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CEFS Program Assistant
CEFS Program Assistant
Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 30, 2020
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is seeking a Program Assistant to support the Community Food Strategies and NC Local Food Councils (NCLFC) initiatives. This position will support both the general business functions of the initiatives as well as offer program and logistics support. Superior organizational, communication, and time management skills, attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and ability to think on your feet are vital to success in this position. Experience in a busy office setting is preferred, as well as experience in an agriculture-related field.
Position Description?: Major job responsibilities include:
- Management of various projects at once, including creating and managing systems and timelines, and supporting the project team to adhere to project systems and timelines
- Support timely and accurate communications across multi-organizational project teams, while supporting project team culture
- Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and the general public
- Some communications support, especially social media management
- Administrative duties
- Event planning assistance and logistics for initiative events
- Management and reconciliation of credit cards
- Processing financial paperwork, including paying invoices through the NCSU invoice payment system, Service Now.
- Management of state travel paperwork for individuals, large conferences, and events
- Constant follow up to ensure paperwork has been processed by the state
- Simple yet crucial AV set up for events, including maintenance and recommendations of replacement schedule of AV equipment
- Data entry and other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: 40 hours a week. This position will be an exclusively remote position until further notice due to COVID-19, but will become an in-person position once CEFS staff return to the office on the NC State University campus.
Some nights, early mornings and weekend work will be required during events or busy seasons (1-3 per month). Some overnight travel will be required for events, once the university approves event travel again.
Minimum Experience/Education: BS in Communication, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Agroecology, Agriculture or related field preferred.
Departmental Required Skills: The position requires excellent communication, follow-up skills, time management and computer and database management skills. Candidates must have an interest in sustainable agriculture. Drivers license is required as event-related deliveries, pick-ups, and travel is required in a state vehicle.
An excellent work ethic and genuine interest in the work of CEFS is required. Candidates must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand or sit for extended periods of time.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Youth Food Council Catalyst
Youth Food Council Catalyst
Deadline to apply: November 11, 2020
Community Food Strategies is seeking a dynamic, engaged young person to be a strategic thinker and bridge between youth groups and food councils across North Carolina. This position will be responsible for engaging and connecting youth-led food councils and youth groups working on food and farm-related initiatives. This position will also develop strategies and ideas for youth leadership and skill-building opportunities within the NC Food Council Network.
This position will be part-time (5-10 hours per week) for six months, starting in December with an hourly wage of $15/hr.
- Preferred age range of 17-23 years old
- Interest in racial equity, professional development in food systems, network-based organizing
- Participation with a youth-led group, preferably related to food and agriculture
- Solid written and oral communication skills
- Comfort with speaking in front of people, and/or interest in improvement
- Strong organizational skills; reliability to follow through with commitments
- Interest in being a role model for other youth
- Build a sense of community and connection across existing youth-led groups working on food and agriculture initiatives through:
- Coordination of regular group calls, including scheduling, reminders, developing and co-facilitating agendas, and coordinating note-taking
- Facilitating a creative method for project updates and communication between groups
- Celebrating each other and each others’ work
- Co-create an assessment report documenting the State of Youth-led Food Initiatives across NC, that includes summaries of organizations’ activities, assets, opportunities, and dreams
- Work in collaboration with mentors and project partners to create a report outline, craft interview questions, and select organizations to interview and highlight
- Clarify how youth-led food councils are aligned and connected to Food Youth Initiative, 4-H programs, and other groups already doing youth food work
- Develop a strategy for more youth leadership opportunities and increasing youth voices in food councils and food advocacy
- Complete an evaluation of this position with recommendations for an ongoing position
Community Food Strategies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or status as an individual with a disability.
To Apply: Submit the following by November 11, 2020 to email@example.com:
- Cover letter (no more than one page)
- Unofficial transcript (if currently a student)
- Short video, no more than two minutes, that shares 1) your excitement for this position, 2) what techniques and tools you would use to connect youth, and 3) what you want to learn.
- Optional supplemental information – additional writing materials or video clips