Program Coordinator

Company: High Desert Food & Farm Aliiance
Location: Bend, OR
Compensation: See job posting on website
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Nonprofit
Region: Central
Date Posted: November 20, 2018

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Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Bend, OR
Job Type: Full-time

Position Summary
HDFFA is seeking a passionate and organized Program Coordinator who will act as the primary lead in implementing and coordinating a new project: Enhancing the Value & Supply Chain for High Desert Specialty Crops.  The Coordinator will work directly with the HDFFA Food & Farm Director and Oregon State University’s Small Farms Agent to improve farm viability, foster connections among producers, buyers and consumers, and increase the purchasing of specialty crops by consumers.  This will be accomplished through educational trainings, a regional marketing campaign, outreach and engagement with farmers and stakeholders and through knowledge of existing HDFFA programs.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has a passion for local food and agriculture and desire to work with local farmers.  The candidate needs to be familiar with farming techniques and have a strong desire to work with a diverse set of stakeholders in a rural community.  They should be familiar the concept of a food system. They will need to be comfortable engaging in strategic activities related to agricultural support and take the lead in coordinating and implementing of workshops, events, and initiatives related to the project goals.