Employment

Applications Closed:

Chapter Coordinator 2020

Posted: April 13th, 2020
Deadline to Apply: May 1st, 2020 

About the Flatirons Young Farmers Coalition

 

FYFC is a fiscally sponsored chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition. We seek to further NYFC’s mission in Boulder County, while supporting our own mission and vision. FYFC’s work is vital to the farm and food community in Boulder. By engaging with our local government and educating the community, we are creating opportunities for young farmers to succeed. We are building an organization that will keep farmers in Boulder working the land regeneratively, which will bring dividends to Boulder for years to come, in the form of healthy food, healthy land, and healthy communities.

 

To continue to grow, the chapter has recognized that hiring a coordinator to facilitate FYFC’s mission is a necessary next step. In past years, the farmer leaders of the chapter have struggled to maintain the organization's activities during the busy growing season. The chapter coordinator will ease the seasonal strain on farmers, members, and the organization as a whole.

 

FYFC Chapter Coordinator Job Description

 

Time Period: Mid-May — Mid-November, 2020, with potential for continued employment

Time Commitment: 9 hours per week, on average

Pay: $20 per hour

 

The chapter coordinator works alongside FYFC leadership to organize chapter activities. This position will help the chapter adhere to protocol, including writing minutes and using Robert’s Rules for decision making. This position is vital during the height of the growing season, when other members’ paid positions or farms take precedence over their work in the chapter.

 

This position is best suited for someone who is passionate about supporting and developing the young farmer community in Boulder County. This person will have the following traits:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Exceptional organizational abilities

  • Familiarity and ease with social media, especially Instagram and Facebook

  • Some experience with email marketing platforms such as Mailchimp

  • Some experience with website-building platforms such as Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, etc.

  • Strong computer skills and willingness to learn new ones

  • Reliability and a sense of responsibility to the community

 

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Facilitates FYFC Meetings

    • Attends, at minimum 75% of FYFC meetings: leadership, whole chapter, committees, and advisory board. 

    • Schedules meetings as participants’ schedules allow and finds appropriate venues.

    • Budgets for food, supplies, and other incidentals for each meeting.

    • Communicates meeting times and locations to chapter members and venue hosts, with help from the Communications Officer. This is done through:

      • Social media

      • Email campaigns

      • Personal messaging

      • Phone calls

    • Follows up with members after meetings to plan next actions.

  2. Strengthens Community Outreach

    • Creates and develops opportunities and relationships between other organizations in the community, including other NYFC/RMFU chapters.

    • Understands and catalogs the different roles these organizations play in the community.

    • Connects these organizations with chapter and membership.

    • Continues to build chapter assets, including:

      • FYFC website

      • Flyers

      • Donor packets & info

      • FYFC swag & promotional items

      • Cards & brochures

 

The Chapter Coordinator will be evaluated on the following metrics:

  1. Members’ attendance at events and meetings.

  2. Reports from email marketing campaigns.

  3. Email open rates

  4. Link click rates

  5. Email audience growth

  6. The number and quality of completed & published chapter assets.

 

These metrics will help us understand the Chapter Coordinator’s abilities, but will not be the sole basis for evaluation. There will also be one, three, six month check-ins; as well as weekly communication with chapter leadership.

Applications for this position are CLOSED.

Located in the Flatirons Region of Colorado.

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