New Farmer Programs Coordinator at MOFGA (Unity, ME)

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
New Farmer Programs Coordinator

Applications due Monday, December 21, 2015

Title: New Farmer Programs Coordinator
Primary Responsibilities: Administer New Farmer Programs
Secondary Responsibilities: Facilitate MOFGA’s Farm Beginnings course
Supervisor: Educational Programs Director
Work Week:  Full-time. Nights and weekends as needed for events and meetings.
Additional Work Hours: Salaried, Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt

Required Abilities and Knowledge:
• Understanding issues related to new farmers, organic farming and gardening in Maine
• Handling many projects simultaneously and prioritizing workload
• Working with Staff, Board, committee members, program participants and partnering agencies and organizations through effective verbal and written communication
• Understanding organizational structure, roles and responsibilities
• Working creatively, collaboratively and taking initiative to find solutions
• Bringing projects to conclusion under deadline
• Understanding computer systems including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, online form building, file sharing and website maintenance

• Working with Administrators, Program Directors and Staff as needed, to coordinate outreach and technical assistance to new farmers
• Evaluating and developing educational content of New Farmer Programs, events and materials
• Ensuring that MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs are congruent with its mission
• Maintaining web pages for MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs
• Managing administration of Journeyperson Program including applications, acceptance, event registration, reimbursement and promotion of participants
• Managing administration of Farm Apprenticeship Program including correspondence, applications, contracts and support to both apprentice applicants and mentor host farms
• Facilitating MOFGA Farm Beginnings course
• Maintaining accurate program records including participant contacts, tracking benefits usage, and other metrics for program evaluation and reporting
• Assisting with development of promotional content related to MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs
• Assisting with Common Ground Fair set up, clean up, and related meetings as needed
• Carrying out all of the responsibilities listed above in accordance with the mission statement, goals, and philosophy of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

MOFGA’s success is dependent upon a collaborative spirit among its staff members and volunteers. Employees are expected to be ready and willing to assist colleagues in all program areas when directed to do so by their supervisors.  MOFGA is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply:  Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 1 personal and 2 professional references by Monday, December 21, 2015 to <> or MOFGA Education Director, PO Box 170, Unity, ME 04988

Interviews for selected candidates will be held the week of January 4-8, 2016.

Unity, ME