Development and Foundation, Education and Training, Membership
Organization: National Farmers Union Foundation
Location Washington, DC
Position: Grant Administrative and Communications Coordinator
Reports to: FSMA Project Director
Date: October 2018
Ideal candidate is a skilled mid-level coordinator looking to work on a small team in a fast-paced work environment. He or she would be interested in grants, agriculture, food safety, or membership-based organizations. The coordinator’s responsibilities divide into two areas serving the Local Food Safety Collaborative, a Federal grant designed to assist produce farmers. First, administration and programmatic assistance, including the management of 15+ subrecipients, management of a conference calendar, drafting reports for the Federal government, as well as agendas and notetaking for meetings. Coordinator will also have communications responsibilities that consist of managing a WordPress website and the social media for the grant. In addition, the coordinator will develop and execute a blog calendar for the project including the writing, editing, and proofreading of blogs. Limited travel responsibilities available dependent on employee’s skill level.
Work with Director to monitor a large number of subrecipients on the grant including regular check-in calls.
Review subrecipient reports and work, asking questions, providing assistance, and sharing feedback in order to draft initial reports for the Federal government both quarterly and annually.
Develop and manage a variety of trackers for the grant including: reports, conferences, and project deliverables.
Work with team and subrecipients to apply for workshops at conferences and events related to the project.
Develop agendas, provide knowledge capture, and share finalized professional notes for a variety of regular meetings that will include subrecipients, the Federal government, and respected industry.
Administratively support project via expense and invoice submission.
Update and manage website ensuring resources are kept up to date, all events are listed, and blogs are posted.
Develop and manage a blog calendar, writing blogs and also assigning blogs to team, interns, and subrecipients.
Manage Facebook and Twitter to share information with target audience and promote subrecipient activities.
Design outreach materials for the grant or subrecipients on an as needed basis.
NOTE: The responsibilities listed are not all-inclusive. Responsibilities may include other duties as assigned.
3+ years of professional work experience in grants management, administrative assistance, or communications
Independent multi-tasker with ability to work under pressure
Strong organization and attention to detail
Strong writing skills and ability to adapt writing to different audiences
Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress on a professional level
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferred communications, biology, political science, and/or agriculture related majors
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefit package includes paid health, dental, and vision insurances, paid vacation and holidays, and a generous 401k retirement plan.
Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with Grant Administrative and CommunicationsCoordinator in the subject line. References will be requested if selected for an interview.
Application closing date is Sunday November 25, 2018.
About National Farmers Union
NFU represents family farmers, fishers and ranchers across the country, with formally organized divisions in 33 states. The key to the success and credibility of the organization has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. The policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the resolutions at the local, state and national levels. Members and staff of the Farmers Union advocate these policy positions nationwide.
National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families, and strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities. Vibrant rural communities, in turn, are vital to the health, security and economic well-being of our entire national economy.