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Employment

Application Period CLOSED:

Communications Assistant, 2024

Posted: March 6th, 2024
Deadline to Apply: March 22nd, 2024
To apply, email us at flatironsyfc@gmail.com with the following:
  • 1 paragraph about your interest and experience
  • 1 real or mock public communication you've created (newsletter, blog post, social media post/reel, etc).
  • The handle of a social media account you manage (this can be a personal account)

Who Are We?

The Flatirons Farmers Coalition (FFC) is a growing group of farmers and ranchers: beginning, aspiring, established, young and old alike, committed to tending the land and cultivating community. FFC provides educational and social opportunities for growers to learn and network, and is united as one strong voice in local, state, and national policy work to ensure the future of agriculture. FFC envisions a burgeoning community of successful farms of all sizes and farmers of all experience levels and acts as a unifying body for those who wish to support local and regenerative agriculture. 

About This Role:

As FFC grows, communication has become a task of increasing importance. FFC serves as a communication “funnel” where resources and events both come into and out of our organization. We keep an eye on many different orgs/programs to identify relevant resources and events for our membership. We also design our own programming and resources to benefit our local community. As these items are identified, they need to be communicated with local farmers and ranchers. As a result, the Communications Assistant will play a crucial role in FFC’s ability to provide value to our local agricultural community. Members can only benefit from resources they are aware of!

 

FFC Communications Assistant Job Description:

 

Time Period: April 2023-December 2024. Extension possible pending funding and board approval

Time Commitment: 6 hours a week

Pay: $20 per hour

 

Skills Needed:

  1. Excellent, consistent communication skills, both oral and written

  2. Ability to collaborate with others on a simultaneous projects

  3. Excellent organization habits

  4. Self-motivation and prompt follow-through

 

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with Board of Directors and Chapter Coordinator to aggregate upcoming events and relevant resources

  • Use various platforms to provide updates to our members, such as:

    • Send out monthly newsletter (via Mailchimp)

    • Manage google group and social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    • Enroll new members across platforms

    • Make revisions to website (Wix) - Previous experience not required

  • Use basic design skills, FFC brand guidelines, and Canva to generate materials for communications

    • Collaborate with Chapter Coordinator to generate document templates in line with brand guidelines

  • Increase the coalition’s ability to communicate with membership

    • Track metrics of Mailchimp, Google Group, Instagram, etc to determine which platforms are most valuable to our membership. 

    • Create “engagement plan” to increase member / user subscription to these platforms to increase our visibility and engagement across the community, especially amongst farm owners and farm workers

    • Track metrics of Mailchimp, Google Group, Instagram, etc to determine which platforms are most valuable to our membership.  Report metrics to Chapter Coordinator.  Report 

  • Attend chapter and committee events to gather content and publish take-aways

  • Attend targeted outreach events on behalf of the chapter

  • Support Committee Chairs in communicating with committee members, including scheduling meetings, reserving meeting spaces, etc

 

FFC strives to create an equitable farming future for our community of farmers and advocates. This role will be responsible for upholding an inclusive culture that is responsive to the varying experiences and perspectives of individuals of different ages, genders, races, experience levels, sexual identities, and abilities.

The application period for this position has closed. Thank you for your interest!

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