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Community Coordinator – Food Shed Co-op

Position Overview 

This part-time position will work with the Board of Directors to increase the number of owner-members and community awareness of the Food Shed Co-op. The Community Coordinator will implement and manage outreach, education, and member engagement plans. S/he will assist the Board of Directors in establishing the Co-op’s identity in the community and educate stakeholders about the benefits of involvement in the Co-op. 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement plans to recruit new members in collaboration with the FSC’s Outreach Committee 
  • Meet member recruitment goals as set by the Board of Directors 
  • Manage monthly newsletters working with the FSC committees and volunteers
  • Cultivate relationships and establish partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and civic groups to further membership and community investment campaign goals 
  • Attend Committee and Board of Director meetings upon request 
  • Manage inbound and outbound communications\inquires
  • Coordinate activities with Volunteer Coordinator and Owner Services
  • Assist with marketing and PR initiatives
  • Assist with the management of FSC’s NationBuilder CRM tool
  • Report regularly on progress to designated manager from the FSC Board of Directors
  • Assist with future key initiatives including the community investment campaign

Requirements 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to self-direct with minimal supervision 
  • Have flexible availability nights and weekends for planned events
  • Must exhibit passion for community, health, local economies, and the cooperative business model 

Preferred Skills/Abilities 

  • Project management experience 
  • Community organizing experience 
  • Event planning experience
  • Sales and/or public relations experience 
  • Knowledge of cooperative business model 
  • Must share our mission and values 

Food Shed Co-op Mission: Our mission is to build a LOCAL food COOPERATIVE promoting a HEALTHY, ETHICAL and RESILIENT COMMUNITY.

Core Values: Promote and foster better food choices | Cultivate and strengthen our local economy | Inspire and empower community| Champion environmentally responsible practices 

Flexible hours 10-20 hours a week | $15 an hour | Send cover letter and resume to: info@foodshed.coop


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