Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
1 Sugarloaf Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy.
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Job Opening: Resource Access Program Coordinator
Status: 40 (full-time) hours a week
Time Frame: Review begins November 27, 2023, position open until filled
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy. We run the Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® marketing campaign, educate the public about buying local, offer training and support for farmers, and support programs to increase access to local food in our region.
Our team has a range of skills and life experiences and is a mix of trainers, former farmers, communicators, and administrators. We work to build a diverse and resilient food economy with viable farms, fair and just working conditions, strong environmental stewardship, and equitable local food access in all of our communities. We are committed to understanding the history and current impacts of racism in the food system and actively work towards equity and fairness. We strive to recruit and retain creative, ethical, smart, and innovative people and to cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture.
Our ideal candidate is a skilled writer and communicator who enjoys providing farmers with business support; is familiar with local agricultural businesses and can help farms and related businesses pursue practical opportunities for their operations; and has strong research and networking skills. Candidates should be capable project managers; be detail oriented and able to see the big picture; and have organizational systems to provide multiple farms with support simultaneously through multiple channels.
1) Implement CISA’s direct assistance as a member of the Farm and Business Support Team:
2) Bring creative and strategic thinking about farm and business support that can further CISA’s mission.
3) Represent CISA at public presentations and other venues/channels as needed.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
REPORTING and SUPERVISION
This position reports to the Special Projects Director. May include opportunities to occasionally supervise interns or volunteers.
Other skills and experience of interest
Hours and compensation: $23-$25.5/hour (equivalent to a salary of $47,840- $53,040), depending on experience. This is a full-time 40 hours/week, non-exempt position. Health care, vision, dental, long-term disability, 401K matching, sick time, holidays, and vacation are offered. Access to a car and some weekend and evening availability are required.
CISA is currently operating with a hybrid office model with at least two days a week in the office and up to three days from home. We allow staff flexibility in their regular schedules and understand that flexibility can support a healthy work-life balance. Travel within CISA’s service area (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, MA) for outreach and events will be required.
CISA is an equal opportunity employer. CISA will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with CISA on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.
To apply, please complete applicant questions and attach your resume via our online application form. CISA no longer requires cover letters and will not review them. Instead, we ask applicants to answer specific questions to allow us to get to know you and your interest in this position. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing samples and references may be requested for those interviewed.