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Santa Cruz Permaculture Marketing & Communications Consultant at Santa Cruz Permaculture - 8293

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Santa Cruz Permaculture Marketing & Communications Consultant
Santa Cruz Permaculture
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Job Description: 

Santa Cruz Permaculture is seeking a highly competent, outgoing, detail-oriented, and driven person to join our team as a Marketing & Communications Consultant. This position supports our courses and design work through digital and in-person marketing; communication with our instructors, students, and community partners; and coordination of logistics, research, report-writing, and mapping for our permaculture design clients.

An ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter who is motivated and a team player. We’re looking for someone who can work independently but also maintain clear and consistent communication. Our hope is that this position is more than just a job but also an opportunity for someone to align their values with their work.

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Santa Cruz Permaculture, founded in 2016 in Santa Cruz, CA, provides community development, land stewardship, holistic education, and eco-social design services for a thriving, just and sustainable world. Learn more at

This position is primarily remote. This position is expected to attend and work on behalf of Santa Cruz Permaculture at the EcoFarm Conference (January 22-25, 2020 in Pacific Grove, CA) and the National Bioneers Conference (October 15-18, 2020 in San Rafael, CA).

This is a 10-month independent contractor position (January-October 2020) with the possibility of continued work beyond the initial contract. This not an employee position. Read about the difference:

Duties & Responsibilities: 

- Post content on social media
- Respond to inquiries
- Create email newsletters
- Write and edit articles for the Santa Cruz Permaculture blog
- Plan and coordinate outreach strategy for tabling events
- Create flyers, social media graphics, and advertisements, and manage distribution
- Update Santa Cruz Permaculture website as requested
- Monitor and run quarterly analytics

- Communicate with instructors
- Communicate course logistics to current and prospective students

- Communicate with prospective and current design clients
- Conduct research and compile reports in coordination with other designers
- Create maps and design drawings in coordination with other designers

- Organize and maintain database of photos, videos, and other digital files
- Regular Zoom or phone meetings with Santa Cruz Permaculture team members
- Other tasks and projects as agreed upon by both parties

Education & Experience: 

- Completed a Permaculture Design Certificate course
- Familiarity with ecological and social problems/solutions of our times
- Strong organizational, communication and collaboration skills
- High level of attention to detail and time management
- Dependable with thorough follow through
- Ability to receive and willingly integrate constructive feedback
- Ability to work within a team and with a high level of autonomy
- Strong computer skills (email, Google Apps, video conferencing, social media, etc.)
- Experience creating digital flyers and graphics
- Available to attend the EcoFarm Conference and the National Bioneers Conference

- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (marketing, literature, environmental studies, etc.)
- Experience creating and running print and social media ads
- Permaculture design and mapping experience (beyond initial PDC course)
- Experience using Mailchimp to create e-newsletters

This position is 5-10 hours/week during the training period of January 13 - March 13, then 15-25 hours/week from March 14 - October 16. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Melissa Ott Fant at greenbeangal[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include your PDC instructor and date of certification. In your cover letter, please discuss:

- Where you heard about the position
- Why you are interested in and uniquely qualified for this position
- How this position aligns with your values and long-term goals

Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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