Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Seattle, Washington

Marketing and Communications

Position Posting

Job Title:              Marketing and Communications Coordinator

FLSA Status:        Exempt
Reports to:          Executive Director

Salary Range:     $40,000-$42,000

Green Plate Special (GPS) is a rapidly growing organization that is ready to expand its operations with a full-time marketing and communications professional. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious early- to mid-career professional to join a fast-paced team committed to helping youth experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking, and eating together. Based at GPS’s 30,000 square foot garden and teaching kitchen in the Rainier Valley neighborhood, you’ll join a small team with big ambitions and bigger visions!

Mission and Programs

To empower and inspire youth to experience food in new ways through gardening, cooking and eating together. GPS works with youth ages 9-14 to foster interest and passion in food growing, cooking and healthy eating. The youth, families, and program partners we serve come from very diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Position Summary

We are looking for a strong team member as our Marketing and Communications Coordinator who will creatively communicate the story and mission of GPS through visual and written communications and design. You will promote our visibility through all media forms as well as develop and instigate a marketing strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director (ED). This position requires someone who is excellent at planning, developing and can implement all current and new GPS marketing and communication tools (website and design tools such as Adobe Suite). Our collaborative, supportive, and energetic work environment requires someone who enjoys physical activity as well as time at the desk. We require all employees to participate in all aspects of the organization in order to genuinely position and represent GPS in the community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates content and messaging for all social media (Facebook, Instagram, website, blog posting, newsletters)
  • Produces compelling written and visual content and communications, such as year-end appeal, letters of thanks, newsletters, fact sheets, and promotional materials
  • Takes the lead in visual design and as the program photographer
  • Serves as the lead event planner and executes these events, including GPS primary yearly fundraiser
  • Sits on the External Affairs committee as the Committee Lead
  • Manages the organization’s photo library
  • Supports the Operations Coordinator on direct mailings, list preparation and production, and fulfillment mailings.
  • Represent GPS at community events, provides tours of the garden/kitchen, and proactively cultivates community opportunities and relationships
  • As part of a small team, there will be plenty of exciting “other duties” as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Visual Arts, and/or Journalism will help you receive a first interview
  • 2 years minimum in marketing and communications, either paid or volunteer
  • This is an entry to mid-level position but tenacity, a quick mind, and ability to dig-deep and learn through active research is necessary
  • A demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to apply racial, gender and economic lenses to all marketing and communication language and strategy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, design software (Adobe Suite), fundraiser systems and databases such as Salesforce.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Excel and Power Point
  • Must have experience with web content management systems and basic HTML

Background and Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Creative, solutions-oriented and visual thinker
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; willing to take initiative on new projects
  • Willingness to learn and grow into this position
  • Thrives in a fast-paced nonprofit environment with a strong commitment to mission fulfillment
  • Interest in learning funding and development strategies –highly valued
  • Interest in food growing and cooking –highly valued

Other Requirements

  • Must pass a Washington State and national criminal history check
  • Must obtain a Washington State Food Handler’s card within 30 days following employment
  • A car is required for this position


  • Continued learning and professional development opportunities in marketing and communications
  • A monthly benefit stipend provided to all employees. Paid sick leave, holidays and vacation pay


Employment Policy

Green Plate Special is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Green Plate Special does not and will not discriminate based on race, sex, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, religion, differences in ability, or military status in personnel operations. This includes hiring and firing of staff, recruitment and acceptance of board members, volunteers, or recruitment and acceptance of students. We are committed to creating a progressive, diverse, and inclusive environment for our staff, board members, volunteers, students, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

To Apply

Email ONLY:        jobs@greenplatespecial.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 professional or education-based references




California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Communications and Outreach Manager

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Communications and Outreach Manager 

Position:              Communications and Outreach Manager

Status:                  Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Hours:                   40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion.

Reports to:         Senior Manager of Philanthropy and Communications

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016.

