Job Opening: Program Coordinator

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                                                        Program Coordinator

                                                                Closed when filled

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

Friends of the Farms is a 501 c3 non-profit organization working to preserve and enhance local farming.

The organization is currently comprised of an Executive Director, a Board, contractors and several committees. We are seeking to grow our capabilities.

Founded in 2001, Friends of the Farms works to:

  • Preserve farmland.
  • Manage public farmlands in partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island.
  • Connect private landowners with farmers interested in leasing land for farming.
  • Advocate for local farming with partner organizations.
  • Develop affordable housing for new farmers and interns.
  • Promote community awareness of local food production and consumption.

For more information visit www.friendsofthefarms.org
Salary: Commensurate with the candidate’s ability level and experience.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and work samples to Wendy Tyner, Executive Director. wendy.tyner@friendsofthefarms.org

POSITION SUMMARY

Friends of the Farms seeks to hire a part-time Program Coordinator to lead and inspire others to preserve and enhance local farming. The Program Coordinator will be hired as a salaried employee at an FTE .50 who will work collaboratively with the volunteer Project Manager and report to the Executive Director. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day management and program development. The job responsibilities will vary based on organizational needs. The Program Coordinator will have the ability to have a flexible work week schedule.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES- Based on an FTE. 50

  • Public Farmland Management- .40
    • Works directly with the Executive Director and the Project Manager to manage public farmland.
    • Monitors public farmland leases and coordinates the Site Committee process.
    • Develops opportunities to expand the Volunteer Stewardship Program, working in collaboration with the Project Manager.
    • Researches, identifies and submits government grant application in collaboration with the Executive Director.
    • Works with the Executive Director to manage the annual budget for public farmland management.
    • Coordinates with Project Manager to respond to minor farmland repairs- ie irrigation breaks, roof leaks, fence breaks
  • Farmer Housing- .20
    • Oversees recruitment and management of the Farmer Housing program.
    • Responds to tenant needs.
  • Harvest Fair- .20
    • Coordinates activities with non-profit and for-profit vendors.
    • Develops innovative programs that support the mission.
    • Promotes Harvest Fair region-wide.
    • Recruits and trains all volunteers.
    • Works in collaboration with the Project Manager to prepare the property for Harvest Fair use.
  • Administration-. 20
    • Actively uses SalesForce to manage volunteers, stakeholders and donors.
    • Supports the Executive Director in donor cultivation and stewardship.
    • Migrates all pre-existing data.
    • Works with the Executive Director on Fund Development and Event Planning.
    • Develops and coordinates communication documents for the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in Agriculture, Philanthropy and/or Communications
  • Able to use or learn SalesForce
  • Work collaboratively with staff, Board, farmers, volunteers and the community
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships with businesses and organizations
  • Has a visible passion to preserve the environment
  • Conveys the mission through excellent communication skills
  • Utilizes all forms of social media
  • Ability to work during evenings, weekends and/or holidays

 

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