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

Qualifications

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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

 

 

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Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Now Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work with community members and organizational partners to build EarthDance’s capacity to serve low-income individuals by conducting outreach to build relationships with Ferguson community members and increase community awareness of EarthDance’s offerings. The Outreach & Marketing Coordinator will make Earthdance’s services and information about food security and healthy eating more visible to Ferguson neighbors and surrounding communities by engaging these groups through the organization’s social media channels and communication with local media outlets.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance grows food, farmers, and community through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, marketing, and interacting with diverse communities and public audiences.

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will:

-Regularly attend community meetings and events (City Council, Neighborhood Association, Ferguson Florissant School District, etc.) in order to develop and strengthen relationships with Ferguson residents

-Coordinate and serve as point person for off-farm outreach events to promote awareness of EarthDance (tabling at events such as back-to-school/health/green fairs)

-Write for local media outlets on behalf of EarthDance

-Create and execute a social media plan and content

-Strengthen relationships with organizational partners (St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, United People Market, Emerson YMCA)

Requirements:

-Experience working with diverse populations

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor

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New York – Capital Roots hiring Marketing Coordinator

Troy, New York

Marketing Coordinator

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all. The Marketing Coordinator will assist in the development of Capital Roots’ public communications strategy and help guide regular communication with stakeholders, media, funders, public officials and the general public via traditional and emerging media and communications platforms.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field.
  • Experience with graphic desig
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment, meeting multiple deadlines with accuracy and attention to d A self-starter.
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and w
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management
  • Must possess excellent computer skills (MS office products, web and desktop publishing – Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Concrete5).
  • Experience using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, )
  • Be committed to the mission of Capital
  • Must be flexible and creati
  • Photography and video

RESPONSIBILITIES  INCLUDE:

  • Layout and design of newsletter, flyers, posters, and other promotional
  • Create and coordinate content for all social media
  • Manage organization’s w
  • Manage photography and interview opportunities as it relates to the organizations
  • Draft press releases, media advisories and marketing
  • Work with our volunteer Communications Committee to execute particular p
  • Assist with coordination of all public relations and marketing efforts for the organiz
  • Develop working relationship with media to promote organization’s programs and events.
  • Order and correspond with local printers on at least a bi-weekly
  • Manage the publicity for event and programs of Capital
  • Recruit and manage marketing
  • Manage the ordering and selling of all promotional products for the organization

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate of $12.00/hr.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and ded
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal
  • Employer funded pension plan – company contributions begin after 2 years of employment
  • Eligibility for the federal government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Flexible work environment

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

 Rebecca Whalen, Communications and Development Manager Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180 email: devmanager@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

North Carolina – TRACTOR Food and Farms hiring Sales & Marketing Manager

Burnsville, North Carolina

TRACTOR Food and Farms
Position Descriptions
Sales & Marketing Manager Classification:
Full-time Salaried
Reports to: Director
Date:
5-12-17

Background:

TRACTOR Food and Farms is a nonprofit Food Hub operating in Burnsville, NC.  TRACTOR combines marketing, aggregation, and distribution for member farmers.  The goal of TRACTOR is to develop relationships between local small family farms and businesses/institutions with a mission to reduce poverty; increase farm income in our community; expand sources of safe, healthy, locally grown food; preserve farmland and green space; and protect a farm culture in a traditional farm oriented community.

Summary:

Sales & Marketing Manager is responsible for managing all stages of sales and marketing cycle of grower/producer products to retail and wholesale accounts including restaurants customers. Develop new customers, maintaining customer relationships and providing market feedback to warehouse team and growers. Promote products, producers and events through social media and other traditional marketing channels.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate customer list and develop strong relationships with retail, foodservice and wholesale businesses
  • Cultivate new and existing customers to discuss new product offerings/understand buyer need and preferred communication methods
  • Work with inventory/driver team on meeting quality expectations and accurate product delivery
  • Accurately forecast weekly/monthly/annual demand and prepare contact lists, content management, preparing electronic and direct mail communications including product availability sheets, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Promote TRACTOR farmers, partners, products and events through social media
  • Meet monthly/annual sales goals
  • Work with growers on projected inventory of crops

Duties to include:

  • Work with team to create accurate availability list with best pricing
  • Work with team to estimate demand create accurate purchase orders
  • Understand pricing in the market
  • Create relationships with new customers
  • Increase same store/restaurant sales through continued engagement
  • Make cold calls/visits
  • Enter sales order and create purchase orders
  • Manage shorts
  • Prioritize inventory
  • Fill in for sales team coworkers when needed
  • Represent TRACTOR at community events

