Wisconsin: Victory Garden Initiative seeks Program Coordinator

22 Jun

20 hours per week for 12 week contract start date to be decided (candidates must be available into september and october);  potential for contract extension through 12/11; and in 2012,  potential to become an ongoing, long term  position
Reports to Executive Director

  • Primary Responsibility will be planning  for the Fruitty Nutty Affair on November 5th, 2011, including:

o   Support fundraising and grant writing efforts by ED

o   Manage contact management and fundraising databases to ensure daily updating of interactions as well as input of new individuals and organizations.

            o   Attend meetings as needed and report back to Executive Director. Takes meeting minutes and sends to appropriate parties for VGI meeting

  • Communicates events and knowledge with partnering organizations

o   Coordinates Mailing and content on Monthly Newsletter

o   Works closely with volunteers and coordinates their efforts

o   Develops and manages new media and outreach tools to develop new volunteers, donors and communication strategies with the director

o   Updates Website and maintains photo gallery

Additional responsibilities include:

  • ·         Organize the files and materials of the Executive Director, both paper and electronically
  • ·         Help to research and write educational content
  • ·         Help plan, plant and dig to grow food in Milwaukee

Required Qualifications:

  • ·         Interest/knowledge/education in sustainability and environmental issues
  • ·         Extremely organized and superb attention to detail
  • ·         Ability to communicate professionally in person, in writing or over the phone
  • ·         Excellent interpersonal skills
  • ·         Patient, flexible, and ability to navigate  unexpected circumstances
  • ·         Professional work ethic and ability to promote confidentiality
  • ·         A demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines, organize time and priorities, and work well as part  of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·         College Degree
  • ·         Experience with a non-profit organization
  • ·         Experience in website development/management
  • ·         Knowledge of gardening or  food issues
Resumes due to contactus@victorygardeninitiative.org.  Contract posting open until Filled.
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