Development and Communications Director


Company: Rogue Farm Corps
Location: Remote, Oregon
Compensation: $50,000-$58,000
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Nonprofit
Region: Central, Coastal, Eastern, Gorge, Mid Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, South Willamette Valley, Southern
Date Posted: May 19, 2021

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Rogue Farm Corps is hiring! 

 

We are excited to announce that RFC is hiring a Development and Communications Director! This position will play a key role in advancing our work to train and equip the next generation of farmers and ranchers and help build a more just, equitable, and resilient food system.

 

Rogue Farm Corps is a state-wide organization rooted in Oregon’s agricultural communities. Our entire staff works remotely; this position will require the use of your own cell phone, computer (tech stipend included), and personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed) or a rental car for longer distances (also reimbursed). Location can be anywhere in Oregon.

 

Position Summary:

The Development & Communications Director is responsible for managing the organization’s fundraising activities and external communications. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure RFC’s financial sustainability and collaborates with program staff to develop strategic messaging that supports a diverse and thriving next generation of farmers.

The Development and Communications Director will be RFC’s lead fundraiser and fundraising strategist. Our ideal candidate is an experienced development professional who is passionate about building capacity for transformative change in our food system, and can grow with the organization.

Read the full position description and application instructions here.

 

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 18th. 

 

Rogue Farm Corps is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.

 

About Rogue Farm Corps:

 

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.

 

Values:

★ Stewardship – protecting farmland and promoting agricultural practices that restore water, soil and biodiversity.

★ Mentorship – sharing knowledge and experience across generations through hands-on, experiential education and learning.

★ Collaboration – joining forces with partners and allies to advance shared goals and act together for a livable future.

★ Systemic change – addressing disparities in the food system to achieve equitable access to education, training, land, and capital, and building diverse, adaptable communities able to thrive in a changing climate.

 

Programs: 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, RFC has grown to become a leader in beginning farmer and rancher education. Our Internship and Apprenticeship programs combine classroom learning with hands-on training on a network of commercial family farms. Together, these programs equip beginning farmers with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to create successful careers in agriculture. RFC teaches holistic, regenerative agricultural practices in our 3 Chapter locations across the state: the Rogue Valley, Central Oregon, and Portland Metro. 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 dynamic program works in collaboration with partners to build a robust state-wide system of support for farmers and ranchers at various stages of development. Changing Hands provides technical assistance, education and training to beginning farmers seeking business development support and access to land and capital. The program also provides retiring farmers and ranchers with training and resources to help 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 protect Oregon’s agricultural land base for future generations.

Commitment to Equity and Anti-racism: 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 equitable, diverse, and anti-racist organization, and to transform the field of agriculture.

 

Rogue Farm Corps is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.