Authorities:

  • Set pricing
  • Set specials/ad pricing
  • Offer deals
  • Handle customer complaints
  • Post to all social media
  • Suggest new items for growers to plant

 Competencies:

  • Knowledge about product (varieties, flavor, applications, demand, pricing, seasonality)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective public speaker
  • Experience with social media
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal reasoning skills
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to pick up on new systems and software
  • Self-directed with good organizational skill and attention to detail
  • A sense of justice or fair dealing
  • Respect for others’ unique personalities

Supervises:

Interns where applicable

Work Environment

The job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses technology equipment such as computers, projectors, and conference lines. Additionally, this position works within the community to attend meetings, lunches, dinners, and events.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, and climb stairs. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Travel

Day trips/Potential overnight conferences.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors or Equivalent.  Sales Experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience in warehouse management.  Experience in restaurant/produce industry.  Experience in farming. Experience with QuickBooks a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Clean driving record.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Other duties may be required in the job as requested by the Supervisor.

Interested candidates can apply to robin.smith@tractorfoodandfarms.com with cover letter and resume.

Virginia – The Sweet Leenie hiring Local Food Business Advocate

Northern Virginia

Looking for Local Food Business Advocate

The Sweet Leenie marketing team helps local food businesses connect with their communities. We provide professional grassroots support to entrepreneurs who need people that put as much thought, care, and devotion into connecting with customers as they put into their businesses.

What started as just a small band of passionate individuals supporting local food businesses has quickly grown and developed a reputation for helping entrepreneurs kick-start their goals into reality.

We are searching for smart, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individuals with a flair for marketing and a shared love for small business. We are NOT a corporate organization. Individuality is what makes the Sweet Leenie’s brand special.

We are a quickly growing business, so all positions offer the opportunity for further promotion within the company. This could entail any of the following potential rolls: sales, account acquisition, administrative duties, merchandising, social media consulting, and truly any way you could think to apply your natural skills to a developing business (photography, videography, systems consulting, brand development, etc.)

JOB FUNCTIONS

Field/grassroots marketing in local sales locations to provide exceptional customer service to stores and consumers. You will be expected to relay product knowledge to consumers and interact with store staff in a way that reflects positively on our clients, generating higher sales, brand loyalty, and positive store relations. Innovating demonstration displays and coordinating with store staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Self-motivated
  • Friendly
  • Must own vehicle/have valid driver’s license
  • Outgoing- “social butterfly” friend at the party/gift of gab
  • Entrepreneurial/problem solver
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience communicating with strangers
  • Understands importance of small business/community

Part-time
$18/hour (starting wage)

HOW TO APPLY

Email shelbykalm@gmail.com
Please include “Local Business Advocate” in the subject line, along with a resume, references, and a cover letter specifying why you have a strong passion for local food, and what you might bring to an entrepreneurial environment.

Virginia – The Sweet Leenie hiring Local Food Business Advocate

Northern Virginia

Looking for Local Food Business Advocate

The Sweet Leenie marketing team helps local food businesses connect with their communities. We provide professional grassroots support to entrepreneurs who need people that put as much thought, care, and devotion into connecting with customers as they put into their businesses.

What started as just a small band of passionate individuals supporting local food businesses has quickly grown and developed a reputation for helping entrepreneurs kick-start their goals into reality.

We are searching for smart, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individuals with a flair for marketing and a shared love for small business. We are NOT a corporate organization. Individuality is what makes the Sweet Leenie’s brand special.

We are a quickly growing business, so all positions offer the opportunity for further promotion within the company. This could entail any of the following potential rolls: sales, account acquisition, administrative duties, merchandising, social media consulting, and truly any way you could think to apply your natural skills to a developing business (photography, videography, systems consulting, brand development, etc.)

JOB FUNCTIONS

Field/grassroots marketing in local sales locations to provide exceptional customer service to stores and consumers. You will be expected to relay product knowledge to consumers and interact with store staff in a way that reflects positively on our clients, generating higher sales, brand loyalty, and positive store relations. Innovating demonstration displays and coordinating with store staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  •  Self-motivated
  • Friendly
  • Must own vehicle/have valid driver’s license
  • Outgoing- “social butterfly” friend at the party/gift of gab
  • Entrepreneurial/problem solver
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience communicating with strangers
  • Understands importance of small business/community

Part-time
$18/hour (starting wage)

HOW TO APPLY

Email shelbykalm@gmail.com
Please include “Local Business Advocate” in the subject line, along with a resume, references, and a cover letter specifying why you have a strong passion for local food, and what you might bring to an entrepreneurial environment.

