Communications Specialist

Website Food 4 Farmers

Communications Specialist

Food 4 Farmers is a Vermont-based NGO working with coffee-farming families and producer organizations in Latin America to address food insecurity, strengthen local livelihoods, and build climate resilience through agroecological farming. We believe small-scale farming families can transform monoculture commodity crop farms into thriving food, economic, and climate-friendly hubs, and  support healthier people and ecosystems in rural communities. We currently partner with six organizations in four countries representing more than 8,700 small-scale coffee-farming families.

Summary of the Position 

We seek a Communications Specialist to manage our day-to-day communication and marketing activities. We are looking for a passionate, creative advocate, with strong communication, marketing, and relationship management skills. This position will report to the Executive Director, and collaborate closely with the Development and Program Directors. Ideally, the Communications Specialist will be based in Burlington, Vermont, but we will consider candidates who are qualified to work remotely and are in the New England area.  This is a part-time position, at three days a week. We offer flexible work hours and ability to work from home. Annual salary: $27,000.

Responsibilities 

●       Support the implementation of the Food 4 Farmers (F4F) annual communications plan, calendar and strategy.

●       Oversee F4F social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and track level of engagement.

●       Support the development and manage the distribution of all print and electronic materials, including e-newsletters, blogs, quarterly updates, annual report, special events, presentations, among others.

●       Manage relationships with F4F communications contractors for website, graphic design, and other marketing communications services.

●       Draft press releases and manage media contacts as requested.

●       Support the Development Director in fundraising-related communications and presentations.

●       10% development travel to trade shows and events.

Required Qualifications

●       Excellent writing and editing skills.

●       Excellent communication skills, able to communicate complex ideas clearly, compellingly, and with emotional appeal.

●       Three-five years of experience in communications and marketing, including brochures and other promotional materials, and graphics.

●       Experience working with marketing communication tools and platforms (PowerPoint, WordPress, video editing tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp).

●       High attention to detail.

●       Committed to a collaborative, collegial, and respectful work environment.

Desired Qualifications

●       Spanish Proficiency.

●       Previous experience working in any of the following areas: the coffee industry, non-profit communications and food security.

 

Applications will be accepted until July 15th. Please send application materials (resume, cover letter, and references) to [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to hr@food4farmers.org