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contacted at (518) 234-2105. While the closing date for the following job
posting is August 15, we will continue to accept applications until we have
found enough qualified applicants. Many thanks for your time and help!
Regional Farm and Food Project
Bring Your Passion to Work
Excellent Full-Time Job for the Right Person
Program Coordinator for Sustainable Agriculture Organization
Responsibilities: Organize and implement educational programs (workshops,
farm tours, conferences); coordinate several annual special events and
fundraisers. Conduct outreach activities; build relationships with
inidviduals and groups; recruit and work with volunteers. Some
Qualifications: Self-starter who works well in a team and enjoys people.
Demonstrated ability and experience as coordinator, educator, or organizer.
Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Detail and
results-orientation. Persistence. Also:
· Love for the land and commitment to sustainable agriculture. Some
knowledge of farming and related issues and interest in learning more.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy
(graphic design aptitude and internet literacy a plus). Familiarity with
· Ability to lead groups and run meetings. Enthusiastic attitude and
openness to new ideas. Willingness to raise money. Comfort with uncharted
territory, doing new things.
· Must have vehicle (mileage paid). Willingness to work occasional
Compensation starts at $22,000 to $25,000 plus benefits. The successful
applicant will be part of the two-person staff.
About the Regional Farm & Food Project
The Regional Farm & Food Project is a 10-county not-for-profit
membership organization founded in 1996. The Project promotes and develops
new opportunities for family-scale agriculture and facilitates connections
between farmers, consumers and communities. Our workshops and other
educational programs reach a diverse array of farmers and local citizens
interested in new ideas and ways of thinking. Our community development
projects work with a variety of stakeholders and volunteers to initiate new
possibilities that further our vision. We also hold special celebrations of
local food and farming and publish a quarterly newsletter. We favor a
consensus process through which everyone has a chance to be heard.
We serve the region that includes urban, suburban, and rural areas,
bordering Massachusetts and Vermont on the east, the Adirondack mountains to
the north, and the Catskill mountains to the southwest. The Project has a
diversified funding base from grants, memberships, special events, and
To apply, please send resume, 3 references, writing sample, other
materials that support your application, and letter of interest to Job
Search, Regional Farm & Food Project, 27 Elm St., Albany, NY 12202.
is Aug. 15, 1999, or until suitable candidates are identified. Earlier
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