Remote – The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Independent Contractor Arborist

Remote Opportunity

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

FTPF is looking for an independent contractor arborist for an exciting, unique opportunity to travel to interesting locations, interact with highly motivated volunteers, and manage the planting of fruit trees to benefit communities as part of our programs. Some of our supporters have called this a dream job for the right person. This position is remote (although the post says Pittsburgh, you can be located anywhere in the world!)

Position Objectives: 
• To provide onsite arboricultural expertise and management for FTPF projects, including all aspects of project planning, coordination, and implementation (requires excellent arboricultural knowledge)
 
• To work with volunteers and students, providing on-site instruction on proper planting techniques, aftercare workshops, and environmental education (requires excellent presentation and teaching skills).
 
• Serve as an official spokesperson in the media, and at various planting events and public speaking opportunities (requires excellent public speaking skills)
 
• To complete all associated program record keeping, paperwork, and reports (requires excellent writing skills and attention to detail)
 
 
Terms
• Work flexible hours from your home office and travel to project sites for plantings
• Hourly wage range between $15.87 – $18.27, depending on qualifications and experience
• Part-time to start, with potential for growth and increased hours 
• Reports to Executive Director & Chief Staff Arborist
 
 
Primary Responsibilities and Duties: 
• Project planning and implementation including, but not limited to, site evaluation, orchard design, mobilizing volunteers, planning logistics, and holding workshops 
• Public speaking and media spokesperson tasks 
• Various tasks, as assigned, including clerical tasks as requested by supervisor
 
 
Qualifications
• ISA arborist certification preferred, advanced horticulture/arboriculture degree, or equivalent, with expertise and practical experience planting and caring for fruit trees organically
• Excellent written, verbal, computer, and organizational skills 
•Ability to manage volunteers and give educational presentations to students and communities
• Ability to learn new duties and responsibilities quickly and handle multiple projects at once 
• Ability to travel frequently, sometimes for lengthy periods, to project locations 
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a professional manner
 
 
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@ftpf.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling 
basis until position is filled.
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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Remote Opportunity – Barnraiser hiring Temporary Content Writer

Remote Work Opportunity

Looking for an excellent writer ASAP to create unique content for our growing website (www.barnraiser.us) for the next 30 days. Applicants must be fluent in English and understand basic sentence structure.

OVERVIEW: Barnraiser is looking for a few GREAT content writers to help us create the largest directory of good food and healthy living companies.

TO DOs: Create business Q/A content for business profiles on our platform. You’ll be given a list of companies to research and write Q&A content for business profiles. Transfer data into our Barnraiser admin portal. There is a short training involved.

SKILLS: Efficient and good time management, creative writing, strong evaluation skills, detail oriented, fluent in English and has an excellent understanding of grammar, reliable, strong communication skills, ability to meet & exceed goals.

SUCCESSFUL ENGAGEMENT: Meet & exceed weekly entry goals, bi-weekly check-ins to go over process and resolve issues, direct & prompt communication if issues occur.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED: Long term project potential, fun & interesting work for those that love food, work for a mission driven company.

Serious applicants only – If interested: please send resume and cover letter WITH a writing sample to madeline@barnraiser.us – will contact ASAP if interested in hiring to set up a quick interview and detailed walk through of requirements.