Hiring Farm Workshop and Winter Conference Coordinators

Farm Workshop Coordinator

NOFA/RI is seeking a part-time workshop coordinator to organize this season’s educational workshop series. For those interested, there is the option to continue through the next year as Winter Conference coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate a series of 8 workshops, to be held between May and December
  • Seek and confirm host farms and schedule workshops
  • Communicate event details to administrator for promotion and outreach
  • Attend and facilitate each workshop, bringing necessary sign-in and evaluation forms
  • Write post-workshop summaries to share with the board

Qualifications:

  • Organized and timely communicator
  • Familiarity with Zoom, Google Drive, and Eventbrite platforms
  • Experience coordinating events and outreach
  • Familiarity with organic farming and Rhode Island food & agriculture community
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, accessibility, and relationship-building
  • Access to personal transportation

Hours and compensation: Starting at $25/hr, approx. 10-15 hours a month (more if continuing as Winter Conference coordinator).

To apply: Email [email protected] with your resume and qualifications.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for both the Workshop Coordinator and Conference Coordinator positions. Estimated hours for the two positions are 10-15 hours a week during the peak months. Most of the workshop planning takes place in summer and fall, while the conference position is busiest in fall to winter with some preparatory work during the summer.

NOFA/RI Winter Conference Coordinator

NOFA/RI’s Winter Conference is a one-day conference, usually held in early March, that provides training and community building for Rhode Island’s farmers, gardeners, and organic advocates. The Conference program typically includes a keynote and 6-8 presenters.

The Conference Coordinator is responsible for making arrangements for the Winter Conference under the direction of the NOFA/RI Board. Work can be done remotely, but may include occasional in-person meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop schedule and secure presenters
    • Solicit input on speakers and workshop topics. Some topics will be predetermined based on grants.
    • Develop a draft workshop schedule for Board review
  • Secure workshop presenters and coordinate presenter logistics
    • Serve as contact person for workshop presenters.
    • Coordinate billing and invoices
  • Support conference promotion
    • Share workshops and event information with relevant staff for upload to website and e-news
    • Coordinate with administrator on ticketing and Zoom
    • Attend NOFA/RI events to represent and promote the Winter Conference when requested
  • Coordinate and execute event logistics
    • Secure a venue in alignment with conference needs.
    • Develop and coordinate a checklist of action items

Qualifications:

  • Organized and timely communicator
  • Experience coordinating virtual and in-person events
  • Familiarity with organic farming and Rhode Island food & agriculture community
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, accessibility, and relationship-building
  • Experience supporting grant programs a plus

Start date: As soon as possible.

Hours and compensation: Part time, with hours increasing in fall. Compensation based on experience, starting at $25/hr.

To apply: Email [email protected] with your resume and qualifications.