Founded in 2002, in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community (GTC) (www.gardeningthecommunity.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org), is a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities. GTC works with youth to grow food on vacant lots and organizes to expand healthy, affordable food access in the Mason Square neighborhoods of Springfield. GTC’s vision includes building a vibrant, healthy food system with just and equal access to it – one that recognizes and addresses inequity - so racism no longer determines the health or well-being of a neighborhood or community.
We are seeking an Interim Development and Communications Coordinator to fulfill the job while our permanent employee is away on leave beginning mid-August and continuing through until January 3. Reporting to the Co-Director for Administration and Finance, the Development and Communications Coordinator builds and maintains GTC’s development infrastructure, supports donor cultivation and solicitation efforts and increases GTC’s visibility throughout its donor communities. The position also helps manage administrative functions related to revenue tracking. We are looking for someone who is a fast learner, passionate about GTC’s mission, committed to expanding community support and funding for GTC’s work in Springfield and the region, and able to step in on an interim basis. The position is for 30 hours/week, and targeted for August 12, 2019 - January 3, 2020.
Donor cultivation, solicitation and tracking
Visibility and Communications
The salary range $15 - $18/hour depending on experience. Benefits include generous health and dental plans, flexible work hours, paid time off, and regular access to delicious, locally grown vegetables.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE MissionWorks/Gardening the Communityenvisions 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/Gardening the Community 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.