|Marketing Specialist Position|
|Mission: New Roots Cooperative Farm’s mission is to build economic security for New Americans by providing delicious vegetables for our community.|
Job Overview: New Roots Cooperative Farm is looking for a Marketing Specialist for our new farm in Lewiston, Maine. The Marketing Specialist will work with New Roots Cooperative Farm to grow our marketing programs and will oversee the existing marketing for New Roots including our CSA customers, wholesale accounts, and farmstand.
New Roots currently runs more than 200 member CSA with deliveries throughout Southern and Central Maine and sells at various farmers markets. The cooperative is expanding sales to wholesale customers like institutions, restaurants and small grocery stores and in building a new farmstand on site in Lewiston.
This position is largely based on New Roots’ land in Lewiston. Some opportunities to work remotely are available, but candidates should expect to spend a significant portion of their working hours on or around the farm.
For more information about New Roots visit our website at www.newrootscooperativefarm.com.
The job entails:
Establishing CSA Marketing Systems
Communicating with CSA Customers and sending out surveys
Communicating with wholesale customers
Developing new markets for New Roots farmers
Communicating with farmers and customers on vegetable availability and orders
Working with farmers to ensure proper food safety and food quality
Helping farmers with record keeping
Putting out monthly newsletters
Communication with partner organizations and other service providers.
Associate or Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field preferredComputer literate including word processing, web usage, database management skills, google docs and basic graphic design skills.Comfort with Facebook, Instagram and Website management. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Experience farming or in food production is preferred. Marketing and sales skills. Reliable! Experience working with diverse communities, particularly immigrants and refugees, is preferred.Experience working with people who speak English as a second language is preferred. Ability to speak Maay Maay (Somali Bantu language) is a bonus. Farm Experience minimum of 1 year Understanding of food quality and food safety. Experience with markets in Maine is preferred. Reliable Transportation is a mustAbility to work independentlyWriting skillsFlexible schedule
Note: The Marketing Specialist will need to use their own computer for this work and may need to work out of a home office at times.
Training will be available for the right candidate.
This is a part time position at approximately 20 hours a week. The position will start in April 15 and will last until at least October with a goal of a year-round position.
Compensation: $17-21 per hour.
Applications Due by:
If you are interested in this position please send a resume and cover letter including three references to firstname.lastname@example.org