The Communications and Reporting Program Associate responsibilities will include coordinating newsletters, social-media and web-site communications as well as database/CRM management; and supporting reporting and tracking information on grant funded projects with multiple partner groups. These projects will include, but are not limited to advancing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) relationships, food waste reduction, and nutrition incentives. The Communications and Reporting Program Associate will work in a fluid environment with multiple internal and external deadlines; and needs to be able to collaborate with a team but also work independently to advance partnerships, and projects.
The Communications and Reporting Program Associate’s general responsibilities will include:
Support outreach to faith-based groups and facilitate establishing or developing CSA produce box drop-offs at faith community sites to facilitate congregants and neighbors purchasing from local farmers and other ISFC program goals.
Promote and assist in organizing trainings and networking for faith-based groups advancing food security including: workshops, training-of-trainers, and a conference.
Promote and facilitate reporting for faith community projects to develop models, and best practices resources for implementing food access, farm land access and other projects.
Compile reporting information for grant reports and to facilitate program evaluation; and
Lead updating and development of the organization’s web-site content and social media.
The Communication and Reporting Program Associate will spend a majority of time implementing grants through the Calif. Dep’t. of Food & Agriculture and U.S. Dep’t. of Agriculture focused on:
Expanding access to fruits and vegetables by improving nutritional awareness and increasing consumption; and expanding availability of affordable and locally grown food;
Facilitating product sales and access to land to strengthen viability of beginning and minority farmers;
Developing local markets & connecting farmers to consumers by enhancing direct marketing opportunities;
Organizing and promoting a conference and workshops to support faith-based partnerships with direct market farmers; and
Facilitating access to locally produced food by low-income families with nutrition incentives for farmers markets, CSA and produce stand purchases.
You have a familiarity with community organizing, sustainable agriculture, food justice and/or faith community work. Strong written communication, facilitation and conflict resolution skills are key. Experience with cross-cultural relationship building and social media is a plus. You can manage electronic newsletters, social-media and web-based contact and utilize CRM/Client Resource Management and project management systems. You have strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail. B.A. degree or above is required. Applicants with at least 2 years of professional experience, preferably in the non-profit sector, will be most competitive. Spanish language skills are desirable.
Interested individuals should contact Steve Schwartz at Steve@interfaithfood.org or (707) 634-4672. Please submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled. We plan to schedule interviews beginning December 1, and will evaluate applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.