Job Opening with FARFA.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Outreach and Events Coordinator, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is a national organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers. FARFA promotes common sense policies for local, diversified agricultural systems.

FARFA is seeking an Outreach and Events Coordinator to help with special events, fundraising, and outreach efforts. This position is currently part-time (10-20 hrs/week), but may be expanded in the future. Preference will be given to people in Central Texas where we are headquartered.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages outreach efforts. Responsibilities include: developing outreach materials in cooperation with the executive director; and arranging for tables and exhibits at farmers’ markets and conferences.
Coordinates special events, including our annual conference in September, the East Austin Urban Farm Tour in April, and additional fundraising events. Responsibilities include: planning event; securing event venues, media coverage, equipment, food, supplies, and security; promoting and marketing; obtaining sponsorships and donated items/services; and donor acknowledgments.
Recruits and coordinates volunteers. Responsibilities include: recruiting and training volunteers, recognizing volunteer contributions, equipping volunteers for leadership roles and new assignments, soliciting volunteer feedback, and maintaining volunteer records.

COMPENSATION: Salary dependent on experience; range $15-$17/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience: Experience in farming, food services, membership development, nonprofit services, or a related field required. Fundraising and social media experience is desirable. Basic accounting or bookkeeping experience is a plus. At least five years of professional work experience is preferred.

Skills: Highly organized, very detail-oriented, excellent customer service, strong interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and Word.

Capabilities: Highly motivated and brings a positive attitude to work. Ability to work well with a wide range of people, works well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.

HOW TO APPLY

Position will remain open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Judith@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org by Friday, June 15, 2012. Interviews will be offered to select candidates on a rolling basis.

For more information about FARFA, visit our website at http://www.FarmAndRanchFreedom.org

FARFA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Judith McGeary
Executive Director
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
http://www.farmandranchfreedom.org
Judith@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org
Office Phone: 254-697-2661

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