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NOFA/Mass Pollinator Protector Program Coordinator Job Opening

NOFA/Mass Pollinator Protection Program Coordinator
20 hours per week
Remote position, but must live in Massachusetts or a neighboring state. Some travel within Massachusetts is required.
Application deadline: March 10th

Contact Marty Dagoberto, Policy Director, with questions about this position at marty+mapn@nofamass.org.

NOFA/Mass seeks a Pollinator Protection Program Coordinator who will serve as a liaison and manage a communications hub for the statewide network of individuals and community groups working to protect native pollinators and reduce pesticide use. The Pollinator Protection Program Coordinator is a member of the NOFA/Mass Policy Department, organizing public support for pollinator protection policies and pesticides reform.

Communications (40%)
Serve as steward of network communications. Responsibilities include:
Maintaining and curating communication forums, including email lists and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Fielding and responding in a timely fashion to email inquiries from prospective or active network participants.
Compose and send monthly newsletter and pertinent announcements to network
Co-facilitate monthly public meeting for the Massachusetts Pollinator Network
Co-facilitate the Community Pesticides Reduction (CPR) network with partner organizations
Routinely engage with the MAPN Steering Committee, composed of community leaders and land care professionals, to develop shared vision and strategy for improving pollinator health in MA.

Curate educational materials and support educational events (20%)
Curate online educational resources and maintain MAPN website for network participants (and the public)
Work with education staff to organize educational events related to pollinator health and protection
Edit and upload recordings of MAPN meetings to YouTube

Advocacy (30%)
Support the NOFA/Mass Policy Director and MAPN Steering Committee in mobilizing advocates, including MAPN participants, to support related issues and policies.
Work with MAPN Steering Committee to set priorities for policy advocacy.
Support coalition-building to advance ecologically sound policies
Engage in outreach for priority pollinator and pesticide legislation (e.g. managing a letter campaign, promoting legislative hearings, engaging directly with key legislators).

Administrative [10%] Fill out weekly staff reports
Attend staff meetings and annual retreats
Maintain organized meeting notes

The successful candidate will offer:
A strong commitment to protecting pollinators
An understanding of pollinator health and pollination systems
Excellent project management and interpersonal skills
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to communicate effectively both in speaking and in writing
Ability to engage professionally with legislators and legislative staff
Ability to work independently from home with minimal supervision while maintaining collaborative remote working relationships with others inside and outside the organization
Proficiency with Google Workplace, Slack, YouTube, Zoom, WordPress, and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Comfort identifying as a lobbyist (someone who is paid to advocate with lawmakers)

Ideal candidate may also have one or more of the following:
Experience engaging directly with the legislative process
A background in public policy
Broad knowledge of agricultural issues, programs, and policies at the state or local level
Experience working with youth
Experience coordinating events
Experience in coalition building and community organizing
A background in a related field, such as agriculture, biology, ecology, and entomology
Graphic design, video and audio production, website development, or other creative or technical skills or experience

Other position information:

This job can generally be accomplished from home. Employee must provide appropriate basic office equipment to facilitate working remotely.
Hours flexible with some onsite and virtual organizational meeting attendance required.
Employee must attend NOFA/Mass retreats and staff meetings, the winter and summer conferences, virtual department meetings, and other staff responsibilities.

$18-22/hour based on experience. No health insurance available at this time. Monthly stipend for internet & phone. Starting with two weeks of paid vacation time.

About NOFA/Mass:

NOFA/Mass is the Massachusetts state chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

NOFA/Mass is a non-profit organization with 1100 members, focusing on education and advocacy around organic agriculture in Massachusetts. Our members include farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, consumers, land care professionals, and food activists.

Our Mission:
Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet.

Our Vision:
NOFA/Mass envisions a commonwealth of people working together to create healthy landscapes that feed our communities and restore our environment.

How to apply
Please complete a job application form here. The application will require you to upload a resume, cover letter and three references as attachments. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

NOFA/Mass encourages candidates from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to apply. Please familiarize yourself with our Racial Equity Statement before applying.

All staff members are required to be active members of NOFA/Mass. Become a member here.

Contact Marty Dagoberto, Policy Director, with questions about this position at marty+mapn@nofamass.org.

NOFA/Mass is an equal opportunity employer who does do not discriminate in employment and contracting practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

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