Mass Farmers Market

Project Assistant

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Posted On: Thursday, 28th September 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Mass Farmers Markets' managed markets
Central Square (Cambridge), Davis Square (Somerville), or Copley Square (Boston)
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

 
 
About the position
Mass Farmers Markets is hiring a part-time (20 hours/week) staff member for project support. This position coordinates project implementation in partnership with the Operations Manager and Executive Director. Wage - $14.50 to $15.50 per hour. Hours - flexible.
 
 
Responsibilities
 
Farmers Markets
  • Onsite support for EBT Coordinators and market managers at three MFM urban markets
Market Membership and Liability protection
  • Update and distribute Market Membership and Liability Protection renewal/registration forms.
  • Answer basic questions around liability protection by email and phone.
  • Process paperwork.
Grants
  • Work with staff to identify and evaluate grant opportunities.
  • Manage grant requirements, reports, and general implementation.
  • Help prepare and distribute materials to board and membership.
  • Promote application to the Farmers Market SNAP Support Grant award and review applicants' narratives and budgets for the award.
  • Work with various markets to improve their applications to qualify for the award.
  • Reach out to various markets and work with the Department of Transitional Assistance to promote the funds available for use by qualified markets.
Communications and Outreach
  • Manage social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Maintain website
Customer Service
  • Answer phones, filter, and direct calls.
  • Respond to inquiries from general public.

 

Qualifications
 
Proficient with MS Office Suite, particularly: Word, Excel, and Outlook. Clear-cut social media skills including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be able to work independently and with a team, prioritize tasks and have excellent time management skills, apply critical thinking, and have a good sense of humor. Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes, and to maintain confidential information appropriately. An interest in promoting local, sustainable agriculture is desired.
 
 
To apply
Send resume and cover letter to sarah@massfarmersmarkets.org.
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