sarvodaya Institute is a 9-year-old, POC-managed non-profit organization focused on helping people recognize themselves as Earth and learn how to engage with our home-body in a nourishing way.  We practice and teach gardening as a practice of healing and regeneration to restore health to all beings, working towards the "upliftment of all."

We are seeking an energetic, highly-skilled, empathetic, communicative, community-oriented person.  We encourage people of any ethnicity and orientation to apply.  You are welcome here.

Position Responsibilities

- procure, start, propagate plants and seeds for nursery

- manage, maintain, and market nursery products

- on-farm sales of plants & garden supplies and customer management

- oversee shipment of online plant orders

- communicate with Executive Director regularly

- manage Farmer Training Program and direct Farmer Trainees

- plant and maintain vegetable garden to provide for our Saturday Free Produce Stand

- maintain fruit trees and native plants through demonstration gardens

- maintain irrigation

- maintain store and inventory

- conduct tours

- care for our two dogs


- Valid Driver's License

- Compassion: ability to recognize others where they are and provide space and nourishment for growth

- Passion for plants, gardening and healing

- Time management: position has varying responsibilities that need to be weighed and prioritized

- Physical strength & stamina: ability to lift 40-50 lbs from the ground, work outdoors doing physical work for an 8 hours

Desired Skills

- Experience with gardening and farming in several forms: propagation, maintenance, soil health, tree care, vegetable growing, irrigation

- People management: ability to direct other staff and volunteers

- Open and honest communication including ability to praise and uplift others, admitting to mistakes made, speaking up against unfairness and injustice

- Some experience with irrigation, specifically using PVC and drip tubing

- Sales: ability to sell, know your product and your customer and match them together

- Technology use: must have smartphone and be comfortable using various apps. We primarily use Shopify, Shopify POS, Slack, Asana and Rachio

- Organization:  Keeping nursery area neat and organized so customers can navigate available plants. Keeping demonstration gardens looking presentable.


English & Spanish bilingual preferred


$18/hour if hired as Assistant Farm Manager

$22.50/hour if hired as Co-Farm Manager

Application Instructions

Send the following to

- Resume

- Respond to each prompt below. Keep each response limited to 1 short paragraph:

  • Describe your experience with farming and gardening
  • Describe your long-term goals
  • Why do you think this is the job for you?
  • What do you know about the Pomona community and how would you make an impact here?