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.


†††††††† 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 volunteers

†††††††† 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
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