Now Hiring Just Cut Program Manager


The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), based in Hardwick, VT, seeks a Program Manager for Just Cut. Just Cut is an essential connection between food growers, buyers, and eaters. Our team purchases, inspects, washes, and prepares Vermont-grown produce for institutional kitchens both large and small. By partnering with local farmers, food buyers across New England, and a regional delivery network, we help to ensure the viability of Vermont’s working landscapes and provide greater accessibility of high-quality produce to all markets.The Just Cut Program Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations involved in the aggregation, processing, distribution, and coordination of ready-to-use products.


Position: Just Cut Program Manager

Reports to: Food Hub Operations Manager

Schedule: Monday through Friday, onsite in Hardwick, VT

Compensation:  $58,000 - $62,0000 /year, full time,  40 hours a week, exempt

Benefits: Paid Time Off, SIMPLE IRA, Qualified Small Employer HRA, Employer-paid short-term disability and life insurance, quarterly phone stipend, professional development compensation



Office/Administrative work (60%): 

Sales and Customer Service

Work with our team and partner to optimize production capacity, adjust sales goals, ensure safe, timely and appropriate delivery and distribution of our products and raw produce to our locale, and provide bookkeeper with invoicing needs, expense reporting and record upkeep

Program Operations

Procure and manage the raw product supply in accordance with production needs, maintain materials and supplies inventory, manage Just Cut customer service relationships, oversee the Just Cut budget and assist with grant applications and reporting

Production (40%)

Effectively supervise Just Cut team/production staff and work in the kitchen to support production when needed

Lead the production planning process and manage production and kitchen space in compliance with all food safety protocols

Oversee and support the aggregation, preparation, packaging, and shipment of weekly Just Cut product orders



Review the full job posting on our website and then email us with your resume, cover letter or letter of interest, and include ‘Just Cut Production Manager’ in your email subject line. We’re interested to hear your thoughts on any life or work experience as it relates to this position. Applicants who go on to interview with us will also be asked to provide references. Our application deadline is June 30, 2024.  Initial phone interviews will begin by July 5. Let us know if you have any questions!