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Marketing Coordinator (Food Connects)

Organization Food Connects
Location 22 Browne Court Unit 110
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Description

 

Marketing Coordinator for Food Connects

Join our team! Food Connects is looking for a self-motivated Marketing Coordinator to collaborate with our creative team, expand our outreach initiatives, and help grow our Food Hub marketing efforts.

Who We Are

Headquartered in Brattleboro, VT,  Food Connects is a food-systems non-profit organization with two flagship programs. The Farm to School(FTS) program supports school implementation of food, farm, and nutrition education, strengthening their school nutrition programs. Our Food Hub delivers locally and regionally produced foods to co-ops, markets, schools, and hospitals. We build strong relationships with schools, working in partnership to transform the food system. We are a dynamic non-profit organization with strong roots in the community and a commitment to challenging the status quo. Find out more about us here.

In Search Of

Are you passionate about local food and about the vision of New England feeding New England? Do you believe in the importance of young people knowing where their food comes from and feeling empowered about growing and preparing their food? Do you want to support school food service professionals, administrators, and teachers in food systems change? Do you want to do meaningful work supporting our local agricultural economy while also ensuring access to nutritious food for local youth?

What You Will Do

In this position, you will serve on the Marketing Team to promote the mission and vision of Food Connects. Your work with the Food Connects Food Hub Sales Team will create effective marketing materials for our regional producers and customers. You will engage stakeholders in original and compelling materials, including social media content, blog content, and newsletters. Additionally, you will support the organization’s events and fundraising efforts. Within Food Connects, you will work closely with the Food Connects Development Team to build and strengthen existing Food Hub funding sources.

Experience and Knowledge Needed

This position requires an organized individual who is excited about promoting local food systems and food advocacy. You should find storytelling and creating original content engaging and energizing. Experience working in the Adobe Suite, Canva, Google Suite, multiple social media platforms, Mailchimp, and Squarespace (or other equivalent programs and software) is required. Experience in videography, photography, and graphic design is preferred.

The right candidate will be skilled at: 

  • Written Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in business writing.
  • Persuasive Communication: The ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that make an impact and persuade their intended audiences.
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.
  • Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • Thoroughness: Ensuring that one’s own and others’ work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled
  • Time Management: Can organize time for optimum efficacy with regard to deadlines, collaboration, competing priorities, and personal work style.

You may meet with food producers and customers at locations throughout southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire, so reliable transportation is a must (Food Connects provides mileage reimbursement). The work schedule is flexible, and working partially from home is allowed. There will also be occasional meetings and events on evenings and weekends, with plenty of advance notice.

Compensation and Benefits

This position has the following benefits after a 90-day introductory period:

  • Paid time off: vacation, sick, personal, and holidaysas outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • 176 hours of Paid Time Off - this is a combination of Vacation, Holiday Pay and Personal Days
  • 48 hours of Paid Sick Time
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Access to vision and dental insurance
  • 15% Employee Discount on Food Purchases
  • 2% Retirement Match.

The compensation for this position is $16-18, depending on experience. This is a full-time, non-exempt, 35-40 hour/week position.

Date Posted July 19th, 2021
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Marketing, Aggregation facility / food hub
Type Full Time
Compensation $16-18, depending on experience.
How to Apply To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@foodconnects.org.

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