Part-time Program Support Coordinator

Job Title: Part-time Program Support Coordinator (30 hours/week)
Location: Bend, OR
Job Type: Part-time, hourly
Compensation:  $14-16/hour, benefited

Application Closing Date: July 2nd, 2019
Interview Dates (if selected): Only on July 17th or 18th, 2019 (in Bend in person or via Skype)

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance

The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance is a nonprofit supporting a healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon through education, collaboration and inclusivity.  HDFFA works to improve the lives of Central Oregonians by addressing the root causes of food insecurity through education and empowerment.  Our food access programs affect hundreds of families in the region by improving the availability of fresh food and providing nutrition education programs. We build the capacity of farmers to grow and access local markets to provide food for the region. We collaborate with local businesses and nonprofits who appreciate our work, and whose efforts help to create a more vibrant food and farm community.  Our programs include: Grow & Give fresh food drive; Cooking Classes and Veggie Rx; and Agricultural Support.

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Position Summary

The Program Support Coordinator will provide administrative and general support to our programs that help address food security and support farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs in Central Oregon.  They will be relied upon to accurately and efficiently complete tasks and will engage in activities that help ensure the efficiency and productivity of our food access programs: Fresh Harvest Kits, Grow & Give and mobile food truck.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of experience in administration and program support.  They will possess excellent organizing and public relations skills and be self-motivated and able to work as a team. They must have administrative and management skills including use of Microsoft Office and Google programs and knowledge of or willingness to learn online programs and applications.  If you are looking to combine your passion for food and farming with a growing organization, this job is for you!

Essential Position Duties
  • Have a working knowledge of HDFFA and our mission, values and projects
  • Support planning and coordination of programs and their activities
  • Manage volunteers through an online portal and provide training as needed
  • Coordination of web-based outreach including website updates, blog posts and newsletters
  • Event coordination including developing a 2020 Nutrition and Farm conference, organizing general outreach opportunities, maintaining an event calendar and conducting public outreach.
  • Manage communication through media relations, including monthly TV appearances, consistent public service announcements with a radio group, social media and editing of content for publication
  • Help build positive relations with external partners
  • Maintain Google Drive file management
  • Perform administrative tasks
  • Support the implementation of food access projects including Fresh Harvest Kits, Grow & Give and mobile food truck
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in administrative work
  • Extremely organized, detail oriented and possess time management skills
  • Experience volunteering or working with a non-profit
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative, administrative and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google applications efficiently
  • Familiar with MailChimp and WordPress (optional Adobe InDesign)
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and have proven ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team
  • Familiar with food systems and food insecurity
Compensation and Time Commitment

Commensurate with experience: hourly rate of $14-16/hour.  Benefits include paid time off for holidays and personal days, monthly contribution to a tax free account for health insurance and other medical expenses, pre-tax Aflac supplemental insurance options, and an amazing team of people to work with every day.

Part‐time equivalent of 30 hours per week, evening and weekend hours will occur. There is room for growth in this position over time.  Travel throughout the region is required with a personal vehicle; travel will be reimbursed at a set non‐profit rate.

Application Process

In order to be considered for this position, please provide the following documents.  Label your documents in this manner, “LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL_DOCUMENT NAME”; for example, Smith_J_Application

  1. Application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter

Application materials must be received by 4:30pm PST July 2nd via email or by hard copy. Applications can be sent to or mailed to PO Box 1782 Bend OR 97709. Interviews will be held in Bend or via Skype on July 17th or 18th ONLY. The start date is July 29th or two weeks after provided notice of hire.


The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance aspires to be an organization that is equitable, diverse and inclusive in our services and programs, and as an imperative in our everyday activities and operations. We honor the variety of cultural perspectives that are present in Central Oregon, seek to overcome food access and health disparities, and embrace diversity. We are committed to building a sustainable and just food system in Central Oregon recognizing that advancing these values is ever evolving.

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