Fields: agriculture, food justice, sustainability, environment, policy
About the Organization: NYFC represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. We envision a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained, and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming. The National Young Farmers Coalition supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent and prosperous farmers now and in the future.
As a community of farmers and consumers, we support: Independent Family Farms; Sustainable Farming Practices; Affordable Land for Farmers; Fair Labor Practices; Farmer-to-Farmer Training; Farmers of Every Gender, Race, and Sexual Orientation; Cooperation and Friendship Between All Farmers.
The National Young Farmers Coalition will hold its 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence in Washington D.C. from November 12-15, 2018. The National Leadership Convergence is our annual flagship event and an opportunity for our nation’s young farmers to learn the critical advocacy tools that will make their voices heard on Capitol Hill. In 2018 we will host our largest contingent ever of young farmers and farmer leaders – we will bring together over 100 young farmers representing every national NYFC chapter for a three-day leadership training culminating in a Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
About the Position: The NYFC is seeking a 2018 Convergence Event Coordinator from September to November 2018. The Coordinator will report to our National Chapter Coordinator and support this year’s event by primarily providing logistical support, coordinating with our sponsors and partners, and assisting with scheduling, speakers, and other event activities.
NYFC is looking to hire this part-time position to begin approximately September 3rd and conclude by November 19th. The employee can expect an average of 20 hrs. per week for the majority of the engagement but must be available for overtime (40-50 hour weeks) during the weeks of November 5 and 12 – including full-day activities during the Event.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills including proficiency with Google Suite.
- Strong organizational and project/program management skills.
- Self-driven, creative, eager to learn, comfortable with making decisions and acting on them.
- Previous experience with large event planning and coordination.
Estimated Salary: $20-25/hr
Deadline: August 31, 2018
National Young Farmers Coalition