Organizer

Website Global Village

Land based incubator of cooperatives and more

Organization: Global Village Farms nonprofit organization

Location: Unseated Nipmuck territory, Grafton, MA, USA

Pay: $18-$20 an hour commensurate with experience

Benefits: 2 days of paid time off, 3 floating paid holidays, and 2 paid sick days per six months.

Hours: 20 hours/week (part time).

Start Date: ASAP in early 2022 for 6 months, extendable or renewable with potential salaried positions available at end of contract.

Global Village Farms in Grafton, MA is looking for a 20 hr/week Organizer. The Organizer is responsible for development of the Global Village Organizing strategy, including training and recruitment. This position’s areas of work will be:

Organizational and professional development:

  • Learn, develop and implement agile nonprofit systems such as membership tracking, board development, fundraising, data collection, marketing / media, reports, work planning, evaluation, etc.
  • Participate in co-op, organizing and nonprofit professional development opportunities
  • Participate in coalitions, and share information and opportunities with other staff and members

Program work:

  • Support outreach to BIPOC farmers about Global Village programs
  • Volunteer co-coordination
  • Oversee the evaluation and assessment for Global Village programs
  • Coordinate some logistics of Global Village in person and virtual programs
  • Co-facilitate some educational programming
  • Develop a plan for youth programming at Global Village
  • Develop Global Village membership strategy
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor members, volunteers, especially young people
  • Support leadership development and community-building efforts
  • Help plan membership meetings and events

Position is currently remote, but preference is for the organizer to live in South / Central New England.  This role is a good fit for someone with organizing experience who is looking to build experience in running a nonprofit organization and learning about cooperatives and land sovereignty work.

Required:

  • Passion for Global Village’s philosophy and mission
  • Experience building consensus, enthusiasm for participatory decision-making, and openness to non-traditional organizational models
  • Keen interest in being hands-on and deeply involved in Global Village’s day-to-day programmatic and social change work
  • Experience with program management and coordinating a team
  • Ability to inspire others to participate and collaborate
  • Experience facilitating meetings, leading workshops, and anti-oppressive facilitation
  • Excellent organizational, computer and time management skills
  • Flexible work hours—available during some evenings and some weekends
  • Experience with community-based leadership development
  • Experience in grassroots organizations as youth coordinator, organizer, or leader
  • Valid driver’s license, and clean driving record
  • Dependable, honest, trustworthy and can work independently
    Excellent, verifiable references (2)

A Plus:

  • Experience with BIPOC led organizations
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Experience establishing a base of members and volunteers
  • Knowledge of the farm/farmers and gardening community in New England
  • Demonstrated success in securing, maintaining and reporting on funding
  • Knowledge and experience in cooperative education and instruction

Qualified applicants should email info@globalvillagefarms.org with subject including “Organizer position” with a cover letter and resume and two references.

Please note, in preparing their application materials, candidates are strongly encouraged to learn more about Global Village’s mission, philosophy, programs, board & staff, history, and the Grafton and BIPOC farm community by visiting Global Village’s website: www.Globalvillagefarms.org.

Applications submitted by January 22 will be prioritized.

Global Village encourages BIPOC leadership and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

To apply for this job please visit www.globalvillagefarms.org.

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