Position Overview

The Communications and Outreach Manager will connect Coastal Roots Farm with its community through visual and verbal storytelling, clear educational materials, informative Farm visits, and expanding its existing audiences. This will entail establishing overall communications goals and strategies; developing, editing and sharing content; and managing the Farm’s social and digital media tools. The right candidate will exhibit strong writing and speaking skills, ability to simplify agricultural and Jewish concepts for a diverse audience, a good eye for visual presentation and design, and a welcoming disposition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Content Development:

  • Develop and curate content for regular newsletters, email campaigns, blog, and videos.
  • Design and prepare marketing collateral, press releases, reports, and presentation slides.
  • Support Farm development efforts by crafting donor and donor prospect communications, informational pieces and fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage and organize digital assets.

Outreach Efforts:

  • Develop public-facing materials and engaging outreach tools to complement and drive support for Farm programs.
  • Draft talking points and enriched materials for Farm team.
  • Design strategy for the Farm’s presence at external events and represent the Farm at select events.
  • Lead Farm tours as needed for specific groups.

Digital and Social Media:

  • Develop strategy and regularly publish web and social media content to support Farm’s programs, events and social enterprises.
  • Maintain the Farm’s website and blog.
  • Maintain the Farm’s social media handles; track and evaluate stakeholder engagement.
  • Monitor and constructively engage in relevant online conversations.
  • Advise, train, and support staff on use of digital media tools.

Media Relations:

  • Develop positive relationships with media and respond to media inquiries.
  • Work with outside consultants and resources to place op-eds, stories and articles in a variety of publications.


  • Manage volunteers supporting communications functions.
  • Provide staffing support at Farm events and capture testimonials from client-facing enterprises.
  • Attend regular programs and communications meetings as appropriate.
  • Attend regular Farm team meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Remote Work Opportunity – MA Food System Collaborative hiring Communication Specialist

MA Food System Collaborative

Position: Communications Specialist
Reports to: Director
Hours: 20 weekly
Wage: $20/hour, (IRS-1099, no benefits)
Term: One year with possibility of extension depending upon grant funding.
Location: Remote
Start date: ASAP
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.

Position description:

The Communications Specialist will work with the Director to plan and execute a communications strategy that amplifies the work of the Collaborative and its allies, encourages broad engagement in projects the Collaborative supports, and educates the general public about the value of a sustainable, equitable food system. This is a new position, and is critical to the success of the Collaborative.

Job functions:

  • Help develop and refine organization’s messaging.
  • Develop, manage, and edit e-newsletter.
  • Maintain and promote social media accounts.
  • Maintain website.
  • Support Collaborative’s projects with earned media strategies, where appropriate.
  • Coordinate and support regional and statewide meetings and events.
  • Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
  • Other editorial duties, as needed.


  • Minimum of 3 years professional public communications work, or substantial experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting with some communications expertise
  • Ability to distill complex issues into accessible language that prompts action.
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
  • Experience working with reporters.
  • Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
  • Ability to travel throughout state, as needed. (Travel costs reimbursed.)
  • Interest in food, agriculture, and systemic change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of MA food system a plus.
  • Experience/comfort with CMS systems a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.

Send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples (links OK) to Winton Pitcoff, Director: winton@mafoodsystem.org.
Applications accepted until April 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Communications Manager

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Part-Time Communications Manager

Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is looking for an experienced and well-organized Communications Manager to coordinate and establish overall communications for our farm team by working closely alongside them.

The Communications Manager develops, manages and implements the Farm’s communications and outreach strategies including tactics to support programs and enterprises within all Coastal Roots Farm strategic areas. This includes: playing a key role in establishing overall communications goals and strategies; developing, editing and sharing content for internal and external communications; and managing the Farm’s social and digital media tools. The position entails substantial writing responsibilities, a good eye for visual presentation and design; and outstanding interpersonal skills. This is a part-time position with the possibility for full-time.

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center that nourishes connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries-old agricultural traditions, Coastal Roots Farm practices biodynamic farming and shares their harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Their goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

The farm consists of approximately 20 acres of mixed gardens, orchards, food forest, animal pastures, compost, vineyard, barns, greenhouses and farmhouses all in various stages of development. Over 50% of the food grown at Coastal Roots Farm is donated to food and nutrition insecure families in our community through a pay-what-you-can farm stand, pop-up markets and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. The farm also distributes food through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and to select local restaurants and grocery stores.

