*Education and outreach coordinator: Northeast Organic Farming Association
of New York*


*Position Description:*  The Northest Organic Farming Association of New
York (NOFA-NY) is seeking an Education and Outreadh Coordinator to work with
the Executive Director and other staff to lead the organizationís farmers,
gardeners, consumers, and small business educaitonal intitatives including
the annual conference, field day series, and general education and outreach.

This position requires a self-starter who has a backgroud in and/or
experience in organic farming, even planning experience, and excellent
organizational skills. The person must be passionate and knowledgable about
organic farming and gardening and have staff management experience. The
posiiotn I based in the new NOFA-NY office in Rochester, NY and reports to
the Execuative Director.

*Compensation:* Competitive salary, dependant on experience.  NOFA-NY offers
a full benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid medical insurance
and a 403(b) retirement plan.

*Qualifications: *

∑         Bachelorís degree required. Mastereís prefered.

∑         Extensive knowledge of organic and sustainable agriculture and the
education needs of farmers and gardeners.

∑         Experience in organic farming, event planning, and working with

∑         Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong
interpersonal, supervisory, planning, and training skills; excellent
organizational skills; strong computer skills required; familiarity with
database programs helpful, graphic design interest helpful, Spanish language
skills helpful.

∑         High energy and enthusiasm. Ability to work well with a wide range
of people, work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and
adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.

∑         Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of
NOFA-NY.  Some statewide travel required.

*Specific Responsibilities*:

∑         In coordination with the Executive Director and policy committee,
set annual education and outreach goals, develops strategies, and
coordinates initiatives to meet these objectives.

∑         Coordinate all details for the annual NOFA-NY winter conference
for 1,000+ attendees. Organize over 80 workshops covering 10 interest
tracks, coordinate the trade show, manage conference program ad listings,
coordinate the silent auction, create conference ads and manages the
publicity, coordinate volunteers, etc. Manage the conference budget and
conference staff.

∑         Coordinates all details for the NOFA-NY field day series across
NYS. Organize over 25 diverse field days in all regions of NYS, and are
responsible for expanding the series to be year-round. Coordinate volunteers
to help staff field days and manages even publicity.

∑         Provides some techinal assistance to farmers and gardeners through
phone and email.

∑         Manage general organizational education outreach to public. Help
coordinate volunteers to support outreach efforts.

∑         Works with Assistantce Director to create education and outreach
materials for the speakers bureau.

∑         Notify membership of educational events via the newsletter,
e-news, listserves, and website.

∑         Occasional public speaking.

∑         In coordination with the Executive Director, hire and train
education and outreach staff and ensures that individual performeance goals
are met.

∑         Assists in writing grants to support education and outreach work.

 *How to Apply *
Position open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, three
references, and a short writing sample to [log in to unmask] by *November
6, 2009*. For more information on the Northeast Organic Farming Association
of NY visit **.

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