Position: Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Reports to: Director
Hours: 30 weekly
Term: 1 year, with potential for continuation depending upon funding availability.
Location: Remote, in Massachusetts
Start date: October 1, 2017
About the MA Food System Collaborative
The MA Food System Collaborative was established in 2016 to promote, monitor, and facilitate implementation of the MA Local Food Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of recommendations toward a sustainable, equitable food system for the Commonwealth. The Collaborative works to encourage progress toward the goals of the Plan through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more about the Collaborative at www.mafoodsystem.org.
The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will work with the Director to engage community organizations around the state in efforts toward the goals of the Plan, will document progress being made by public and private stakeholders, and will provide communications and logistics support where needed.
Identify and build relationships with community organizations and other stakeholders (CDCs, local food policy councils, business associations) throughout Massachusetts.
Engage organizations in activities and actions related to the Collaborative’s projects.
Educate organizations about the food system and the MA Local Food Action Plan.
With Director, develop strategies and related written and online materials as needed for this engagement.
Identify and research examples of organizations, individuals, projects, and programs working toward the goals of the Plan.
Document progress being made toward the goals of the Plan through compelling narratives for newsletter, social media and other publications.
Work with director on developing written and online materials for specific campaign strategies and for general outreach.
Assist in organizing and coordinating regional and statewide meetings and events.
Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
Other duties, as needed.
At least two years of work experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting.
Ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
Experience working in diverse communities.
Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
Ability to travel throughout state, as needed.
Interest in food, agriculture, and systemic change.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
Experience in/comfort with CMS systems a plus.
Publication design experience a plus.
Photography experience a plus.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples, to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 22, 2017.
We are looking for an exceptional person with farm experience interested in CSA operations for 2018 and beyond. Coonamessett Farm is located in Falmouth on Cape Cod. Our CSA has about 100 members.
The CSA Manager is responsible for providing a diverse, bountiful share to each shareholder of the CSA. The position includes work in the office, with the public, and on the farm. The CSA Manager participates in the day-to-day operations, including planting, weeding, harvesting, packing and distributing to the CSA members, other outlets, and the farm’s store. The Coonamessett Farm CSA also partners with other farms to provide meats and cheeses. The CSA Manager is responsible for all communications with cheese and meat vendors including ordering, record keeping, packing, and distributing these products. The CSA Manager maintains all communications with members including emails and newsletters.
Demonstrated interest in agriculture customer service skills. Able to comfortably lift 50 lbs and work outside in a physically demanding environment for 8-10 hours Previous experience working on farms is desired. Able to work without direct supervision. Strong organizational and computer skills.
Competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience 20% employee discount in farmstand. Housing is available at very reasonable rates.
ABOUT THE FARM & CREW
Freedom Food Farm is an 88 acre, four season, diversified vegetable and livestock farm. We produce a wide-range of products year-round, including: over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains, medicinal herbs, honey, pasture-raised meat, heritage eggs, flowers, plant starts, hay and value-added products. Our goal is to add additional products over the next few years and eventually produce a full diet from our farm. We are committed to farming sustainably and never use any pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or other chemicals at our farm.
Our crew is made up of friendly, motivated, hard working individuals who are passionate about our mission of producing healthy food for the whole community. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome anyone to apply.
All our employees get free produce and a discount on our other farm products. We also have weekly crew lunches, provide educational opportunities and work to create a positive, healthy work environment.
FALL FIELD CREW POSITIONS (PART OR FULL TIME, SHORT TERM)
LATE SUMMER / FALL FARMERS’ MARKET HELP
SEASONAL FARM STORE POSITION
VALUE- ADDED KITCHEN HELP
First check out the job descriptions HERE
Then, send a resume and cover letter to Chuck Currie at email@example.com
On behalf of both the SEMAP and TLI teams, we want to reiterate our gratitude to everyone who made our 3rd Annual Farm to Tapas event a huge success last night. We would also like to make a special thank to our event sponsors; without your generous support, none of this would have been possible!
Barney’s Joy Creek Farm
Duncan & Ellen McFarland
Alan Rutan & Deborah Nutter
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