As a center for education and community connection, Coastal Roots Farm offers hands-on learning about farming, gardening and environmental stewardship for people of all ages and backgrounds and hosts gatherings where the community can get to know each other, eat healthy food, connect to the earth and celebrate together.

Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and was recently spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.

About the Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation (“Foundation”) is a private independent foundation located in Encinitas, California, with a strong interest in advancing the North County coastal region of San Diego where our founders Lee and Toni Leichtag, of blessed memory, lived and worked. The Leichtag Foundation also supports programs in Jerusalem, Israel. The Foundation currently holds approximately $134 million in assets and has granted about $90 million since its inception in 1991—more than half of this since becoming independent in 2008. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy on combating poverty and increasing self-sufficiency for residents of coastal North County; supporting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life in coastal North County; stimulating renewal, service, and social activism in Jerusalem, Israel; and building strong connections and relationships between San Diego and Israel.

In 2012, the Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. The Foundation’s goal for this 67.5-acre agricultural property, now known as Leichtag Commons, is to create a physical platform for the advancement of the strategies listed above and a cultural and community resource for the San Diego region. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a network of greenhouses, barns and other structures, and easy access to the public, the Ranch is situated in an ideal North County location.


The Communications Manager is responsible for the following:

Content Development:

  • Develop and curate content for regular newsletters, email campaigns, blog, podcasts, and videos.
  • Design and prepare marketing collateral, press releases, annual reports, and slide presentations.
  • Draft talking points and enriched materials on a variety of subjects.

Media Relations:

  • Develop positive relationships with local and regional members of the media and respond to media inquiries.
  • Work with outside consultants and resources, placing op-eds, stories and articles in a variety of publications.

Digital and Social Media:

  • Develop strategy and regularly publish web and social media content to support Farm’s programs, events and social enterprises.
  • Maintain and regularly update the Farm’s website and blog.
  • Maintain and regularly update the Farm’s social media handles; track and evaluate stakeholder engagement on social media.
  • Develop strategies for the Farm to monitor and constructively engage in relevant online conversations, and advise and support staff on use of digital media tools.


  • Coordinate Communications Committee and serve on Outreach Committee.
  • Attend farm events.
  • Provide staffing support at Farm Stands.
  • Attend regular farm team meetings as appropriate.

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Sustainable Connections hiring Food & Farming/Communications Assistant

Bellingham, Washington

Join Sustainable Connections, an entrepreneurial non-profit organization that works with dozens of partner organizations and over 2000 businesses a year to transform and model an economy built on sustainable business practices. Provide your exceptional outreach and communications skills to support a community of business innovators in green building, local food, sustainable practices, supporting independent businesses, and mentoring a new breed of entrepreneurs that have designed their business with a sustainable vision. Sustainable Connections is a rapidly growing, results-oriented, small team workplace located in downtown Bellingham.

The Food & Farming/Communications Assistant reports to the Communications and Food & Farming Program Managers, works closely with the Food & Farming Outreach Assistant, and is responsible for supporting the work of our various programs, with a focus on communications and facilitation. This position will take the lead on facilitation/coordination of our partner group, the Whatcom Food Network (25%) and assist with program newsletters and publications, website updates, social media, Food & Farming Program outreach, in person communication with members & other program participants, event support, and other duties as needed (75%).

The ideal candidate will be passionate about food and farming, have a sharp eye for detail and a well-worn copy of Elements of Style, and be enthusiastic about sharing the work of Sustainable Connections throughout the region.

View the full job description here: 2016 F&F+Communications Asst. JP

NESAWG hiring Communications Manager

Irvington, New York


(posted Jan. 30, 2015)

NESAWG is the Northeast region’s farm and food network. We work together with over 500 participating agencies and thousands of individuals, to build the movement for a more sustainable and equitable farm and food system. We are seeking a full-time Communications Manager to take the lead on all NESAWG Communications. This is an excellent opportunity to make use of NESAWG’s network of farm and food systems professionals and practitioners. The Communications Manager will enhance communication, collaboration, and access to information across the region through electronic communications and emerging technologies, a new “food knowledge ecosystem” network (NEFKE) and a new Community News Project. As we are a small organization, the right candidate will be an excellent writer, have a background in communications and IT, and will be able to wear many different hats.

