ISED Solutions (Institute for Social & Economic Development)(isedsolutions.org) has served 400+ organizations in the national refugee and immigrant service sector since 1983. Current initiatives include two USDA grants to develop training materials for beginning refugee farmers and for use by incubator farm service providers. TSNE (tsne.org) is the fiscal sponsor of ISED and has provided fiscal sponsorship services to nonprofit projects since its founding in 1959 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
ISED currently sponsors and runs USDA-funded initiatives in collaboration with partner projects that help refugees begin to farm in the United States. Much of that work involves developing new training and technical assistance (T&TA) resources for use by 50+ refugee farming incubators nationwide. These emphasize alternative modes of communication that feature visual literacy over the more common reliance on written content. A key objective is to minimize written content, since refugee farmers have limited English literacy and fluency.
After several years developing photo- and video-based instructional products, we are developing 200+ visually-based resources - including farming guides, posters, handouts, signs, pocket guides - to be made available in print and electronic formats. These incorporate design elements such as backgrounds, graphic and photographic inserts, scripting / typography, and overall aesthetic composition. While our content development teams can draft these materials, they need assistance from someone with advanced design skills and experience to produce the end products in a more professional mode. We can also benefit from a designer with agricultural background who can create some of these resources themselves.
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.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to:
Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work is performed remotely.
Schedule: Flexible although significant share expected during weekday business hours.
Compensation: This position is paid a salary of $50,000-$70,000 and is commesurate based on experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE/ISED strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/ISED prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/ISED celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.
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