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Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Bend, Oregon
Job Type: Full-time
Application Closing Date: November 28,2018
Interview Date (if selected): December 12 and 14 (in Bend or via Skype)
High Desert Food & Farm Alliance
The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is dedicated to developing and supporting healthy and thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon through education, collaboration and inclusivity. We collectively market and co-promote our farm and ranch partners, and provide networking events and grants for infrastructure. HDFFA serves farmers, ranchers, food businesses, non-profits and low-income families in the tri-county region of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.
Programs and focus areas of HDFFA include: Food Access (Grow & Give fresh food drive), 2) Nutrition Education (Cooking Classes and Veggie Rx), 3) Agricultural Support (greenhouse infrastructure grants, networking opportunities and promotional support). The Program Coordinator will be supervised by the Food & Farm Director and Executive Director.
HDFFA is seeking a passionate and organized Program Coordinator who will act as the primary lead in implementing and coordinating a new project: Enhancing the Value & Supply Chain for High Desert Specialty Crops. The Coordinator will work directly with the HDFFA Food & Farm Director and Oregon State University’s Small Farms Agent to improve farm viability, foster connections among producers, buyers and consumers, and increase the purchasing of specialty crops by consumers. This will be accomplished through educational trainings, a regional marketing campaign, outreach and engagement with farmers and stakeholders and through knowledge of existing HDFFA programs.
The ideal candidate has a passion for local food and agriculture and desire to work with local farmers. The candidate needs to be familiar with farming techniques and have a strong desire to work with a diverse set of stakeholders in a rural community. They should be familiar the concept of a food system. They will need to be comfortable engaging in strategic activities related to agricultural support and take the lead in coordinating and implementing of workshops, events, and initiatives related to the project goals.
In order to be considered for this position, please provide the following documents. Label your document in this manner, “LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL_DOCUMENT NAME”. For example, Smith_J_Application”
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample: Please provide a one-page “fake” press release. This should be drafted to meet the subject matter with the writing style that matches what you might be asked to do if you were hired for this position. You may make up any details you want but use realistic information from HDFFA website. The title shall be “Enhancing Specialty Crops in Central Oregon through Greenhouse Grants”
Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 1782 Bend OR 97709. Application materials must be received by 4:30pm PST November 28, 2018. Interviews will be held in Bend or via Skype on December 12 and 14 only. The anticipated start date is January 4, 2019.