Washington – Sustainable Connections hiring Food & Farming Project & Marketing Specialist

Bellingham, Washington

Organization:  Sustainable Connections, www.SustainableConnections.org
Title:  Food & Farming Project & Marketing Specialist
Reports to:  Food & Farming Program Manager
Location:  Bellingham, WA
Status:  Regular/Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Application Deadline:  April 12th  

Summary
Join Sustainable Connections, an entrepreneurial non-profit organization that works with dozens of partner organizations and over 2,000 businesses a year to transform and model an economy built on sustainable business practices. Be a part of our team, supporting a community of food and farming businesses and working to increase local food consumption in NW Washington. Sustainable Connections is a results-oriented, small team workplace located in downtown Bellingham.

Due to steady growth in the Food & Farming Program, we are adding a new position to build the capacity of the program that will work closely with the Program Manager to grow the Eat Local First Campaign, lead and support annual events and publications, and work closely with partners at

Whatcom Farm-to-School to spearhead a community marketing strategy. The Food & Farming Project & Marketing Specialist reports to the Food & Farming Program Manager, working closely with the rest of the Food & Farming and Communications team members.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about local food systems, experienced working with marketing campaigns, and enthusiastic about working with local businesses to share the work of Sustainable Connections throughout the region. This is a great opportunity for someone with exceptional marketing and project management skills to grow and further develop a nationally recognized organization that has already made significant impacts in our region.

Primary Responsibilities

 Project Management (30%)

  • Lead in planning and execution of the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder and Culinary Agritourism Map, two widely-used publications throughout the Puget Sound region, in collaboration with the Communications Manager and Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator. Compile content and oversee distribution and outreach.
  • Plan and execute details for Whatcom County’s September Eat Local Month.
  • Oversee Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project, including hosting two events per year, coordinating the CSA Farmer List, employer connections, and community outreach.

Farm-to-School Marketing Coordination (25%)

  • Work closely with Whatcom Farm-to-School team to implement a community marketing strategy centered around “What We Feed Our Kids Matters” and the Harvest of the Month campaign, connecting the dots between local food, schools, and local food businesses.
  • Work with F&F Outreach Coordinator and Communications Manager to implement communitywide Harvest of the Month campaigns, collateral, and business resources and toolkits.

 Eat Local First Business Outreach (25%)

  • Work closely with F&F Program Manager to implement campaign outreach and marketing strategy        Conduct ongoing business outreach and one-on-one marketing consultations with food and farming businesses of all kinds.
  • Track campaign deliverables and document best practices.

Food & Farming Program Support (20 %)

  • Work closely with F&F Program Manager to compile research and content for a NEW Community Food Atlas project, an online resource hub for food & farming businesses and organizations.
  • Collect best practice stories and content for case study creation for Food & Farming Program and Eat Local First.
  • Represent SC at events and with external partners as necessary.
  • Support outreach & logistics for other Food & Farming Program projects as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned—We expect this position will grow and evolve over time.

Experience/Education Requirements

At least three years of professional experience in project management and/or marketing. Knowledge of food systems and prior work with food and farming businesses highly preferred.

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience and/or education in food-based businesses/sustainable food systems and marketing (including PR, newsletters, updating websites, etc.)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to represent Sustainable Connections in a professional manner with diverse constituencies
  • Excellent writing and communications skills; basic design skills are a big plus!
  • Proven competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Great passion for the mission, vision, and values of Sustainable Connections o        An action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to planning work
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work proactively and independently; excels in an open office environment
  • Basic working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and MailChimp preferred

Compensation

This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position; salary is DOE. Benefits include starting with 16 days paid time off/year and a 6-day holiday break from Dec. 25-Jan 1. Additional benefits include a great office space adjacent to downtown Bellingham, fun and supportive coworkers, a flexible working schedule, and the opportunity to help lead a nationally recognized organization! Late May/early June preferred start. 

To Apply:  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by email only to info@sustainableconnections.org. Please write “Project & Marketing Specialist Application” in the Subject. Applications are due April 12, 2017.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment.

 Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.