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SEMAP is Hiring: Communications and Outreach Coordinator

POST DATE: 8/23/2021

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Application Deadline: September 15th
Start Date: ASAP

SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in southeastern Massachusetts through research and education. We serve farms, farmers, and the communities of southeastern Massachusetts with our primary service area covering Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will manage SEMAP’s newsletters, social media, event tabling, website, and membership, as well as contribute to a project to better connect farmers and low-income communities. SEMAP values lived experience in any aspects of our work. This person will represent SEMAP as an initial point of contact to the broader community in variety of settings. This is a full-time hourly position with occasional weekend/evening work, requires access to transportation, and the ability to work remotely.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain SEMAP’s external outreach and communications – newsletters, social media, website, printed materials, and other media projects including video
  • Membership – sending renewal reminders and member packets, new member outreach, development database maintenance, member communications
  • Contribute to the “Welcoming Markets” grant project connecting low-income communities to local food and other grant-funded projects as needed
  • Help coordinate major events
  • Other duties as assigned

Wage range: $15 – $18/hr. based on qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the nonprofit sector, local food, food access, and/or sustainable farming
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written skills
  • Personable, energetic, flexible, and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Experience communicating to specific audiences across various media, such as social media, public speaking
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to telecommute
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work situation as well as work individually and self-manage
  • Knowledge of WordPress, ConstantContact or MailChimp, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, Google shared documents; eTapestry or similar development software experience a plus, willing to train if needed
  • Understanding of community outreach and familiarity with local organizations working with low-income communities such as social service providers and neighborhood community groups
  • Event planning, graphic design, or program coordination experience desirable

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Karen Schwalbe, Executive Director

Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership

email PDF to: jobs@semaponline.org

The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or ordinance.

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