• Blueprint Coordinator

    Job Locations US-New England or New York's Hudson Valley
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/6/2019 3:00 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1390
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
    Type
    Fiscal Sponsorship Projects
    Location : Name
    The Carrot Project
  • Overview

    The Blueprint

     

    The Blueprint aims to increase the number and economic viability of farms and food businesses representing the diverse populations of the Hudson Valley and New England. The project will shift the region’s status quo towards more comprehensive service provision by networking, elevating, and supporting business technical assistance to farms and food businesses and by developing a professional alliance of service providers. Alliance members will foster mentorship; share resources and best practices to improve overall service quality; and otherwise bring resources, structure, and professionalization to the sector. Within that body of work, the Blueprint will also strengthen the educational pipeline to train future providers, take advantage of funding opportunities, and implement a comprehensive equity framework.

     

    The Blueprint is a new initiative that is hosted by The Carrot Project/TSNE MissionWorks and is led by a three-person executive committee including staff from The Carrot Project, HVADC (the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation) and the Vermont Farm and Forest Farm Viability Program, plus five Steering Committee members from across the region.

    Responsibilities

    The Blueprint Coordinator provides backbone support to the alliance through communication, alliance coordination, and staffing the alliance's task forces. The Coordinator is the primary staff person supporting this developing network. The Coordinator works closely with the three-person executive committee including the supervisor, the Executive Director (ED) of The Carrot Project, as well as numerous other committees. If you are a self-starter, enjoy working on new initiatives, are a good communicator, and are able to switch gears and keep multiple projects moving forward then this position may be for you.

     

    • Set agendas, coordinate logistics, and prepare notes for the executive committee, steering committee, and task forces and facilitate executive committee meetings;
    • Research and assemble information to support leadership and task force decision-making, such as research, and designing and conducting surveys of alliance stakeholders, etc.;
    • Implement communications activities in accordance with the communications plan:
      • Maintain alliance communication tools, including contact lists, website, social media, and list serve;
      • Draft outreach content and coordinate delivery of outreach and marketing efforts  and coordinate outreach materials and content for marketing;
      • Prioritize inquiries and requests for information about the alliance;
      • Coordinate logistics for, attend, and/or represent the alliance at networking events and trade shows.
    • Draft grant proposals and reports, maintain the development calendar, and track project budget;
    • Develop and manage project work plan;
    • Coordinate contracts, invoicing, and expenses for contractors;
    • Other duties as assigned by the executive committee.

    Special Requirements

     

    • Occasional travel will be required;
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends;
    • Must have home office in New England or New York’s Hudson Valley.

    Compensation

     

    Position is full-time at $20.00 per hour and includes full benefit package including health and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance and more.

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Three years of relevant professional experience;
    • Experience conducting marketing or outreach activities;
    • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service;
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Highly organized;
    • Self-motivated and directed;
    • Ability to influence others, moving them to action;
    • Proven ability to meet deadlines and program targets, and to manage a complex workload;
    • Skilled with MS Office applications, advanced knowledge of Excel and experience using CRMs;
    • Knowledge of agriculture and working landscapes sectors a plus.

     

    TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project envisions 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

     

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project 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. 

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