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Reports to: Executive Director
Employment Type: Exempt; 0.5 FTE with opportunity to grow
Location: Oregon (remote / work from home)
Compensation: Starting salary based on $45,000 full time employment. Position requires an average of 20 hours per week, with some fluctuation throughout the year. Requires the use of your own cell phone, computer, and personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed) or a rental car for longer distances (also reimbursed). Benefits include paid vacation, health care stipend, technology stipend, matching retirement account, and flexible work schedule.
Rogue Farm Corps is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.
The Communications & Development Manager is responsible for managing the organization’s external communications and assisting with fundraising activities. This position collaborates with the Directors team and programmatic staff to develop strategic messaging to support a diverse and thriving next generation of farmers.
Mission: Rogue Farm Corps trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs and the preservation of farmland.
Vision: RFC envisions a world in which land is deeply cared for, power is equitably shared, and farms, ranches, and the people who work them flourish.
Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) was founded in 2004 by a community of southern Oregon farmers who recognized the need for beginning farmer training and shared a commitment to mentoring the next generation. Since that time, Rogue Farm Corps has grown to become a leader in beginning farmer and rancher education. Our Internship and Apprenticeship programs combine classroom and field-based learning with immersive, hands-on training on a diverse network of commercial family farms. Together, these programs equip beginning farmers with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to create a successful and sustainable career in agriculture. Program participants also learn about food justice, the history of the US food system, and how to help build a more just, equitable, and Earth-sustaining food system.
RFC’s Changing Hands Program addresses the interrelated issues of access to land, farm succession, and the threats facing Oregon’s farmland. This program provides education, training and resources to beginning farmers seeking access to land and capital, and helps retiring farmers plan for the succession and transfer of their farmland and farm businesses. Through conferences and events, RFC brings these two audiences together in order to make connections, help facilitate the intergenerational transfer of farmland, and preserve Oregon’s agricultural land base for future generations of farmers.
RFC is committed to engaging in an ongoing learning process around privilege, power, inequality and systems of oppression, and using our organizational power to be an agent of positive change. As a historically white led organization, RFC is working to lift up the voices and knowledge of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) farmers, to become a more diverse and equitable organization, and to advance social and racial justice in the food system.
Communications (40% ~ 8hrs/week):
Program Outreach (10% ~ 2 hrs/week):
Development (50% ~ 10 hrs/week)
Understanding of and commitment to social justice, including anti-racism and principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion