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Communications & Administrative Coordinator (National Programs)

OpenTEAM

OpenTEAM

Administration, Marketing & Communications
Freeport, ME, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
About Wolfe’s Neck Center
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment is a fast-growing, national nonprofit organization based on a campus of over 600 acres of coastal farmland in Freeport, Maine. Our work is dedicated to creating a world where agriculture and food systems support farmer viability, thriving ecosystems, and vibrant communities. Through regenerative farming, innovative research, and collaborations, Wolfe’s Neck Center works to advance agriculture - on our own farm and nationally - to accelerate holistic change in food systems, and mitigate the effects of a changing climate.
Wolfe’s Neck Center’s national programs include Action for Climate-Smart Agriculture and facilitation of the Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management (OpenTEAM) project. Since 2019, OpenTEAM, a community-driven initiative, has built shared knowledge, collaborative frameworks, and open-source, connected technologies and data infrastructures to help producers and food systems thrive. In 2023, Wolfe’s Neck Center launched Action for Climate-Smart Agriculture, a national effort to create a sustainable marketplace for climate-smart commodities supported by the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
Position Summary
The Role
Wolfe’s Neck Center is seeking a Communications & Administrative Coordinator to build capacity for increased communications and administrative needs for its national programs. This position is envisioned to be full-time, based at Wolfe’s Neck Center, and reports to the OpenTEAM Communications & Engagement Manager.
Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully. If you do not fit this description perfectly but believe that you would be a good fit for this position, please do not hesitate to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Responsibilities - Communications

  • Develop content about national programming and planned initiatives, which includes writing blog posts, managing social media, developing one-pagers, compiling communications packets and more for both internal and external audiences.
  • Work with the Communications & Engagement Manager to support national program communication efforts, including a focus on the OpenTEAM community and the Action for Climate Smart Agriculture project.
  • Assist in website development, management, and updates as needed.

Responsibilities - Administration

  • Manage invitations, schedules, contact administration, meetings, and other organizational systems where needed for OpenTEAM- and Action-related meetings, and ensure timely communications for assigned meeting logistics. This includes virtual events and meetings.
  • Support relational engagement process as needed, including taking notes on and researching new community members, inputting partner information into our CRM, and supporting various avenues of engagement.
  • Organize all contact information and network mapping to ensure consistency of information known by internal staff members.
  • Assist in managing subscriptions, google suite, and other internal technologies for broad project work, including general support.
  • Support virtual and in-person events execution, including scheduling, coordinating food and lodging, and other logistics as needed. This may include on-site coordination of OpenTEAM, Action, and Wolfe’s Neck Center staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, marketing, communications, or related field OR 1+ years experience in a role with communications, operations, and/or administration responsibilities
  • Written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to write creativelySome experience with a CRM management system
  • Some experience with events coordination and planning
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently, as a member of a high functioning team, and develop effective working relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Some familiarity with regenerative agriculture and ideally ag/soil/climate-related technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media experience
  • Mailchimp and Wordpress experience, or similar platforms
  • Experience with Adobe (or strong willingness to learn)
  • Knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices

Other Requirements

  • Legally able to work in the United States (we cannot provide VISA sponsorship)
Please apply by clicking the button below to submit a cover letter and resume. Application materials received by March 8th, 2024 will be given priority. Please, no phone calls.
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates. Applicants are selected based on their ability to perform the essential functions of the job, prior related work experience, and references from previous employers.