Minnesota: Local Food Producers Market Association seeks part-time Regional Farmers’ Market Development Coordinator

11 Feb
Reports to: Local Food Producers Market Association (LFPMA) board of directors
Local non-profit seeks a coordinator to work from home. Requires organizational, communication and computer skills. Updating of social media and web-content, facilitating meetings, marketing and promotion of farmers’ markets in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. This is a fixed pay position of $600 per month requiring some minimal travel (reimbursed). Please e-mail huntleygardens@yahoo.com for a full job description and application.
General tasks performed:
Send information to association members to keep them informed (monthly)
Arrange and facilitate meetings
Update facebook and myspace at least 3 times weekly
E-mail members and supporters with information
Help arrange local advertising
Coordinate activities with local printers on developed printed materials
Provide general coordination assistance to various committees working on project
Some document and newsletter creation
Summary of skills:
Good organizational and communication skills
Self directed and organized
Ability to work independently
Good writing/editing skills
General knowledge of social media communication
Requirements:
Attend all board meetings and some committee meetings (that’s the travel bit)
Perform general administrative tasks as needed
Must have access to own transportation and valid drivers’ license
Time commitment is about 40% or roughly 70 hours per month, unsupervised but directed
Complete a monthly report of what went well and what didn’t
Remuneration:
Fixed monthly pay of $600 for services
Travel will be reimbursed & office supplies will be provided

The LFPMA is a new non-profit organization created in part from a federal USDA grant. There are approximately 100 members from three main markets (Albert Lea, Austin MN and Mason City, IA). Many of our members volunteer their time to work on projects. The LFPMA is a producer/farmer organization intended to promote locally produced foods in our region.

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