Food System Professional Employment Opportunities

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Job Detail: Program and Marketing Associate


Support, Administration, & Communication (30% of time):

  • Answer and respond to general OGS phone calls, mail, and emails regarding all programming
  • Distribute relevant communication to appropriate staff in a timely manner
  • Manage the CRAFT listserv, and other internal and external email lists
  • Manage registrations, membership, and attendance tracking for all year-round programming
  • Attend external workshops, conferences, and events to staff OGS exhibit tables as able
  • Manage records and data including but not limited to:
    • Manage and update participant data information
    • Manage various data entry for evaluation and reporting purposes

Media & Resource Management (25% of time):

  • Manage and update program resource web pages and online registration forms
  • Manage and update Apprentice Link & OGS Farm Network online profiles
  • Manage, edit, upload, and organize event photos to OGS Flickr account
  • Assist with photography & videography at events as needed

Communications & Marketing (30% of time):

  • Manage the posting of events in online calendar listings and on social media
  • Manage Social Media schedule for relevance, reputation, regularity, and engagement with constituents
  • Coordinate the distribution of flyers and mailings for events
  • Assist with website updates, including posting to our Press Page
  • Maintain list of press contacts for local, regional, national news services
  • Assist with coordination of in-kind sponsor relations and deliverables
  • Develop support materials for the OGS Blog
  • Administrative support to Marketing & Communications Team as needed

Program Preparation & Logistics (15% of time):

  • Assist with ordering, organizing, & distributing conference or class materials, communications, and logistics for all year round programming

Applicant Requirements:

  • Savvy with and actively engaged in social media
  • Familiarity with WordPress and GoogleDrive
  • Comfortability learning new web-based project management software
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Innovative. Creative. Flexible. Team Player. Quick Learner
  • Solid people skills and experience with customer service
  • Experience working remotely

Location: A combination of working from your home office (provide your own computer, printer, and basic office needs) and working in our office at the Smith Mill Works in West Asheville, NC when safe, appropriate, and desired. Events will take place around WNC. Reasonable adjacency to WNC required.

Hours & Compensation: The Program & Marketing Associate shall receive $16 per hour as a W-2 employee to start. Approximate hours are 20 per week.

Software/Hardware: OGS will provide all online software needed such as WordPress, Asana, GoogleDrive, etc. OGS does not provide computers and requires each employee to have their own reliable computer and cell phone. 

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, & 3 references to and be sure to put “Program Associate” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled.

About the job

Location Asheville, NC
Field Administrative
Time Flexi-time
Date 25 June 2020

About the company

Company name Organic Growers School
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