Development and Communications Coordinator

Job Locations US
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/18/2021 2:57 PM)
Job ID
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Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
The Carrot Project


The Carrot Project ( envisions a just and resilient farm and food system, where successful farms and agricultural businesses are increasing in number and racial diversity, and are contributing to New England’s economic, environmental, and social well-being. We support agricultural businesses securing their futures by breaking down financial barriers, and build their path to sustainability. We do this as business advisors and through education, advocacy, and research. We address the most important gaps at the intersections of financial security, racial and economic justice, financial barriers to farmland access, and farmers’ ability to weather major disruptions. The Carrot Project is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (


This role coordinates our external communications between programs, implements our public communications, and executes significant parts of the resource development plan. The Development and Communications Coordinator works closely with all staff. External communications includes coordinating communications planning between different programs and executing organizational marketing across media platforms. Development programming includes executing development activities such as grant writing, reports, appeals, event planning, and donor and investor management. The Development and Communications Coordinator thrives in a small dynamic organization, has excellent interpersonal skills, and works well independently and as part of a team. The Development and Communications Coordinator supports organizational core values with a commitment to making positive changes for farm and food entrepreneurs and equity, internally and in programs, to support movement towards a more equitable and resilient farm and food system and local economies.



  • Lead grant writing process in collaboration with the ED, including responding to RFPs, renewals, and coordinating additional staff or expertise to support the process or request as needed;
  • Participate in prospect research including online research, attending webinars to assess RFPs, and connecting with grants administrators;
  • Coordinate appeals including drafting, editing, design, list management, and sending;
  • Lead production of acknowledgements including drafting, organizing, editing, and sending
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate logistics for tours, networking, and fundraising events, including hiring and managing consultants for meetings and event planning

External Communications

  • Develop and implement annual outreach calendar, timeline and content, in partnership with program staff;
  • Coordinate and execute production of public outreach content, including written text, marketing materials, social media, and multimedia content
  • Ensure consistent use of extant branding across staff and platforms, including managing and training on use of internal style guides to maintain a unified style and voice, as well as design concepts for external documents;
  • Oversee graphic design concepts across programs;
  • Maintain and update the website; edit content drafted by other staff;
  • Coordinate investor communications, including twice-yearly updates;
  • Develop and execute social media strategy, train staff on best practices, and be a resource on execution across platforms;
  • Plan and implement public-facing outreach events.

Internal Communication and Program Administration

  • Reply to routine inquiries and maintain donor, investor, and public contact lists in CRM;
  • Coordinate quarterly staff meetings on a rotating basis;
  • Attend or participate in advisory board meetings, as needed;
  • Supervise relevant volunteers, interns, or consultants and collaborate with coworkers on shared responsibilities.


  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


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

  • A minimum of 3-5-years of equivalent experience;
  • Prior experience and knowledge of agriculture or small business farming in the New England agricultural environment required;
  • Ability to represent Carrot well to donors, investors, collaborators, vendors and clients, etc., and collaborate well with colleagues;
  • Attend to details, including follow-up;
  • Ability to plan, manage, and meet concurrent project deadlines;
  • Drive to excel and meet challenges;
  • Clear and confident writer and editor across media platforms and modes;
  • Experience with development activities, such as grant writing and reporting, appeals, and events;
  • Excellent administrative skills;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office; Salsa (CRM), and WordPress
  • Strong visual communication skills, including ability to execute strong graphic design concepts and branding;
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and familiarity with sustainable agriculture and/or farming;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.

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 an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be performed remotely (must have the ability to work from a home office) and the incumbent must live in Southern New England and be available to travel throughout the region.


Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $50,000/yr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/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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