Development Coordinator

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020
 Full Time
 Large scale
 Business Management
 Farming Practices

Position Description

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is a coalition of urban farms, community and school gardens, individuals and businesses working to empower urban growers to foster thriving communities through sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems.

Position Description:

The AUA Development Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of AUA’s regranting program, the Grown in Chicago Soiree, and other development-related programs and tasks. The Development Coordinator works with the Executive Director to complete administrative tasks, including funding proposals and data and systems management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate AUA’s regranting programs, which includes the development of grant materials, program implementation, and evaluation.
  • Serve as the lead coordinator of AUA’s annual Grown In Chicago Soiree.
  • Serve as the lead coordinator of AUA’s small fundraising events.
  • Research prospective funding opportunities and support grant writing efforts.
  • Strategize and support implementation of membership and donation drives.
  • Conduct administrative tasks, including systems and data management.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of professional experience in event/program coordination and data and systems management.
  • A sincere commitment to the vision and mission of AUA.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Significant experience and demonstrated cultural competence working with diverse communities.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively manage projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Curious and thoughtful approach to work, with a desire to solve problems and continuously improve work performance.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Google platforms, data management software, and social media platforms.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with urban agriculture and local food movements in the Chicago region
  • Bilingual skills -- Spanish/English
  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.

Physical Demands:

  • Employee to work primarily in an office setting, with occasional visits to local farms and gardens.
  • Requires ability to engage in farm tasks on an occasional basis.
  • Requires ability to use computers, telephones, and other office equipment.
  • Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
  • Requires ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • May require periodic travel. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions*

Other duties:

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor, in compliance with Federal and State laws.

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