Hiring: Communications Coordinator – Mass Farm to School

Organizational Description

Massachusetts Farm to School is a statewide organization that facilitates sustainable purchasing relationships between local institutions and local farms, promotes local food and agriculture education for students, and supports state, regional and national networking of farm to school practitioners. We envision a time when buying, serving, and promoting local foods is ingrained in the fabric of our schools and institutions. Massachusetts Farm to School is a sub-project ofFarm to Institution New England and is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England.

Job Summary

The Communications Coordinator will develop and implement effective communications strategies to reach our diverse constituents. This position is responsible for coordinating organization-wide design, messaging and content generation, including electronic and print communications. The Communications Coordinator will also oversee event planning and information technology and will support development efforts as needed.

Essential Job Functions


  • Manage email newsletter, coordinate with Mass Farm to School (MFTS) staff and partners to generate engaging content to reach a diverse constituency
  • Serve as blog editor and coordinate with MFTS staff to publish at least one post/week
  • Manage social media outreach
  • Develop and update website content
  • Oversee implementation of the Harvest of the Month program including the design, printing and distribution of materials; develop monthly communications with participants via the website and newsletter; and evaluate the program
  • Serve as the organization’s publicist, draft press releases as well as develop and maintain effective media relationships
  • Create and implement an organization-wide style guide to ensure consistency in communications across platforms
  • Reconsider brand and logo design
  • Support internal communications strategies, including effective use of project management tools

Event & Meeting Coordination

  • Oversee all outreach and communications for events, including conferences and workshops
  • Provide logistical support for planning, implementation and follow-up for events (including: planning location, meals, lodging, travel and communication with participants)


  • Manage contact relationship database via CRM software
  • Coordinate the development of a searchable database of farm businesses
  • Maintain shared folders in Google Drive
  • Provide software trainings as necessary
  • Support team’s utilization of project management systems


  • Assist MFTS staff with grant reports and proposals as needed
  • Develop print materials and other media to support development efforts


  • Minimum of three years experience in a communications role
  • Experience in writing, editing and managing the distribution of content for a varietyof audiences including strong social media skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to interact effectively with diverse constituents both remotely and in-person
  • Skill and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and CRM platforms
  • Commitment to the mission of Massachusetts Farm to School
  • Some familiarity with the food and agriculture sector is preferred but not required

Special Requirements

  • Must be available for occasional statewide travel
  • Although the hours are flexible, this position may require some occasional night and weekend availability
  • This is a remote position within Massachusetts and requires reliable internet and phone connection with occasional in-person staff meetings in western Massachusetts or the metro-Boston area

Salary and Benefits

Generous benefits package; salary commensurate with experience

To Apply

We strongly encourage online applications.

Click here to apply online.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Apply by mail to:
Third Sector New England
Attn: Employment Manager – NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA  02111

Or send by fax to: 617.896.9393.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE and FINE/MFTS will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran or disability status.

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