Farm to Institution New England (FINE) (www.farmtoinstitution.org) is a six-state network of nonprofit, public and private entities working together to transform our food system by increasing the amount of good, local food served in our region’s schools, hospitals, colleges and other institutions. The FINE network consists of non-profit organizations, government agencies, institutions, foundations, farms, food distributors, food processors, food service operators and others. FINE serves those at the forefront of the farm to institution movement in the region, providing a forum to connect and share ideas, models, resources, and support.
FINE seeks a dedicated communications professional to lead our communications and information technology efforts. The communications manager is a key member of our remote team, and is central to both the external network services FINE offers (events, meetings, and metrics) and programs (campus, foodservice, policy, etc), as well as to the internal work of running a small, dynamic nonprofit (strategic planning, work planning, development, and administration activities). We rely on excellent and frequent communication to be responsive to network partners, support the efficiency of our project teams, and reinforce our brand.
Please apply if
You are a storyteller at heart that is passionate about creating a more sustainable food system through beautifully presented information. You are excited about shaping content that will educate newcomers, bring new members into the network, and mobilize our constituency to advance our collective goals. You are dedicated to meeting project timelines and communicate early and often about deliverables. You are an exceptionally clear, precise, and confident communicator with impeccable verbal and written skills. You are flexible when it comes to working on a team; you are confident and comfortable working one-on-one, with large groups of individuals from various organizations, and on your own in a remote environment. You approach your work with a positive attitude and contribute to a work culture of honesty, acceptance, and collaboration. You view your work through the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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Administration and Organizational Support:
FINE offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that include health and dental insurance, retirement benefits, and generous paid time off.
All FINE staff work remotely from a home office and/or an independently arranged work space. Given the organization’s focus on New England, we seek candidates who live – or will be living – in New England (CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME). We meet regularly via teleconference and phone and maintain a strong, effective, and collegial team through frequent communications. In-person meetings occur approximately once per month. All staff participate in various meetings, conferences, and other events hosted by FINE and our network partners. Some travel, primarily in New England, is required.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE MissionWorks/FINE envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/FINE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/FINE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.