California: The International Rescue Committee seeks Food and Farming Resource Coordinator

20 Dec

Scope: The Food and Farming Resource Coordinator will work with refugees and new immigrants to launch agricultural enterprises and food businesses in City Heights, San Diego.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct culturally-appropriate outreach to refugees and new immigrants that promote opportunities in the food and agriculture sectors and recruit food and farming entrepreneurs.
  • Create action plans and support food and farming entrepreneurs in achieving their individual and collective goals.
  • Work with partner organizations to maximize direct marketing opportunities for food and farming entrepreneurs (such as farmers’ markets, CSAs, farm to institution, etc.).
  • Design and implement a refugee/new immigrant-grown brand and marketing campaign to support IRC clients.
  • Facilitate communication between IRC programs and departments to best serve refugee and new immigrant clients.
  • Highlight the role of refugee and new immigrant food and farming entrepreneurs in improving food security in San Diego.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years working in local, sustainable food and/or agriculture industry.
  • Experience working with a pre-literate audience in a non-traditional setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Masters or bachelors degree in related field, a plus.
  • Second language (Swahili/Kizigua/MaiMai, Khmer, Spanish, or Karen) and interpretation skills, a plus.
  • Graphic or web design skills, a plus.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:  www.ircjobs.org

 

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