Hiring: Community Engagement Manager – Amherst Food Coop

The Amherst Food Co-op (AFC) is seeking a community engagement manager. Your skills and experience include:

  • A passionate commitment to social and food justice
  • Strong networks in the Amherst area
  • An understanding of and belief in the cooperative business model
  • Experience in community organizing
  • A self-starter who is well-organized
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Chinese is a plus

The Amherst Food Co-op is committed to including the whole community, so the co-op is especially seeking a person who  has connections with marginalized or underserved communities in the region and is committed to advocacy for food justice.

This is a part-time, 20 hour/week, non-benefitted, at-will position. The community engagement manager will work under the supervision of and report to the board of directors.

Pay will be in the range of $16 to $20/hour. Work will be required on weekends and evenings, as the need arises.

General responsibilities of the community engagement manager are as follows:

  • Build public awareness and understanding of the Amherst Food Co-op
  • Deepen understanding of the whole community’s needs through facilitating listening circles and other forms of outreach
  • Recruit new member-owners through personal contacts, speaking engagements, tabling, scheduled public events, phone calls, house parties, and networking
  • Recruit volunteers to assist in all aspects of the startup phase and beyond; develop and conduct volunteer trainings, coordinate volunteer activities.
  • Engage all communities in the AFC trade area, with special emphasis on under-represented and underserved communities
  • Establish and build collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders
  • Increase AFC’s visibility in local media: print, radio, TV, social media
  • Report weekly on progress to AFC board of directors via community engagement manager support person

For more information, contact:
Alex Kent

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