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Organic Seed Alliance Recruits for Information and Events Coordinator

February 19, 2021

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Information and Events Coordinator

Job summary

Put your information technology (IT), project management, event coordination and problem-solving skills to work for a nonprofit organization cultivating transformative change in our food system.

Our mission is to advance ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world.
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and help us transform, evolve and grow the impact of our work?
 
 
OSA needs team members like you as an  Information and Events Coordinator, you will play a vital role in OSA’s work to grow organic seed systems that are democratic and just, support human and environmental health, and deliver genetically diverse and regionally adapted seed to farmers everywhere. As we work with farmers and program partners from across the country and
the globe, our online platforms, information systems and events continue to grow, and these tools are proving crucial to supporting the community we engage in the co-creation of organic seed systems and resources.
 
You will put your information technology (IT), project management, event coordination and problem-solving skills to work for a nonprofit organization cultivating transformative change in our food system. You will play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of OSA within a mutually supportive and dedicated team, including a clear reporting relationship with the Outreach Director. Your management of our online platforms will facilitate the delivery of organic research, farmer education and policy advocacy, our primary program areas. As new constituents reach out to OSA through email and online platforms, you will support their initial contact and deliver a rewarding experience. By providing logistical coordination of regional and national events, including the largest national conference focused on organic seed, you will play a pivotal role in programs that set the direction of the organic seed movement.
 
To invite inclusivity and cultivate equity in our mission work, we are seeking diverse candidates that possess strong organizational, technology, and reporting skills, and take pride in being professional, detail-oriented, and reliable.
If you have those skills, read on!
 

This job might be for you, if you can:

1. Manage administrative and constituent communication systems

  • Serve as primary administrator and provide team IT and training support for: Microsoft Suite (including Teams and Outlook calendars), EveryAction constituent relationship management (CRM) platform, and future platforms. Includes contact and digital data management and developing best practices for use.
  •  Manage info@seedalliance.org email
  • Develop and maintain organizational file management and archiving systems
 
2. Manage online program delivery and networking systems
  • Serve as primary administrator and provide team IT and training support for Mighty Networks platform for course delivery and online community development. Includes management of social networking functions (communities of practice, interest groups), integration with curriculum delivery, analytics reporting, monitoring of activities for compliance with community standards, and development of best practices for use.
  • Manage online program registration, survey and evaluation systems as requested by program directors and develop reporting systems to track engagement and feedback.
 

3. Provide administrative and logistical support for events
  • Coordinate logistics for online, regional, and national events, including webinars, field days, and listening sessions developed by program directors
  • Coordinate logistics of the national biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference and serve as liaison for speakers/presenters, sponsors, event locations, caterers, travel logistic details, scholarship applications, event materials, on-site logistics/run-of-show, and evaluations.

 

We offer:
  •  Values-based work culture, dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion
  •  Flexible schedule, work-from-home option, ¾-time exempt position
  •  Starting salary based on $25 per hour wage
  • Medical contributions and employer match of retirement savings

 

 

 

 

OSA’s Commitment to Diversity in Hiring
 

Our organization is anchored by values that guide our efforts to enhance the diversity, equity and inclusivity of our programs and organization. As we work toward our vision of ethical seed systems, we renew our commitment to grow a diverse and inclusive team of staff, board, contractors and partners. As we celebrate the life-sustaining diversity of seed crops in our research fields, we also honor the many individual and intersectional differences that enrich our myriad seed community.

 

Specifically, we are committed to
  • Recruiting and retention practices that add to the diversity and culture of our team
  • Maintaining an equitable pay structure and cultivating a workplace that encourages shared decision-making and a healthy work/life balance
  • Taking intentional actions to dismantle racism perpetuated in policies, institutions, cultural norms, and
    personal behaviors, to create space for justice, reconciliation, and visionary leadership.
 
 
Please send your resume and a letter describing how your experiences would benefit this work to cara@seedalliance.org by March 19, 2021.

 

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