Monday, October 24, 2011

Job: Coordinator for the Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture

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Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture seeks a motivated Coordinator to help AUA’s Steering Committee and members to promote urban agriculture in Chicago. Our goals for the Coordinator in 2012 are to grow our member base in all communities of Chicago, improve and extend our communication and outreach, and coordinate our activities and network.

The mission of Chicago Advocates for Urban Agriculture is to expand and strengthen urban agriculture in Chicago, from home-and-community based growing to market gardens and small farms. As a coalition of practitioners, AUA supports the work of its members, both organizations and individuals, by advocating for good urban agriculture policy, sharing information, resources and best practices, and connecting people and projects through a strong network.



Company:  Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture  
Position: Coordinator
Location: Chicago, IL

Salary:  $12-15 per hour, depending on experience
Description and Duties:

  • Administer AUA website and update notices and information.
  • Develop AUA print materials and social media.    
  • Create and manage members database.    
  • Coordinate outreach to community organizations and individuals.    
  • Help to organize and promote three member gatherings.    
  • Direct volunteers to working groups and other activities.
  • Coordinate and/or help represent AUA at special events. 
  • Attend and manage logistics for Steering Committee meetings and calls.
  • Help to coordinate Working Groups communication. 
  • Manage project to map and inventory urban agriculture sites. 
  • Research funding and other resource support opportunities.                    
The ideal candidate:
  • Two years of work experience in related fields: urban agriculture and food systems; community, organizational, or small business development; or other relevant experience
  • Exceptional verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Knowledge and familiarity with proofreading, composing, and editing communications.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to prioritize, multi-task and work independently. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with AUA Steering Committee, AUA Members, and other community organizations and residents
  • Computer skills including fluency with Word and Excel; familiarity with database applications, website editing, and basic mapping preferred
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekend days
The Fine print:
  • Supervision: The Coordinator is supervised by Angelic Organics Learning Center staff, and reports to the AUA Steering Committee and Working Groups. 
  • CONTACT: By October 31, 2011, please send your resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications for this position to auachicagoinfo@gmail.com.
    AUA Steering Committee members will review materials received by the deadline and will schedule interviews with qualified candidates during the first 3 weeks of November.
    We will not be able to respond to specific inquiries about the position by email or phone. 

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