We are looking for a coordinator to support socially disadvantage farmers (BIPOC, women, and new and beginning farmers) in southern New England.  You will work closely with the Client Services Specialist (CSS) and lead outreach and support efforts to socially disadvantaged farmers in understanding and accessing The Carrot Project and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs, coordinate with project partners, and develop new and support existing relationships with organizations working with farmers. A focus of this position will be to help socially disadvantaged farmers understand which services meet their needs. The Coordinator will provide farmers who decide to apply to FSA programs with support to successfully complete applications.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

Farmer Services
• Work with the CSS to coordinate FSA programs education and applicant support:
 Lead development of informational material and its delivery to socially disadvantaged farmers
 Help farmers make decisions about the applicability of FSA programs to their situation
 Support farmers in meeting FSA application and document requirements
 Ensure clear and timely communication for farmer support work flow with staff, business advisors, and partnering organizations
 Collect and track participant and program data accurately and on a timely basis.

• Work with the CSS to support Client access to The Carrot Project services
 Support the development of informational material, marketing material, and its delivery to farmers
 Support the development of and delivery of financial management trainings
 Help farmers make decisions about the applicability of The Carrot Project programs to their situation
 Help facilitate client 1:1 and other support with business advisors
 Help collect and track participant and program data accurately and on a timely basis

Marketing & Outreach
• Develop and implement outreach plan to connect with socially disadvantaged farmers
 Draft content for outreach materials, update and maintain web resources
 Identify and participate in meetings and other outreach opportunities where socially disadvantaged farmers are likely to be present
 Identify and reach out to individual socially disadvantaged farmers in CT, MA, and RI
 Contribute to Farmer E-News and postings on social media

Administrative
• Participate in regular outreach team meetings- virtual and in person;
• Undertake other tasks or projects to support programs or operations, as needed.

Special Requirements
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
• Ability to work remotely
• Ability to travel in Southern New England

 

Qualifications

We will consider candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the qualifications and skills described below.

• 3 or more years of experience conducting marketing and outreach in person and on line
• Ability to understand business needs, make recommendations, and facilitate small business owner’s decision-making
• Familiarity with USDA FSA programs or other similar governmental programs
• Ability to quickly understand and synthesize new information
• Excellent collaboration and communication skills(written and oral)
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Comfortable with public speaking
• A member of a socially disadvantage community as defined by USDA [link]
• Experience working with socially disadvantaged communities
• Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
• Proven ability to meet deadlines, program targets and to manage workload
• Skilled with MS Office applications, including Excel
• Ability to influence others, moving them to action
• Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Bi-lingual or Multi-lingual
• Experience with managing YouTube metrics
• Experience in managing and recording online workshops/meetings

 

This is a full time, salaried and benefitted position for at least until September 30, 2022.

Compensation: The annual salary for this position is $45,000 to $52,000 commensurate with experience.

Organization Overview

We envision a just and resilient farm and food system, where successful farms and agricultural businesses are increasing in number and racial diversity, and are contributing to New England’s economic, environmental, and social well-being. We support agricultural businesses securing their futures by breaking down financial barriers, and building their path to sustainability. We do this as business advisors and through education, advocacy, and research. We address the most important gaps at the intersections of financial security, racial and economic justice, financial barriers to farmland access, and farmers’ ability to weather major disruptions.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
• Generous Paid-Time-Off: 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick
• 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
• Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
• Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
• Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
• and more!

 

TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/Civil Liberties and Public Policy actively seek people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The Carrot Project will not discriminate in their employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

To apply for this job please visit careers-tsne.icims.com.