The Carrot Project’s (www.thecarrotproject.org) vision is to significantly increase the number of successful small farm and agriculture businesses resulting in a meaningful increase in the local production of food in the New England and the Hudson Valley. We help to launch small farm and agriculture businesses and support their growth towards long-term viability. We want the farms and businesses that we work with today to be here in 5, 10, and 50 years from now. Their success is the foundation of a strong local food economy. The Carrot Project is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).
The Eastern Outreach Assistant will play an integral role in spreading awareness of The Carrot Project and its mission with the goal of increasing awareness of the organization in Central & Eastern MA, RI, and Eastern CT. The Assistant will work closely with the Client Services Specialist and Western Outreach Assistant to execute outreach for our training, financing, and technical assistance programs directed at farms and food businesses. The Assistant will support outreach to prospective clients and support relationships with key partner organizations, and initiate new relationships in the food and related nonprofit sectors in order to connect new and beginning farmers to The Carrot Project.
This is a seasonal, part time position from December-April.
Essential Job Functions
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in office environment and event environments and in close proximity to others.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project 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/The Carrot Project actively seek 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 their 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.