The Young Urban Farmers CSA is gearing up for another spectacular year of growth, both in our gardens and as an organization. We’re looking for motivated self-starters who work well as part of a team and are looking for a chance to develop their leadership and management experience in a challenging and rewarding position. Being a part of YUF CSA means being passionate about fresh and local food, and making a difference in the community.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to manage key projects, gain valuable hands-on experience and make a real difference in a growing organization. We are looking for help in our Workshop, Sales, Fundraising, Design and Finance areas, as follows:
Workshop Coordinator: The Workshop Coordinator will have the full responsibility for the planning and delivery of the YUF CSA workshop program. The workshops relate to food, gardening, the food system, and the environment, and they are designed for YUF CSA members and volunteers, as well as the wider, non-engaged public. The Workshop Coordinator works closely with other members of the YUF CSA team and reports directly to the Executive Committee. The Workshop Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing the workshop program, identifying and liaising with facilitators, designing event materials with the Marketing and Design team, advertising and promoting the workshops with the Social Media team and Outreach Coordinator, managing the available budget for workshops, sourcing and supplying ingredients and materials, identifying and booking appropriate venues, attending each workshop to support the facilitator as required and evaluating and reporting progress in line with program objectives.
Sales Manager: The Sales Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the YUF CSA sales process. Strong interpersonal skills, an outgoing personality and a passion for gardening are crucial to success in this role. Duties and responsibilities include generating sales leads for homeowners/individuals to donate their land for our services (using both new and existing sales processes); engaging new and returning customers to participate in our CSA service; administering and overseeing direct marketing and cold calling; booking and delivering sales presentations; managing customer relationships; implementing the overall sales strategy; as well as managing, training, and overseeing a team of direct marketers. This position requires approximately 4 to 10 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required.
Outreach Coordinator: The Outreach Coordinator will have the full responsibility for the planning and delivery of YUF CSA’s outreach campaign with the goal of engaging the general public and encouraging active participation in our program. The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with other members of the YUF CSA team on responsibilities such as developing and implementing the overall outreach strategy, identifying and registering YUF CSA for outreach events, developing a promotional kit for outreach events with the Marketing and Design team, attending and tabling at outreach events, advertising and promoting the outreach events with the Social Media and Design teams, booking speaking engagements and delivering presentations to a wide variety of audiences and cultivating partnerships with other organizations and community partners. The Outreach Coordinator will contribute 2 to 8 hours per week with a flexible work schedule.
Graphic Designer: The Graphic Designer will be responsible for designing and producing all of YUF CSA’s diverse marketing materials, including our overall brand identity. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Marketing, Outreach and Workshop teams in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities designing print and web promotional materials. The Graphic Designer will creating a consistent brand strategy with the Marketing team, liaising with the Outreach and Workshop teams to promote special events, storing and maintaining production-ready graphics for all projects and researching and sharing with the YUF CSA team new emerging technologies, applications, and design, and identifying opportunities to integrate these into our projects. The Graphic Designer will contribute 2 to 8 volunteer hours per week on a flexible schedule.
Finance Manager: The Finance Manager is responsible for all of the financial aspects related to running YUF CSA. Attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and financial experience are required. The Finance Manager must communicate financial information to key stakeholders on an ongoing basis, thereby ensuring the financial viability of the organization. Duties and responsibilities include creating the budget and forecasting ongoing operations; managing the bank account and cash flows; reporting on financial status; preparing financial statements and projections; as well as utilizing the industry’s best practices. The Finance Manager will contribute 4 to 10 hours per week on an ongoing basis with a flexible work schedule.
If one of these positions sounds like you: Please submit your cover letter and resume as separate attachments by e-mail to andrea(at)yufcsa.com no later than 5 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Please use the title of the position you are applying for as the subject line and mention where you saw the job posting in your cover letter.