The Northeast Food Knowledge Ecosytem (NEFKE) is a project led by NESAWG and key partners, for sharing information across the region via the internet. It is designed to improve research, communication and collaboration for those involved in farm and food systems work, from academics, to advocates, to farmers and others. The Communications Manager will work with the NEFKE team to help transition it from pilot phase to an ongoing suite of tools and resources available to others in our network. Tasks will include outreach and training, and working closely with the NEFKE team on governance, new technologies and other opportunities and challenges as they emerge.

The Community News Project is a new endeavor to make use of our extensive network, by spearheading messaging that tells our unique (local) stories around unified (regional) themes. The Communications Manager will conduct outreach, recruit participants, lead trainings and work closely with policy and other staff and partners.


Develop, implement and manage communication strategies

  • Manage drupal-based website, which includes developing and updating content,
  • troubleshooting issues and administration of fees and licensing
  • Create content and manage social media presence on Facebook and Twitter
  • Produce bi-monthly e-newsletter (including special NESAWG-focused features)
  • Work with staff and Steering Committee to set and implement communications priorities
  • Manage Community News and NEFKE follow-up projects
  • Conduct research and maintain up to date knowledge on regional farm and food priorities
  • Develop brochure and other printed materials such as tabling displays and press releases
  • Provide outreach, recruit participants and lead trainings
  • Work with program staff and partners to support communications activities on policy and other topics
  • Take lead in online community building and network weaving
  • Improve and expand online Workgroup communications
  • Manage database
  • Assist with event planning

Peer Learning * Advocacy * Leadership * Collaborating for Change The Northeast Region’s Farm and Food Network


Manage NESAWG’s NEFOOD list serve

  • Recruit and supervise communications intern and conference volunteers
  • Contribute to reports and proposals
  • Represent NESAWG at meetings as needed
  • Participate in visioning and planning

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Southern Boone Learning Garden hiring Communications AmeriCorps Position

Ashland, Missouri

Position Available

Southern Boone Learning Gardens Communications AmeriCorps

Overview: The Southern Boone Learning Garden (SBLG) engages the Southern Boone community in healthy eating, active living, and environmental stewardship. The Communications AmeriCorps will work with SBLG as part of the Local Food AmeriCorps Project, administered by the Missouri River Communities Network. This project helps non-profits, small businesses, individuals, and others improve lives through local food. The AmeriCorps position outlined below will be based in Ashland, MO.

Application deadline: 7/21/2014          Start date: 8/1/2014

Duties: The Southern Boone Learning Gardens Communications AmeriCorps position is not a standard job, but rather a year of service. This position is full-time. The AmeriCorps member will:

  •       Provide community outreach by developing brochures, newsletters, calendars, websites, and material for social media outlets.
  •       Teach outdoor education classes for students of all ages.
  •        Manage databases for SBLG. Update all data for volunteers, donors, and SBLG’s wish list.
  •        Develop curriculum and evaluations for visitors to the Learning Garden such as school groups, after-school clubs, and community workshops.
  •        Recruit volunteers.
  •        Represent SBLG at meetings, conferences, and workshops with multiple organizations.
  •       Design, implement, and evaluate guides for teachers using the Learning Gardens.

Benefits and conditions: The position is 1,700 hours per year. AmeriCorps members are responsible for obtaining their own housing (assistance in house searches can be requested through the Missouri River Communities Network). AmeriCorps members receive a stipend and benefits, including:

  • Living allowance ($12,100/year, taxable income, paid every two weeks).
  • Education Award ($5,645 to be used for student loans or future education expenses, transferable to AmeriCorps member’s children or grandchildren).
  • Limited health coverage
  •  Relocation Allowance ($500 for arrival, duplicated for departure)
  •  Childcare assistance (if eligible)

To apply: Go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do, create a login name and password, fill out an application, and submit the application to the Southern Boone Learning Gardens Communications AmeriCorps position (search for AmeriCorps positions in MO).

Or send your resume and cover letter to:

Steve Johnson

Missouri River Communities Network

200 Old 63 South; Ste. 203

Columbia, MO, 65201-6081



For more information on this and other positions, visit www.moriver.org/prospective-vistas/