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Community Outreach Coordinator/Regional Director – Jackson, MI

Organization: National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

Position Title: Community Outreach Coordinator/Regional Director

Location: Jackson, MI

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. $35,000 – $50,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: April 8, 2013 or until suitable candidates can be identified.

Posted On: March 13, 2013.

Organization Overview:

For more than 30 years, our organization has been helping people and communities adopt technologies that save energy and resources. We help family farmers, government agencies, small businesses, other non profits and low income organizations learn about sustainable energy, agriculture, and community development opportunities. NCAT provides trainings, publications, websites, personalized technical assistance, and telephone help lines.


Put your education and experience to work! The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator/Regional Director to work helping minority and underserved communities become healthier, more self sufficient, and energy conscious while helping to improve environmental conditions for all. NCAT a private non-profit corporation whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy, including Food Corps and ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. The position will be located at a new NCAT office in Jackson, Mississippi.


The mission of NCAT’s Community Outreach Coordinator/Regional Director will be to:

  • Increase the visibility and understanding of NCAT’s mission and work in ethnically diverse and underserved communities, particularly in the Gulf States Region.
  • Strengthen relationships with current partners representing minority communities, and initiate new partnerships and/or projects around agriculture education and other issues of mutual interest.
  • Increase the participation of members of these communities in our agriculture and energy programs and projects.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Direct NCAT activities in the Gulf States Region with a goal of increasing NCAT’s visibility in the region.
  • Recruit non-profit collaborators and partners for NCAT.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource for NCAT agriculture and energy specialists, program managers, and regional directors.
  • Develop and disseminate information relevant to minority community issues, events, organizations, and leadership.
  • Seek out opportunities to create a connection between NCAT and minority communities nationwide, with a concentration in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
  • Plan and execute outreach activities that support NCAT needs, objectives and mission.
  • Seek local, state and regional development opportunities.
  • Lead projects including development of projects and careful management of project resources.


  • Combination of education and experience in community outreach, minority relatipns, marketing, agriculture or food policy experience.
  • Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, agriculture, environmental, or minority studies, plus a minimum of four years experience working in outreach or marketing to underserved communities.
  • Self-starter who can use creative means to advance NCAT’s mission of helping people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.
  • Experience in leading collaborative efforts with diverse partners.
  • Project development and project management experience is beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, writing, editing and research skills.
  • Some travel required.

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted through April 8, 2013, or until suitable candidates can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the positions must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests for an NCAT application form and inquires about the application process should be directed to Jerrid Burk. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit NCAT’s website at for a gateway to websites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:

Jerrid Burk

NCAT Human Resource Specialist e-mail:

P.O. Box 3838

Butte, MT 59702

Contact Information:

National Center for Appropriate Technology,

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