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Program and Event Manager – Oxford, CT

Organization: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut

Position Title: Program and Event Manager

Location: Oxford, CT

Hours & Compensation: Full-time position for 40 hours/week. The successful applicant will receive 40 hours of training for the first week, and will then work 20 hours per week for ten weeks before working 40 hours per week thereafter. The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Reviewed on a rolling basis until June 10.

Posted On: May 30, 2013.

Organization Overview:

CT NOFA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture. Our efforts give consumers increased access to safe and healthy food. CT NOFA is a growing community of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, businesses and consumers that encourages a healthy relationship to the natural world.

Description:

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut is seeking a full time Program and Event Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out CT NOFA’s Beginning Farmer, CSA and other grant programs
  • Coordinate events such as: summer farm workshops, the Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference, spring CSA fairs and roundtables, and grant-related activity at the Winter Conference.
  • Support Program Director in planning of NOFA Organic Land Care workshops, courses and conferences in the Northeast – some travel required
  • Manage CT NOFA and NOFA Organic Land Care Program’s social media to promote events and our mission
  • Publicize CT NOFA and NOFA Organic Land Care events and campaigns with press releases to print and online publications, e-mail blasts, e-mail newsletters
    • Coordinate and assist in press release distribution and follow up
    • Work with partner organizations to promote events and co-host or sponsor events
    • Compile, edit and publish the quarterly Homeowners’ newsletter, as well as 4 yearly issues of the Farmers’ newsletter
  • Recruit and manage one intern at a time throughout the year
  • Be part of a team that helps identify prospective sponsors, grantors, donors, and other partners in order to increase membership and other revenue, and helps develop and maintain strong relationships with them
  • Draft proposals for small grants (up to $5,000)
  • Write small grant reports, and provide input for larger grant reports
  • Perform other related tasks and duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science or related field preferred.
  • Self-motivated, responsible and organized with good oral and written communication.
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Constant Contact
    • Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Blogger
    • Html or web development language, experience with Drupal and familiarity with Filemaker a plus
    • Online surveying and reporting tools
  • Knowledge of Connecticut’s food system, organic farming and sustainability preferred but not required

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Deb Legge at deb@ctnofa.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 10.

Contact Information:

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, http://www.ctnofa.org

PO Box 164, Stevenson, CT 06491

Job URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7K8KHXSD2cxd/

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